The Role of Occlusion In the Progression of Periodontal Diseases
Current data suggest that occlusal discrepancies and certain types of occlusal contacts negatively impact periodontal health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the controversial history of the relationship between occlusal contacts and their influence on periodontal disease progression.
- Identify which occlusal contacts contribute to the progression of periodontal diseases.
- Explain the potential problems and benefits associated with the treatment of occlusal discrepancies as part of periodontal therapy.
This course was published in the November 2016 issue and expires November 30, 2019. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.