The Relationship Between Obesity and Periodontal Diseases
Identifying and addressing oral complications are essential to successful management of this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the prevalence of obesity in the United States.
- Explain obesity-related systemic effects that result in chronic inflammation.
- Discuss implications of obesity on the periodontium.
- Identify key components necessary for management of obese patients.
This course was published in the May 2018 issue and expires May 2021. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.