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The Dawson Academy will host CE course on total patient wellness in the dental practice

Aug. 3, 2015
This course is designed to educate dental team members on bridging the oral-systemic health gap, and will be held in October and December.
The Dawson Academy will be teaching dentists and dental team members how they can play a bigger role in the total health of their patients in the two-day course “The Total Wellness Dental Practice” in St. Paul, Minnesota, October 15–16, 2015, and in St. Petersburg December 4–5, 2015. In the US, ever-rising systemic risk factors are increasing, including high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, gastric reflux, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Dental professionals are key to identifying many of these diseases/conditions. “Now more than ever, the well-trained dental team can change and save lives,” DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD, director of dental medicine curriculum at The Dawson Academy, shared. The Dawson Academy hopes to play a role in closing the oral-systemic gap by offering this course, allowing dental team members to better educate their patients. The organization is committed to teaching dental teams how to diagnose and treat systemic inflammation created by oral pathogens, sleep apnea, physical inactivity, stress, toxins, type 2 diabetes, and pro-inflammatory diets. Understanding the dental practice’s role in both diagnosis and therapy of these great risk factors can create a future for both patient and practice health like never before.

To learn more about this course, visit The Dawson Academy website or call 1-800-952-2178.

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