Offenbacher Symposium Podcast Series

This podcast collection pays tribute to the late Dr. Steven Offenbacher, a renowned periodontal researcher who is considered the “father of periodontal medicine.” During his 40-year career, Dr. Offenbacher investigated the mechanisms of periodontitis and its links to other diseases. The speakers in this series have previously collaborated with Dr. Offenbacher or taken inspiration from his work, and they offer unique perspectives on their latest research related to inflammation and pathogenesis, periodontal medicine, and precision oral health. The podcasts are based on their papers published in a special Journal of Periodontology supplement dedicated to Dr. Offenbacher and supported by Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Offenbacher Symposium Podcast Series – Part 1: Periodontal Disease: Inflammation & Pathogenesis

Speakers: Kenneth S. Korman DDS, PhD, Julie T. Marchesan DDS, PhD, and Thomas Van Dyke DDS, PhD

Educational Objectives:

• Define single nucleotide polymorphisms and identify two inflammasome genes with polymorphisms that are associated with increased severity of periodontal disease.
• Identify several prevalent, low-grade chronic inflammatory diseases that increase an individual’s systemic inflammatory burden and put the individual at risk for other diseases.
• Explain the major paradigm shifts that have occurred over the past several decades in understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of periodontal disease

Course length: 45 minutes

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 0.75 continuing education credits.

Offenbacher Symposium Podcast Series – Part 2: Periodontal Medicine/Oral-Systemic Connection

Speakers: Kim A. Boggess, MD, J. Max Goodson, DDS, PhD, Mark I. Ryder, DMD, Souvik Sen , MD, MS, MPH, FAHA, and Rachel Mascari

Educational Objectives:

· Comprehend the suggested reciprocal pathogenic relationship between gingivitis and obesity.
· Categorize stroke types and subtypes and describe several reported associations between periodontal disease and ischemic stroke.
· Name several adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with periodontal disease and describe a potential mechanism linking periodontal infection to these outcomes.
· Identify a potential mechanistic link between periodontitis and Alzheimer disease, as well as a new promising approach to treat both diseases.

Course length: 1 hour

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.

Offenbacher Symposium Podcast Series – Part 3 -Precision Oral Health

Speakers: Silvana P. Barros DDS, PhD, Kimon Divaris, DDS, PhD, Mark I. Ryder, DMD, and Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD

Educational Objectives

• Gain an understanding of the concept of biologically informed stratification of periodontal disease and its implications for preventing, predicting, and managing periodontitis.
• Identify key observations from the WHICAP Ancillary Study of Oral Health, as they relate to subgingival bacterial profiles and clinical periodontal status in a cohort of elderly individuals (>65 years old)
• Understand how infection with P. gingivalis induces epigenetic changes that alter gene expression, and how this knowledge has led to potential new strategies to treat periodontal disease.

Course length: 45 minutes

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 0.75 continuing education credits.

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