Examining the Oral-Systemic Link
Inflammation plays a key role in the association between periodontal and systemic diseases.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the current understanding of inflammation’s role in the association between oral and systemic diseases.
- Discuss the prevalence of periodontitis and the processes involved in this disease, as well as the association between periodontal inflammation and systemic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
- Describe some of the ways in which inflammation.
This course was issued in May 2020 and expires May 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.