08/08/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Periodontitis and its Link to Systemic Diseases

08/08/24 – 10am-1pm PT / 12-3pm CT / 1-4pm ET Periodontitis and its Link to Systemic Diseases


Instructor: Dr. Vera A. Brown, D.M.D., A.R.T. Provider

- In this course, we will explore the relationships between the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation and the possible causal link(s) between oral bacteria/periodontitis and systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, low birthweight babies, respiratory illnesses, oral malignancy and Alzheimer disease. We will review the metastatic and transient spread of oral bacteria and their role in systemic disease processes.

In this course, you will learn:

  1. The scientific basis of claims that periodontal bacteria and their metabolic products can affect tissues and organs distant to the oral cavity.
  2. How to educate patients regarding oral health and its link to systemic diseases.
  3. The inflammatory mediators, including: cytokines, IL6, TNF-a, CRP and ROS.
  4. How to identify signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. How inflammatory mediators play a role in these diseases

About Live, Interactive Continuing Education Webinars

A live, interactive webinar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community, except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation. Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webinar. No special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webinars. When you enroll in any ACES course, you will be sent an email with complete information on how to join the webinar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live webinar, you will complete a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor Dr. Vera Brown: No relevant financial relationship to report
Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report

Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.