Do you know that your dental health has implications on your medical condition? Presented to you by Channel NewsAsia and Specialist Dental Group, join medical and dental specialists in “Beyond Dentistry: More Than Teeth”, a seminar on better dental and overall health.
Into its fourth edition, the seminar is slated to be held on 15 August 2015, Saturday, 1 to 5pm, at Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel’s Ballroom. Click here for more information.
Through the sharing by six medical and dental specialists, we aim to educate the public on issues pertinent to better dental and overall health. You can expect to learn how:
• Dental and medical problems can be co-managed seamlessly
• To prevent the development of the painless enemy – gum disease
• Crooked teeth and buried teeth are treated through a multi-specialty approach
• You can enjoy better teeth for better years ahead
This is also a great opportunity to have your questions answered by the specialists as there will be a Question & Answer Session during the seminar.
This week’s focus is “Co-Managing Dental & Medical Problems”.
Q: What is a Prosthodontist?
A: The term “prostho” means replacement and “dontist” means dealing with teeth. Prosthodontists are the recognised experts in the areas of replacing anything that is missing in your mouth. They are fully trained in the areas of dental restorations, missing teeth replacement including dental implants, crowns & bridges, cosmetic dentistry, and rehabilitation of head & neck cancer patients. Being the “architect” of a dental treatment plan, they regularly collaborate with other dental or health professionals to address patients’ dental concerns.
Q: What is an Endocrinologist?
A: Endocrinologists are medical specialists trained in diagnosing diseases related to the glands. These diseases often affect other parts of the body as well. As the glands in a person’s body release hormones, Endocrinologists regularly treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances to restore it to normal levels.
Q: Why is a Prosthodontist and an Endocrinologist doing the talk together?
A: We would be discussing on how you can have better overall health when you have good dental health. For instance, did you know that having gum disease is linked to other serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease (heart disease/stroke), diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancers, respiratory diseases and kidney disease? Through this talk, you would find out more about why dental issues can affect your overall health and how you can prevent these dental issues.
This seminar is proudly supported by the following sponsors.