The Oral-Systemic Myth: Bridging the Medical & Dental Professions

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 490RL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 252 B
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
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Katrina Sanders, RDH a clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker, Katrina is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to delivering continuing dental education. Katrina is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence and Innovation for AZPerio, the country’s largest periodontal practice. She works alongside Diplomates to the American Board of Periodontology to instruct on collaborative professionalism and standard of care protocols while delivering education through hygiene boot camps and study clubs. Known as “The Dental Resultant”, Katrina is a dental hygiene consultant focused at high-level standards, excellence and production. Katrina is the founder, CEO and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Preparatory.

Despite abundant evidence of the life-altering and potentially life-threatening risks associated with oral disease, the dental prophylaxis is still the most common CDT code used across the United States, 91% of Americans have tooth decay and 75% of dental patients report NEVER receiving an oral cancer screening during their routine dental visit. Dental caries remains the #1 chronic childhood disease, periodontal disease has become increasingly common in nearly 1 in 2 adults and tragically, every hour one American loses their life to the ramifications of oral cancer. Is it possible, then, that the Oral-Systemic Link is, in fact, a myth?  

Periodontal hygienist Katrina Sanders, RDH, M.Ed presents this compelling and thought provoking course confronting the missing opportunities for the dental profession to elevate their standards. Learn why the medical profession is ready to invite dentistry to take a seat at the table in discussing comprehensive patient care and understand the role the dental profession can play in rising to excellence. The Oral-Systemic Link: Fact or myth? The choice is OURS. 

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Evaluate aspects of the medical model as they relate to integrative patient care
  • Identify the challenges regarding the management of the oral-systemic link by dental providers
  • Discuss implementation strategies of oral disease as they relate to the oral-systemic link
  • Understand co-therapeutic strategies in comprehensive patient care
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist

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