The goal of this course is to provide the clinician with an understanding of the periodontal disease process and the impact of inflammation on oral and systemic diseases. This course provides the clinician with the information necessary to make professional decisions in the process of dental hygiene care which are based on current concepts of periodontal care, published research, clinical experiences, and sound judgment. Topics addressed include health and disease, inflammation and systemic health, and resources available for patients and dental professionals.
- Understand the periodontal disease process
- Identify risk factors related to acquiring periodontal disease
- Develop a home care management plan for periodontally compromised patients
- Determine the role of inflammation in oral and systemic diseases
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