Name
Eye Spy with My Little Eye: The eye-mouth connection
Date & Time
Saturday, July 31, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lancette VanGuilder
Description
  • Investigate the link between periodontal pathogens and eye diseases
  • Discuss diet/lifestyle risk factors for poor eye and mouth health
  • Review possible eye injuries sustained in the dental setting
  • Provide a greater level of understanding for medical-dental collaboration

Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi- oh my! Research first appeared in the 1950’s proving that oral bacteria enters the bloodstream. Today, research continues to emerge on the mouth-body connection and the critical role oral health plays in overall health and wellness. This course provides an in depth look at the many contributing factors to inflammation and the damage that it may lead to not only inside the mouth but also the entire body. Several connections have been discovered between the eye and oral cavity. Join me as we discuss oral pathogens, chronic inflammation, mouth and eye diseases and discover how the oral cavity and the eyes may hold clues to overall health and wellness