The "New" Periodontal Disease: "Inflammatory and Risky"

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 420RL
  • Cost: $99
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 162 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Samuel Low, DDS, MS is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, and a faculty member of the Pankey Institute.

Periodontitis has entered into a new frontier as not only a major chronic infection but moreover a disease of chronic inflammation. Recent studies demonstrate that the incidence of periodontitis has been underestimated by 50%. Determining who is at risk and the corresponding therapy and management is a significant component of effective treatment. Dental school provides the science. This course transforms the science into actual dental practice.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Manage inflammation as a systemic and local immune response with antioxidants and microthin ultrasonic/laser combinations
  • Recognize management of periodontitis as a major chronic inflammatory systemic disease 
  • Determine the role of traditional and non-traditional therapies in controlling periodontitis 
  • Utilize risk assessment to determine susceptibility 
  • Incorporate the new paradigm of periodontal medicine into the practice 
  • Consider genetics, diet (probiotics/nutraceuticals), and stress as variables in controlling disease
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist
This Course will be audiotaped.