Oral Health & Systemic Health Connection

Edmonton, AB
Friday, October 19, 2018
9:00 am–12:00 pm (registration and breakfast 8:00–9:00 am)
Registration deadline: September 27

Holiday Inn Conference CTR Edmonton South
4485 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, AB T6H 5C3

Registrants can email their dietary restrictions to Ashley Grandy.

Member Pricing: $99.00 plus applicable taxes
CDHA IPN or Educator Pricing: $75.00 plus applicable taxes
Non-Member Pricing: $198.00 plus applicable taxes


During this workshop, we will explore the evolution of our food choices over the years, the growth and development of our bodies, and the three mechanisms/pathways linking oral infection to secondary systemic effects.

The session will also incorporate nutritional counselling into periodontal assessment and describe effective communication strategies to convey information to clients about cardiovascular disease, bacterial pneumonia, pregnancy, diabetes, and new research on Alzheimer’s.

Each participant will also receive a Crest + Oral-B power toothbrush!

Learning objectives

After attending the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathogens involved and mechanism of action for cardiovascular disease, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, and Alzheimer's
  • Describe the negative effects on pregnancy
  • Conduct effective nutritional assessment with clients
  • Identify early signs of potential systemic disease
  • Identify risk assessment strategies for better compliance in homecare recommendations


Irene M. Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

Irene achieved her Bachelor of Political Science from Florida State University in 2005 when she realized she would be a TERRIBLE lawyer!

Today, she is a Toronto-based practicing dental hygienist as well as a clinical and theoretical dental hygiene instructor at Oxford College, quality assurance assessor and mentor with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, key opinion leader, and international speaker.

Upon graduating with honours from Oxford College in 2007, Irene then followed her curiosity into the various aspects of dental hygiene practice, working her way through specialty areas such as paedo and perio and ultimately finding her passion connecting the effects of the dentition on the body and the importance of proper occlusion.

Irene’s goal is to change people’s lives and believes it starts with US!