Behavioral influences on susceptibility to periodontitis

Spear has released a new course on periodontics and patient communication.

In “Behavioral Influences on Susceptibility to Periodontitis,” Dr. Mike McDevitt helps prepare dental professionals for conversations with periodontitis patients about risk factors. He teaches that having a thoughtful, compassionate discussion can lead to discovery of the means available to address these risk factors effectively and improve the outcome of care being offered by the dental team.

After viewing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify the risk factors that can be influenced
  • Understand the effects on the periodontium of smoking and smoking cessation aids
  • Learn the relations of occlusal trauma to periodontal inflammation