Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA
Casey Hein first began speaking about periodontal-systemic links in 2003, when this body of science was emerging. Since that time, evidence of the roleof periodontal disease in amplifying systemic inflammation and increasing the risk for chronic diseases has strengthened. Yet, clinicians are not quite certain how to integrate this information into everyday patient care.
Casey’s programs present new models of care and collaboration that practitioners can implement immediately. They are the result of many years of clinical consulting, research, participation on scientific boards and in consensus groups, and her experience in building an environment for medical dental collaboration at the University of Manitoba. Utilizing sophisticated animations, case studies and storytelling of professional experiences, her programs facilitate greater understanding of periodontal systemic links, stimulate ideas, fuel lively discussions and empower participants.
Casey is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Director of Education of the International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health in the College of Dentistry; and the Director of Continuing Professional Development for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba (Canada). She is also an internationally recognized speaker and published author, a consultant to the dental industry,
advisory/scientific boards, professional associations, and a reviewer for scientific publications. She has developed two educational websites that provide resources for implementation of periodontal-systemic science (www.caseyhein.com) and online courses related to oral-systemic health for both the dental and medical communities (www.oralhealthed.com).
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: member of advisory board for Sunstar