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Immunological and Inflammatory Aspects of Periodontal Disease

COURSE NUMBER: 1

Georgios A. Kotsakis, DDS, MS; Jessica M. Latimer, DDS; Michael P. Mills, DMD, MS

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This course reviews key components of the immune system and their coordinated roles in preventing and eliminating the etiologic agents of disease. Current concepts in the immunopathogenesis of periodontal and peri-implant diseases will be d...

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Overview

This course reviews key components of the immune system and their coordinated roles in preventing and eliminating the etiologic agents of disease. Current concepts in the immunopathogenesis of periodontal and peri-implant diseases will be discussed with emphasis on the role of inflammation in tissue destruction and the progression of the periodontal lesion leading to alveolar bone loss.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Sep 4, 1996

  • Last Revision Date:

    Aug 11, 2021

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Aug 10, 2024

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    490

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Define innate and adaptive or acquired immunity.
  • Describe principal components of innate and acquired immunity.
  • Compare and contrast the five classes of immunoglobulins.
  • Name the major types of leukocytes.
  • Summarize the four types of hypersensitivity reactions to foreign substances.
  • Discuss the origin, maturation, and function of T-cells and B-cells.
  • Understand the role of bacterial complexes in periodontal disease.
  • Discuss the role of inflammation in periodontal tissue destruction.
  • Understand the etiology of inflammatory peri-implant disease.
  • Recognize key distinctions between periodontitis and peri-implantitis.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course. Dr. Kotsakis has received research support and honoraria from Institut Straumann AG, ITI Foundation, MIS Implants Technologies Ltd, Osteogenics Inc, Novabone LLC, StellaLife Inc, Water Pik Inc, Dentsply Inc, and from the NIH.
Georgios A. Kotsakis

Georgios A. Kotsakis

DDS, MS

Associate Professor & Director, ITI Scholarship Center, Department of Periodontics, UTHealth San Antonio & Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington Dr. Georgios Kotsakis is Associate Professor...

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 Jessica M. Latimer

Jessica M. Latimer

DDS

Michael P. Mills

Michael P. Mills

DMD, MS

Submission Information

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