Periodontal Update for the Hygiene Team

Self Instructional - Webinar


Connections Between System and Periodontal Disease

- There is emerging evidence to support the existence of a two-way relationship between some systemic diseases and periodontitis, with systemic inflammation increasing the risk for periodontitis, and periodontal inflammation negatively affecting systemic health. Understanding of this relationship and incorporating strategies for chair side screening and making appropriate referrals and management of these patients will help dental care providers to better address patients oral and overall health and will also strengthen the role of dental hygienist as an integral component of the interdisciplinary healthcare.

Overview of the New Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions

A new periodontal classification system emerged from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. This new classification system will allow dental hygienists and dentists to individualize periodontal care for the patients and address multi-dimensional factors to provide comprehensive therapy and to improve the oral health outcomes.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants will have a better understanding of:

- The circular relationship between systemic diseases and periodontal disease: Explain the underlying mechanism linking systemic diseases and periodontitis.

- Dental management, screening and educating patients with systemic and periodontal diseases: Describe how dentists and hygienists can incorporate strategies to screen and identify patients with undiagnosed diabetes and make the necessary referral and educate them on oral-systemic link to present dental care in the framework of overall health.

- The 2018 Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions: Overview of the new periodontal classification with focus on the case based review of the multidimensional staging and grading system for the periodontitis diagnosis.

Educational Methods: Recorded Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation



Dr. Maninder Kaur is an Assistant Professor and Predoctoral Periodontal Program Director in the Department of Periodontology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, India (2003) and received her Master's in Public Health (2008), Masters in Clinical Dentistry and completed Residency Program in Periodontics (2013) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Kaur is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and lectures on clinical periodontics, inter-relationship between oral and systemic health and dental implantology.

Dr. Sims publishes and lectures nationally and internationally concerning topics on Dental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology and Pedagogy.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 6/30/2022.


Dentist - $40

Auxiliary - $40


Registration open through 6/30/2021 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education

2 CE Hours


You will receive an email with quiz questions to answer after you have completed the 2 hour video. Once we have received and graded your quiz, you will be issued a CE certificate.


Self Instructional - Webinar