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Alternative Medicine and Update on Oral Health Products

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When: Fri Feb 01, 2019
Location: Muskegon, MI, USA

Event Details:
2/1/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Shoreline Inn Conference Center, Muskegon (map) Speaker: Karen Baker, BS, MS, RPh When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.; continental breakfast and lunch provided) Fee: $269/Dentists; $139/Staff and Life Retired Member Dentists; $369/Nonmember Dentists CE Credits: 6 Morning Session: The Impact of Alternative Medicine on Clinical Dentistry: Complimentary or Conflicting? (morning session) Are you recording medication histories that include resveratrol, curcumin, probiotics, gingko biloba, fish oil, elderberry, or milk thistle? This course will discuss herbal products promoted for treatment of oral diseases including gingivitis, periodontitis, aphthous stomatitis, and herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Course objectives: buy and use a science-based herbal reference and recommend information sources for patients; describe valid medical uses for the top twenty systemic herbal medications; select specific herbal oral health products with reasonable claims and safe ingredients; and discuss the effectiveness of herbal therapies and dietary supplements on gingivitis and periodontitis. Afternoon Session: Update on Oral Health Products: How to Make Informed Choices This course will compare manufacturer claims and objective clinical data concerning chemotherapeutic products for gingivitis and calculus reduction. The safety and effectiveness of controversial ingredients/practices such as licorice lozenges, antioxidants, edathamil, oil pulling, melaleuca, and stabilized chlorine dioxide will be reviewed. Course objectives: select a dentifrice for a specific patient based on type of fluoride, gingivitis or calculus reduction, abrasiveness, cleaning ability, and safety with chronic use; evaluate mouthwashes based on pH, alcohol content, and therapeutic effect; and effectively treat a patient with drug-induced xerostomia and/or mucositis. This course counts towards Michigan’s pain management requirement. About the Speaker … Karen Baker has been on the dental college faculty at the University of Iowa for 36 years. She is a clinical pharmacist with a master’s degree in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics and is focused on patient-specific dental drug therapy. She has authored more than 50 articles and abstracts and lectures extensively at the University of Iowa. Financial support provided by MDA Insurance, MDA Services, Crest Oral B Professional Oral Health, Ward Dental Lab, and Surgically Clean Air. Hotel Accommodations: Shoreline Inn Conference Center 750 Terrace Point Drive Muskegon, MI 49440 231-727-8483

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