Live Stream Webinars

The Role of CBD in Dentistry: A New Approach to Pain & Anxiety Management

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Course Description

Products containing hemp derived cannabidiol or CBD have proliferated ever since the Farm Bill of 2018 made such products federally legal. Dentists need to know what these products do for their patients. Moreover, dental professionals need to look to see if CBD products can help themselves and their practice.

Course Objectives

1. To give a summary of the history of the hemp plant and an overview of the endocannabinoid system

2. To explain the potential benefits of CBD for the dental professional, their patients, and their practice

3. To instruct how to choose a quality and safe CBD product

About the Speaker

Albert Capati is a general dentist practicing in Springfield, IL. After experiencing the benefits of CBD personally, he educated himself on the endocannabinoid system and started using CBD oil to help his patients overcome dental fear.

 

His mission is to educate dental professionals about the endocannabinoid system and to help dental offices implement CBD products in their practices.

 

When not practicing dentistry, you can find Dr. Capati singing in local bands and musical theater productions. He lives above his dental practice along with his two cats. Albert P. Capati, D.M. D.is the owner of the Springfield, Illinois franchise of Koala Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders since 2017 and of Capati Dental (previously Link Dental) since 2003.

Do You Know Who I Am? - Dentistry’s Role in Prevention of Cognitive Decline

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Course Description

With ongoing research, we have learned about the connection between oral pathogens and Dementia. This presentation will provide recommendations for educating patients and a framework for early detection and treatment of periodontal disease, including testing and therapy followed by ongoing support to reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Course Objectives
  1. Demonstrate the relationship between Dementia and oral pathogens
  2. How to restructure Dental Hygiene appointment to allow time for communication and screenings
  3. Integration and application of PCR testing, treatment planning, natural oral disinfection during therapy and maintenance
About the Speaker

Liz Lundry has been a Dental Hygienist for over 40 years and a consultant with the JP Institute for over 30 years. She is an international speaker, published author and the Clinical Education Manager for StellaLife, Inc. Her passion is to empower dental professionals to truly impact their patients’ total health with the implementation of advanced clinical technologies and effective communication techniques. Liz believes in an all-encompassing and natural approach to treatment planning. She sees patients in a general dental practice in Walnut Creek, California.

Advancements in Laser Dentistry

January 23rd, 2021
12:30 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss the different dental lasers on the market. This will include laser physics, wavelengths and the pros/cons of each. We will also walk through a full-range of dental laser procedure capabilities including videos.

Course Objectives
  • Learn about the full-range of dental lasers and wavelengths currently available.

  • Learn about laser capabilities in dentistry and the benefits of using laser vs traditional modalities 

  • Understand how adding lasers can boost the practice and offer better clinical outcomes for patients.

Leaky Gut, Leaky Gums: A Missing Link

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2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

About the Speaker

Karen Thomas MSc, CNS®, LN, ND, RDH BS, FDN-P, CHHC, Certified Biological Dental Hygienist.

 

Karen is the CEO and Founder of Holistic Digestive Solutions. Karen’s passion for the healthcare industry began at the age of 15 in dentistry. Over 39 years later, her passion has grown to include functional medicine to improve the overall health of her clients.

 

She is a Licensed Nutritionist, Nutrition Dietician, Certified Nutritionist Specialist®, and Certified Biological Dental Hygienist, Certified Integrative Nutrition® Health Coach, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner (FDN-P), and a motivational speaker, educator and the award-winning author of Overwhelmed & Undernourished: Use Food as Medicine and Turn Your Life Around and the 2020 Recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

 

Karen’s own health took a downward spiral when chronic stress led her into a 2-year, bed-ridden battle to regain her wellness. Without a proper diagnosis, she searched for the answers none of her physicians could give her. Karen was forced to figure it all out herself. Her research led her to several great resources, including the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. This taught her the health benefits of appropriate nutrition and grew her ever-expanding journey into helping others find answers to their own, similar health mysteries.

 

She currently works with private clients in addition to working with physicians who seek her counsel on finding the root causes of mysterious autoimmune diseases for their own patients. Karen uses functional medicine laboratory testing to accomplish this. She then designs bio-individual protocols to aid in reversing chronic health diseases.

Course Description

Dental professionals are well educated regarding the impact the oral microbiome has on the oral cavity. This area of knowledge is forever changing, and we now know oral bacteria is not contained to the mouth. 

 

Hearts, lungs, brains have all been shown to be affected by bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumonia, Fusobacterium species and H Pylori. The oral microbiome can be a confusing and scary place. 

 

An area that is underestimated and not widely understood, especially in dentistry, is the influence of the oral microbiome on the gut, and vice versa.

 

 

Educating patients about the link between symptoms within the body and gut microbiome is powerful. While dental hygienists are tasked with sharing knowledge with patients, they are also an integral link between dentistry and medicine. 

 

This course will take attendees on a journey from the gums to the gut and beyond, all while discovering associations to common autoimmune diseases and chronic health conditions.

Course Objectives
  1. Identify imbalances in the oral microbiome

  2. Recognize GI issues as an indicator of a much larger picture of health, or lack thereof

  3. Understand how to recognize potential signs of a deeper health concern

  4. Learn the science behind the oral systemic link between the gums and the gut

  5. Evaluate options for communicating the of science of microbiome to patients and its importance