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Systemic Influences on Oral Health

Nov 13 2009 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Course Number: 
NRS 220 A
Area: 
Health Care
Discipline: 
Dental

This 6-hour course will examine various systemic diseases and medications that have a direct impact on oral health and the periodontal/systemic disease link.

Good oral health is not just the product of good oral hygiene. This 6-hour course will examine various systemic diseases and medications that have a direct impact on oral health and the periodontal/systemic disease link.  Other influences such as patient populations and lifestyles will also be discussed.  This is an excellent program for both dentists and staff and will present a team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases that occur in conjunction with systemic disease.

Topics include:

  • Focal infection theory
  • Pathogenicity of plaque and inflammation
  • Role of the host
  • Bacteremias
  • Infective endocarditis and premedication issues
  • Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Pregnancy factors
  • Chemotherapy and radiation patients
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Lifestyle factors
  • AIDS
  • Other diseases

Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA is a professional speaker, writer and consultant to dental practices across the United States.  She is CEO of Professional Dental Management, a full-service dental consulting company in Frederick, Maryland.  She is a featured columnist for RDH and Dental Economics magazines on a variety of topics focused on practice management issues in the dental office.  Dianne completed an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service Management from the Indiana Institute of Technology and an MBA from Ashford University School of Business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain systemic diseases and their oral implications;
  • Discuss the latest information about the periodontal disease/systemic disease link;
  • Demonstrate awareness of the importance of a thorough intraoral/extraoral examination;
  • Compare and contract medications and their effects on oral tissues.

Seminar Fee:  $149.00 per person

$135.00 per person when registering 3 or more from the same office.

Phone Reservations:  301-790-2800 x 236