Killer Smile: Periodontitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardiac Disease and Kidney Disease

1 Hour 29 Minutes

Sunday, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. East, 253 A 

Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Diagnosis 

Moderator: Rachel A. Schallhorn 

Speakers: Christopher W. Cutler and Purnima Kumar 

Educational Objectives: 

  • Explain the role of oral microbes in local inflammation and systemic disease, as well as the efficacy of systemic antibiotic therapy for periodontal infection. 
  • Explore etiopathogenic mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and how RA impacts the periodontium. 
  • Elaborate how periodontal therapy can impact, and be impacted by, chronic systemic inflammatory disease. 
  • Discuss what to tell your patients and when to refer for medical evaluation and care. 
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