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Chemotherapeutics in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease

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The use of these adjunctive therapies can enhance the outcome of traditional management strategies.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the challenges that clinicians face in managing periodontal disease.
  2. List the active ingredients, desirable properties, and mechanisms of action of common periodontal chemotherapeutics.
  3. Explain the types and role of locally applied antimicrobials/antibiotics in treating chronic periodontitis.

This course was issued in the April 2018 issue and expires 4/30/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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