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    Oral Health and the

    connected Body

    Symposium

    Symposium, October 2, 2015

     

    Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between systemic disease and poor oral health, creating a new paradigm between medicine and dentistry regarding patient care. Learn more about the latest research and evidence in the field of oral-systemic science, and how to adapt that knowledge into clinical treatment to improve patient outcomes. Get an complete overview of what is happening during our symposium:

    Agenda

     

      7:15 AM › 8:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast - Ballroom TBD

      8:00 AM - Welcome and Introductions

      Dr. Gail Stoops (RDH. BSDH),

      Dr. Marko de Jager (PhD)

      Dr. Maha Yakob (RDH, PhD)

      Ballroom TBD

      8:15 AM - Tobacco and the oral microbiome: A smoking gun 

      Dr. Purnima Kumar (DDS, PhD)

      Ballroom TBD

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      9:00 AM - Treating tobacco use and addiction

      Dr. Charl Els (MBChB, FCPsych, MmedPsych)

      Ballroom TBD

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      9:45 AM - HPV - Implementations for dentistry

      Dr. Jo-Anne Jones (RDH)

      Ballroom TBD

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    10:30 AM › 11:00 AM - Morning break - Ballroom TBD

     11:00 AM - Periodontal diseases, cardiovascular  health and  stroke

      Dr. Souvik Sen (MD, MS, MPH, FAHA)

      Ballroom TBD

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     11:45 AM - Periodontal and pregnancy outcomes

      Dr. Steven Offenbacher (DDS, PhD, MMSc)

      Ballroom TBD

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     12:30 PM › 1:30 PM - Lunch - Ballroom TBD

     1:30 PM - Sleeping with streptococcus

      Dr. Betsy Reynolds (RDH, MS), Dr. Brian Nový (DDS, DADI)

      Ballroom TBD

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     2:15 PM - A practical approach to initiating medical-dental collaboration

      Dr. Chip Whitney (MD)

      Ballroom TBD

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     3:00 PM › 3:30 PM - Afternoon break - Ballroom TBD

     3:30 PM - Selecting evidenced based research

      Dr. Robert Weyant (DMD, PhD)

      Ballroom TBD

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     4:15 PM - Connecting health

      Dr. Marko de Jager (PhD)

      Ballroom TBD

     

     4:30 PM - Closure and gifting

      Ballroom TBD

    Topics

    Tobacco and the oral microbiome: A smoking gun

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Purnima Kumar (DDS, PhD)

     

    Course description:

    The presentation will focus on current research regarding the far reaching effects of tobacco smoking and electronic cigarettes on oral health

     

    Participant objectives:

    By attending this course, participants will be able to:

    A. Understand the deleterious effects of tobacco on oral health

    B. Learn the mechanisms by which this damage occurs

    C. Explore the effects of electronic cigarettes on oral health.

     

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    Treating tobaccouse and addiction

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Charl Els (MBChB, FCPsych, MmedPsych, ABAM, MROCC)

     

    Course description:

    The cigarette has been identified as the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. Most tobacco users know the power of addiction and want to quit. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death and disease globally and contributes to 6 of the 8 leading non-communicable diseases. Evidence tells a vivid story of the dire and urgent need to support cessation. This session offers a synthesis of the empirical evidence for safe and effective treatment for the condition of nicotine addiction or Tobacco Use Disorder, also referred to as Nicotine Dependence. Dental and medical professionals are ideally placed to screen, detect, assess and treat tobacco addiction; thereby saving lives and reducing the excess healthcare burden of tobacco.

     

    Participant objectives:

    By attending this course, participants will be able to:

    A. Understand tobacco addiction as a bona-fide chronic relapsing disease

    B. Appreciate the health effects of smoking as the leading preventable cause of death and disease

    C. Apply evidence-based counseling and pharmaco therapy strategies to helps patients quit smoking.

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    HPV - Implications for Dentistry

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Jo-Anne Jones (RDH)

     

    Course description:

    Over 50% of sexually active Americans will have an HPV (Humanpapillomavirus) infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By theyear 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. There is an urgent need for changing the way in which we assess, screen and manage today’s dental patient based on new evidence.

     

    Participant objectives:

    By attending this course, participants will be able to:

    A. Discuss critical information regarding today’s oral cancer profile every health professional needs to know

    B. Recognize high risk extraoral/intraoral anatomical areas & subtle life-saving symptoms in the HPV profile

    C. Emerge with clinical resources to translate knowledge directly into clinical practice.

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    Periodontal Diseases, Cardiovascular Health, and Stroke

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Souvik Sen (MD, MS, MPH, FAHA)

     

    Course description:

    Over 50% of sexually active Americans will have an HPV (Humanpapillomavirus) infection in their lifetime. This is fueling an escalating rise in the incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer. By the year 2020, HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer is expected to be the leading HPV-related cancer surpassing cervical cancer. There is an urgent need for changing the way in which we assess, screen and manage today’s dental patient based on new evidence.

     

    Participant objectives:

    A.Understand the definition of stroke

    B. Comprehend how periodontal disease leads to cerebrovasculardisease

    C. Recognize the potential link between periodontal disease and stroke, to include the oral-systemic pathway.

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    The common Ground between periodontitis and Pregnancy Complications

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Steven Offenbacher (DDS, PhD, MMSct)

     

    Course description:

    This presentation will provide an update in our understanding ofperiodontal disease as a dysbiotic infection in a genetically predisposed individual. New insights into how our genes modulatethe composition of our oral bacteria, alter our inflammatory signatures and cause periodontal disease provide clear link ages with maternal risk for abnormal pregnancy outcomes that include preterm birth, small for gestational deliveries and other pregnancy complications. Our current knowledge will be summarized and suggested treatment recommendations for pregnant women will be discussed.

     

    Participant objectives:

    A. Understand the current state of knowledge regarding the link age between periodontal disease and pregnancy complications

    B. Appreciate what we do and do not know with regards to the results from studies that examine the effects of treatment among pregnant women

    C. Be aware of the current Joint committee recommendations (AAPEFP)for managing periodontal care during pregnancy.

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    Sleeping with Streptococcus

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Betsy Reynolds (RDH, MS), Dr. Brian Novy (DDS, FADIt)

     

    Course description:

    Despite spending a great deal of our lives snoozing, ‘sleep science’ is a relatively new field of study. Recent research demonstrates that we are sleeping less and experiencing oral and systemic consequences as a result. While the body rests and recuperates during sleep, the oral cavity rarely takes a break. In fact, while patients are sleeping, there is a great opportunity to encourage oral health. And it is not just the oral cavity that is affected by a lack of zzzzz’s. Studies suggest that sleeping less than the recommended amount of time may be linked to heightened inflammatory risk, obesity, cognitive function, depression, diabetes and more — and this lack of sleep is affecting the health and well-being of people of allages. This course is designed to ‘wake up’ course participants to the benefits of sleep and will encourage attendees to integrate a simple ‘slumber protocol’ to help patients lead healthier lives.

     

    Participant objectives:

    A. Describe how sleep impacts health and disease

    B. Explain how the oral environment changes during sleep

    C. Select disease management strategies for night-time use

    D. Establish oral health rather than simply prevent disease

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    A Practical Approach to initiating Dental-Medical Collaboration

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Charles ‘Chip’ Whitney (MD)

     

    Course description:

    Dental professionals need to assume their role as healthcare providers to be invited into the integrated medical model where we treat the person, not just the disease. This program will ‘bridge theoral systemic gap’ to guide dentists, dental hygienists, physicians and other medical professionals to structure oral-systemic care into their practices; while inspiring collegial collaboration and community oral and overall health education.

     

    Participant objectives:

    By attending this course, participants will be able to:

    A. Learn the biologic plausibility of oral diseases’ impact on multiple systemic diseases

    B. Understand the dental steps necessary to create an oral-systemic ‘center of excellence’ to inspire physician collaboration

    C. Establish options for including oral health modules in medical practices to initiate collaboration with dental professionals and their practices.

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    Selecting Evidenced Based Research

     

    Speaker:

    Dr. Robert Weyant (DMD, PhD)

     

    Course description:

    This presentation will cover basic concepts in how (clinical) scientific evidence is created and disseminated. Emphasis will be placed on rapid access to high quality evidence for clinicians and assessing its value to clinical practice. Examples will be provided using evidence association with the oral systemic connections.

     

    Participant objectives:

    A. Understand how and where high quality evidence is located online

    B. Employ efficient search strategies for accessing evidence

    C. Evaluate the relevance of clinical relevance to patient care

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    Symposium 2015 presenters

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    Dr. Steven Offenbacher

    Periodontitis and pregnancy
    outcomes

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    Dr. Souvik Sen

    Periodontal diseases and
    strokes

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    Dr. Purnima Kumar

    Tobacco and the

    oral microbiome: A

    smoking gun

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    Dr. Jo-Anne Jones

    HPV - Implications

    for dentistry

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    Dr. Brian Novy

    Sleeping with

    Streptococcus

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    Dr. Chip Whitney

    Medical - dental

    collaboration

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    Dr. Robert Weyant

    Adverse pregnancy

    outcomes

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    Dr. Betsy Reynolds

    Sleeping with

    Streptococcus

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    Dr. Charl Els

    Treating tobacco

    use and addiction