Is Periodontal Disease the Common Denominator in The Spectrum of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases?

William Nordquist, DMD, Is Periodontal Disease the Common Denominator in The Spectrum of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases?
Speaker: William Nordquist, DMD
Category: Periodontics
CE Credits: 2.5
Format: MP4 Video
For years clinicians have acknowledged a relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease. This presentation will detail a convincing mechanism behind this relationship.
  • 4.5 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 2 hours
  • Released: 6/20/2012
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
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This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

A completely different understanding of oral infection and its relationship to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases (CID), including Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerotic heart disease, will be presented. Convincing evidence theorizes the mechanism involved with CID and a common denominator instigator; oral spirochetes. Oral spirochetal infections when treated with antibiotics force these microbes to hideaway into a protective "spore-like" form within the gingival sulcus, inside the epithelial cells that line the gingival sulcus and in adjacent granulation tissue. Morphologically identical spores were found in the atherosclerotic plaque in blood vessels and in several other tissues in the body.

This lecture will change the way you understand and treat periodontal disease. It will aid in the understanding of the relationship between periodontal disease and chronic disease, plus help you prevent tooth loss and implant failure in your patients.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • 1. Gain a new understanding of periodontal disease and its relationship to Chronic Inflammatory Diseases.
  • 2. Learn the similarities of symptoms between periodontal disease and other spirochetal diseases, such as, Syphilis and Lyme disease.
  • 3. Learn the way spirochetes transform to a more protected form in the face of adverse conditions, such as, antibiotic treatment.
  • 4. Learn the value of a microscope in diagnosing and treatment planning to eliminate and/or minimize the effects of periodontal disease systemically.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Nordquist earned a BS in Chemistry and was an organic chemist in the Synthetic Chemistry Division of Eastman Kodak Company. He earned his DMD in dentistry from U. Louisville, a post doctorial MS degree in Oral Biology with major in Oral Pathology from U. Louisville, completed a General Practice Residency in US Navy. He has published two books concerning oral-systemic disease and many articles in peer reviewed dental journals and lectures internationally on implant dentistry and oral microbiology. He is an Honored Fellow in the American Academy of Implant dentistry and a Diplomat in the American Board of Implant Dentistry. He was awarded the 2008 American Academy of Implant Dentistry International Dentist of the Year Award.

Dr. Nordquist declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program..

CE Reviews


4.5  (2 Total Reviews)
 1 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Very informative
User: amosborne
Date: 6/28/2013
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Places a new emphasis on our daily practice of cleaning and scaling and oral hygiene instruction!
Interesting and informative. Far-reaching claims.
User: williambrown
Date: 7/6/2012
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
The volume of the audio varied greatly from slide to slide. This made it difficult to hear on some of the slides.
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This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 2.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

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