Speaker Information

Ms. Jo-Anne Jones

Oral Cancer/Systemic Health/Periodontics

The Silent Killer: Understanding and Addressing the Inflammatory Pathway in Today's Dental Practice

Is periodontal disease still being treated as an infection when leading authorities have redefined periodontitis as an inflammatory disease? The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) redefined periodontal disease from an infectious disease to an inflammatory disease and have recently published a ‘call to action’ for the professional community. The session will help make sure the attendees’ practices are compliant with the newly published JADA guidelines for evidence–based clinical recommendations in the non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontitis. Inflammation being referred to as the ‘silent killer’ is one of the hottest topics of research. Current research points to an association between oral health and some of today’s most prevalent and deadly diseases namely cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, respiratory illness, and autoimmune disorders.

Course: Fr356
Date/Time: 3/23/2018   2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Type: General
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Dentist Fee: $0.00
Other Fee: $0.00