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ATSU Continuing Education

march, 2022

15mar7:00 pm8:00 pmThe Oral-Systemic Connection – an update


Event Details

ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health and the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Provider Live Webinar Series

The Oral-Systemic Connection – an update

Date & Time:        Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – 8:00 PM (EST), 7:00 PM (CST), 5:00 PM (PST)

Location:               Zoom Webinar

Audience:              The Dental Professional

Format:                 Lecture

CE Credit:              1.0

Tuition:                  $49


Course Description:

Recent literature suggests that microbes and/or inflammation contributes to many chronic diseases. Thus, oral inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis have been associated with a variety of chronic disease and conditions.  This course will provide a summary of present knowledge about the connections between oral diseases, such as periodontitis, and a variety of systemic diseases and conditions such as atherosclerosis, respiratory infections, diabetes, and cognitive impairment.  The potential etiology of these connections will be discussed, as well as methods for prevention. Several case studies will be presented to illustrate these connections.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history and literature that connects poor oral health with chronic disease.
  2. Understand biological mechanisms that may explain how poor oral health impacts on chronic disease risk.
  3. Describe oral interventions that may reduce the risk for chronic disease.


Meet the Speaker: Frank Scannapieco,

Frank A. Scannapieco is SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds the BS in Biology from the University of Connecticut, MS in Biology from Northeastern University, DMD from the University of Connecticut, and Certificate in Periodontology and PhD in Oral Biology, both from the University at Buffalo.  He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontology, and Scientific Reports, has edited three issues of Dental Clinics of North America, and has served on the editorial boards of multiple basic science and clinical journals, and as a referee for many medical, dental and scientific journals. He practices periodontics, and is an active educator and mentor for graduate and dental students.  His research focuses on oral microbiology, molecular mechanisms of oral bacterial colonization, and the interface between oral and systemic health, especially the role of oral conditions in the process of respiratory infection.





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ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Nationally Approved PACE Program

Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by

Any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

5/1/2020 to 4/30/2022.

Provider ID# 397632


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST



Link emailed prior to start of course.


Continuing Dental Education - MOPatricia Pou at (314) 685-3557or 1500 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

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