Outline of Training

Outline of Training

 
 

1. What constitutes Oral Systemic Links (OSL)
     A. Defined
          I. Oral pathogens
          II. Sleep Disordered Breathing
               a. Sleep Apnea
                    i. Inflammatory response
                    ii. Metabolic damage
          III. Cranialmandibular cervical Disorders
               a. Inflammatory response
     B. History
2. How it is viewed
     A. Public
     B. Dentists
     C. Medicine in general
3. Pathophysiology of OSL
     A. Biofilm
          I. Development
          II. Constitution
          III. Significance
               a. Periodontitis
               b. Other infections in the body
               c. Beneficial biofilms in the body
     B. Infectious process
          I. Bacteria products
          II. Bacteremia
          III. Host response
               a. Immune
               b. Biochemical
4. Systemic disease associations
     A. Periodontitis
          I. Tooth Loss
     B. Cardiovascular disease
          I. Stroke
          II. Heart attack
     C. Cancer
     D. Chronic Kidney Disease
     E. Medical implant infection
     F. Pregnancy outcomes
          I. Preterm
          II. Low birth weight
     G. Neurological
          I. Dementia
     H. Diabetes
     I. Pulmonary
          I. Nosocomial
               a. Ventilator acquired pneumonia
               b. Nursing home acquired pneumonia
               c. COPD
5. Patient Education
     A. The problem with poor oral hygiene
     B. The problem with waiting on getting care
     C. The problem with less than complete resolution of the infection
6. Dentist education
     A. Different view of periodontal treatment
          I. Staging of care changes
          II. Care for the infection
               a. Host modulation
                    i. Probiotics
                    ii. Anti-inflammatories
               b. Antimicrobials
               c. Surgery
               d. Debridement
               e. Diagnostic testing
                    i. Salivary
                    ii. Blood
          III. Use of medical codes
               a. ICD codes needed to communicate
          IV. Collaborative care with medicine
               a. Educating MD’s
               b. Requesting of tests
               c. Referral process
                    i. Medical networks
         V. Payment protocols
               a. Insurance needs
                    i. ICD and CPT codes
                    ii. Letters for documentation
               b. Patient education on third party payments
7. Research
     A. Latest findings
     B. How to read and valuate studies
8. Future
     A. Clinical needs
     B. Research trends/direction/ active studies
     C. Products and Equipment
     D. Diagnostic Testing