Dawson Academy hosts two-day wellness course

August 3, 2015

It is general knowledge that the United States is facing a national health care crisis. There is a trend of ever-rising systemic risk factors, including high blood pressure, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, gastric reflux, Alzheimer’s disease and more.

Taking place in St. Paul, Minn., and St. Petersburg, Fla., the class will teach dentists and dental team members how they can play a bigger role in the total health of their patients.

The Dawson Academy will teach dentists and dental team members how they can play a bigger role in the total health of their patients in the two-day course, "The Total Wellness Dental Practice," in St. Paul, Minn., October 15-16, 2015, and in St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 4-5, 2015.

It is general knowledge that the United States is facing a national health care crisis. There is a trend of ever-rising systemic risk factors, including high blood pressure, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, gastric reflux, Alzheimer’s disease and more.

Despite this rise in risk factors, the average patient visit with his or her medical doctor is only about seven minutes, occurring once every two years. With the little time patients spend at their doctor’s office, there is a major need for other health professionals to identify and treat these major health issues; no health professionals spend more quality time influencing patients than dental teams.

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What’s more, Dr. Michael Roizen, medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, recently challenged dentists and dental teams to become the gatekeepers of both oral and systemic health.

“Now more than ever, the well-trained dental team can change and save lives,” said DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD, director of Dental Medicine Curriculum at The Dawson Academy.

The Dawson Academy is committed to teaching dental teams how to diagnose and treat systemic inflammation created by oral pathogens, sleep apnea, physical inactivity, stress, toxins, Type 2 diabetes and pro-inflammatory diets. Understanding the dental practice’s role in both diagnosis and therapy of these great risk factors can create a future for both patient and practice health like never before.

To learn more about this course, visit The Dawson Academy website at thedawsonacademy.com or call 800-952-2178.

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