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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes: A Two-Way Street to Health Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Donna Jornsay, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator / Lauren Gueits, Registered Dental Hygienist
- Multidisciplinary medical/dental team approach to raise the awareness of the importance of oral health as it relates to systemic health.
- Review the pathogenesis of periodontal disease as an inflammatory process that has systemic consequences relating to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other diseases.
- Present case studies of patients with diabetes and periodontitis where HbA1C levels were significantly reduced as a direct result of nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
- Demonstrate oral diseases/conditions related to diabetes.
- Implement strategies for Diabetes Educators and Dental Professionals to assess risk factors and participate in the screening patients for both periodontal disease and diabetes to reduce the recently published epidemic number of cases in the U.S.
Participants will learn:
- Recognize Periodontal Disease as an Inflammatory Disease.
- Understand the Complexity of Diabetes
- Recognize the importance of assessing risk factors for both Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
- Identify the systemic ramifications of Periodontal Disease.
- Explain that Diabetes and Periodontal disease are bi-directional where one can influence the other.
- Record non surgical treatment modalities for periodontal disease
- List techniques to prevent periodontal disease
- State oral conditions related to diabetes
- Provide patient education relating to oral care for patients with diabetes
Note: LIVE attendance is limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nonetheless, all registrants will have access to the on-demand recoring of this lecture. Thanks for your understanding.
Target audience: Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants.
Release date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Expiration date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
"Periodontal Disease and Diabetes: A Two-Way Street to Health Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration" is co-sponsored by Dental Tribune America, LLC. Dental Tribune America LLC is a recognized ADA CERP provider.
The speaker will answer your questions
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is an all too common chronic infection that can lead to pathological systemic inflammation throughout the body. That being said, chances of getting other diseases may be increased proportionately to the degree of one’s periodontal disease. However, we cannot tell our patients that periodontal disease causes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. What we can tell them is that periodontal disease may contribute to other serious health problems. Researchers have demonstrated periodontal disease (chronic inflammation) being associated with other health problems including diabetes, atherosclerosis, stroke, pneumonia, and preterm-low weight babies. To quote former Surgeon General David Satcher, “Oral health is integral to general health.“ We certainly can reaffirm this message encouraging patients that a healthy mouth is paramount to overall health and well-being. I look forward to expanding on this during the course.
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Donna Jornsay , Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator
Donna Jornsay has been actively involved in diabetes education for the last thirty years. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author on various diabetes education topics, including diabetes and periodontal disease which she presented at the 2011 AADE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been a certified diabetes educator since the inception of the certification in 1985, and has worked in the fields of pediatric diabetes care, diabetes and pregnancy, diabetes technologies and now in-patient diabetes care. Donna co-authored the Nov 2011 issue of RDH magazine's featured article "DYNAMIC DUOS" focusing on medical/dental collaboration. Donna received her nursing degree from SUNY, Upstate Medical Center in 1973, where she also received her nurse practitioner certificate in 1975 and is a member of ADA, and AADE.
Lauren Gueits , Registered Dental Hygienist
Lauren Gueits, RDH, Oral Health Educator, Clinician, National Lecturer, Author, Practice Management Consultant, Key Opinion Leader: Lauren Gueits, a clinician of 20 years and a recipient of the 2010 Sunstar Award of Distinction, lectures nationally to health professionals on the oral/systemic connection. She was featured in the inaugural edition of "Grand Rounds" and brought national attention when NBC/ABC, featured her story on disclosing diabetes through her dental exam. She was the first RDH to present at the 2011 American Association of Diabetes Educators Symposium and co-authored the Nov 2011 issue of RDH magazine's featured article "DYNAMIC DUOS" focusing on medical/dental collaboration. Lauren received her dental hygiene degree from SUNY Farmingdale, 1991 and is a member of ADHA, AAOSH.