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Health Beyond the Teeth: The Time is Now! 
Presenter: Dr. Doug Thompson Release Date: 11/28/18
Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 11/28/27
AGD Subject Code: 490 Reviewed: 2024        

There is a new opportunity in every restorative dental practice revolving around periodontal medicine and systemic health. As vascular disease continues to be redefined as an inflammatory disease, and not a cholesterol disease, reducing total body inflammation is a goal of treatment. Emerging science in vascular disease and heart attack and stroke prevention strategies will be reinforced to outline our concern.

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease mainly expressed through the relationship between bacteria and host susceptibility. Evaluating the microbial profile of every active periodontal infection can provide valuable treatment and maintenance information. This approach reveals opportunities to adjust our current traditional periodontal management protocols for improved outcomes. This knowledge allows integration of our dental practices with medical practices to take an integrative oral medicine approach. In addition to repairing the teeth, adding a wellness approach to our practices can produce healthier patients, healthier practices, and healthier teams.

During this CE webinar, attendees will learn:
• That salivary or molecular diagnostics can assist in periodontal disease management.
• How inflammation generated from oral conditions associates with the vascular disease process as well as other systemic risks.
• That augmenting, or rebranding, a traditional reparative/restorative dental practice is possible with awareness about how oral health issues contribute to total body wellness.
• How our periodontal therapy teams are on the front lines of this movement.   ( disclaimer , AGD PACE Statement )

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Class Documents

Total Mouth Disinfection Protocol
Verifiable Outcomes Using Salivary Diagnostics in Periodontal Medicine: Test and retest for clinical success
Salivary Testing for Periodontal Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

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