Does Periodontal Disease Treatment Affect Systemic Conditions?

2 Hours 37 Minutes

Monday Session

Program Track: Periodontal-Systemic Relationships
Moderator: Perry R. Klokkevold
Speakers: Gary C. Armitage, Robert J. Genco, Ira B. Lamster

Decades of research have provided evidence to support an adverse relationship between periodontitis and systemic conditions, including atherosclerotic diseases, diabetes and pregnancy outcomes. What do we know about the effect of periodontal treatment on these conditions? The experts will offer updates on the most recent data with a critical analysis of the mechanisms, biological plausibility and interrelationship between periodontitis and systemic conditions.