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18th Annual Dental Hygiene Lecture - Headliners: Breaking News and Its Effect on Health Care AND Diet Wars: Today's Dieting Trends and the Impact on Oral and Systemic Health

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 4:45pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Cost: $295.00 Dentist
$195.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Dental Ecology


Morning Program
Headliners: Breaking News and Its Effect on Health Care
The dental hygienist needs to stay informed about breaking news involving dental, medical and other scientific breakthroughs to appropriately address patient concerns and develop comprehensive treatment plan protocols. Recent, potentially ground-breaking topics will be explored based on reports from radio broadcasts, newspapers and television to refereed professional journals, popular consumer magazines and laboratory studies.

Following this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the potential impact of recent scientific findings on the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene
- Discuss with confidence topics of interest to the discerning dental patient
- Evaluate sources of information available to the consuming public based on validity and reliability

Afternoon Program
Diet Wars: Todays Dieting Trends and the Impact on Oral and Systemic Health
South Beach? Atkins? Weight Watchers®?, Caveman? Confusing - You bet!! Because obesity has become a major health crisis for people of all ages, it is understandable that Americans are seeking weight loss fixes through multiple dieting strategies. But how do these dieting fads impact general and oral health? This course will provide participants with an overview of metabolic considerations and discuss how some types of adipose tissue act as an inflammatory organ. Clinicians will be able to incorporate information learned to provide more comprehensive nutritional counseling to their patients and recognize possible consequences of dieting trends.

- Understand the physiology of adipocyte development
- Recognize the impact of the current obesity epidemic on systemic, oral, emotional and financial health in the United States
- Recommend healthy alternative to poor dietary choices

*This material may not be duplicated without the written permission of the author.

About the Speaker

Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS
received a Bachelors degree from Idaho State University and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the University of Washington. In addition to practicing over thirty years, she has held teaching positions emphasizing the dental sciences at numerous dental and dental hygiene schools. She has also authored numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of oral health care topics. Betsy is known for presenting scientifically-based dental and dental hygiene continuing education programs that are understandable and relevant. She is an internationally recognized speaker in the areas of advanced instrumentation, current dental therapeutic modalities, microbiological and immunological aspects of dental disease, oral and systemic health and nutrition. Betsy is known by dental hygienists throughout the United States for her high level of knowledge and her humorous presentation style!

8:00-8:30am Registration
8:30-10:00am Headliners: Breaking News and Its Effect on Health Care
10:00-10:30am Break
10:30-12:00pm Headliners (continued)
12:00-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Diet Wars: Todays Dieting Trends and the Impact on Dental & Systemic Health
3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:45pm Diet Wars (continued)
4:45pm Adjourn

Registration and Fees
The registration fee includes course materials, CE credit and all meals listed in the agenda. All registrations must be received by Friday, April 18, 2014.

UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs.

Cancellations and Refunds
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, April 18, 2014.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels,airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

ADA CERP Recognized Provider
This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at