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06/03/2020 Diabetes and Oral Care with BOH Insider Jamie, Collins, RDH
June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
BEYOND ORAL HEALTH COVID CURRICULUM
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•Attendees will review the types and causes of Diabetes Mellitus
•Introduce latest statistics of diabetes nationally and worldwide
•Review of common medications used to treat diabetes and related conditions
•Introduce alternative glucose monitoring systems in diabetes care
•Discuss link of periodontal disease and diabetes control
•Attendees will get an introduction to new CDT code for HbA1c in-office testing
•Discuss oral systemic link and risks
•Discuss implementing oral care routines for diabetic patients that may be instrumental for improved homecare
33 million Americans are afflicted by Diabetes Mellitus, with 7.2 million cases undiagnosed. With the increasing diabetes epidemic, it is estimated that by the year 2050 one in three Americans will be diabetic in their lifetime. Diabetic patients are 2-3 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-diabetics. With 80% of diabetics residing in the middle and lower class American society dental clinicians have the ability to make a difference in the life of these individuals. In 2018 there have been new CDT codes implemented to aid dental care workers to identify and help manage the oral systemic link of diabetes. This course will help identify the types, causes and treatments to provide the best care possible.
Jamie Collins, RDH is a clinical practicing hygienist in Idaho and Washington states. She has been in the dental field for nearly twenty years both as an assistant and hygienist. In addition to clinical practice Jamie is also an educator, has contributed to multiple textbooks, and curriculum development. In addition to speaking and writing textbooks she is also a frequently published international author for RDH Magazine, DentistyIQ, and RDH eVillage among others.