As we envision the future, we anticipate a dramatic shift in the role of the Dental Team in health care. There is tremendous opportunity for Dentistry to achieve a significantly elevated status as gatekeepers of systemic inflammation created by oral pathogens, sleep apnea, physical inactivity, stress, toxins, type 2 diabetes, and pro-inflammatory diets. Understanding our role in both diagnosis and therapy of these great risk factors can create a future for both patient and practice health like never before.
The topics covered in this course will include:
- Total wellness, anti-aging, nutrition, lifestyle & meal preparation
- The connection between oral-inflammation & the cardiovascular system
- Comprehensive periodontal program
- Headaches, TMJ, & splints
- Sleep apnea
- Insurance and medical coding