Passport to Continuing Dental Education—Ireland Golf, Tours, and a Wee Bit of CE

Jul 17-26, 2015

Presented by University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Join us in enchanting Ireland on this exciting 9-day tour! The trip will involve ample opportunities for golf, sightseeing (including castles!), fun for the whole family, and amazing vistas. Visit our website for details on the course itinerary, which will include historic sites like Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney, the Blarney Castle, The Cliffs of Moher, and much more!

OVERVIEW Many patients come into dental offices today with questions about the “Mouth-Body Connection”. They’re reading about these relationships in Reader’s Digest, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping, as well as on the Internet. Dental offices are on the front line in the question-answering game. So what do we tell these patients? What does the evidence really tell us about the relationships between inflammatory periodontal diseases and systemic health? How does this impact my dental practice? This lecture is designed to provide a clinically relevant discussion about the interrelationships between oral health and systemic conditions such as immune compromise, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and pregnancy. Pathways of care for treatment of certain types of patients in the dental office will be provided.

OBJECTIVES This program is designed to improve the participant’s ability to: •Discuss the emerging concepts of periodontal diseases as they relate to other inflammatory diseases •Understand the influences of systemic conditions such as immune compromise, diabetes and osteoporosis on periodontal health •Know how inflammatory periodontal diseases impact cardiovascular health, clinical course of diabetes, and pregnancy outcomes.

TIME

We will have three two-hour study club breakfast presentations on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 20-22.

Check-in & Breakfast: TBD, 7:00 AM Program: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM