Improving the Nonsurgical Treatment Of Periodontitis

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Modifying risk factors, facilitating decisions about the use of antibiotics, and recommending appropriate oral hygiene measures are the keys to successful treatment.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the goals of nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT).
  2. Discuss the seven-step protocol for NSPT.
  3. List the challenges that may arise when implementing this protocol and note when a surgical approach should be considered.

This course was issued in August 2019 and expires August 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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