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Rethinking the Significance of Periodontal-Systemic Links and Building Dental-Medical Collaboration

Rethinking the Significance of Periodontal-Systemic Links and Building Dental-Medical CollaborationThis course empowers dental and medical practitioners to integrate periodontal-systemic science into everyday patient care with ease and confidence. The program also provides a template for jump-starting cross-disciplinary healthcare collaboration and helps the dental team reframe the “check-up” and “cleaning” appointment.

Audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, business staff
Length: Full-Day Session
Alternative Format: 4 hour program (no working lunch): Case studies are distributed before the program begins. During the final hour of the program, participants have the opportunity to weigh in on how they would manage various cases associated with periodontal-systemic risk.

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Periodontal-Systemic Links: The Case for Early Intervention of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal-Systemic Links:  The Case for Early Intervention of Periodontal DiseaseThis course explores the significance of periodontal infection in increasing systemic inflammation, and provides overviews of the biological mechanisms that link periodontal disease to a constellation of inflammatory driven diseases and conditions. Casey also suggests a number of hurdles and conditioned assumptions that hijack diagnosis of periodontal disease and patient acceptance of proposed treatment, with recommendations on how to overcome these challenges.

Audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, business staff
Length: 3 hours

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A Best-Practice Approach to Target Diabetes in Dental Patients

A Best-Practice Approach to Target Diabetes in Dental PatientsThis course provides an empowering vision for dentists and dental hygienists in screening for diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome and offers practical ideas for jumpstarting collaborative case management with the medical community. Course participants will develop greater confidence in caring for diabetic patients and establish easily implementable clinical protocols to better address the needs of patients with diabetes.

Audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, business staff
Length: 3-4 hours

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Targeting Obesity in Dental Patients

Targeting Obesity in Dental PatientsThis energizing, revelatory course empowers the dental team to identify patients at risk for overweight and obesity, overcome the difficulty in discussing weight, build collaboration with the medical community to cross-screen and cross-refer patients at risk for obesity and periodontal disease, and educate dental patients about the role of obesity in increasing risk for periodontal disease.

Audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, business staff
Length: 3 hours

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The Threat of Periodontal Disease in Pregnancy

The Threat of Periodontal Disease in PregnancyOral healthcare providers who care for women of child-bearing age should be aware of the evidence that supports the possibility that periodontal infection may be a modifiable risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. This case-based course empowers oral healthcare providers to incorporate into everyday patient care evidence of the relationship between periodontal disease and risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, business staff
Length: 3 hours

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Preventive Cardiology in Dentistry

Preventive Cardiology in DentistryThis course helps oral healthcare professionals to make sense of the research and consensus opinions on the links between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. The program empowers participants to incorporate the latest evidence on the relationship of periodontal and CVD, screen patients to identify those who may be at risk for CVD, and build collaborative relationships with non-dental healthcare providers to increase point-of-care screening and cross referral of patients at risk for CVD and periodontal disease.

Audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, business staff
Length: 3-4 hours

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Dental-Medical Collaboration in Caring for the Oral-Systemic Health of Nursing Home Residents

Dental-Medical Collaboration in Caring for the Oral-Systemic Health of Nursing Home ResidentsGiven the prevalence of periodontal disease and caries in older populations (most of which goes undiagnosed), it is reasonable to assume that most people entering nursing homes have untreated periodontal disease and decayed teeth. This course proposes protocols for nursing homes that fosters a collaborative practice arrangement between nurses and dental hygienists.

Audience: Dental hygienists, dentists, nurses, physicians, and other nondental healthcare providers
Length: 2-3 hours

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Casey HeinCasey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA first began speaking about periodontal-systemic links in 2003, when this body of science was emerging. Since that time, evidence of the role of periodontal disease in amplifying systemic inflammation and increasing the risk for chronic diseases has strengthened. Yet, clinicians are not quite certain how to integrate this information into everyday patient care.

Casey’s programs present new models of care and collaboration that practitioners can implement immediately. They are the result of many years of clinical consulting, research, participation on scientific boards and in consensus groups, and her experience in building an environment for medical-dental collaboration at the University of Manitoba.

Utilizing sophisticated animations, case studies and storytelling of professional experiences, her programs facilitate greater understanding of periodontalsystemic links, stimulate ideas, fuel lively discussions and empower participants.

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