Crest & Oral-B to Host Impactful New Webinar on the Link Between Oral Hygiene and the Severity of COVID-19

Live event moderated by Daniel J. Burke, Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer at Pacific Dental Services

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2020 – Crest+ Oral-B is set to kick off a new webinar focused on the importance of oral hygiene to whole-body health, Oral-Systemic Health: The Link Between Oral Hygiene and the Severity of COVID-19.” In partnership with the Pacific Dental Services® (PDS) Foundation, this new webinar, which is moderated by Daniel Burke, Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer at Pacific Dental Services, features world-renowned dentist Dr. Victoria Sampson, BDS, MFDS, RCS Ed and Dr. Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, Medical Director, Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, Co-Founder of The BaleDoneen Method.

The webinar will highlight Dr. Sampson’s groundbreaking findings published in the British Dental Journal this April linking poor oral hygiene with an increased risk of COVID-19 complications. Additionally, Dr. Doneen will offer valuable insights into the oral-systemic link, with a focus on oral inflammation and vascular disease. The event takes place on Friday, November 20 at 9:00 AM PST. Click HERE to register for this free webinar.

Course objectives include:

  • A general overview of the COVID-19 virus and infection.
  • The connection between oral-systemic diseases and increased COVID-19 susceptibility.
  • The relationship between certain comorbidities and COVID-19. In particular, periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.
  • The oral-systemic link, with focus on inflammation and vascular disease.
  • Why maintenance and oral health are essential in a health crisis.
  • How medical and dental professionals can interact during a health crisis for better systemic health outcomes.

The mission of the PDS Foundation is to improve overall health by improving oral health through opportunities to serve locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to its long-standing initiatives focused on special needs, dental assistant scholarships, the Mobile Dental Clinic, and international service trips, the Foundation has also been actively championing the expansion of Medicare to include dental care for the nation’s elderly.  


Research has shown that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. The PDS Foundation is focused on educating people about the link between oral health and whole-body health, known as the Mouth-Body Connection®. Diseases of the mouth, including periodontal disease, may be linked with other medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, oral cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

 For more information or to register for the webinar in advance, click HERE.


About Pacific Dental Services® Foundation

The Pacific Dental Services Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to improve overall health, by improving oral health through opportunities to serve locally, nationally, and internationally. By creating opportunities to serve, the PDS Foundation will positively enhances the lives of those in need, and in turn, those who serve. The Foundation provides access and advocacy to disadvantaged and underserved communities in four key areas: PDS Foundation Mobile Dental Clinic, Special Needs Advocacy and Training, Dental Assistant Education Scholarships, and International Trips.


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