Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the current scientific literature about the association between periodontal health and CVDs
  • Learn how to discuss the interactions between these two conditions with patients.
  • Develop knowledge of the impact of medical therapies for CVDs on periodontal status.
  • Gain knowledge to allow for greater participation on teams of health care providers treating CVD patients and periodontitis.
  • Learn about patient risk factors, treatment needs, and current treatment strategies.
  • Discuss with patients the common risk factors and association of periodontitis and CVD.
  • Discuss with colleagues effective methods for treatment of periodontal disease in patients who have CVDs.