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Open Access   24/7    Complimentary CE Credit Hours

On Demand Dental CE Webinar

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COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 2 credits


AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  010 Basic Science

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Recorded webinar October 20, 2023. Review December 31, 2024

SPEAKER: Dr. Thomas M. Paumier DDS (Bio)


AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser


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DESCRIPTION: Nearly every week the mainstream media has articles which discuss the connection between oral health and overall health. Patients and dentists alike are confused about what is fact and what is speculation. A review of evidence based methodology and how to critically evaluate the literature will be discussed. This course will present the latest evidence supported by credible scientific studies to help dentists understand how oral health impacts general health and how systemic medical conditions impact oral health. An overview of the interrelationship between periodontal disease and COVID-19, diabetes, cardiovascular health, stroke, cancer, pregnancy, respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed.


  • Discuss the latest scientific evidence on how oral health impacts general health

  • Describe the interrelationship between periodontal disease and many systemic diseases

  • Explain how to distinguish credible scientific data from poorly done studies with questionable conclusions  

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Dr. Thomas M. Paumier: 

Dr. Tom Paumier is a cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry class of 1987 and completed a GPR at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He has been in private practice in Canton, Ohio since 1988. He is on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital GPR in Canton and is a Fellow in the International and American College of Dentists. He was a member of the ADA and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons expert panels who wrote the Clinical Practice Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria for Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Prosthetic Joint Patients. He also was a co-author of the ADA Clinical Practice Guideline for Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Odontogenic Infections and was the 2019 recipient of the ADA Evidence Based Dentistry Clinical Practice Award. He was one of 6 dentists appointed to the ADA Dental Practice Recovery Task Force during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He regularly lectures to dental residents and students at Case School of Dental Medicine and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is vice chair of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital Board and Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Development Foundation. He is a past president of the Ohio Dental Association.

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DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS:  According to Dental CE Academy's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: This session is supported by Perio Protect LLC. The speaker, Dr. Tom Paumier has received a speaker's honorarium funded by Perio Protect LLC. Speaker. Dr. Paumier declares no other financial affiliation with Perio Protect LLC.


DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLOSURE: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy.  Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based up on the speakers' own clinican experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to new interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.  Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding. 

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