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Date(s) - March 10, 2015
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Event Details

Guest Night • Oral Health Does the Heart Good • 3 CEU, core

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, core

The microorganisms that cause periodontal disease and dental caries do not stay in the mouth. They pour into the blood stream and contribute to a systemic inflammation that has devastating effects on the body. Though no causation has been proved, extensive and mounting evidence points to a strong relationship between poor oral health and cardiovascular disease. This program reviews the links between the two as well as the interrelationships with diabetes and the obstructive sleep apnea.

Course Topics:

  • Summarize the links between oral and general health
  • Review evidence of the relationship between oral and cardiovascular health
  • Identify CVD patients who need prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental procedures
  • Understand recommended modifications for dental patients taking anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications
  • Acquire education strategies to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease

Presented by: Kimberly S. Newlin, RN, CNS, NP & Toni Adams, RDH, MA

After earning a BS in Exercise Physiology at UC Davis, Kim Newlin, RN, CNS, NP, completed the RN/CNS program at UC San Francisco, and the Gerontology/Adult Nurse Practitioner post-master’s program through the University of Massachusetts at Boston.  Currently, she is the Heart Failure Program Manager, seeing patients and supervising operations at the hospital’s Heart Failure Clinic, which she helped establish two years ago.

Toni Adams, RDA, MA is an award-winning writer and speaker with 26 years combined experience in clinical dental hygiene.  With a baccalaureate and master’s degree in Communication Studies, she specializes in communication issues in dentistry. In 2009 she was honored as the Sonicare RDH Mentor of the year.

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