Bacteria may not be the only culprits behind periodontitis. New research suggests a viral component may also play a role in specific cases.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the incidence and prevalence of periodontal diseases.
- Identify the etiology of periodontal diseases.
- Explain the role that viruses may play in the development of chronic periodontitis.
- List possible treatment options for viral-related chronic periodontitis.
This course was published in the December 2015 issue and expires December 31, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.