New Course - Necrotizing periodontal disease

Oct 25 2011

Necrotizing periodontal disease is a localized, often acute, gingival inflammation usually brought about by a bacterial infection with possible related etiological factors

This course will discuss the common symptoms, etiologies and treatment options for patients suffering from conditions such as:

  1. Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis
  2. Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Periodontitis
  3. Oral Thrush (Candida albicans)
  4. Black Hairy Tongue
  5. Angular Cheilitis
  6. Geographic Tongue (benign migratory glossitis)

After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:

  1. Identify the difference between Necrotizing Periodontal Disease (NPD) and basic gingivitis
  2. Effectively identify and treat Candida albicans (Oral Thrush)
  3. Identify the causes of NPD, Angular Cheilitis and Geographic  Tongue (migratory glossitis)
  4. Understand the similarities and differences in the treatment of these diseases
  5. Understand the difference between Black Hairy Tongue and Geographic Tongue