Exploring the Possible Link: Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
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What the evidence says about a potential association between these two common conditions.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the systemic conditions associated with periodontal disease.
- Discuss the evidence surrounding an association between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease.
- Explain the role of infection, citrullinated proteins and autoimmunity in both diseases.
- Note the effects of periodontal treatment on rheumatoid arthritis.
This course was issued in the November/December 2015 issue and expires 12/31/18. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.