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Darcy Trill, RDHAP, mobile dental hygenist who specializes in the treatment of people with disabilities and special needs in their homes, provides a compelling overview of the risks of ignoring dental health for DM patients, and strategies for achieving and maintaining oral health.

Dr. Steve Perlman, DDS, discusses common oral health issues associated with DM.

MDF Fellows report on the current status of their research findings. Featuring: Dr. Ranjan Batra, PhD, University of California San Diego; Dr. Viachaslau Bernat, PhD, Scripps Research Institute Florida; Dr. Melissa Hinman, PhD, University of Oregon; and Dr.

In this webinar, Kari Lane, RD, CNSC, Clinical Dietitian at the University of Utah, discusses nutritious diets to maintain heart and GI health for people living with myotonic dystrophy.

Community-led session presented by Regina Thompson and Jessica Nussbaum. Two caregivers discuss different ways of preparing food for those with dysphagia.

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Cynthia Gagnon, PhD, OT, of the Université de Sherbrooke, discusses ways to modify daily living activities to best benefit those living with DM.

Linda Nguyen, MD, of Stanford University, discusses GI health as it relates to myotonic dystrophy, and ways to combat these symptoms.

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Dr. Shree Pandya, P.T., D.P.T., and Lucille Mullins, M.A., R.D., L.D., provide update to date recommendations regarding exercise and healthy eating for people living with myotonic dystrophy.

A discussion of the signs and symptoms of dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, as well as the different muscles that can be affected by this DM symptom.

John W. Day, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine

John W. Day answers questions from the audience.


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