Connecting Oral to Systemic Health: A Review and Projection of Future Associations

RDH Evening Express October 9, 2018 Kathryn Kupczyk BS, BSDH, RDH Sunstar   •   Course Code: RDHX10918SUN 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. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: Diabetes Organ Donors and Recipients Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Autoimmune Disorders Human Papillomavirus

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  • 1 Lesson
  • CE credit(s): 1

    Course Type: Virtual Conference

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    This continuing education (CE) activity was developed by Endeavor Business Media with no commercial support.

    This course was written for dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, from novice to skilled.

    Educational methods: This course is a self-instructional journal and web activity.

    Provider disclosure: Endeavor Business Media neither has a leadership position nor a commercial interest in any products or services discussed or shared in this educational activity. No manufacturer or third party had any input in the development of the course content.

    Requirements for successful completion: To obtain 1 CE credits for this educational activity, you must pay the required fee, review the material, complete the course evaluation, and obtain an exam score of 70% or higher.

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    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 01-4527-15335. Expires 10/31/21 0:00. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 1 units of continuing education.”


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