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Donuts, Diabetes and Dentistry: The Vital Role of the Dental Professional

Friday, April 12

2 - 3:30 PM

1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA


There is no shortage of patients with Diabetes; 34.2 million Americans have the disease and nearly 88 million are considered pre-diabetic. This means three out of five people experience some form of insulin resistance and may not know. Insulin resistance contributes to a patient’s overall health and the body’s ability to have symbiosis. This course will equip dental professionals with the knowledge they need to identify signs and symptoms of insulin resistance and the latest approaches to collaborative diabetic preventive oral care.

This session will enable participants to:
- Review type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
- Identify what is contraindicated for dental treatment based on the patient’s HbA1c levels.
- Discover the risks of soft and hard tissue disease among diabetic patients.
- Investigate the latest technologies to prevent the progression of oral diseases both chairside and at home.


Amber Auger, M.P.H., R.D.H.

Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, specializes in treating dental dysbiosis while guiding hygienists in clinical confidence, time management, and patient-specific protocols. Recognized with the prestigious 2019 Sunstar award of Distinction, Amber is also the Editorial Director of the RDH Graduate newsletter and the host of #AskAmberRDH.

Through her acclaimed Functional RDH® certification, on-demand courses, and weekly coaching sessions, Amber enriches the dental hygiene community with a root-cause approach to dental treatment.

Follow Amber on Instagram at @amberaugerrdh or contact her at Conflict of Interest: Consultant for RDH Magazine

Amber Auger, M.P.H., R.D.H.
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