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DE0930: Advancements in Diabetes Webinar: Understanding the Bi-directional Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Date: 2/14/2024 - 2/13/2027
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Eric Jewell
Director: Wendy Castle
Level: Advanced
Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 490)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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Periodontal [gum] disease is recognized as the “sixth complication” of diabetes. However, the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes is bi-directional: the risk of developing periodontal disease is increased three-fold in people with diabetes, while the severity of periodontal disease – and treatment – affects glycemic control in patients with diabetes. This webinar will explore both sides of this complex relationship.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe periodontal [gum] disease
2. Examine the bi-directional relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes
3. Identify the pathways that relate periodontal disease to diabetes

Speaker / Presenter:

Eric Jewell — - Commissioned Corps entry date 8/2/2004 - Area and national Perio consultant. Sells Service Unit, IHS Sells Indian Hospital PO Box 548, Sells, AZ 85634 - pedodontist [rotates between Sells & San Xavier] For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report. Dr. Eric Jewell serves as the IHS National Periodontal Consultant. He may be reached at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at


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Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.