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January 29 | 9:00 am 12:00 pm

As part of the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress, Forsyth presents, “Forsyth Innovation and Our Impact on Dental Practices.”

As a pioneer and leader in oral health innovation, Forsyth brings you this symposium with cutting edge research and exciting technology development programs that will greatly impact the future of dentistry. The diagnostic and therapeutic value of the human oral microbiome in preventative dentistry will be presented, followed by a presentation on periodontal disease treatment by immune modulation. Next will be a presentation on the possible connections between oral health and Alzheimer’s disease. The final two presenters will discuss using teeth as a biomarker to understand medical history, followed by and school-based dental prevention programs to address oral health disparities. Our five renowned faculty will share their innovative research and programs, and this will be followed by a Q&A session with attendees.

  • Oral Microbiome as a New Powerful Tool for Preventative Dentistry: Wenyuan Shi, PhD
  • Immunological Modulation as a New Way to Treat Periodontal Disease: Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD
  • The Possible Connection Between Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Disease: Hatice Hasturk, DDS, PhD
  • Using Teeth as a Biomarker to Understand Your Medical History: Felicitas Bidlack, PhD
  • The Public Health Approach to Manage Oral Health Disparities: Mary Tavares, DMD

After this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the cutting-edge research discovery on human oral microbiome
  • Determine the relationship between bacteria, inflammation, bone loss, and tissue regeneration in periodontitis
  • Analyze the relevance of cognitive impairment in oral health
  • Review tooth formation in the context of childhood development
  • Identify the role school-based dental prevention programs can play in addressing oral health disparities

Credits: 3 CE Hours

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