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Re-examining the Plaque-Gingivitis Connection and the Role of Stannous Fluoride

COURSE NUMBER: 579

Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

The purpose of this course is to review the role of plaque in the initiation of periodontal disease, share novel insights on the mechanism by which stannous fluoride reduces plaque-induced gingivitis, and discuss practical implications for ...

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Overview

The purpose of this course is to review the role of plaque in the initiation of periodontal disease, share novel insights on the mechanism by which stannous fluoride reduces plaque-induced gingivitis, and discuss practical implications for dental professionals.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Mar 1, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    Dec 16, 2020

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Dec 15, 2023

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    490

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Explain the risk factors associated with gingivitis, including the contribution of plaque quantity and host susceptibility.
  • Identify common chemotherapeutic oral antimicrobials and their respective benefits; and describe how stannous fluoride is distinct in its modes of action in gingivitis reduction.
  • Define the mechanism by which stannous fluoride interacts with plaque bacterial endotoxins to reduce the inflammatory response.
  • Discuss the implications of bioavailable stannous fluoride use for patient care.

Disclaimers

  • P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein.
  • Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author has done consulting work for Procter & Gamble.

Sherri M. Lukes

RDH, MS, FAADH

Sherri has been a dental hygienist for 37 years. She holds advanced degrees in education. She is associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health, and multicultural dental hygiene. Res...

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Submission Information

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8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

Provider ID# 211886

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Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.