It’s no secret that the demands of dentistry often come at the expense of a dental professional’s physical health. In this day-and-a-half seminar, David Meinz addresses the most critical aspects of what it takes to achieve wellness and balance in your practice. Implementing current wellness and nutrition concepts can empower your staff to influence the overall health of your patients. Offices today must also keep abreast of the current and expanding nutritional knowledge base around sugar and periodontal disease, risks of sugar substitutes, vitamin supplements, alcohol, and more. Most importantly, explore dentistry’s role in preventing America’s #1 killer: heart disease.
Enhance Performance and Productivity Be viewed differently by your patients
Increase Professional and Personal Energy Integrate Today’s Nutrition and Wellness Concepts
Improve Organizational and Individual Health Learn Dentistry’s Roll in Whole Body Health
I. Sugar’s Impact on Oral and Total Health
II. The Latest on Sugar Substitutes
III. The Truth About Dietary Supplements: The Five Essentials
V. Dentistry’s Role in Total Patient Wellness
IV. The New Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Learning Objectives / You will learn how to:
1. Understand the impact of sugar beyond dental caries.
2. Identify sugar substitute options.
3. Differentiate between basic vitamin supplement needs and marketing claims.
4. Grasp the concept of lumenology vs arteriology in cardiovascular disease prevention.
5. Appreciate the potential for dentistry in preventive total patient care.
Recommended for Dentists, Spouses, Practice Administrators, Administrative Team, Assistants, and Hygienists.
America’s Personal Health Improvement Expert:
Bio: Health promotion expert David Meinz speaks nationally to dental groups and associations and has been published in both the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry and Dentistry Today. David’s formal education includes a Master’s Degree (MS) in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri, and status as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Fellow in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (FAND). He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in the National Speaker’s Association and the author of Wealthy, Healthy and Wise: How Dental Professionals
Can Make Sure Their Health Lasts As Long As Their Money Does. And he’s kind of funny, too!
Making The Dental Connection:
Weight Control and Fitness Helps Reduce Gum Disease:
1. A recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology found that those individuals with the lowest Body Mass Index, a measure of body fat, and the highest levels of fitness, had the lowest rates of severe periodontitis.
Fish For Your Smile:
2. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics found that those who consumed a higher amount of the omega-3 called DHA were less likely to have periodontal disease.
3. Oral Health and Heart Disease: Numerous studies suggest that periodontal disease can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by increasing whole-body inflammation. In addition to improved dental hygiene, dietary and lifestyle changes can also help decrease inflammation levels
Over 300 Dental Groups Can’t Be Wrong!
“A FULL HOUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY SAYS IT ALL!”
—Richard Marinello, DDS, PDL Study Club
And lots of FUN too!
IT’S A RARE EXCEPTION THAT A SPEAKER CAN MAKE HIS LECTURE APPLICABLE TO THE FRONT OFFICE STAFF, BACK-OFFICE STAFF, AND DENTISTS. YOU DID THAT…IN AN ENTERTAINING MANNER THAT KEPT THE ATTENTION OF ALL.”
— Robyn Goldman, Indiana Dental Association