Seminar - 60 Minutes
Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease. By screening for hypertension in the dental setting and referring undiagnosed or uncontrolled hypertension to primary care physicians for further diagnosis and treatment, dental professionals can make a significant contribution to reducing hypertension and heart disease.
This seminar will review and discuss the hypertension screening in the dental setting model that was developed and implemented in Maryland as part of the CDC 1609 Models of Collaboration initiative. Learning will take place as participants review the approach and implementation strategy used in Maryland’s program as well as discuss how to best create, implement, promote and evaluate a hypertension screening and referral program within their own state. Content will include key information on: program infrastructure, guidelines, equipment, office process mapping, protocols, training, marketing, program support, data analysis and lessons learned.