11th Annual Delta Dental Oral Health Endowed Lecture

Floss to Remember/Remember to Floss:
The Mouth-Brain Connection


January 5, 2022 at 7 p.m.


Mark Ryder, D.M.D.
Professor of Orofacial Sciences
University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016

This event will be offered both in person and virtually.
Registration is required for both.
Those who attend in person should be fully vaccinated and wear a mask.

Background on the Topic for this evening

Over the past several decades there has been extensive research into the connections between oral and systemic health. In this lecture, a brief overview of these connections will be discussed, followed by a more in-depth presentation on new insights and therapeutic approaches to periodontal diseases and dementia. These will include the most up-to-date results of ongoing clinical trials that support the role of oral bacteria in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.