Topic: The Wellness Advantage: New Strategies for You and Your Patients
Speaker: Dr. Uche Odiatu
5:45 p.m. – Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. – Speaker
Dinner to Follow Presentation
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The Wellness Advantage: New Strategies for You & Your Patients
Want to add value to your patient experience? There is an avalanche of evidence demonstrating the connection between your patients’ oral health and modern lifestyle habits: lack of sleep, shift work, poorly managed stress, overeating, and sedentary living. A recent article in Dentistry Today reported that patients appreciate the dental health professional who sees the bigger picture and truly understands the relationship between the body, mind & mouth.
Emerging research catapults inflammation into the ring as a key player in many systemic and oral diseases. Periodontal disease is one of the major sources of chronic inflammation that adversely influences the entire body. Stop the deadly cascade with specific dental & lifestyle solutions guaranteed to change your patient’s health destiny. This fact filled & inspirational evening session is a ‘call to arms’ against inflammation – “let’s douse the flames!”
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify the 7 key foods & lifestyle habits that contribute to inflammation and how that affects oral health.
- Understand why certain patients do not respond well to your hygiene program, and learn an easy two-minute script to educate & motivate your patients.
- Learn how weight gain, stress, diabetes, insulin resistance, and several other physical ailments impact your patient’s oral health and well-being.
- Develop leadership strategies to get your entire office on board focusing on whole body health, and become a role model of optimal health for your team and your patients.
Dr Odiatu BA, DMD is a lifelong athlete, an NSCA certified trainer & best-selling wellness author of the books Fit for the LOVE of It & The Miracle of Health. This busy dentist is also a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and has inspired people with his insights, humor & energy on national TV (including Canada AM) & radio (KFAR Alaska to WGST Atlanta). He has lectured at all the major dental meetings in Canada, the USA, England, and Jamaica. www.DrUche.com