Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA

 Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA

Biographical info:
Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA, is a graduate of the University of Glasgow Dental School, Scotland and holds an MBA and MA from Boston University.

She is a published author in the areas of infection control, dental caries and prevention, dentifrices, biofilm, patient compliance and tobacco cessation. She has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics and given presentations in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. During her career, she has lived and worked in five countries. Dr. Collins is a faculty member at OSAP CORE Boot Camp meetings, the continuing education editor for Dental Learning, editor of the Pierre Fauchard Academy’s ‘Dental World’ newsletter and a consultant. She is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a member of the American Dental Association, the ADA Standards Committee working groups on dental terminology and sterilizers, and the Organization for Asepsis, Safety and Prevention (OSAP). Dr. Collins lives in Colorado with her husband. Dr. Collins can be reached at fionacollins@comcast.net.

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Courses Featuring Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA

Biofilm, the host response and treatment in periodontal disease

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

The The 1999 Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions includes 2 main classifications: gingival conditions of plaque-induced and non-plaque-induced origins, and, periodontal diseases/conditions.

Sjögren Syndrome: Oral Manifestations, Complications and Management

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

Sjögren syndrome is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease with significant oral and systemic complications. Oral manifestations and complications of this disease include parched oral mucosa, discomfort, increased risk for caries and dental erosion, increased prevalence of candidal infections, and other conditions. A diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome may be suspected if dry mouth and dry eyes are both present, however a definitive diagnosis requires further investigation.

Etiologies, Sequelae and Management of Dry Mouth

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

Dry mouth affects a significant proportion of the population, with an increased prevalence with age. Etiologies include medication use, autoimmune diseases, head and neck radiation, chemotherapy, certain viral infections and a number of other causes. In addition, etiologies of transient dry mouth include dehydration, mouth breathing, snoring, tobacco and alcohol.

Tobacco Cessation: Health Benefits and Interventions

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

Tobacco use continues to be prevalent, although much progress has been made in reducing its use and therefore its impact on health. Methods used for tobacco cessation include behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic interventions, and have been shown to increase quit rates. Interventions in the dental office have also been shown to be successful and result in increased quit rates. Considerations include knowledge, available time, and the individual patient. The dental and oral care needs of smokers and previous smokers must also be considered and can additionally act as motivating factors.

Tobacco: A Toxic Mix for Oral and Systemic Health

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

Tobacco use is causally related and linked to a large number of oral and systemic disease and conditions. At this point, at least 69 chemicals have been identified that impact health while tobacco contains thousands of chemicals and compounds.

Understanding Infection Control for Environmental Surfaces

ADA Credits: 1
AGD Credits: 1
Cost: $19.00

This webinar will address the infection control procedures related to environmental surfaces as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The treatment of both housekeeping and clinical contact surfaces will be discussed, including recent developments, together with available options and their use.

Pathways to Infection Prevention

ADA Credits: 3
AGD Credits: 3
Cost: $39.00

Infection prevention is essential to provide safe care and to protect patients, dental healthcare workers, and the community at large. The emergence or reemergence of infectious diseases such as SARS, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and avian flu variants again highlight the importance of infection prevention in all settings. At the same time, microbial antibiotic resistance is increasing and a scenario where antibiotics are no longer effective against infectious diseases can be foreseen.

Dental Unit Waterlines and Amalgam: Myths and Reality

ADA Credits: 1
AGD Credits: 1
Cost: $19.00

Webinar: Dental unit waterlines are a source of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and present a risk for the transmission of microorganisms and disease. Dental unit waterline biofilm has been found to contain microorganisms that include Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella species and Staphylococcus aureus.

Current Concepts in Fluoride Therapy

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

Topical and systemic chemotherapeutics have been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years and are currently used to prevent and/or treat a variety of oral diseases and conditions. Current concepts on dental caries as a dynamic process, the science behind fluoride, and topical and systemic recommendations for use are based on a substantial body of research and evidence.

Environmental Surfaces, Dental Unit Waterlines and Evacuation Lines

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

The treatment of environmental surfaces and dental unit waterlines (DUWs) is required for adequate infection prevention. Environmental surfaces include both clinical contact and housekeeping surfaces. Clinical contact surfaces must be treated with barrier protection or cleaned and disinfected for each and every patient, in accordance with guidelines, to prevent indirect transmission of microorganisms and disease. 

Instrument Processing for Infection Prevention

ADA Credits: 3
AGD Credits: 3
Cost: $39.00

Safe and effective instrument processing is a key element of the infection prevention cycle. This process must meet CDC guidelines and OSHA requirements.

A Guide to Dentifrices

ADA Credits: 2
AGD Credits: 2
Cost: $29.00

Dentifrice ingredient labels provide the first and best information source to gain an insight into the desired dentifrice functionality. The focus of A Guide to Dentifrices is the use of ingredients in dentifrices, and their safety and efficacy as demonstrated by laboratory studies and available clinical information. Fluorides and other active ingredients are also addressed.