Oral Health Care for Diabetic Patients Without Homes

Friday, May 18, 2018: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Regency Room (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
Oral diseases and overall poor oral health have been linked to respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes that often lead to deficits in quality of life, general health, and nutrition. A bidirectional relationship between oral health and diabetes puts individuals with gum disease at higher risk for developing diabetes and individuals with diabetes at greater risk for developing oral disease. Access to regular dental visits and proper dental care can be challenging to individuals experiencing homelessness, resulting in neglected oral care. Many patients experiencing homelessness also have co-occurring diabetes that is often uncontrolled. This session will equip providers with new knowledge and techniques to address the challenges related to providing oral health care oral to patients with diabetes and without homes. This learning lab will provide technical assistance and training to health centers that serve this population.
Alaina Boyer, PhD (Director of Research, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Candace Owen, RDH, MS, MPH (Education Director, NNOHA)
Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH (Dental Consultant, NNOHA)
Jean-Venable "Kelly" Goode, Pharm.D., BCPS, FAPhA, FCCP (Professor and Director, Community-Based Residency Program, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Jernice Sarter Giles, DDS (Dental Director, Daily Planet Health Services)
Maureen Neal, CFRE (COO, Advancement, Daily Planet Health Services)
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