Meeting on the oral-systemic link

Looking for an informative session on the link between oral and overall (systemic) health? Head to the program at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) on January 18, where physicians and dentists will delve into the topic in detail.

Sponsored by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, The National Periodontal Disease Coalition, and NYAS, participants at the event will discuss potential research and treatment options for periodontal disease and the systemic symptoms associated with it. The conference will also dig into policy matters and dental/education needs to improve health delivery systems.

There will be formal presentations as well as audience participation and panel discussions. Among the speakers are Panos N. Papapanou, D.D.S., Ph.D., Columbia University, Michael Glick, D.M.D., Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Jai Radhakrishnan, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.P., Columbia University. For a complete list of speakers click here

"Our understanding of the link has increased rapidly in recent years, especially in regards to cardiac disease, renal disease, and during pregnancy," said Stacie Bloom, Ph.D., life sciences director at NYAS in a press release. "However, care providers rarely have a chance to communicate about collaborative treatment options. We are thrilled to be working with the dental community for the first time on this health integration program."