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  • Diabetes and Oral Disease: Implications for Health Professionals

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the New York Academy of Sciences

    Despite the growing realization that oral disease is linked to other systemic health issues, medicine and dentistry continue to be implemented as two separate health professions. Evidence suggests that diabetes leads to worsening oral disease and in turn, the chronic inflammation and infection that results from periodontal disease has an adverse effect on glycemic control and health outcomes, thus creating a cycle that compromises diabetes management and health outcomes in affected individuals. Any improvement in glycemic control and/or oral disease has the potential to make a significant impact on the quality of life for individuals with diabetes.

    This symposium will bring together physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, endocrinologists, dentists, periodontists, dental hygienists, epidemiologists, public health and nursing professionals as well as basic researchers to examine the bidirectional relationship between oral disease and diabetes. This symposium aims to provide education that will enhance the quality of health-care delivery, improve patient outcomes, and serve as an impetus for medical and dental care professionals to coordinate and collaborate towards the goal of improving the health of individuals with diabetes. 

    By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

    • •   Identify the demographics,  epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of diabetes and periodontitis;

    • •   Explain the factors that constitute the bidirectional diabetes-oral disease link and their importance in individuals with or at risk of diabetes or periodontal disease;

    • •   Define the role of oral disease in initiating the inflammatory response, as well as the impact of hyperglycemia on oral health;

    • •   Effectively screen and counsel patients for oral disease and diabetes risk, and advise them on disease management;

    • •   Explain the necessity of including oral health as part of routine health care for the diabetic population;

    • •   Explain the critical need for and application of interprofessional patient management in the care of dental and diabetic patients;

    • •   Network with colleagues from a diverse range of health care backgrounds, increasing their professional contacts and enabling a more integrated approach to managing the health of diabetic individuals.

    Read an interview with David Albert, DDS, MPH (Columbia University College of Dental Medicine) — a member of the Scientific Organizing Committee — conducted by Beth Truett, President and CEO, Oral Health America.

    Read an interview with Mary Lee Conicella, DMD, Aetna's Chief Dental Officer, conducted by Beth Truett, President and CEO, Oral Health America. This symposium is supported in part by Aetna Dental®.

    Organizers

    David S. Albert, DDS, MPH

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

    Evie Lalla, DDS, MPH

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

    Ira Lamster, DMD, MMSc

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

    Rudolph L. Leibel, MD

    Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


    Continuing Education Information

    Accreditation Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University, Oral Health America, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/09-12/2013 and Dental Board of California registered provider #3954. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professional in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

    Designation Statement

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 6.5 continuing education credits. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations. Credits will be awarded to dentists, dental hygienists, and allied dental health professionals.

    The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) and The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM toward recertification requirements.

    Disclosure Statement

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.

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