Heart Disease and Periodontal Disease

I just finished up a two-day training in California’s Silicon Valley with a very dynamic team of 3 Dentists, 5 Hygienists and all the accompanying auxiliary team members!  One of the ‘hot topics’ during my visit was risk assessment.  In particular, the relationship between periodontal disease, heart disease and inflammation!

As dental professionals, we are very aware of the research that establishes a connection between perio and heart disease. We want to inform our patients not scare them. We want them to understand the cardiovascular risk involved with untreated disease. However, I find that most of us are a bit reluctant to dive in and have a conversation with our patients about the connection.

During this month’s High Profits Hygiene Mastermind call, we’re addressing this very topic. Amy Doneen, RN, BSN, MSN, ARNP is going to give us the simple truthAmy will discuss the surprising ‘red flags’ for cardiovascular disease, one of which is gum disease.  She will outline very clearly for us just how periodontal inflammation creates an environment for increased risk.

You will gain knowledge about the heart disease connection to perio and as a result you will have more confidence when discussing this topic with your patients.  Learn the facts and help your patients understand the reality of the connection and their level of risk. You do not want to miss this call!

If you’re not already a Mastermind member, I encourage you to check us out. Each month you will have the opportunity to hear a health care professional discuss interesting relevant topics.   You’ll also have access to the Mastermind Library, which includes more than 50 archived recordings.  The first 2 months are free with no obligation. Please join us soon!

Cardiovascular Disease & Periodontal Disease, the simple truth!”
with special guest Amy L. Doneen MSN, ARNP

This course is aimed to highlight the science behind the oral/systemic connection. Additionally, we will discuss the clinical interpretation and application of the science as it applies to the dental and medical team. Lastly – we will articulate the need to build bridges between the medical and dental systems for the global health of the patient.

On this call you’ll learn:

  • How to recognize the role of inflammation between the oral/systemic connection
  • That the oral bacteria drives the inflammatory pathway
  • Tips for bringing the medical and dental communities together with the goal to improve the life of the patient
  • To recognize your key role in the prevention of heart attacks and ischemic strokes

Date: Thursday, February 21

Time: 1:00pm Eastern

CE credits are provided by Inspired Hygiene.
Inspired Hygiene is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2010 to 5/31/2014.

If you’re not already a member of our Mastermind group, the first 2 months are FREE.  Click here to sign up.

Stay Inspired,
Kim

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