The Periodontal + Systemic Health Connection (Ep 6 & 12)

Dental Continuing Education

About This Course

You will earn 1.5 hours of CE.

Part one features Dr. Manali Vora, B.D.S., MPH. Content from this lesson was derived from the cover story of the March 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association which Dr. Vora authored. In this episode Dr. Vora will discuss tobacco-use patterns and self-reported oral health outcomes. She will discuss different delivery systems available for tobacco consumption and the ramifications those systems have on the periodontium. Part two features prolific researcher and Harvard professor, Dr. Hend Alqaderi. She published a critical paper in the journal of periodontology entitled “association between sleep and severe periodontitis in a nationally representative adult US population.” She’s here to tell us about the influence sleep has on periodontal disease as well as the immune system. You’ll gain a better understanding for how the immune system functions in relation to periodontal disease. In this course, you will take a quiz per each episode of the dental digest podcast and then obtain CE credit. To read more about our refund/cancellation policy click here. To contact us click here. We have no commercial support to declare. No prior skill/level required. AGD Subject Code: 490

CE Objectives

  • Develop an appreciation for the deleterious effects tobacco products have on the periodontium
  • Understand the different ways in which periodontitis presents as a result of different tobacco consumption patterns
  • Learn of how a compromised immune system may contribute to periodontal disease
  • Become aware of the role diabetes plays in sleep deprivation and severe periodontal disease

About the Speakers

Dr. Hend Alqaderi gained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at Alexandria University, Egypt. She then completed an Advanced General Dentistry Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland in 2008. In 2016, she gained a Doctoral Degree in Medical Science and a Certificate in Dental Public Health from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, USA. To learn more about Dr. Alqaderi, click here.

Dr. Manali Vora is a dentist and an epidemiologist. She formerly served as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at University of California, San Francisco. She is now periodontics resident at the University of Connecticut. During her time at UCSF, she has focused her research program on periodontal health outcomes and substance use. To learn more about Dr. Vora, click here.

Teaching Method: Self-Paced/Audio/Web Mediated
Conflict of Interest Statement: Neither Dr. Hend Alqaderi nor Dr. Manali Vora have any financial conflicts of interest to disclose.

Lesson Length: 90 min
CE credit: 1 hour (self-instruction)
Release Date: 12/21/20
Review Date: 12/21/20
Expiration/Availability Date: 12/21/23

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