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Course: Dental Professional Courses

Module: A Practical Approach to Initiating Dental-Medical Collaboration & Sleeping with Streptococcus

Module Description: Oral Health and the Connected Body Symposium
Friday, October 2, 2015

TITLE: A Practical Approach to Initiating Dental-Medical Collaboration
SPEAKER: Charles ‘Chip’ Whitney, MD
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Dental professionals need to assume their role as healthcare providers to be invited into the integrated medical model where we treat the person, not just the disease. This program will ‘bridge the oral systemic gap’ to guide dentists, dental hygienists, physicians and other medical professionals to structure oral-systemic care into their practices; while inspiring collegial collaboration and community oral and overall health education.

By attending this course, participants will be able to:
* Learn the biologic plausibility of oral diseases’ impact on multiple systemic diseases
* Understand the dental steps necessary to create an oral-systemic ‘center of excellence’ to inspire physician collaboration
* Establish options for including oral health modules in medical practices to initiate collaboration with dental professionals and their practices

TITLE: Sleeping with Streptococcus
SPEAKERS: Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS and Brian Nový, DDS, FADI
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Despite spending a great deal of our lives snoozing, ‘sleep science’ is a relatively new field of study. Recent research demonstrates that we are sleeping less and experiencing oral and systemic consequences as a result. While the body rests and recuperates during sleep, the oral cavity rarely takes a break. In fact, while patients are sleeping, there is a great opportunity to encourage oral health. And it is not just the oral cavity that is affected by a lack of zzzzz’s. Studies suggest that sleeping less than the recommended amount of time may be linked to heightened inflammatory risk, obesity, cognitive function, depression, diabetes and more—and this lack of sleep is affecting the health and well-being of people of all ages. This course is designed to ‘wake up’ course participants to the benefits of sleep and will encourage attendees to integrate a simple ‘slumber protocol’ to help patients lead healthier lives.

By attending this course, participants will be able to:
* Describe how sleep impacts health and disease
* Explain how the oral environment changes during sleep
* Select disease management strategies for night-time use
* Establish oral health rather than simply prevent disease

Author: Cynthia Sensabaugh
About the author: Philips Oral Health Care
Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Philips Oral Healthcare
Credits: 1.50
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
12/31/2018: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
18 days


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