Emerging Trends Linking Oral & Systemic Health and How to Treat Patients from Ages 8 to 98

Date:  Friday, June 25, 2021 

Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

CEU: 5 Credit Hours 

Fee: $149


 
*Lunch Included*


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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.


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About your Presenter

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St. Francis.  She has been a dental hygienist since 1982; she practiced clinically for 14 years in general and periodontal practices.  Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik, Inc.  Carol is a lifelong ADHA member, and served as ADHA treasurer from 2003-2007.


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PEAK Education & Training is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2018-3/31/2022. Provider #209195

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