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TITLE:  Pathogenic Pathways: Oral-Systemic Links

COURSE FEE:  Complimentary Access

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

DURATION: 1 hour followed by 30 minute promotional webinar by ioTech International (not required for CE Credit)

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  750 Special Patient Care

CE SUPPORTER: ioTech International

MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live Interactive Webinar


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.

DESCRIPTION: Healthcare providers face challenges when reducing oral disease burden to enhance whole-body health. Shared provider knowledge of existing research incorporated into patient education and care plans fosters awareness of options and subsequent actions that may reduce negative health consequences. Growing evidence of the oral-systemic impact fuels the urgency to actively engage patients, as well as the interprofessional community in solution-oriented directions.


  • Describe the Presentation of Oral Health vs Oral Disease

  • State the Inflammatory Impact of Periodontal Pathogens on the Body

  • Discuss Evidence-based Oral-Systemic Causal Links vs Increased Risk of Negative Health Consequences

  • Analyze Options to Reduce Pathogenic Oral-Systemic Impact

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Pam Cushenan, RDH, MS, FSCDH

Pam Cushenan, RDH, MS, FSCDH is a passionate health professional dedicated to providing cutting-edge educational sessions, as well as connecting care providers with methods to improve the welfare of older adults and other vulnerable populations. Pam is a national speaker, an education specialist, a researcher, and an advocate for the advancement of access to care options.

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 course is supported by ioTech International. The speaker, Pam Cushenan, RDH, MS, FSCDH declares an honorarium supported by ioTech International.   For written documentation contact

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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