​VERMONT DENTAL CONFERENCE

Program #13  The "New" Periodontal Disease: "Inflammatory and Risky"

Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, M. Ed    
Audience Code: D, H, A         3 CEUs/Clinical Lecture

Periodontitis has entered into a new frontier as not only a major chronic infection but moreover a disease of chronic inflammation.  Recent studies demonstrate that the incidence of periodontitis has been underestimated by 50%.  Determining who is at risk and the corresponding therapy and management is a significant component of effective treatment.  Dental school provides the science.  This course transforms the science into the actual dental practice and case acceptance

Learning Objectives:

  • Managing inflammation as a systemic and  local immune response
  • Treating periodontitis as a major chronic inflammatory systemic disease
  • Considering genetics, diet (probiotics/nutraceuticals) , and stress as variables in controlling disease
  • Determining the role of traditional and non-traditional therapies in controlling periodontitis
  • Utilizing risk assessment to determine susceptibility
  • Incorporating the paradigm: periodontal medicine into the practice

SEE HANDOUT PAGE for ATTENDEE LECTURE MATERIAL (available in September)


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