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Salivary Diagnostics in Periodontal Medicine, a window into another world (1 Year Of Access)

$50.00 / year

It is getting clearer and clearer that controlling oral biofilm and doing what we can to modulate the host immune-inflammatory response is the goal of the dentist when treating periodontal disease.

Description

Speaker: Dr. Doug Thompson

Topic: Salivary Diagnostics in Periodontal Medicine, a window into another world

It is getting clearer and clearer that controlling oral biofilm and doing what we can to modulate the host immune-inflammatory response is the goal of the dentist when treating periodontal disease. Using microbial profiling to assist with treatment options, to confirm the effect that your efforts and your patient’s efforts have on the biofilm is critical when evaluating clinical success. Collecting this data is a cornerstone of a Total Mouth Disinfection protocol that we use daily. Salivary diagnostic testing and retesting provides invaluable feedback in creating a personalized treatment plan, reinforcing home care efforts, follow up assessment(s) and maintenance protocol. Oral biofilm can be a significant contributor to vascular disease and excess inflammation can be a spark to initiate heart attacks and strokes. Dentist-physician collaboration is a necessity to properly manage your patient’s health and to reduce their risk for vascular disease.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Create awareness about total health in dentistry.
  2. Salivary diagnostics can assist in disease management.
  3. Inflammation and gum disease have a relationship to vascular disease and other diseases.
  4. Collaborating with physicians to decrease the negative impact to systemic health.

Teaching Method: 1 hour lecture