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Course 1: Oral to Systemic Health


This course addresses the nature, prevalence, and consequences of oral disease throughout the life cycle with a focus on correlations between oral and systemic health. Clinicians will learn their role in preventing oral disease, addressing frequently encountered oral problems, and working as part of an interprofessional team to promote oral health among their patients.


This course takes approximately one hour to complete.
Each Clinical Case takes about 10 minutes.

Last Modified: May, 2014

Course Steering Committee Authors

Smiles for Life Editor

Mark E. Deutchman, M.D. Melinda Clark, M.D.
Hugh Silk, M.D.

Dental Consultant


Joanna M. Douglass, B.D.S., D.D.S.
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