CE programme

The dental clinic at the center of the general health of our pandemic patients




Dr Hector J. Rodríguez-Casanovas

Periodontist with almost 30 years of experience; got his dental degree in Toulouse - Université Paul Sabatier, his Master of Science from the University of Texas at Houston, and his Ph.D., from the Basque country University.

He has been President of the Dental Board at Las Palmas and Trustee of the Spanish Periodontology Foundation.

Involved with general health and have published a book and many articles about Diabetes and Oral Health. Periodontal Regeneration; mouthwashes have also been some of his research interests. He taught at a Master's level at the Dental School of the University of Sevilla.

Practicing around our patients’ general health.

Periodontitis is a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular pathology (clinically expressed as coronary ischemia, stroke or peripheral vascular pathology), for diabetes mellitus and for certain cases of pneumonia. In dental clinics we should have protocols for the early detection of cardiovascular risk (including arterial hypertension), as well as prediabetes or diabetes, and establish the necessary measures to treat periodontitis in its early stages. Measures we need to take to protect ourselves and our health. Clinical research to improve our overall health impact.

Learning objectives:

  • Improve your diagnosis skills at the office
  • Learn when to refer to a physician / how to work with them
  • Work and prevention around COVID19