DATE: Thursday, Mar 3, 2020

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, Centennial Complex, 24760 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 149

Accreditation Statement:The Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a Maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dr. Timothy Donley
Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD

Private Practice of Periodontics and Implantology
Bowling Green, KY

Synopsis

Dentistry is no longer simply about fillings, the loss of teeth or whether patients floss or not. It is about wellness. There is now undeniable evidence that the local inflammatory response to initiating periodontal bio-film spills into the circulatory system and contributes to the level of systemic inflammation. There is also evidence that successful periodontal intervention can result in meaningful reductions of systemic inflammation. Clearly, it is time for dental and medical providers to work together to better control the systemic diseases that are affected by systemic inflammation.
Every report detailing the link between oral and overall health concludes with a recommendation that medicine and dentistry should work together to achieve better outcomes for the patients they share. However, no one ever outlines what form that collaboration should take...until now. This presentation outlines a realistic protocol which dental and medial providers can utilize to effortlessly screen and refer patients for better management of the risk factors their patients have in common.

Objectives

At the end of this lecture participants will understand:

  • The latest on periodontal and systemic inflammation-- what we can say for sure.
  • A priority patient approach to dental care. Which patients should be treated differently.
  • Dentistry for medical providers-- it's more than just a tongue-blade exam.
  • Co-management of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, breast cancer, sleep apnea, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
  • Communication models for busy dental and medical providers.
  • What dental and medical providers should be doing starting tomorrow.

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