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Bridging the Gaps: Linking Systemic and Oral Inflammation Considerations to Systemic Disease

Betsy Reynolds RDH, MS

July 25, 2018  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Earn 3 CE Credits  |  ADA CERP  |  Provider: Dental Learning Systems, LLC

Parkell Headquarters  |  300 Executive Drive, Edgewood, NY 11717

$50 per person  |  Includes dinner!



ABSTRACT: While the role of inflammation in disease initiation, progression and presentation has yet to be fully elucidated, the explosion of information linking the oral inflammatory process to a variety of systemic conditions is at once exciting and daunting for the healthcare provider to assimilate. This course is designed to familiarize clinicians with current research findings linking oral inflammation with systemic diseases in a manner that allows for integration of the presented material into patient care protocols. This course is appropriate for Hygienists, Dentists and other allied dental professionals.


  • Discuss how maternal oral inflammation impacts pregnancy outcomes
  • Understand how stress impacts systemic health and periodontal diseases
  • Recognize how diabetes and periodontal inflammation influence each other
  • Identify potential microbial roles in oral cancer development
  • Analyze the probable roles periopathogens and caries-involved microbes influence systemic health


Betsy Reynolds RDH, MS
Armed with degrees in the dental hygiene and oral biology, Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS presents scientifically-based dental and dental hygiene continuing education programs nationally and internationally. Committed to making the dental sciences understandable and relevant, Betsy devotes time and energy to publishing articles and book chapters designed to enlighten and inspire clinicians. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics involving the biologic basis for oral and systemic disease prevention, microbiological and immunological aspects of oral disease, implications of stress on oral and systemic health, oralpathological concerns, oral piercing and body modification considerations in care delivery, head and neck anatomy and scientific developments affecting oral health care delivery. Betsy lives in her home state of Idaho where she enjoys hiking, biking and gardening.



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