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“Emerging Trends in the Link Between Oral & Systemic Health”  February 26, 2021      9:00am – 12:00pm   

Does having periodontal disease increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, cancer or even Alzheimer’s disease?

“Current Trends in Tobacco & E-Cigarette Use”  February 26, 2021      12:30am – 3:30pm

 Does it seem as though even less people report cigarette smoking that the use of use of other tobacco products is increasing?

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CENTRAL/TEMPLE TEXAS DENTAL HYGIENISTS’ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis.  She has been a dental hygienist since 1982. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik, Inc.

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS has a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Iowa and an MS in Continuing Education from the University of St Francis.  She has been a dental hygienist since 1982. Currently, she is the Director of Professional Relations & Education for Water Pik, Inc.

“Emerging Trends in the Link Between Oral & Systemic Health”

Friday, February 26, 2021      9:00am – 12:00pm    3CEUs

Course Description

Does having periodontal disease increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, cancer or even Alzheimer’s disease? Multiple studies have found periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular disease. Recent finds in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that severe periodontal disease was associated with a 24% increased risk for cancer. This course will review current evidence on the link between oral and systemic health and provide talking point for communicating this information to our patients.

Topics Covered• Cardiovascular disease • Adverse pregnancy outcomes • New data on colon and pancreatic cancers links • Risks linked to dementia and hip fractures • Diabetes and Obesity • HPV and oral cancers • Tobacco – cigarettes, e-cigarettes, & emerging products Learning

Objectives: • Evaluate emerging data on the link between periodontal disease and the risk for various types of cancer • Discuss the role of periodontitis, inflammation, bleeding, and tooth loss on systemic health • Understand the current scientific perspective on the association between heart disease and oral health • List adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with periodontitis

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“Current Trends in Tobacco & E-Cigarette Use”

Friday, February 26, 2021      12:30am – 3:30pm    3CEUs

Course description

Does it seem as though even less people report cigarette smoking that the use of use of other tobacco products is increasing? Today, more high school students use e-cigarettes than smoke regular cigarettes. Many partake in multiple forms of tobacco including hookahs and spit tobacco. Flavored products add to the appeal. This course will examine the changing trends in tobacco use and how they are impacting oral and systemic health.

Topics Covered: • Cigarette smoking in youth and adults • The rise in the use of e-cigarettes, • The emergence of Juuls and heat-not burn cigarettes • Hookahs and water pipes • Spit tobacco • Tobacco prevention and cessation • Impact on oral health • Smoking and tobacco related cancers • Screening patients for oral cancer • Tips for talking with patient about tobacco use

Learning Objectives • Describe the changes in tobacco and cigarette use over the last decade • Evaluate the potential risks of e-cigarette use • Identify the health risks from using a hookah • Explain the detrimental effects of spit tobacco usage • Discuss the role of dental professionals in tobacco prevention and cessation • Understand the oral and systemic health risks from tobacco use

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