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The Relationship Between Porphyromonas Gingivalis and Systemic Disease

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This oral bacterium implements strategies to invade the various tissues beyond the periodontium.

AGD Subject Code: 490
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify how Porphyromonas gingivalis enters into systemic circulation.
  2. Discuss the relationship between P. gingivalis and cardiovascular disease, diabetes
    mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Explain the role of oral health professionals in using the P. gingivalis-systemic disease
    association to help patients improve their overall health.

This course was issued in December 2022 and expires December 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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