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David Meinz, MS, RDN

Friday, November ​15, 2019

  • The Biggest Killer of Dentists....and their Staff too
  • ​10 Bonus Years

The Biggest Killer of Dentists...and their Staff too

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM | ​​​​3 CDE
Educational Method: ​Lecture
Subject: ​​Health/Nutrition
Recommended for: Entire Staff

Fee: Free, registration required
Event Code: F11


  • Understand lumenology vs arteriology in cardiovascular disease prevention.
  • Understand the limitations of stress testing.
  • Identify how CIMT is superior to current screening technology.
  • Explain a plan of action to prevent a cardiovascular event.  

Heart disease kills more dental professionals than any other cause. Many individuals with normal cholesterol---who exercise, are fit, eat right, and don’t smoke---still go on to have heart attacks and strokes. The course will reveal new information on the biggest health threat to dental professionals, and what to do about it – information that your physician probably doesn’t know. Plus, everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to have a CIMT scan; new technology that can reveal the presence of plaque years before it shows up on traditional tests. This technology is still not readily available in the US, but will be available during the program. For more information and to sign up for the scan, visit the link below.

10 Bonus Years

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM | ​​​​3 CDE
Educational Method: ​Lecture
Subject: ​Nutrition/Health
Recommended for: Entire Staff

Fee: ​Free, registration required
Event Code: F24


  • Identify research-based characteristics of centenarians. 
  • Understand why sugar and processed products are more detrimental to health than dietary fat. 
  • Explain the rationale behind avoidance of both sugar and sugar substitutes.
  • Differentiate between basic vitamin supplement needs and marketing claims. 

You can add ​10 extra, healthy years to your life with a few simple steps. You’ll learn the importance of personal relationships, life-purpose, a tape measure, and lots more! Plus, why you should relax about fat and concentrate on sugar. And which five of the 1,000 national brands available at The Vitamin Shoppe to consider. 

​Speaker Bio: David Meinz, MS, RDN, speaks internationally to dental groups and associations and is a contributing editor to the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.  David’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree (MS) in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri, and status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND).  He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in the National Speaker’s Association. He is the author of the audio learning series Healthy Dentistry. Financial Relationship - Other Financial or Material Support: The Healthy Dentist Summit - Director