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Tue, Sep 12



WDS September Meeting

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Time & Location

Sep 12, 2023, 7:00 PM – Sep 13, 2023, 7:00 PM


About The Event

TOPIC: Treating Dental Patients with Gastroparesis

Course Description:  Gastroparesis is a debilitating gastric motility disorder associated digestive dysfunction, reduced quality of life, and increased mortality rates. The oral cavity is responsible for initiating digestion, making the health and integrity of oral structures critical for this vulnerable patient population. The purpose of this course is to help dental professionals understand their role in improving the digestive function and overall quality of life for Gastroparesis sufferers.

Course Objectives: Define Gastroparesis

  • Recognize frequently observed comorbidities of Gastroparesis
  • Identify medical treatment modalities of      Gastroparesis
  • Relate the signs and symptoms of Gastroparesis to the probable oral manifestations
  •  Discuss the role of dental professionals in providing person-centered care for individuals diagnosed with Gastroparesis

SPEAKER: Valerie Kay Nieto, RDH, MS

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine

CE’s: 2 CE Credits | WDS

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