Portlandia Dentistry: An Evidence-Based Exploration of the Alternative Dentistry Movement
An ACDE Series Webinar

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Course Description

The huge boom in alternative medicine and a waning trust in the healthcare system coupled with information only a quick search away has led to a growing and diverse variety of unconventional approaches to healthcare. The field of dentistry is not immune from this movement – our patients are exposed to a variety of alternatives to conventional care, self-care, and even conspiracy theories in regards to their oral health.  Exactly what is the information that our patients being are exposed

to? What are the current trends in alternative dentistry?  Where did some of these unique ideas originate?  And, most importantly, what does the literature say (or not say) about them? In this course, you will get the answers to these questions (and more). You will learn how to effectively communicate with your patients in regards to alternative dental care and provide them with evidence-based advice, while at the same time respecting their autonomy and personal choices.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the alternative dentistry movement
  • Connect trends (products, procedures, ideas, ) in alternative dentistry to what the evidence says.
  • Identify ways in which you can provide high quality care/advise to your patients while respecting their autonomy and personal choices


Photo Dr. Tobie Jones

Tobie A. Jones, DMD

Dr. Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the Director for Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry. After graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 2011, Tobie spent four years in the Navy as a general dentist at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. In 2016, she joined OHSU as full-time faculty, and is currently the course director for both the first and second year dental students’ pre-doctoral Comprehensive Care courses, and the university’s IPE course, Foundations of Patient Safety and Interprofessional Practice, which is taken by all first year health professions students.



Webinar: 8:00PM – 9:30PM EST

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Continuing Education Units

1.5 contact hours. Lecture

  • August 4, 2021
  • 8:00PM – 9:30PM EST
  • $59 – ZOOM Webinar
Dates Location Course # Contact Hours
August 4, 2021 ZOOM Webinar 220192.07 1.5

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to ce@dental.ufl.edu.