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Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2017 Oral-Systemic Health Conference "Importance of Integrating Medical and Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes," Friday, June 2nd (with an evening reception on June 1st) at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, 1035 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

This activity is intended for physicians, dentists, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dental hygienists and other allied health care professionals. Topics chosen have appeal and applicability for providers in a variety of practice environments.

Keynote Presenters:
Jerry Brown, DMD, CDE, is a retired dental clinician and is the first health professional with a dental degree to earn board certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Dr. Brown will be addressing the importance of screening for diabetes and other chronic medical conditions in the dental office and will also share a personal journey as a diabetic patient.

George Taylor, DMD, MPH, DrPH, is a Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California – San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Taylor will be addressing the health economics of the potential medical health cost savings by integrating oral healthcare for individuals with chronic medical conditions like diabetes.

Topics Include:

  • The importance of oral health among diabetic patients
  • The dental providers’ key role in screening for dysglycemia
  • Wisconsin statewide pilot efforts geared towards integrating oral health management of patients with diabetes between medical and dental providers
  • Potential cost savings and the economics of medical-dental care integration