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The Heart and Mouth Connection

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While the evidence shows that periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases are linked, the reasons behind this association are still being investigated.


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

  1. Discuss the possible mechanisms behind the association between periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Identify the clinical measures of atherosclerosis that relate to periodontitis.
  3. Explain the effects of periodontal treatment on arterial function.
  4. Detail the role of C-reactive protein in periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.

This course was published in the February 2015 issue and expires February 28, 2018. The authors have 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 FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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