Heading down to Melbourne on Friday to give two lectures to Southern Health, Victoria’s largest health service provider.
My talk is about being well…. here’s the outline…
“Being Well – An Oral Health Perspective”
Our health is in crisis. Our healthcare system has become a disease management system and we are constantly being told we will not be able to afford it. The costs on a personal, community and financial level are enormous.
Heart disease is still the number one killer in the western world.
Cancer is the number two killer. One in two men and one in three women will contract cancer in their lifetime. One in four people will die of cancer. Even allowing for the aging of the population cancer rates have increased by 25% since the “war on cancer” was declared in 1975.
Auto-immune diseases are the third biggest killer and the list of conditions seems to grow by the day.
Diabetes and obesity are at epidemic proportions.
Never has there been a more urgent need for us to focus both personally and professionally on health and wellness.
As oral health practitioners we are perfectly placed to fulfill that role.
As gatekeepers to the respiratory system and the digestive tract we directly affect and monitors our patients’ ability to breathe well, sleep well and eat well.
In this presentation I’ll be presenting a unique oral health perspective on “Being Well”