Oral Biofilm and its Systemic Effects

  • Saturday 1/28/2023
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 678SL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom F
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
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Gregori Kurtzman, DDS is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, Department of Endodontics, Prosthetics, and Operative Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Silver Spring, MD.

Our understanding of the importance of removing and preventing oral biofilms has evolved rapidly. We now know that left unchecked biofilm in the oral cavity leads to a range of dental issues and systemic illnesses. The instructor will explain the microbiology of biofilms and the harmful pathogens they harbor which cause these health issues. Attendees will review effective clinical and homecare interventions including a new antimicrobial composite technology designed to protect restorations from secondary caries.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the complex nature of biofilms, how they form, and how they operate at a cellular level to thrive in the oral environment
  • Describe the range of dental and systemic diseases linked to pathogenic microorganisms commonly found in oral biofilm
  • Assess how oral biofilms can affect systemic health issues and prevent or limit their treatment
  •  Learn about clinical interventions to address oral biofilms including new antimicrobial composite materials that protect restorative margins
  •  Know about preventative homecare regimens that help patients fight biofilms and support improved oral and systemic health  
  • Understand how nutrition has an effect on oral biofilm, systemic health and how improve both for overall better health
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.