The Pros and Cons of Probiotics for Oral Health

Maria L. Geisinger, DDS

October 2022 Course - Expires Friday, October 31st, 2025

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Abstract

This course will discuss the use of prebiotics and probiotics in enhancing healthy microflora and will critically evaluate the role of adjunctive use of prebiotics and probiotic for enhancement of dental care.

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CREDITS: 1 SI
COST: $0.00
PROVIDER: Dental Learning Systems, LLC
SOURCE: CDEWorld | October 2022
COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: HALEON

Learning Objectives:

  • Define prebiotic and probiotics and their role in promoting healthy microflora
  • Discuss the current evidence regarding the use of probiotics and prebiotics in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, including dental caries and periodontitis
  • Evaluate the role of prebiotics and probiotics in clinical dental practice

Author Qualifications:

Dr. Geisinger is a Professor and Director of Advanced Education in Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Additionally, she is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow in the International Team for Implantology, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Disclosures:

Dr. Geisinger has received an honorarium from Dental Learning Systems, LLC for her preparation and presentation of this program.

Queries for the presenter may be directed to jromano@aegiscomm.com.