Immunological and Inflammatory Aspects of Periodontal Disease
COURSE NUMBER: 1
Georgios A. Kotsakis, DDS, MS; Jessica M. Latimer, DDS; Michael P. Mills, DMD, MS
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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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.
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
AGD Subject Code(s):
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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.
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- 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.
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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027
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