ASDOH promotes oral health initiatives in DC

Drs. Jack Dillenberg and Tony Hashemian meet with Dr. Susan Maples at ADA.
Drs. Jack Dillenberg and Tony Hashemian meet with Dr. Susan Maples at ADA.

At the ADA meeting held in DC, Dr. Tony Hashemian promoted Total Health through ASDOH’s innovative applications and met with dental industry partners who support ASDOH’s social media initiatives.

Dr. Tony Hashemian at the mHealth Summit booth promoting ASDOH's innovative applications.
Dr. Tony Hashemian at the mHealth Summit booth promoting ASDOH’s innovative applications.

After ADA, Dr. Hashemian crossed the river to Virginia to attend the 7th Annual mHealth Summit, which is now part of the HIMSS Connected Health Conference and emphasized innovation and the power it holds to engage and connect – anytime, anywhere. At the summit, ASDOH had the only dental booth. This provided a unique opportunity to promote ASDOH’s Total Health initiatives and to be a leader in promoting oral health and whole person health care through social media initiatives. ASDOH’s innovative applications include Text2Floss, Ph2OH and GenieMD Oral Health.

 

Innovative technologies to promote oral health are showcased in Qatar

The ASDOH team meets with Dr. Johann De Vries and Dr. Ghadah in Qatar.
The ASDOH team meets with Dr. Johann De Vries and Dr. Ghadah in Qatar.

Dr. Tony Hashemian joined the ASDOH team in Qatar where they assisted in their Special Care delivery program. His role included presenting and showcasing Text2Floss, Ph2OH and GenieMD Oral Health as innovative health technologies to promote oral health.

These technologies enable caregivers and families of special needs patients to improve their health literacy and better care for their patients and relatives. He emphasized the importance of oral health literacy and a patient-centered care model.

Dr. Hashemian speaks to a full house in Qatar.
Dr. Hashemian speaks to a full house in Qatar.
Dr. Tony Hashemian visits with dentists who are at the sessions in Qatar.
Dr. Tony Hashemian visits with an attendee at one of the sessions.

Text2Floss presented at FDI in Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Dr. Tony Hashemian arrive at FDI for their presentations.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Dr. Tony Hashemian arrive at FDI for their presentations.

Dr. Tony Hashemian presented Text2Floss research at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress 2015. He discussed the program and the research documenting  Text2Floss providing an  increase in the oral health knowledge of mothers of children with kids five and under in both the private and public sector.

Dr. Tony Hashemian accepts a certificate of recognition in appreciation for his presentation.
Dr. Tony Hashemian accepts a certificate of recognition in appreciation for his presentation.

In addition, Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Dean of ASDOH, shared information about Text2Floss and PH2OH at the Caries Prevention Workshop sponsored by Colgate and during his presentation on Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

In late August, Azra Baab showcased ASDOH’s Text2Floss at the Annual Arizona Dental  Hygiene meeting.

The audience hears about Text2Floss during Dr. Jack Dillenberg's presentation on Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
The audience hears about Text2Floss during Dr. Jack Dillenberg’s presentation on Minimally Invasive Dentistry.

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Text2Floss is brought to Inland Empire to support the Early Smiles Program

Text2Floss introduced to partners of the Early Smiles program in San Bernardino County.
Text2Floss introduced to partners of the Early Smiles program in San Bernardino County.

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) Associate Dean for Global Oral Health and Text2Floss founder, Dr. Tony Hashemian, introduced Text2Floss to partners of the Early Smiles program in San Bernardino County. The Center for Oral Health hosted a day-long training for their partners as part of the launch of the initiative. The collaboration between the Center for Oral Health Action Coalition of the Inland Empire (OHAC-IE) and A. T. Still University’s ASDOH, will make Text2Floss oral health education messages available to providers and consumers throughout the Inland Empire as part of the Early Smiles Program.

Text2Floss uses a series of text messages to reach, educate and remind participants about oral health habits that promote better oral health. “Text messaging represents a viable method to improve oral health behaviors and knowledge,” says Dr. Tony Hashemian, and an evaluation of Text2Floss has shown it.

This innovative health promotion tool will be available later this summer. “The introduction of Text2Floss into the Early Smiles Program will help increase the access to dental care by educating the program participants about the importance of good oral health and its relation to whole person health care,” states Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Dean of ASDOH. It will be available to local dental providers and Early Smiles partners at no cost to them.

PH2OH is on stage in Las Vegas at the RDH Under One Roof 2015

PH2OH goes on stage in Las Vegas.
PH2OH is presented in Las Vegas.

Dr. Tony Hashemian, in collaboration with GC America, promotes PH2OH, a pH Oral Health initiative. The presentation was held at the the Dental Hygienist Conference in Las Vegas, RDH Under One Roof 2015.

Dr. Tony Hashemian visits with Linda Bellisario, of GC America, and Dr. Sam Simos.
Dr. Tony Hashemian visits with Linda Bellisario, of GC America, and Dr. Sam Simos.

Continuing education opportunities included a presentation on PH2OH, enhancing technologies that continue to improve overall health and wellness.

Text2Floss and PH2OH featured at ADHA in Nashville, Tenn.

Supporters of Text2Floss convene at the Text2Floss booth.
Supporters of PH2OH, including gold medalist Misty Hyman, convene at the PH2OH booth.

AT Still/ASDOH showcased two booths at the 2015 American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. ASDOH’s PH2OH booth was at the Innovation Center in collaboration with GC America, a major partner with the purpose of enhancing technologies that continue to improve overall health and wellness.

PH2OH booth displayed at the Innovation Center.
PH2OH booth displayed at the Innovation Center.

The PH2OH  APP measures and records the pH of saliva, known to play an important role in overall health with the goal of supporting vitality and well-being of people all over the world.

Misty Hyman, American Olympic swimming gold medalist, joined ASDOH as a health and wellness ambassador. She chatted and interacted with attendees while they learned about the technology initiatives.

Tony, Diane, Misty and Azra meet at the Text2Floss booth.
Tony, Diane, Misty and Azra meet at the Text2Floss booth.

A second booth for Text2Floss was featured by ASDOH in collaboration with Curaprox, a Swiss premium oral care company. The booth was in the new ADHA/Henry Schein Innovation Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) during the exhibits portion of the 2015 ADHA Annual Meeting. The center featured an array of technologies, products and equipment in the dental industry from a variety of companies.

“The ADHA and Henry Schein Dental have had a long standing partnership to bring our meeting attendees the ADHA/Henry Schein Dream Center,” said ADHA Executive Director Ann Battrell, MSDH. “This year, the dream has become reality with the brand-new ADHA/Henry Schein Innovation Center. We are excited to showcase technological advancements in the oral health industry within the Innovation Center for the benefit of dental hygienists and their patients.” ASDOH was proud to be a participant in the Innovation Center.

Text2Floss and PH2OH are presented in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi welcomes Text2Floss and PH2OH.
Abu Dhabi welcomes Text2Floss and PH2OH.

Dr. Tony Hashemian kept busy in Abu Dhabi where he presented Text2Floss and PH2OH to dentists and hygienists at the International Center for Dental Excellence in Abu Dhabi. These mobile applications are designed to increase oral health awareness.

Dr. Tony Hashemian visits Paul Wilson at INDEX Holding/ADEEDC in Dubai Healthcare city.
Dr. Tony Hashemian visits Paul Wilson at INDEX Holding/ADEEDC in Dubai Healthcare city.

Objectives of the course included discussion on the potential advantages provided by healthcare apps and on the research that supports the use of text-based messaging. It also included an overview of the current state of science connecting salivary testing to oral and systemic health and the types of data acquired through the use of these apps and how to integrate it with oral and systemic health recommendations for patients. He explained how text messaging and oral pH self-testing can provide oral health education while engaging patients in monitoring their health and well-being.

Dr. Tony Hashemian visits Dr. Amer Sherif in Dubai's Healthcare city.
Dr. Tony Hashemian visits Dr. Amer Sherif in Dubai’s Healthcare city.

While in the UAE, Dr. Hashemian also visited Paul Wilson at INDEX Holding/ADEEDC and Dr. Amer Sharif in Dubai Healthcare city.

Text2Floss and PH2OH traveled to Anaheim to exhibit at CDA 2015

A.T.Still Colleagues represent Text2Floss at CDA Presents.
Dr. Shuaib Khaderi of Abu Dhabi joins Azra Baab and Dr. Tony Hashemian of A.T. Still University at the Text2Floss exhibit, CDA Presents 2015.

In the midst of Disney’s magical attractions, CDA Presents 2015 comes to Anaheim, Calif. It is one of the largest dental conventions in the nation with over 28,000 professionals in attendance. It provides countless opportunities for inspiration by presenting the latest clinical and technological advancements in dentistry.

 A.T. Still University’s Text2Floss and PH2OH were among the many exhibits on display this year, along with hundreds of West Coast product launches and over 550 companies representing their products. The vibrant exhibit floor and a multitude of C.E. opportunities are featured annually at CDA Presents.

Text2Floss is introduced to South America

Text2Floss is introduced to FDI participants in Santiago, Chile.
Text2Floss is introduced to FDI participants in Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Tony Hashemian and Dr. Conrado Barzaga led the presentation about Text2Floss to the South American dental professional and industry community at the FDI South America Dental Congress 2015.

Dr. Conrado Barzaga presents Text2Floss in Spanish.
Dr. Conrado Barzaga presents Text2Floss in Spanish.

Dr. Barzaga, the Executive Director of the Center for Oral Health, integrated Text2Floss into his presentation on increasing access to oral health care in Chile.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Dr. Tony Hashemian did an interview on Text2Floss for web dental.com.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Dr. Tony Hashemian are interviewed on Text2Floss for web dental.com.

They were also interviewed by the media on Text2Floss and PH2OH initiatives.

Text2Floss featured at IDS in Cologne, Germany and in Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Tony Hashemian joins other international dental leaders in Cologne, Germany.
Dr. Tony Hashemian joins other international dental leaders in Cologne, Germany.

In mid-March, Dr. Tony Hashemian featured Text2Floss at the 36th International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. The goals of Text2Floss are to improve patient retention, improve patient care, improve patient dental IQ and overall health, increase productivity, improve patient trust and loyalty, and improve patient communication.

ATSU's Text2Floss booth is featured at the WRDC.
ATSU’s Text2Floss booth is featured at the WRDC.

Following his trip to Germany, Dr. Hashemian joined colleagues in Phoenix at the Western Regional Dental Convention in his home state of Arizona at the Text2Floss booth.

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