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Event Details
  • Recent studies have suggested that periodontal disease are inflammatory diseases initiated by bacterial biofilm; infectious inflammatory diseases. This presentation will review resolution of inflammation in the context of periodontal disease and the role of inflammation and its control in the link between periodontal inflammation and inflammatory systemic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and others.  
    • Understand the relationship between inflammation, bone loss and tissue regeneration in periodontitis
    • Explain the mechanism of action of periodontal regeneration; why it works and doesn’t work in different situations
    • Describe potential modifications of treatment regimens for the patient with periodontitis to control inflammation, prevent further damage and achieve true periodontal regeneration
    • Understand the biologic basis of the relationship between periodontitis and systemic disease
    • Develop a working knowledge of inflammatory interactions leading to and linking the common diseases of aging
  • Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, vice president and senior member of staff, the Forsyth Institute, and professor of oral medicine, infection and immunity, faculty of medicine, Harvard University 
Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dentist; Hygienist
  • 3.0
Financial Disclosure
  • Thomas Van Dyke has no financial relationship relevant to this program to disclose.
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the class. You will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancelations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason by MDS. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.