Systemic Health for the Twenty-First Century Dentist


CE Hours: 3 Lecture

Anthony T. Tolentino, DMD, former assistant professor of prosthetic dentistry, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, former director, Harvard Faculty Practice, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, former assistant director of clinics, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, former dental director, Harvard Community Health Plan
The importance of including a more focused systemic approach to comprehensive dental care is becoming increasingly apparent. This course will further the entire dental team’s understanding of the role of nutrition both as a preventive mechanism and for promoting more comfortable and successful dental outcomes. Understanding the oxidation process, the destructive nature of free radicals, inflammation and its sequelae is quickly becoming necessary knowledge for the dentist. Knowing the oxidation and inflammation process on a cellular level is critical to understanding the chronic degenerative diseases that are now pushing health care systems beyond their capacity, along with the increased costs of health care.
Learning Objectives:

  •  Understand the vital role for antioxidants in optimal health and for improved  dental outcomes
  •  Determine the etiology of chronic degenerative diseases
  •  Recognize and understand the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies
  •  Review and understand the debate over RDAs (Recommended Daily  Allowance)
  •  Discuss the dangers of certain prescription drugs

Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist, Assistant
Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date



Monday, March 12, 2012 
Registration: 5:00 pm
Seminar: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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