Healthy Heart Dentistry ® Diabetes Risk Assessment in the Dental Office a Hu-Friedy Special Presentation for Dentists and Hygienists Ron Schefdore, DMD and Jack A. Maggiore, PhD May 2009
About The Presenters Dr. Ron Schefdore practices adult general dentistry in the Chicago area and is the president of Healthy Heart Dentistry and Pharmaden Nutraceuticals. He is the author of the popular book Better Service, Better Dentistry, Better Income. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax at 630-986-1524. Additional information can be found by visiting www.healthyheartdentistry.com and www.Pharmaden.net . Dr. Jack Maggiore is President and Chief Scientific Officer of Healthy Life Laboratories. He is a Medical Technologist, certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with a Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry and Doctorate in Pathology from the University of Illinois. His expertise includes clinical trials and regulatory affairs, having cleared six medical products through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His clinical research interests include diabetes disease management, and development of novel biomarkers for chronic diseases
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
Identify the connections between oral inflammation and systemic disease.
Detail the benefits of a dental practice engaged in active diagnosis and treatment of periodontal inflammation.
Explain the importance of recognizing the symptoms of diabetes.
List the most common risk factors of diabetes.
Describe the diagnostic tests for diabetes.
Retaining Patients The future dentist and dental hygienist will focus on improving oral inflammation and overall health … the public will demand it. -Dr. Ron Schefdore Founder and President - Healthy Heart Dentistry®.
Dr. McGuire...Our Job Nov 2008, Journal of Periodontology
As clinicians we must translate the happenings in inflammation research and incorporate it into our practices to provide the best possible care to our patients.
My conclusion is that I should err on the side of aggressive control of periodontal inflammation, since, until proven otherwise, the consequences of under treatment could be more than the loss of a few teeth.
This is where dentistry meets medicine and will be the foundation for all future general dental practices.
Identify undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetics
Identify pre-diabetics and those at risk of developing diabetes
Determines to what extent periodontal disease is causing elevations in metabolic and inflammatory markers, like glucose, HbA1c and hs-CRP
Demonstrates the effectiveness of The Healthy Heart Dentistry system on blood chemistries, including glucose, HbA1c and hs-CRP
Retaining patients Recent Survey Results of Dental Patients: 72% said they usually bleed when getting their teeth cleaned at their dentist 93% said their dentist does not do an oral cancer exam 100% said their dentist did not do blood pressure checks 100% said their dentist does not do blood screenings 68% said they would consider going to another dentist offering more advanced services if the dentist was similar in cost
Healthy Heart Dentistry ® Can help retain your current patients and attract quality minded patients that are not price or insurance driven as their main focus of choosing a dentist.
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Dual Technologies: Fasting Glucose Single drop of blood is applied to test area of card. Wait 3 minutes and remove tab. Compare green color of test pad to reference card. Top tab of card is sent to laboratory for HbA1c testing.
57 year old white male. Long standing patient of record with no past history of periodontal disease presents for his normal 6 month recare visit. Perio- generalized 3mm with bleeding. Eleven sites of 4mm pockets. No change in his medical history. No extreme thirst, weight loss, dizziness, or changes in medication. No family history of diabetes.
Our blood screening indicated an Instant Fasting Blood Glucose of 125 mg/dL, and HbA1c of 8.5%. Patient was diagnosed at his physician with diabetes and began medical treatment. Go to www.Pharmaden.net and click on “in the media” to see KDKA television interview.
Healthy Heart Dentistry ® History and Mission Healthy Heart Dentistry ® was founded in 2007 by Dr. Ronald Schefdore, DMD, to raise awareness of the mouth-body connection, to implement dental office assessments of periodontal-associated markers of metabolism and inflammation, and to promote therapies to treat periodontal inflammation orally and systemically.
National Media Coverage Healthy Heart Dentistry has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal , U.S. News and World Report , Dental Economics , The Profitable Dentist , DOCS Digest, Dental Product Shopper, DentalTown.com and on the NBC News Dentistry Today feature article on the Healthy Heart Dentistry Program.
How do I get started? Start by visiting the Dentistry Against Diabetes™ program www.DentistryAgainstDiabetes.com and for information on other chairside assessment kits, visit Healthy Heart Dentistry at: www.HealthyHeartDentistry.com