4336.0 Oral Health in Adults

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
With the growing aging population the new data from NHANES 2009/2010 will allow for the first data on older adults related to periodontal disease, using a full-mouth clinical examination protocol. The objective of this session is to review national estimates of periodontal disease among adults. The NHANES 2009-2010 data cycle includes new estimates for the prevalence of periodontal disease in adults 30 years and older. This will allow the opportunity to re-examine the impact that periodontal disease has on certain systemic conditions. In addition, a focus on the disparities related to periodontitis by race/ethnicity, education, poverty and smoking status will be presented.
Session Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of periodontal disease among adults. Examine surveillance activities to monitor the burden of periodontal disease. Describe the potential impact of periodontal disease on systemic conditions. Discuss the epidemiology of periodontal disease.
Peggy Timothe, DDS, MPH

Periodontal Disease and Health Disparities
Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH

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Organized by: Oral Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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