This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 490.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
A completely different understanding of oral infection and its relationship to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases (CID), including Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerotic heart disease, will be presented. Convincing evidence theorizes the mechanism involved with CID and a common denominator instigator; oral spirochetes. Oral spirochetal infections when treated with antibiotics force these microbes to hideaway into a protective "spore-like" form within the gingival sulcus, inside the epithelial cells that line the gingival sulcus and in adjacent granulation tissue. Morphologically identical spores were found in the atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels and in several other tissues in the body.
This lecture will change the way you understand and treat periodontal disease. It will aid in the understanding of the relationship between periodontal disease and chronic disease, plus help you prevent tooth loss and implant failure in your patients.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Nordquist earned a BS in Chemistry and was an organic chemist in the Synthetic Chemistry Division of Eastman Kodak Company. He earned his DMD in dentistry from U. Louisville, a post doctorial MS degree in Oral Biology with major in Oral Pathology from U. Louisville, completed a General Practice Residency in US Navy. He has published two books concerning oral-systemic disease and many articles in peer reviewed dental journals and lectures internationally on implant dentistry and oral microbiology. He is an Honored Fellow in the American Academy of Implant dentistry and a Diplomat in the American Board of Implant Dentistry. He was awarded the 2008 American Academy of Implant Dentistry International Dentist of the Year Award.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- 1. Gain a new understanding of periodontal disease and its relationship to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases.
- 2. Learn the similarities of symptoms between periodontal disease and other spirochetal diseases, such as, Syphilis and Lyme disease.
- 3. Learn the way spirochetes transform to a more protected form in the face of adverse conditions, such as, antibiotic treatment.
- 4. Learn the value of a microscope in diagnosing and treatment planning to eliminate and/or minimize the effects of periodontal disease systemically.
Dr. Nordquist declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program..
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Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and
providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education