Program Track: Periodontal-Systemic Relationships
Moderator: Denis Kinane
Speakers: Steven Offenbacher, David W. Paquette, Maria E. Ryan
Clinicians are faced with making treatment decisions for millions of people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and women at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Successful medical management of these specific patient populations requires optimal oral health. This session will review the available clinical, epidemiologic and basic science evidence supporting these relationships. Clinical strategies paramount to successful dental management of such patients will be developed, and results of periodontal intervention studies reviewed.
- Understand the mechanistic links between periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Discuss the current risk/benefit considerations for treating women during pregnancy, patients with diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.