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Occlusion and Periodontitis: What is the Relationship?

Time: Sep 27, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

The relationship between occlusion and periodontal heath is an oft - debated topic. This course will discuss several questions: How does occlusion impact periodontal health? Are occlusal forces detrimental to the periodontal structures? What are the periodon tal signs of possible excessive occlusal forces? What role does occlusal adjustment play in periodontal therapy? The course will use available literature to support clinical conclusions.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss experimental evidence that occlusion may or may not exacerbate periodontal destruction
  2. Know how occlusal discrepancies may impact the onset and progression of periodontal diseases in patients
  3. Discuss the role of occlusal adjustment as a component of periodontal therapy