Does having periodontal disease increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, cancer or even Alzheimer’s disease? Multiple studies have found periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular disease. Recent finds in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that severe periodontal disease was associated with a 24% increased risk for cancer. This course will review current evidence on the link between oral and systemic health and provide talking point for communicating this information to our patients.
Describe the differences between causality and association.
Evaluate emerging data on the link between periodontal disease and the risk for various types of cancer
Discuss the relationship between oral health and diabetes.
Understand the current scientific perspective on the association between heart disease and oral health
List adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with periodontitis