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Unveiling the Role of Porphyromonas Gingivalis in Disease

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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

Educational ­Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the development and progression of periodontal diseases.
  2. Identify the emerging evidence of P. gingivalis’ impact on neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. 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.


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