Exploring the Oral-Gut-Brain Microbiota Axis in Dentistry
Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE AcademyOn Demand Dental CE Webinar. Recorded January 12, 2023. Review December 31, 2024.
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TITLE: EXPLORING THE ORAL GUT BRAIN MICROBIOTA AXIS IN DENTISTRY
COURSE FEE: Complimentary Access
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit
DURATION: 1 Hour
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 010 Basic Science
MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Webinar| Recorded 1.12.24 Review 12.31.24
SPEAKER: Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS (Bio below)
CE SUPPORTER: Perio Protect LLC
AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants
TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED: Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser
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COURSE SUMMARY: The intricate connection between the oral cavity, gut, and brain has garnered significant attention in recent years. This cutting-edge continuing education course delves into the emerging field of the Oral-Gut-Brain Microbiota Axis and its implications for dental professionals. Participants will explore the bidirectional communication between these three systems and understand how disruptions in the microbiota balance can influence oral health, systemic well-being, and even cognitive functions. Attendees will gain valuable insights into leveraging this knowledge to enhance patient care and promote overall health.
Define the Oral-Gut-Brain Microbiota Axis and its components
Explain the bidirectional communication pathways between the oral cavity, gut, and brain
Discuss the role of microbiota in maintaining homeostasis and influencing various physiological processes
Identify key microbial species present in the oral cavity and their roles in health and disease
Recognize factors that can disrupt the balance of oral microbiota
Describe the connection between oral health, gut microbiota composition, and overall systemic well-being
Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS
Dr. Kirsten Roling, DDS is the Chief Education Officer for Dental CE Academy administered by Virtual Dontics® Education LLC. She completed dental school training at the University of California, San Francisco; during the height of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr. Roling is a public health dentist, 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." Her career has been featured in the Arizona Dental Association's Journal Inscriptions, and In 2017 she was published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, followed by a feature interview in 2018 by National Public Radio highlighting the challenges of geriatric dentistry.
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: This course is supported by Perio Protect LLC. The speaker, Dr. Kirsten Roling is the Chief Education Officer and employee of Dental CE Academy. She has not received a speaker's honorarium declares no financial affiliation with Perio Protect LLC. No corporate entity has contributed or influenced the content for this course. For written documentation contact email@example.com.
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