Vermont Dental Conference

Program 8  Immunity 101: What the Dental Team Should Know

Tieraona Low Dog, MD     2 CEUs/Clinical
Audience Code: D, H, A​, O             Reference: Immunity

The immune system is perfectly designed to help protect our bodies from infections, both minor and potentially life-threatening. We have witnessed the devastating effects SARS-CoV2 has had on our health, physically and psychologically; our economy, and our businesses. There are numerous practices and habits that can support the immune system, as well as those that can impair its ability to function at its best.  This highly relevant and engaging lecture will help provide the dental team with the facts they need to know to keep their patients and staff safe. 

Program Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the function of the innate and adaptive immune system
  • Participants will be able to discuss past pandemics and the role of vaccinations 
  • Participants will be able to discuss the use and misuse of antibiotics and the growing problem of antibiotic resistance 
  • Participants will be able to identify the relationship between chronic stress and impaired immune function 
  • Participants will be able to identify key micronutrients that are necessary for optimal immune function