Healthcare professionals play a vital role in the prevention of oral and systemic disease.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and risks associated with cancer and periodontal diseases.
- Identify the association between oral bacteria and colon, gastric, and oropharyngeal cancers.
- List additional factors that impact oral health and cancer risk.
- Explain the innovative methods that may help patients improve and maintain their oral health.
This course was issued in August 2022 and expires August 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.