The Rheumatoid Arthritis/Periodontal Disease Connection
Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease share similar inflammatory pathways and environmental mechanisms. This potential association has generated new thinking about possible links between these two common conditions.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the natural history of rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis.
- Recognize the similarities in inflammatory mechanisms between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease.
- Describe the environmental factors that influence both rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease.
This course was issued in September/October 2015 issue and expires 10/31/18. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.