Upcoming ADA Events

The Heartbeat of Dentistry: Integrating CV Screening and Wellness Checks in Dental Visits

Monday, June 26, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT | CE Credits: 1
Statistics show that patients will routinely visit their primary dental provider more frequently than their primary medical provider. Routine wellness exams with a dental hygienist are the perfect opportunity to educate patients on the importance of oral health as it relates to systemic health and provide meaningful screening tools that assist in identifying markers of disease and disease risk. Carotid ultrasound scans are easily performed by a dental hygienist, take minimal chair time, and can provide information that may just save a life. This webinar will discuss how dental and medical practices can utilize carotid ultrasound to collaborate in identifying and treating vascular disease sooner with better outcomes.

Learners will be able to:
1. Understand the role of carotid ultrasound in identifying early signs of cardiovascular disease
2. Know how carotid ultrasound can be implemented into routine hygiene appointments within a dental practice
3. Describe how the dentist and physician can collaborate to encourage cardiovascular prevention and emphasize the oral-systemic connection.

Register here. Presented by the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP)