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Explore the Interplay Between Periodontal Infections and Systemic Health

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AGD Subject Code: 490


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

  1. Discuss the multifactorial nature of periodontal diseases, including the roles of bacterial infections, host inflammatory responses, and associated risk factors.
  2. Identify the pivotal role of subgingival microbes in the development and progression of periodontal diseases.
  3. Note the bidirectional relationship between periodontal inflammation and chronic systemic diseases, emphasizing the importance of dental hygienists in educating patients and promoting overall health awareness.

This course was published in the March 2024 issue and expires March 2027. The author has 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 AGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2026. Provider ID# 317924
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