In Person Virtual

Oral Heath Connections to Systemic Heath (Why your mission team needs a dentist)

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ED 213
  • November 9 2024 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Does brushing your teeth regularly decrease Type II diabetes? We'll discuss that question and many others as we explore connections between oral and systemic health. Because we are so used to the American dichotomy between Medicine and Dentistry, people are often surprised to see and hear how mouth health affects body health. This lecture will seek to remedy that by examining how important a role oral health plays in the lives of our patients who are dealing with a myriad of other disease states. We'll show how having dental care available on a missions team can play a synergistic role in combating various diseases. In addition, we will show ways that dentistry can have a strategic impact towards meeting spiritual needs during short-term or long-term missions.