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Fact or Fiction: Debunking Current Trends In Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

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Strategies for evaluating current trends in periodontal therapy to ensure patients receive the most effective treatment plan.

AGD Subject Code: 490


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

  1. Identify the latest materials and techniques in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, including the use of air-polishing with erythritol and glycine-based powders for effective biofilm removal.
  2. Note the appropriate applications of adjunctive treatments such as laser therapy, salivary testing, and antibiotic use, in managing periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
  3. Discuss the impact of systemic health on periodontal treatment outcomes and learn strategies to tailor therapy for improved patient satisfaction and long-term oral health.

This course was published in the June/July 2024 issue and expires July 2027. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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