PDS Founder & CEO, Stephen E. Thorne IV to Join Esteemed Panel in a New Webinar on the Importance of Oral Health during a Pandemic

Thought leaders to discuss key insights on oral systemic health and dental medical integration

IRVINE, CALIF. January 14, 2021 – Leading dental support organization Pacific Dental Services announces its Founder & CEO, Stephen E. Thorne IV, will join a prestigious panel for the new webinar, "Managing Oral Systemic Health Within a Pandemic: Current and Future Observations.”

Taking place on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 pm (PDT), the panel includes: Dr. Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; and an Advisor Member of the Pankey Institute and Dr. Gina Pritchard, DNP, an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.

The webinar will highlight the relationship between certain comorbidities and COVID-19, with a focus on periodontal disease, the increased importance for certain members of the population to be vigilant about their oral health, the need for dental medical integration and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar and earn two continuing education (C.E.) credits. Click HERE to register for this free webinar.

Course objectives include:

  • The connection between oral systemic diseases and increased COVID-19 susceptibility.
  • The relationship between certain comorbidities and COVID-19, in particular periodontal disease.
  • Discuss recent articles from periodicals such as the British Dental Journal and the CDA Journal regarding COVID-19 and gum disease.
  • Why maintenance and oral health are essential in a health crisis.
  • How medical and dental professionals can interact during a health crisis.
  • Patient communication strategies that will effectively transmit important information in an understandable manner.
  • The long-term ramifications of oral systemic health to the American health care system (DMI)

Since its inception in 1994, the primary purpose of PDS has been to provide support so that clinicians can focus on providing oral health care to their patients to keep them healthier and happier. This includes educating patients about the link between oral health and whole-body health – what PDS and its supported practices call the Mouth-Body Connection®. Research shows that harmful bacteria and inflammation in the mouth can indicate and even cause systemic conditions throughout the body. Maladies 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 or the webinar in advance, click HERE.  

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