Glucose, Guts, and Gums: The Missing Link to Optimal Oral and Systemic Health

  • Friday 1/26/2024
  • Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 574RL
  • Cost: $89
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 107 BC
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Amber Auger, RDH is a practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist. She works with practices to provide customized protocols, to refocus on the patient experience, and to utilize systemic approaches to periodontal therapy. She is a regular contributor to RDH magazine, a featured author for DentistryIQ, and host of #AskAmberRDH. Auger also provides preventive services abroad.

It is estimated that over 80 percent of Americans are experiencing insulin resistance. One can have insulin resistance for up to 20 years before being pre-diabetic. Insulin resistance impacts every organ and body and is crucial to acute and chronic disease prevention. This course is designed to equip the dental professional to take a more comprehensive look at the root cause of oral and systemic inflammation. The clinician will obtain practical information for chairside implementation.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify how periodontal pathogens affect gut health
  • Define the bi-directional relationship between insulin resistance, diabetes, and periodontal disease
  • Review strategies to evaluate systemic inflammation manifesting orally 
  • Discover oral products to promote symbiosis
Recommended Audience: Hygienist

The GC America Inc. grant has been applied to this course.




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