Dentistry’s Deafening Silence: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Friday, April 22
8:30 - Noon
3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA
About the Course
Dental professionals are exposed daily to chronic levels of damaging sounds that result in permanent
and irreversible loss of hearing over the course of their careers, along with significant systemic health
repercussions. This course will show how each dental professional’s career and quality of life are at risk
because of our working environment, and a novel solution that can prevent this from happening.
This session will enable participants to:
•Learn how your career as a dental professional jeopardizes your hearing
•Review literature and statistics to understand why hearing loss is inevitable without proper
•Understand how hearing loss causes significant systemic health issues
Sam Shamardi, DMD
Dr. Sam Shamardi earned his DMD at Tufts University and his periodontal certificate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery and practices full-time while teaching part-time at the Harvard Division of Periodontics. Dr. Shamardi lectures nationally and internationally on topics within periodontics and hearing loss in dentistry and has published multiple articles. He is recognized as a dental entrepreneur for his revolutionary EarAid product and published The Financial Survival Guide for Dentists, geared toward helping early career dental professionals establish a foundation in the business aspect of their careers.
Conflict of Interest: Affiliation/Financial Interest: Forward Science