Improving Periodontal Health
Nonsurgical periodontal therapy—both traditional practices and recent innovations—remains key to improving oral health outcomes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the importance of self-care in supporting periodontal health.
- Identify the chemotherapeutics and adjunctive therapies used to maintain periodontal health.
- List the factors that influence the effectiveness of scaling and root planing.
- Explain the role of periodontal maintenance in nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
This course was published in the July 2016 issue and expires July 31, 2019. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.