"Emerging Concepts in Periodontitis and Overall Health"

This course examines the evidence surrounding various systemic diseases and their interrelation with periodontitis.

A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA

This course examines the evidence surrounding various systemic diseases and their interrelation with periodontitis. The course begins with a historical view of the focal theory of infection. Next, the seven study designs and the strength of evidence with each design are discussed. The reader is given some guidelines to use when evaluating studies. Finally, these systemic diseases and their association to periodontitis are discussed: cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, respiratory disease, pregnancy factors, prostate cancer treatment, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and head and neck cancer.

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