The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Diabetes Education and Support Program is pleased to present Dr. Shelly Stack as a guest speaker on the subject of “Diabetes and Oral Health” on July 12, 2018 at 7 pm in the hospital’s Courtyard Lounge.

Dr. Stack’s presentation will describe how a healthy mouth and diabetes control are a two-way street. Dental health is important for everyone, but especially so for people with diabetes. Poorly managed blood glucose (sugar) levels can lead to severe toothaches, dry mouth, periodontal disease, or other dental problems. Dr. Stack will discuss appropriate dental care, the benefits of, and how often you should have dental checkups, and how to prevent dental problems.

Dr. Shelly Stack

Dr. Stack achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in London, following a 25-year career as a Sign Language Interpreter in Washington, D.C. and Rochester, N.Y.  She made the life-altering decision to pursue dentistry to fulfill a passion she had held since working at her family’s dental office as a teenager. Dr. Stack practices at Yazdani Dental, in both the Kemptville and Kanata offices.

This special event is open to the public. Clients of the KDH Diabetes Education and Support Program have received a personal invitation; their family and friends are encouraged to attend as well, along with anyone who has an interest in the topic. If you plan on attending, please advise KDH’s Bookings office at 613-258-6133 x289 or  KDH’s Courtyard Lounge is located on the ground floor of the hospital to the right of the main entrance.

KDH offers a full range of diabetes education and support services, including day and evening group education about diabetes, individual counseling, insulin initiation, a pre-diabetes program, grocery store tours (how to interpret food labels), self-management and support groups, and telephone support. All of these services are free and self-referrals are welcome. To join a program call (613) 258-6133, extension 400, option 4.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides acute care hospital services, advanced orthopedic care, and primary care management services.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

T: 613-258-6133 extension 223