Oral Health Connections

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(2-HR, self-paced course)

*An NPI# is required for certification, but not required to take the course.*

Oral health is essential to overall health. Poor oral health—specifically periodontal disease—can contribute to diabetes complications and has been associated with adverse birth outcomes in newborns. Improved oral health will help patients manage their diabetes and contribute to a healthy pregnancy.

This course highlights evidence-based guidelines for delivering dental care to pregnant people and people with diabetes, including specific circumstances and considerations related to these two conditions.

At the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the relationship between oral health and pregnancy, and oral health and diabetes, and how one impacts the other
  • Understand how to deliver safe and effective dental treatment for pregnant people and people with diabetes
  • Have increased comfort and knowledge in providing a spectrum of dental services proven to improve the health of pregnant people and people with diabetes

Contributors: The following professionals contributed to the creation of this course:
Arcora Foundation Staff: Sarah Borgida, MA; Alia Katabi, MA; Dianne Riter, MPH
Content Experts: Bea Gandara, DDS, MSD; Melissa Sanchez, CIC; Frank Roberts, DDS, Ph.D.; Amy Kim, DDS
Reimbursed Consultant: Nicole Woodruff, APRN, CDE

Target Audience: This course is designed for dentists and other clinical staff.
If you have questions or would like more information about this course, please contact Sarah Borgida at sborgida@ArcoraFoundation.org or 206-528-2331.

Original Release Date: August 2019
Expiration Date: August 2022

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