North Idaho Conference Courses

FIVE Patient Lifestyle Habits that Influence Healing

by Dr. Uche Odiatu 

8am to 11:30 am (30 min break)

Our patients don’t leave their stressful jobs, poor sleeping patterns (insomnia, apnea, snoring), their physical fitness (or lack) or their eating patterns (mindless eating & evening feeding frenzies) in the car before they sit in our chair. There’s irrefutable scientific evidence that these habits have the ability to ramp up inflammation or dial it down. Well adjusted, rested, physically active, healthy eating patients enjoy a physiology that supports a better response to our prevention/restorative interventions. In this high energy entertaining program be prepared to have your hair blown back!

In this presentation you will:

  • Discover how eating habits have the ability to dial down or ramp inflammation and how it affects your treatment outcomes
  • Learn why it’s important to identify the sleep deprived (not just apnea) patient in your practice
  • Understand why your sedentary patients don't heal as well as your active living patients. ALERT 85% of your patients lead sedentary lives.
  • Gain greater insight into the relationship between chronic inflammation & disease
  • Develop a conversation style to positively impact your patient at the new patient & recare exam

Your Patients’ Microbiome: What Every Dental Professional Needs to Know

by Dr. Uche Odiatu 

12:30 pm to 4pm (30 min break)

Do your patients have the guts to douse the flames of inflammation? Our patient's gut flora make very powerful anti-inflammatory agents when fed key nutrients. Learn what impacts gut integrity: antibiotics, jet lag, fast food, artificial sweeteners & what we dental pros can do! The latest science from the National Institute of Health shows the microbiome impacts overall health as much as our genes. Dental industry people are the key professionals to ensure optimum functioning of the masticatory system. Attend this insightful session & enjoy a novel path to lower patients' inflammatory burden.

 In this presentation you will:

  • Gain insight into the science of the human microbiome
  •  Learn why NEW findings about your patients’ gut flora are shaking the very foundation of health care & nutrition
  • Understand why the dental professional is perfectly positioned to help ALL people live more vibrant lives NOW
  • Discover the foundational role of your patient's gut integrity & inflammation