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Continuing Dental Education

The Harrelson Lecture 2014: Inflammation and Chronic Diseases of Aging - Your Health and the Health of Your Patients

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Credit: 4 hours
Location: UNC SOD
Cost: More information about this meeting and registration will be
posted soon. Please continue to visit our website for updates.
Sponsor: Periodontology

For many years physicians and dentists divided up diseases based on which part of the body exhibited dysfunction, pain, or physical abnormalities. In recent years evidence has accumulated showing that many diseases, especially the major chronic diseases of aging, are connected through common biological pathways, such that some diseases may develop together and one disease may influence another. Inflammation is one of the most powerful common pathways and has implications for you and your patients. The good news is that you can modify inflammation to improve your long term health and that of your patients.

The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:
1. Describe the key elements of the future of healthcare.
2. Discuss which patients are more likely to become problem patients.
3. Describe what determines whether an individual over-produces inflammation.
4. Describe 3 ways one can decrease their inflammation levels.

About the Speaker
Dr. Kenneth Kornman