The Oral Health Systemic Health Connection

The Oral Health Systemic Health Connection: What's the Evidence?


Tuesday, September 19

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM (PT)

In this session, attendees will learn how oral health impacts general health and how systemic medical conditions impact oral health.

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Critically appraise medical and dental literature to understand evidence-based medicine and dentistry better. 
  • Understand what systemic medical conditions impact periodontal and oral health.
  • Use this knowledge to incorporate into the clinical care of patients to help improve their oral and overall health.

Andrea JohnsonAndrea Johnson, MS, RDH

Senior Business Development Manager

Procter & Gamble

Andrea Johnson is the senior business development manager for Procter & Gamble Professional Oral Health (P&G).  She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She practiced clinical dental hygiene for 10 years and taught clinical hygiene for three years.  She received her Master of Science in Psychology at Texas Woman’s University in 2012.

In her current position, she provides leadership in key strategic areas to develop regional capability and work on business development opportunities.   She provides educational lectures on preventive dentistry topics to dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, students, faculty, and staff at schools in her region.  She is responsible for “sharing the science” from P&G with key opinion leaders and dental professionals that speak on behalf of P&G.  She has over 20 years of experience with P&G in the dental field and has held numerous roles within the company, including territory manager, capability manager, and school representative.  She represents P&G at regional and national meetings. She is a liaison for American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) and RDH Under One Roof, a three-day conference offering quality dental hygiene education. She also worked in the pharmaceutical industry, where she helped launch two major medications with Astra Zeneca in the cardiovascular market.  She was a national trainer and hospital representative for six years.

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