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The Impact of Porphyromonas Gingivalis on Systemic Health

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This oral bacterium implements strategies to invade the various tissues beyond the periodontium

AGD Subject Code: 490


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

  1. Identify how Porphyromonas gingivalis enters into systemic circulation.
  2. Discuss the relationship between P. gingivalis and cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Explain the role of oral health professionals in using the P. gingivalis-systemic disease association to help patients improve their overall health.

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