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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Bridging the Gap Between Periodontal Disease and Chronic Wounds

Categories: Periodontics

Author(s): Duane C. Keller DMD

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Bridging the Gap Between Periodontal Disease and Chronic Wounds

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Comprehend what constitute an acute versus a chronic wound 
• Understand what microorganisms are found in healthy and diseased periodontal tissues and why acute modalities make a chronic problem worse
• Recognize why gram-negative obligate anaerobes are more virulent 
• Modify the biofilm from ones causing disease to ones that support health

Abstract

Why has the dental profession been unable to find an answer to periodontal disease? The answers lie in the nature of the disease (biofilm) and the methods of treatments. Periodontal disease is a chronic wound being treated by acute wound modalities such as scaling and root planing and debridement. The AMA has chronic wound guidelines that apply to periodontal treatments. These are demonstrated with time/proven results. 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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