PERIODONTITIS: A Destructive and
Life-Threatening Microbial Disease
Live Interactive Dental CE Webinar. Registrants receive access to the recording.
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TITLE: PERIODONTITIS: A DESTRUCTIVE AND LIFE-THREATENING MICOBIAL DISEASE
COURSE FEE: Complimentary Access
CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 3 credits
DURATION: 3.5 hours
AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE: 490 Periodontics
MODE: Electronically Mediated | Live Interactive Webinar
SPEAKER(s): Lawrence R. Page, DDS, MS
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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COURSE SUMMARY: In addition to destroying support for teeth, pathogenic periodontal microorganisms cause life-threatening systemic problems. Two of the most aggressive red-complex microorganisms are found in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims. At least one periodontal pathogen, Fusobacteria nucleatum, has been identified as a carcinogen for colon cancer. There are many other systemic diseases correlated with the presence of periodontal pathogens including increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The absence or very low acceptable levels of periodontal pathogens is definitive for lack of periodontal destruction and appears to allow at least a degree of healing. Routine treatment for periodontitis ignores monitoring for pathogenic microorganisms to determine disease-control success at all at-risk sites. In fact, our routine treatment recommendations of flossing, using spinning brushes, scrubbing techniques and polishing can cause significant damage to teeth, supporting bone, esthetics and will not prevent pathogenic periodontal infections.
In this webinar, we will cover effective methods for monitoring pathogenic infections as well as identify specific sites at high-risk. We will also cover techniques for patients to effectively destroy pathogenic biofilms, even in deep pockets with minimum friction methods.
Describe the prevalence and growing concern of periodontitis
Understand the etiology of periodontitis
List periodontitis risk factors
Formulate a periodontitis diagnosis
Summarize treatment options for periodontitis
Lawrence R. Page, DDS, PhD
Full-time Periodontist and Clinical Professor
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
Dr. Larry Page is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. After completing service in the Air Force, he completed a PhD (doctorate) in microbiology at the University of Maryland. Concurrently he completed a residence in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
While teaching Oral Pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry he was offered the opportunity to take the Periodontology residence while continuing to teach. He has been a tenured associate professor at both the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland. More recently, he has been a part-time clinical professor in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Page has been a full-time periodontist in Columbia and Ellicott City Maryland for the last 41 years.
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