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Dental CE Symposium - Advancing Oral-Systemic Health
Session 1: 8 - 10:30 am PT | 10 am - 12:30 pm ET
Lecture 1: The Oral  Health - Systemic Health Connection:  What’s the Evidence?
Lecture 2: Treating Periodontal Disease in the Post Antibiotic Age

Free dental continuing education course hosted by Dental CE Academy

Live interactive and On Demand Dental CE Webinar

Scroll below for course description and schedule of upcoming dates


COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 2.5 credits

DURATION: 2.5 Hours

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  010 Basic Science

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live Interactive Webinar | Registrants will receive access to post event recording

SPEAKER(S): Dr. Thomas M. Paumier DDS (Bio) ; Meghan Radcliff, RDH (Bio) 


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

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

INSTRUCTIONS:  Dental CE Academy hosts all webinars using the Clickmeeting platform. Upon registration you are sent a confirmation email from with a link to join. Be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folders. We recommend logging in 15 minutes early in the event you require assistance. 

HANDOUTS:  Distributed via email to all attendees 1 hour prior to start, during and after the webinar. 

QUIZ FOR CE CREDIT VERIFICATION: At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will be redirected to complete a quiz for CE credit. An 80% minimum passing score is required, multiple attempts are permitted, and attendees have 7 days to successfully complete the quiz for CE credit.



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  


Reducing a chronic infectious burden, like gum disease, on the immune system has always been important. Antibiotic adjunctive therapies have a temporary effect and the infectious cycle continues. You can treat your patients more effectively with long-term success using prescription tray delivery of hydrogen peroxide gel deep into periodontal pockets. Research shows that this delivery combined with SRP leads to more significant pocket depth and bleeding reductions than SRP alone. Attend this presentation to learn the science behind the delivery, its practical implementation, case presentation ideas, and everyday business calculations.


  1. Identify the benefits and limitations of antimicrobials with oxidative and oxygenating reactions for biofilm management.

  2. Recognize patient candidates who can benefit from Rx Tray therapy and the appropriate tray treatment protocol.

  3. Compare patient results with a simple number that helps patients understand the importance of treatment.

  4. Understand the treatment guidelines for maintenance patients.

  5. Understand the treatment guidelines for initial therapy. Gain insights on what your patients can expect in treatment.

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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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Meghan Radcliff, RDH

Meghan Radcliff RDH is an Account Specialist and Trainer for Perio Protect, LLC.   She worked for seven years in clinical practice treating hundreds of patients with the help of Perio Tray therapy. Her clinical experience fuels her work as a team trainer with Perio Protect. She is most passionate about empowering hygienists to think outside the box by using and understanding the need for adjunctive therapies in and out of the hygiene operatory.

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, Meghan Radcliff, RDH is an employee of 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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