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Manifestations of Genetic Disorders in Periodontal Care

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Genetic disorders can negatively impact oral health, and indications for periodontal care may be the first sign of an undiagnosed genetic disease.

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

  1. Identify genetic disorders that are associated with periodontal disease and other oral conditions, including the incidence of oral manifestations in individuals with neurofibromatosis Type I.
  2. Describe the clinical significance of the association between genetic disorders and oral health issues.
  3. Discuss various means of detecting risk for genetic disorders, as well as their associated oral conditions.

This course was issued in May 2020 and expires May 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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