Crest+ Oral-B is set to kick off a new webinar focused on the importance of dental medical integration, "Oral Systemic Health: The Case for Accelerated Dental Medical Integration: A Panel Discussion with Four Nationally Regarded Thought Leaders." In partnership with the Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®) Foundation, this new webinar, which is moderated by Daniel Burke, Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer at Pacific Dental Services, features an impressive panel of industry thought leaders: Dr. Jack Dillenberg, President Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and Dental School Dean Emeritus; Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN; Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP; and Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS. The event takes place on Thursday, September 17th at 9:00 AM PT and will center on oral systemic health, focusing on research that shows maladies of the mouth are connected to numerous systemic conditions throughout the body. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during this interactive webinar and earn two continuing education (C.E.) credits. The live event is sponsored by Crest+ Oral-B. Click here to register for this free webinar.
Course objectives include:
• The oral systemic link, including the latest research connecting oral health to systemic conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, heart disease, and dementia.
• The connection between periodontal disease and severe expressions of COVID-19.
• The evolving role of healthcare professionals both in medical and dental.
• Innovative technology, which can improve access and health outcomes.
The mission of the PDS Foundation is to improve overall health, by improving oral health through opportunities to serve locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to its long-standing initiatives focused on special needs, dental assistant scholarships, the Mobile Dental Clinic, and international service trips, the Foundation has also been actively championing the expansion of Medicare to include dental care for the nation’s elderly.
Research has shown that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. The PDS Foundation is focused on educating people about the link between oral health and whole-body health, known as the Mouth-Body Connection®. Diseases of the mouth, including periodontal disease, may be linked with other medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, oral cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
For more information or to register or the webinar in advance, click HERE.
About Pacific Dental Services® Foundation
The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to improve overall health, by improving oral health through opportunities to serve locally, nationally, and internationally. By creating opportunities to serve, the PDS Foundation will positively enhances the lives of those in need, and in turn, those who serve. The Foundation provides access and advocacy to disadvantaged and underserved communities in four key areas: PDS Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Needs Advocacy and Training, Dental Assistant Education Scholarships, and International Trips.
For more information, visit www.pdsfoundation.org.