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Examining the Oral-Systemic Link

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Inflammation plays a key role in the association between periodontal and systemic diseases.

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

  1. Explain the current understanding of inflammation’s role in the association between oral and systemic diseases.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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