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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Periodontal Disease - Risk Factors and Treatment

Categories: Periodontics

Author(s): Richard Champagne

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists from novice to advanced


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Educational Objectives

The overall objective of this course is to provide an overview on periodontal disease, risk actors and treatment. After completing this article, the reader will be able to:

1. Describe the etiology, onset and progression of periodontal disease

2. List and describe risk factors for periodontal disease

3. Review periodontal treatment options.


Periodontal disease with clinical attachment loss affects approximately 47% of American adults over the age of 30. The development and progression of chronic periodontitis depends on a number of factors including risk and the host response. Treatment options include nonsurgical therapy which may also use adjunctive therapies, and surgical therapy. Regular re-evaluation and periodontal maintenance is essential for patients who have been treated for periodontal disease.


COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from ORAPHARMA.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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