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Offenbacher Symposium Podcast Series – Part 1: Periodontal Disease: Inflammation & Pathogenesis

This podcast collection pays tribute to the late Dr. Steven Offenbacher, a renowned periodontal researcher who is considered the “father of periodontal medicine.” During his 40-year career, Dr. Offenbacher investigated the mechanisms of periodontitis and its links to other diseases. The speakers in this series have previously collaborated with Dr. Offenbacher or taken inspiration from his work, and they offer unique perspectives on their latest research related to inflammation and pathogenesis, periodontal medicine, and precision oral health. The podcasts are based on their papers published in a special Journal of Periodontology supplement dedicated to Dr. Offenbacher and supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Click on each episode for its description and learner objectives.

Periodontitis is a complex, multifactorial inflammatory disease. Genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis has revealed several single nucleotide polymorphisms and genes associated with periodontal disease. This podcast discusses two of these genes and how their activation contributes to periodontal disease.

After completing this podcast, listeners should be able to:

  • Define single nucleotide polymorphisms and identify two inflammasome genes with polymorphisms that are associated with increased severity of periodontal disease.

Elevated low-grade systemic inflammation, driven by specific cytokines, influences some common chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, and may inform how periodontal disease influences certain common chronic diseases. New perspectives on chronic inflammation are shared in this presentation.

After completing this podcast, listeners should be able to:

  • Identify several prevalent, low-grade chronic inflammatory diseases that increase an individual’s systemic inflammatory burden and put the individual at risk for other diseases.

Our understanding of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease has evolved significantly over the past several decades. This podcast reviews these paradigm shifts, along with new treatment strategies that are being evaluated in pre-clinical studies. Specifically, specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) are discussed.

After completing this podcast, listeners should be able to:

  • Explain the major paradigm shifts that have occurred over the past several decades in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of periodontal disease
“Offenbacher Symposium Podcast Series – Part 1: Periodontal Disease: Inflammation & Pathogenesis” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.