Gastrointestinal Diseases and Their Dental Implications

Presenter: Matilde Hernandez
Moderator: Paula Benbow
Originally Presented: December 7, 2016

CDHA Member Pricing: $10.00
Duration: 60 minutes
Available Until: : March 10, 2017
Proceeds to CFDHRE  Learn more


Chronic gastric disorders are some of the most common systemic diseases encountered in clients today. This webinar will provide an overview of these types of disorders and examine the evidence-based association between the presence of specific oral pathogens and the potential for treatment failure and, thus, recurrence. In addition, medications used in the treatment of gastric disorders will be discussed, along with their potential oral manifestations and dental implications. The session also explores periodontal disease and periodontal maintenance as part of the treatment of chronic gastritis, and touches on erosion and hypersensitivity.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Know the basics of chronic gastric disorders, including their prevalence, etiology, signs, and symptoms.
  • Understand the treatment options for chronic gastric disorders.
  • Recognize the association between the presence of specific oral pathogens, treatment failure, and recurrence of chronic gastritis (Helicobacter pylori).
  • Be familiar with potential oral manifestations of chronic gastric disorders, as well as /dental treatment considerations and recommendations.


Presenter: Matilde Hernandez

Matilde Hernandez, DDS, MS, MBA

Matilde is a graduate of the Central University of Venezuela, with 13 years of clinical practice experience as a dentist. She obtained both her dental degree and her specialization as a periodontist from the Central University of Venezuela where she subsequently worked as an assistant professor of periodontology. Matilde is currently a member of the Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Professional Relations Department and works extensively with dental and dental hygiene professional development programs throughout North America. Matilde is an active member of the International Association of Dental Research, the International Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, and the Hispanic Dental Association. Disclosure: Matilde Hernandez Gonzalez is a full-time employee of Colgate-Palmolive based in Canada as Scientific Affairs Manager.


Moderator:Paula Benbow

Paula Benbow, RDH, MPH

Paula, a registered dental hygienist and manager of health policy at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), has extensive experience in health promotion, advocacy and clinical dental hygiene care. Her role at CDHA involves conducting literature reviews on critical oral health issues, developing position papers and statements, and working with the association’s Education Advisory Committee and Research Advisory Committee to build capacity and advance research in the dental hygiene profession, and to meet the evolving and complex oral health needs of the public

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that webinar registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

DISCLAIMER: Please note courses and on demand webinars cannot be completed on tablets and other mobile devices.

Proceeds to CFDHRE

Proceeds from the nominal webinar registration fee for CDHA members will be donated directly to the Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education.

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education exists to develop a fund to enable / enhance dental hygiene research and education in Canada, in order to enhance the oral health and well being of Canadians.

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