Title: ELC23-GS2: Robert J. Genco Perio-Systemic Symposium Emerging Evidence on the Link between Alzheimer's Disease and Periodontal Infection
Speakers(s): W. Sue T. Griffin, Alpdogan Kantarci, Aimee Kao, and Mark I. Ryder
Disclosures: Dr. W. Sue T. Griffin, has disclosed she has NIA/ROIAG: Research through University
Dr. Alpdogan Kantarci, does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.
Dr. Aimee Kao does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.
Dr. Mark I. Ryder, has disclosed he is a consultant for Lighthouse Pharmaceuticals:
Program Track: Periodontal and Systemic Interrelationships
Course Description: There is mounting evidence regarding the bi-directional link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's Disease. Within the Alzheimer’s Disease research field there is a growing consensus for the need to identify upstream causation events prior to the irreversible pathological changes in the brain. Among the putative mediators are the potential role of translocation to the brain of periodontitis-associated pathogens, such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, and their products. The basic clinical criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease as well as other common neurodegenerative disorders will be highlighted in this perio-systemic program. The program presentation will cover the current and future therapeutic landscapes and practical adjustments for periodontists when treating individuals with memory and other cognitive disorders.
• Understand the link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer's disease.
• Review the cognitive manifestations of Alzheimer’s Disease and other major neurodegenerative diseases such as vascular dementia and Lewy Body Disease.
• Understand the clinical implications of the link between oral and systemic diseases.
• Describe how results from laboratory, preclinical, and human studies on the potential role of P. gingivalis may guide the clinician in developing current and future personalized dental approaches to patients at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Course length: 1hr 51minutes
Original release date: January 31, 2024
Expiration date: January 31, 2027
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.
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The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.