Contraceptives’ Role in Periodontal Disease Risk
Research suggest contraceptive use raises the risk of periodontitis.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the various types of contraceptives and prevalence of use among U.S. women.
- Describe the oral health effects associated with different methods of contraception, as well as therapeutic indications other than birth control.
- Explain the clinical benefits of understanding contraceptive therapies and recognizing the potential adverse oral health effects.
This course was issued in January 2021 and expires January 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.