Sunday September 15, 2024

DPPS Dental Convention
6 Continuing Education Hours - 8:00AM - 2:30PM (lunch 11:30-Noon) 


Seminar Location: GC America - NEWish LOCATION (East of DoubleTree Hotel on 127th approx. 5 minutes)

3737 W. 127th St.Alsip, IL. 60803


AM Seminar: 8:00am - 11:30am

Speaker: Carol A. Jahn RDH, MS 

Beyond the Mouth: Exploring the Interplay of Inflammation , Chronic Disease & Oral Health (3.0 CEU's)

Description: This course delves into the connection between oral health, chronic inflammation , and systemic diseases. With a 
staggering percentage of adults affected by chronic conditions and periodontal disease, it is crucial to understand the underlying 
cause of this malady and its implications for overall health. We will examine the significant role chronic inflammation plays in 
contributing to various health conditions, including heart disease, 
Alzheimer's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and certain 
types of cancer. We shed light on the oral systemic link, 
emphasizing the impact of oral inflammation as a potential risk 
factor. Participants will learn how to recognize and address oral 
inflammation as a potential contributing factor to chronic 
diseases, enabling them to provide more comprehensive care to 
their patients.


• Cardiovascular disease

• Adverse pregnancy outcomes

• Diabetes/obesity

• Cancer

• Inflammatory bowel diseasesLearning Objectives

• Understand the current scientific perspective on causality and association and how it relates to the oral systemic link

• Discuss the role of periodontitis, inflammation , bleeding, and tooth loss on the incident of chronic diseases

• Evaluate emerging data on the link between periodontal disease and the risk for various types of cancers

• Develop talking points for patients linking oral health to systemic health

• Personalize self-care strategies and products to reduce inflammation an improve oral health 

PM Seminar : 11:30am-2:30pm

Speaker: Carol a. Jahn RDH, MS 

The Connection Between Poor Oral Health and Dementia
 (3.0 CEU's)

Description: As the population ages, the prevalence of age-related conditions such as periodontal disease and dementia continues to rise. By 
2030, approximately 1 in 5 adults will be aged 65 and older, with a 
significant proportion experiencing periodontal disease and dementias. In this course, we explore the emerging evidence on a compelling link between 
periodontal health and Alzheimer's Disease. Recent scientific findings have revealed that the periodontal pathogen, P. gingivalis, may have the ability to enhance brain inflammation . By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to effectively address periodontal 
health in relation to dementia. They will gain practical strategies to promote oral health for healthy aging.


• Types of dementias and cognitive decline

• Risk factors

• Periodontal pathogens

• Inflammation and brain atrophy

• Comorbidities Learning objectives:

• Discover of the potential role of p.gingivalis in brain inflammation

• Identify the risk factors for dementias and cognitive decline

• Evaluate the research showing how periodontal disease may increase the risk and/or worsen dementias and cognitive decline

• Discuss the role periodontal therapy and good oral hygiene may