Date & Time: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Speaker: Lora Hooper, RDH; Gina Pritchard, DNP, RN, CNS, ACNP-BC; Anne Rice, RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP

Learning Objectives: 

  • Exactly how does the mouth put the entire body at risk?  In this presentation, you will learn the How? What? Where? Why? of the dangers that lurk in the oral cavity.  
  • You will understand, better than ever before, the multiple factors that impact the health of the mouth and subsequently the rest of the body. 
  •  You will learn more about the role of the nasal cavity, breathing, and of gastro-intestinal health or “gut” health from tongue to tail as these pertain to the dangerous mouth in a bi-directional manner.  
  • You will understand the pathophysiology of the subsequent “downstream” effect on the blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys and every other organ (in fact cell) in the body. 
  • Learn more about the red complex periodontal pathogens and what influences them and what they subsequently influence. 
  • Get to know the five high risk pathogens and the complexity of these bacteria that are the root of periodontal disease.  
  • Understand where they go, how they get there, what they do, and how we most effectively treat them?

With over 80% of American adults over age 35 having some form of gum disease, 50% of heart attacks and strokes being triggered by oral pathogens, a 7-fold increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes, and the relationship between pathogens and a 70% increase rate for Alzheimer’s we are in the driver’s seat for improving and saving lives.  “Oral systemic health” is a buzz worthy phrase that conjures up confusion and may challenge us. As oral medicine professionals we must understand the science, physiology and pathophysiology of the connection between the mouth and the rest of the body.

Course Content

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate
  • CE credit(s): 2

    Course Type: Live Conference

    Published Date: July 20, 2023

    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 2 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.

    CE planner disclosure: Laura Winfield, Endeavor Business Media dental group CE coordinator, neither has a leadership nor commercial interest with the products or services discussed in this educational activity. Ms. Winfield can be reached at

    Educational disclaimer: Completing a single continuing education course does not provide enough information to result in the participant being an expert in the field related to the course topic. It is a combination of many educational courses and clinical experience that allows the participant to develop skills and expertise.

    Image authenticity statement: The images in this educational activity have not been altered.

    Scientific integrity statement: Information shared in this CE course is developed from clinical research and represents the most current information available from evidence-based dentistry.

    Known benefits and limitations of the data: The information presented in this educational activity is derived from the data and information contained in the reference section.

    Registration: The cost of this CE course is Free for 2 CE credits.

    Cancellation and refund policy: Any participant who is not 100% satisfied with this course can request a full refund by contacting Endeavor Business Media in writing.

    Provider information:

    Dental Board of California: Provider RP5933. Course registration number CA code: 1-5933-22165. Expires July 19, 2024. “This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 2 units of continuing education.”


    Endeavor Business Media is a nationally approved PACE program provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
    Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
    11/1/2022 to 10/31/2024.
    Provider ID# 320452
    AGD code: 730


    Endeavor Business Media is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPNW (January 1, 2022–December 31, 2024). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit. AADH code: AADHEBM-143-2023-2


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