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Exploring the Oral-Gut-Brain Microbiota Axis in Dentistry

Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy
Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar
Scroll below for course description and schedule of upcoming dates

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 | Live Interactive Webinar

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

INSTRUCTIONS:  Dental CE Academy hosts all webinars using the Clickmeeting platform. Upon registration you are sent a confirmation email from no-reply@clickeeting.com with a link to join. Be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folders. We recommend logging in 15 minutes early in the event you require assistance. 

HANDOUTS:  Distributed via email to all attendees 1 hour prior to start, during and after the webinar. 

QUIZ FOR CE CREDIT VERIFICATION: At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be redirected to complete a quiz for CE credit. An 80% minimum passing score is required, multiple attempts are permitted, and attendees have 7 days to successfully complete the quiz for CE credit.

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

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

  • 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.

  • Discuss technologies to assist dental practices with aerosol mitigation

  • Recognize factors that can disrupt the balance of oral microbiota.

  • Describe the connection between oral health, gut microbiota composition, and overall systemic well-being.

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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.  

DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS:  According to Dental CE Academy's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

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 support@dentalcenow.com.

 

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

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