AGD Code: 150
3 Hour Lecture | Technical and Scientific
Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45
Maximally effective periodontal therapy is about much more than just cleaning teeth. Yes, bacteria initiate periodontal disease, but it is the host inflammatory response that adversely affects oral and overall health. There is now ample evidence demonstrating the role that nutrition plays in affecting the host response. This course will teach you the nutritional and lifestyle changes that can make an immediate difference in your patients oral and overall health. Participants will learn how to determine which patients have a contributing host response. More importantly, the changes that you can make in your treatment protocols to help your patients modulate their host response.
• Learn a priority patient approach aimed at identifying patients who could benefit from nutritional intervention
• Understand the role that nutrition can play in reducing inflammation
• Learn what evidence-based lifestyle recommendations you should be making
• Develop a dietary plan that minimizes inflammation – what you and your patients should be eating!