7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Live Webinar: The Mind/Gut Connection-Dental Considerations




AGD Code #742

This live webinar course is an adaptation of a much longer in-person course that was taught at the school in the past. Good for the whole dental team.

Course Description:

  • This lecture will cover the role of bacteria in your gut and the way they influence how you experience emotion.
  • Does your gut make you feel depressed and/or anxious?

Learning  Objective: Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify general anatomy and physiology of the brain and gut
  • Identify types of bacteria
  • Explain interconnections between the brain and gut
  • Explain the role of bacteria in affective states
  • Describe the role of mitochondria with regard to the gut microbiodome
  • Discuss possible corrective measures

Course will cover:

  • The diencephalon, mesencephalon
  • Origin of Vagus with innervations
  • Gut anatomy
  • Role of endocrine system and emotion
  • Role of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems
  • The brain/gut interconnections
  • Schizophrenia exhibits less diverse organisms
  • Modulation of the glutamate-glutamine-GABA cycle
  • Role of the Vagus nerve
  • Vagus discriminates between pathogenic and non pathogenic bacteria
  • Anti and pro inflammatory responses via bacteria
  • Endo endocrine cells of gut villi synapse with the Vagus nerve (neuropart cells)
  • Sense mechanical, chemical, and thermal stimuli
  • These stimuli are converted in tiny electrical pulses
  • Stimulate afferent vagal neurons to brain * Gut milieu influences the brain
  • Gut pathogens can also influence the brain
  • Vagus nerve by virtue of non pathogenic bacteria uses afferent signals to allow GABA to be released

Instructor:   Dr. Arthur Feintuch, DC, DAAPM

  • Dental Studies Institute and the Institute for Continuing Education – Continuing Ed Instructor
  •  Monmouth University Adjunct Professor Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 35 Years Private Practice running multiple offices. * Ocean County College-Developer and Adjunct Instructor EEG program
  • Brookdale CC- Adjunct Instructor & Developer EEG program, Pharma  Math, Occupational Therapy
  • Premier Medical & Dental Institute-Phlebotomy, EKG, Pharmacology, Injection Technique, Medical Law & Ethics,
  • Middlesex County College-Adjunct Instructor Anatomy and Physiology including lab and lecture
  • Designed, developed, and instructed Post Graduate Cranial Anatomy course for CE credits to Post-Doctoral Physical Therapy Practitioners
  • Gibbs College-Adjunct Instructor Medical Assisting
  • Chiropractic Physician * NJ State Teaching Certification Secondary Education

Additional information


Live Webinar: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 1:00-5:00pm