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Alzheimer’s Disease, Periodontitis and Systemic Inflammation

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Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 01:00pm EST / Duration: 1 hour / CE Credits: 1

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Brought to you by the DentaQuest Partnership and Forsyth Institute  

It is well understood that oral health is the gateway to overall health. There is growing evidence that oral health is linked to other diseases in the body. For example, Alzheimer's disease and periodontitis are characterized by inflammation in the body. Researchers are beginning to find that a dysregulated inflammatory response could be the underlying cause and biological basis for chronic inflammation that may contribute to a variety of systemic diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. This webinar will present recent discoveries that explain how periodontal disease creates risk for infection and inflammation, and how oral and neuronal inflammation are linked.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the connection between oral health and systemic diseases.
  • Understand the link between periodontal diseases and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Understand the biological plausibility of inflammation as a potential factor linking oral and neuronal inflammation; introduce the concept of inflammaging.
  • Discuss novel therapeutic strategies.

Presenters:

  • Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, MSc, PhD, Associate Member of Staff, Director of Forsyth Faculty Associates Dental Practice, Forsyth Institute
  • Vuong K Diep, MPH, Health Science Specialist, Analytics & Evaluation, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement

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