Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the characteristics of the oral microbiome.
  • Discuss the difference between the role of the oral microbiome in oral and systemic homeostasis.
  • List the positive and negative influences that are exerted on the oral microbiome.
  • Discuss four diseases that may be correlated to disease in the oral cavity.
  • Explain diagnostic methods that are available for microbiome analysis.
  • Differentiate between the interventions that are available for prevention and treatment.
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