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Cardiovascular Disease and Oral Health: What You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene and Heart Health
This CME activity outlines the bidirectional link between oral health and systemic health, plus updated infective endocarditis prophylaxis guidelines.

Cardiovascular Disease and Oral Health: What You Need to Know About Oral Hygiene and Heart Health

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C; Dorothy (Disty) Pearson, PA-C; Denise Rizzolo, PA-C, PhD; J. Leocadia Conlon, MPH, PA-C

Are you aware of the link between oral health and systemic disease? Do you understand different oral health concerns throughout the life span? Do you incorporate oral health screening into your patient physicals? This activity outlines the bidirectional link between oral health and systemic health and the association between periodontal disease (PD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Learning Objectives

Describe bidirectional link between oral health and systemic health

Describe association between periodontal disease (PD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Explain objectives of oral health screening

Identify appropriate bidirectional referrals with dental professionals

Identify main oral health messages to reinforce with patients

Explain updated infective endocarditis prophylaxis guidelines

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the AAPA Review Panel. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the CME activity. for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs. Approval is valid until November 30, 2017.

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C
Associate Professor and Founding Director
PA Program, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
No potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise to disclose

Dorothy (Disty) Pearson, PA-C
Senior PA
Boston Adult Congenital Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension Service
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
No potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise to disclose 

Denise Rizzolo, PA-C, PhD
Research Coordinator
School of PA Studies
Kean University
Union, NJ
No potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise to disclose

J. Leocadia Conlon, MPH, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
No potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise to disclose


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