Teaching and promoting oral hygiene self-care are key to improving dental hygiene care, according to Janis Keating, RDH, MA. Keating is currently a dental consultant serving various clients, including ProBiora Health, a leading manufacturer of oral care probiotics. Throughout her career, she has created multiple courses and lectures on the concept of “oral fitness.” Her work centers around the need to make informed and appropriate treatment decisions and recommendations for patients/clients, even though the amount of oral healthcare information can be overwhelming for patients and practitioners.
Keating’s approach to oral health encourages the development of a "fitness" mindset, emphasizing total body health — fit mouth, fit body. Keating was formerly with Philips Oral Healthcare in roles as a Professional Educator and National Sales Trainer.