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Periodontal Disease and Diabetes: A Two-Way Street to Health Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes: A Two-Way Street to Health Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes: A Two-Way Street to Health Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Lauren Gueits RDH, BS
Lauren Gueits RDH, BS
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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Description

Multidisciplinary medical/dental team approach to raise the awareness of the importance of oral health as it relates to systemic health.

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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.
Lauren Gueits RDH, BS

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Lauren Gueits RDH, BS
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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, RDH, BS, Hygiene Education Manager, Align Technology, has 30 years of clinical experience and was successful in implementing clear aligner therapy chairside as part of her “prevention modalities” as a RDH from 1999 -2012. She was one of eight hygienists in N. America to receive the 2010 Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction, based on her work to educate health professionals on perio/ortho/systemic links. She was brought national attention when NBC/ABC, featured her story on disclosing diabetes through her dental exam and later presented the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration on the Colgate Oral Health Network. She received her dental hygiene accreditation from New York State University at Farmingdale in 1991 and post graduate training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy through the AOMT in 2013. Lauren is a national speaker, consultant, published author, guest faculty at New York University and a proud member of ADHA, DHASNY, LIDHA and the AAPMD.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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