Vermont Dental Conference

Program #3 Conquering Disease with Antioxidant Arsenals, Anti-Inflammatory Diets, & Adequate Sleep!

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH    
Audience Code: H, A, O     3 CEUs/Clinical Lecture 

Pro-inflammatory diets, over-stressed lives, chronic inflammation, and lack of adequate sleep have strong correlations to adverse health outcomes.  Explore strategies to prevent disease and reduce inflammation using food as medicine.  Explore how sleep disordered breathing compounds disease development and how dental professionals should take the lead in identification of patients suffering from inadequate sleep. Examine the role of antioxidants in disease prevention and examine how Lifestyle Medicine can both prevent and interrupt chronic disease progression. Today’s dental professional can help fill a growing gap between disease diagnosis and various treatments by proactively guiding patients toward preventive strategies for health & wellness.

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Determine foods that promote versus prevent diseases inside and outside the oral cavity
  • Understand the role of antioxidants & adequate sleep for sustaining health
  • Identify strategies and technologies to reduce inflammation and prevent diseases