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Critical Connections: Perio Medicine & Systemic Disease

Critical Connections: Perio Medicine & Systemic Disease
The Dental Hygienists' Role in Prevention and Overall Health through Oral Medicine
Saturday, June 17, 2023  |  10:00 am - 3:00 pm Central Time  | Virtual Workshop
Speakers: Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP and Ann E. Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH

ADHA Members $69  |  Nonmembers $99
4.5 CE Credits

Brought to you through a partnership with Henry Schein Dental.

Periodontal diseases are a challenge to manage in and of themselves. But research demonstrates their close association with systemic disease as well, which adds layers of complexity and urgency to their care. Take this journey to broaden your understanding of the connections between periodontal and systemic diseases and learn care strategies to mitigate and prevent the impact of oral disease on systemic health.

This course will highlight the oral-systemic connections and periodontal pathogens associated with Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders and rheumatoid arthritis. Armed with this information, we’ll use assessment resources to anticipate oral-systemic connections. Finally, we will explore approaches and care strategies aimed at preventing the impact of oral disease on systemic health.

Ultimately, the prevention of periodontal disease by evaluating and addressing signs of gingivitis and treating it, is where our greatest power lies as oral care providers and teaching our patients to learn how to manage appropriate oral hygiene and self-care regimens.

** First 75 to register and attend the live event, receive a complimentary whitening product from Henry Schein Dental! Everyone who is part of the live event is entered into a drawing for one of 3 Henry Schein gift baskets!**

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify periodontal pathogens associated with systemic conditions.
  • Utilize assessment resources to anticipate oral-systemic connections. 
  • Provide care strategies to prevent the impact of oral disease on systemic health.

  • Agenda:
    10:00 AM - 10: 45 AM    Alzheimer's Disease 
    10:50 AM - 11:30 AM    Cardiovascular Disease
    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM  Q & A
    11:45 AM - 12:30 PM  Lunch Break
    12:30 PM - 1:15 PM  GI Disorders
     1:20 PM  - 1:50 PM  Rheumatoid Arthritis
     1:55 PM  - 2:20 PM  Q&A and Break
     2:20 PM  - 3:00 PM  Prevention is Power & Wrap Up

    Speakers: Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP, has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 30 years. She created Oral Systemic Seminars in 2017 to which she now devotes her time, focus and study primarily to dementia prevention. Anne received her preceptor for the Bale/Doneen method and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In 2020 Anne became certified as a Longevity Specialist with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, and has also presented and helped with their curriculum. She is a Fellow with The American Academy of Oral Systemic Health and in 2021 published her manuscript Alzheimer’s Disease and Oral-Systemic Health: Bidirectional Care Integration Improving Outcomes. The perspective article was part of a research topic: Integrating Oral and Systemic Health: Innovations in Transdisciplinary Science, Health Care and Policy.
    Ann E. Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH, is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 1,000 invited lectures and has over 125 professional publications. She is a Professor, Course Director of Oral Medicine and Pharmacology, and Assistant Dean for Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU), where she teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Ann is also a faculty member in the NYU Langone AEGD residency program at ATSU.
    4.5 LIVE/Interactive CE credits offered to those in attendance.

    6/17/2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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