Course Description

Course description: 80% of adults have at least one chronic condition
and 68% have 2 or more. What is the underlying cause of this malady?
Chronic inflammation. It has been shown to contribute to heart disease,
adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease,
inflammatory bowel disease, colon and pancreatic cancer and more. Oral
inflammation is often overlooked as a potential risk factor. This course
will explore the link between inflammation, chronic disease, and oral



Course Description

In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus.  Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care.  In this course, we will explore the multi-faceted treatment planning approach, including scheduling and coding.  We will also discuss case classification, a step-by-step treatment protocol, and various adjuncts to control aerosols.  We will also explore strategies for dealing with informed consent and refusal of definitive care.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the factors involved in periodontal breakdown
    • Discuss the pathogenesis of periodontitis
    • Explore the most prominent systemic disease interrelationships to periodontal disease
    • Choose adjuncts to care based on severity and appropriateness
    • Understand the role of the host in disease progression
    • Define a sequence of care
    • Examine various coding issues
    • Discuss informed consent and refusal of careUpon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: