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Integrating Oral Health into Primary Care
Length: 58 Minutes


*** Please note this program will also be found as part of the 2.75-Credit program Primary Care. If you have already completed Primary Care, you will not want to choose this program. If you want to learn more about Primary Care, choose “Media Types” above and select “Classroom.” ***

The presentation will discuss the connection between oral health and overall health. By critically evaluating the literature, together presenters will identify linkages between oral health and systemic disease. Practically, presenters will review what to look for when screening patients for oral diseases during a physical exam.

Learning Objectives:
•    Why is oral health important?
•    How to conduct a head and neck screening
•    Common Oral Health Conditions
•    Q&A

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc

Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, graduated from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in 2015. She completed a 1-year GPR residency at a VA Hospital in 2016, a Dental Public Health residency in 2018, and a MMSc in Dental Education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2019. She serves as the director of pre-doctoral education at Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, MO.

Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Kennedy can be reached at erkennedy@kansascity.edu.

Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP

Dr. Niessen currently serves as Founding Dean and Professor, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine and Vice Provost for Oral Health Affairs. She is a board-certified public health dentist and has fellowship training in geriatric dentistry. She has provided clinical care to medically complex patients at VA Medical Centers in Boston and Dallas, TX. Dr. Niessen received her dental degree (DMD), her public health degree (MPH), and Masters in Public Policy (MPP) degree, all from Harvard University. She received a BA in chemistry (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Niessen can be reached at lniessen@kansascity.edu or 417-208-0755.


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