TITLE: THE GUT BRAIN MICROBIOTA AXIS - IT'S IMPORTANCE TO ORAL AND SYSTEMIC HEALTH
COURSE FEE: Free
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 150, Health, Medicine, Nutrition
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live interactive webinar
SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS (Bio below)
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
COURSE SUMMARY: Evidence based research has revealed the primal connection that exists between our brain and our gut. The Gut-Brain-Microbiota Axis also known as the Enteric Nervous System or "Second brain" is a network of neurons that monitors the digestive system and communicates with the gut microbiota . This communication plays a critical role in the modulation of the immune system, hormones, and organ systems. When one or more systems are compromised it may lead to chronic disease diagnoses impacting oral health.
Define the gut-brain-microbiota axis.
Describe its role in modulating inflammation, metabolism, stress, mood, and appetite.
Understand the significance of nutrition and digestion to oral health.
Know the importance of nutrition to the integrity of the oral cavity and impact of oral disease on nutritional status.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics®. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is credited as an early pioneer of Teledentistry. Her clinical practice spans pediatrics to geriatrics. Previously an Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF; and Public Health Preceptor, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Dr. Roling also held the position as Chief for the Office of Oral Health, Maricopa County, Department of Public Health where she administed the nation's largest pediatric oral health prevention programs for the third largest U.S. public health department. As a mobile dental provider, she commanded a large teledentistry practice to treat homebound geriatric patients. She is a recipient of the Pediatric Oral Health Access Program (POHAP) scholarship and provided dental services pro bono to at risk infants and foster children. She has completed certification through the American Dental Education Association in conjunction with the Academy of Academy Leadership and Institute for Allied Health Educators "Advances in Educational Methodology." In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and in 2018 interviewed on National Public Radio.
Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure of Speaker: This course receives no sponsorship. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy. She is not paid an honorarium. She declares a financial relationship with Dental CE Academy. For written documentation contact .
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