MDHA SPEAKER FEATURE – Dr. Wenche Borgnakke

(Presentation Immediately following the MDHA networking event, at 10 a.m)

Topic: The Traveling Oral Microbiome – and general health AM Session

Periodontitis – what is it, who has it, and why is it important?
Periodontitis and * cardiovascular disease
* adverse pregnancy outcomes
* rheumatoid arthritis
* kidney failure
* cancer
Topic: Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way relationship PM Session * effect of diabetes on periodontal tissue
* effect of periodontitis on diabetes control
Periodontal treatment: * effect on general diseases
The links between the mouth and the rest of the body – what do I tell the patient?