For the Dentist, Hygienist and any interested Auxiliary
Dr. John Kempton, a graduate from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry has forty years of practicing comprehensive restorative dentistry. He has also completed post-graduate continuums in reconstructive dentistry, Dawson Academy’s Dental Institute for Systemic Health, and the medical Bale-Doneen preceptorship for cardiovascular health. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Kempton’s expertise and qualifications come from decades of success in clinical dentistry, extensive research and knowledge in the relationship of high risk pathogens to chronic disease, and a rare passion and commitment to elevate dentistry to its rightful position as primary care amidst a chronic disease crisis in this country.
The evidence connecting periodontal pathogens to chronic disease is firmly established. Yet most dental teams have not implemented the clinical practices which mitigate both the local and systemic distribution of high risk pathogens. We must consider the pathogens that have left the mouth and are creating breakdown at other systemic locations when our patients walk in the door. Despite organized dentistry not yet advocating the treatment of periodontal disease with systemic antibiotics, we have strong evidence that responsible stewardship practices can be embraced when translocated micro-biomes are mitigated with antibiotics in high-risk patients.
· Develop and understanding of the overall burden of chronic sickness in America and the relationship of periodontal disease to those systemic illnesses and their potential outcomes
· Assess the dental teams responsibility and need to consider being accountable for more than restoring and saving teeth
· Analyze physiologic inflammation
· Identify the systemic implications of inflammation as it relates to periodontal disease and the collective burden of all systemic inflammatory diseases
· Develop and consider a new paradigm in context of diagnosing periodontal disease
· Discover and review a new way to organize and review medical history format that enables dental professionals to move from inflammatory perio discussions to systemic inflammatory dialogue and lead patients toward a potentially healthier life
· Examine a method to treat periodontal disease that validates pathogens are eliminated and systemic inflammatory markers have decreased
· Construct a learning environment that enables dental teams at one time, in one place, in an interactive workshop setting to inspire an immediate response that patients can benefit from
· Provide a dental team with the business platform essential to provide oral systemic services and support the economy of practice.
Course Earns 7 m.c.e.
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