Dental Office Blood Screening. Saving Lives and Improving Outcomes.

Ron Schefdore, DMD and Jack A. Maggiore, PhD, Dental Office Blood Screening. Saving Lives and Improving Outcomes.
Speaker: Ron Schefdore, DMD and Jack A. Maggiore, PhD
CE Credits: 2.5
Format: Flash
Dental professionals must be aware that many systemic diseases manifest themselves in the mouth. Recognizing the symptoms of serious underlying diseases is an emerging role of all dental professional...more
  • Running Time: 2 hours
  • Released: 4/29/2009
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Review Date: 6/30/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 130.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Dental professionals must be aware that many systemic diseases manifest themselves in the mouth. Recognizing the symptoms of serious underlying diseases is an emerging role of all dental professionals. Two such examples detailed within this course are diabetes and inflammatory illness, both of which pose serious complications if not recognized early and treated aggressively. Dr. Ron Schefdore, a practicing dentist and founder of Healthy Heart Dentistry, and Dr. Jack Maggiore, a medical technologist and Chief Scientific Officer of Healthy Heart Dentistry will provide a detailed overview of the importance of playing an active role in the recognition and treatment of periodontal inflammation.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Ron Schefdore practices adult general dentistry near Chicago and is the president of the Healthy Heart Dentistry® and Pharmaden Nutraceuticals. He authored the book Better Service, Better Dentistry, Better Income as well as many articles for dental magazines and newsletters. His current seminars share with dentists the benefits of incorporating blood screenings and evidence based periodontal supplementation into a periodontal treatment program. Blood screenings have consistently shown to improve patient health and even save lives through early detection. NBC, Wall Street Journal, and US NEWS and World Report magazine recently reported on these discoveries. Additional information can be obtained at and Dr. Schefdore can be reached at

Dr. Jack Maggiore is a Medical Technologist, certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with a Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry and Doctorate in Pathology from the University of Illinois. He holds several medical device patents, and has authored more than 30 abstracts, publications, and textbook chapters. Dr. Maggiore has presented his method validation and clinical outcome research data at national and international scientific conventions on an annual basis since 1989, and has consulted for a number of government agencies, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His expertise includes clinical trials and regulatory affairs, having cleared six medical products through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His clinical research interests include diabetes disease management, and development of novel biomarkers for chronic diseases. Dr. Maggiore’s mission is to work with health care professionals to empower consumers to take a more active role in their health maintenance.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Identify the connections between oral inflammation and systemic disease.
  • Detail the benefits of a dental practice engaged in active diagnosis and treatment of periodontal inflammation.
  • Explain the importance of recognizing the symptoms of diabetes.
  • List the most common risk factors of diabetes.
  • Describe the diagnostic tests for diabetes.

Dr. Ron Schefdore declares that he is the president of Healthy Heart Dentistry and Pharmaden.

Dr. Jack Maggiore declares that he is the owner/part owner of Healthy Heart Dentistry.

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CE Policies
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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