Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Steven Steed, DDS, is the Dental Director at the Utah Department of Health, and President of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD). Dr. Steed has championed efforts in Utah, as well as nationally, in early detection and prevention of dental disease in children. He helped to author the ASTDD “Best Practice Approach to School-based Dental Sealant Programs”, which has become the standard of dental sealant prevention programs nationwide. Dr. Steed works directly with the Utah Dental Association and Utah State Legislature on advancing oral health initiatives. Dr. Steed organized and oversees the Utah Oral Health Coalition, whose mission is to increase community awareness of oral health needs. Dr. Steed is also a member of the Utah Diabetes Advisory Board and seeks to provide awareness on the links between oral health conditions and diabetes. For this program, Dr. Steed will discuss connections between oral health care and diabetes prevention and care.
Program Description: The Utah Diabetes Telehealth Series is a monthly continuing education program for professionals with interest in the field of diabetes and related conditions. The program is free of charge, always held on the 3rd Wednesday from 12-1pm MDT, and participation is available by video conference, webstreaming, or telephone (as a live, distance learning format).