Connecting Oral to Systemic Heath: A review and projection of future associations

Originally aired on October 9, 2018 and Now Available for On Demand Viewing!

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Webcast Description:

Over 30 years of research has supported the relationship between oral health and systemic health in the human body. With an ever growing body of research it is imperative that members of the dental team be educated and vigilant when caring for patients. In this webcast, participants will review the following systemic disorders and their relationship to oral health and disease; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Within the last ten years there has also been a growing number of organ donation surgeries, as technology and pharmaceuticals continues to advance surgical techniques.  This webcast will touch upon what the dental provider should be aware of when seeing both organ donor and receipted patients, as well as underscore the importance of periodontal health in these populations. The importance of nutrition, wellness and mindfulness can not be underscored enough when composing a holistic treatment plan for dental patients. Learn how you can start the conversation, perform a risk assessment with patients, and discuss how lifestyle and wellness changes can effect treatment outcomes and overall dental, mental, and physical health. Finally, explore cutting edge preliminary research as new associations between oral and overall health are discovered; further blurring the lines of dental and medical health in the future.

Presented by:

Kathryn Kupczyk

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