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Medical Update for the Dental Team and The 4 “S’s” of Optimal Aging “Sex, Sleep, Stress, and Social Networks”

Event date: 9/20/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Export event
Medical Update for the Dental Team and The 4 “S’s” of Optimal Aging “Sex, Sleep, Stress, and Social Networks”

NOTE: This seminar is free for Washtenaw and Livingston District Dental Society member dentists.

Speaker: Barbara Steinberg, DDS
Where: Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (map)
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. — continental breakfast and lunch provided)
Fee: $269/Member DDS; $139/Staff and Life Retired Member Dentists; $369/Nonmember DDS
CE Credits: 6

Morning Course

Dr. Steinberg will cover providing oral health care for medically complex patients in today’s rapidly changing medical environment. She will also discuss the role of the dental team in treating patients with common systemic disorders, as well as the most current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis (heart, total joint replacements, etc.). Dental treatment for the pregnant patient will be also be presented.

Learning objectives:

  • The disease known as infective endocarditis.
  • The most current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Prevalence, risk factors, prevention, and treatment of heart disease and osteoporosis.
  • Oral manifestations and common medications prescribed during pregnancy.
  • Dental treatment considerations for the pregnant patients from the new national consensus statement.

Afternoon Course

Dr. Steinberg will present the impact of sex, sleep, and stress on disease and aging. The importance of social networks, optimism, and laughter, and their benefit to successful aging, will be discussed. Participants will gain an understanding of what is involved to age well in a fun and entertaining format.

Learning objectives:

  • Discover the commonalities of successful aging and disease prevention.
  • Discuss the impact of sex, stress reduction, and sleep in maintaining a healthy life.
  • Understand how optimism and strong social networks create the healthiest life styles.

NOTE: This course counts toward Michigan’s pain management requirement.

About the Speaker … Dr. Barbara Steinberg is clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, as well as adjunct associate professor of oral medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, Ward Dental Lab, Washtenaw Community College Dental Assisting Program, and Surgically Clean Air.

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