This bacterium has a profound influence on periodontal diseases and systemic inflammation, as well as potential links to neurodegenerative disorders and systemic health.
AGD Subject Code: 490
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the development and progression of periodontal diseases.
- Identify the emerging evidence of P. gingivalis’ impact on neurodegenerative diseases.
- Note the connections between P. gingivalis, its virulence factors, and their effects on the blood-brain barrier, iron metabolism, and central nervous system homeostasis.
This course was published in the November/December 2023 issue and expires December 2026. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.