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Impact of Occlusal Discrepancies on Periodontal Disease

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An examination of data that support an association between certain types of occlusal contacts and progression of pocket probing depths.

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

  1. Discuss the controversial history of the relationship between occlusal contacts and their influence on periodontal disease progression.
  2. Identify which occlusal contacts contribute to the progression of periodontal disease.
  3. Explain the potential problems and benefits associated with the treatment of occlusal discrepancies as part of periodontal therapy.

This course was issued in the December 2016 issue and expires 12/31/19. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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