Emerging Trends in the Link Between Oral and Systemic Health
Does having periodontal disease increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, pre-term birth, cancer, or even Alzheimer's disease? Multiple studies have found that periodontal disease is associated with cardiovascular disease. Recent findings in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that severe periodontitis was associated with a 24% increased risk for cancer. This course will review current evidence on the link between oral and systemic health and provide talking points for communicating this information to our patients
There is No Generation Gap Here: How to Treat Patients from Ages 8 to 98 Does it seem as though more and more patients of all ages have a complex medical history? It is estimated that 3 in 4 adults over age 65 and 1 in 15 children suffer from 2 or more chronic medical conditions. Rising rates of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle is prevalent in all age groups. It contributes to the early onset of disability and many chronic conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and asthma. This course will empower you understand and feel confident caring for all age groups.