Colgate Oral Health Network
Partner: Pacific Dental Services
The Mouth-Body Connection®: How Oral Fluid Diagnostics will Impact the Management of Periodontal Disease
Hans-Dieter John

Hans-Dieter John MSD

Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer at Pacific Dental Services

Ira Lamster

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc

The Mouth-Body Connection®: How Oral Fluid Diagnostics will Impact the Management of Periodontal Disease

This course will provide a comprehensive review of periodontal disease including current concepts regarding pathogenesis and diagnosis and will focus on the analysis of oral fluids (saliva, gingival fluid) for patient management. The discussion will review both current evaluation of periodontal disease and the emergence of the analysis of oral fluid as a key element in diagnosis and disease management.

Attendees will learn about the application of oral fluid diagnostics for periodontal disease in the context of the interaction between periodontitis and chronic diseases. The webinar will review the application of inflammatory biomarkers to assess oral health, presenting evidence for the use of an assay that measures matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) in both gingival crevicular fluid and saliva. The course will conclude with discussion of the practical application of this new approach to periodontal diagnosis in general and specialty dental practice.

Participants will learn:

  • Current thinking about the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and the role biomarkers in oral fluids (gingival crevicular fluid) may play in disease management.
  • The evidence for the use of matrix metalloproteinase - 8 as an important inflammatory mediator in periodontal disease
  • The practical application of analysis of MMP-8 in gingival crevicular fluid and saliva in clinical dental practice.
  • Understand implementation strategies for successfully adding oral fluids diagnostics into the dental practice.

Presenters:

Hans-Dieter John

Hans-Dieter John MSD

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Dr. Hans-Dieter John is a private practice dentist in Düsseldorf, Germany, specializing in periodontics and implants. He gained his Dental Degree from Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany in 1984. He proceeded to do a Postgraduate Master Course at Indiana University, IN, finishing in 1993. While practicing in Germany, he has held teaching positions at University Würzburg and University Münster. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of periodontology and Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration as well as a consulting member of the European Academy of periodontology.

Financial disclosure: Hans-Dieter John has received an honorarium from Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer at Pacific Dental Services

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Dan Burke is the Chief Enterprise Strategy Officer and General Counsel of Pacific Dental Services. Prior to joining PDS in 2011, he held senior management positions at leading global retail, manufacturing, and consumer products companies, including oversight of administration, strategy, legal and human resources, as well as sales and new market-entry leadership positions. Dan is currently the Chairman of The Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Orange County, a member of the CDC-sponsored NACDD Medical-Dental Integration Task Force, and a past member of the National Opioid Task Force.

Financial disclosure: Daniel Burke has received an honorarium from Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Ira Lamster

Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc

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Dr. Ira B. Lamster received his D.D.S. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1977), his M.M.Sc. from Harvard University (1980) and a Certificate of Special Training in Periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1980). Dr. Lamster served as Dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine from 2001 to 2012, and Senior Vice President of Columbia University Medical Center from 2006 to 2012. He was on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Lamster is currently Dean Emeritus, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, a Clinical Professor on the faculty of the Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine, and a member of the Santa Fe Group.

Dr. Lamster is the author of more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Dental Journal from 2015 until 2021. Dr. Lamster’s research efforts have focused on diagnostic testing and risk assessment for periodontal disease, the interrelationship of periodontal disease and systemic disease, the oral health care needs of older adults, and the future of dental education and practice.

Financial disclosure: Ira Lamster has received an honorarium from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

"The Mouth-Body Connection®: How Oral Fluid Diagnostics will Impact the Management of Periodontal Disease" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.

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