Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer's Disease

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This presentation discusses the connection between Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer's Disease. The pathology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer's will be discussed, as well as the role of oral dysbiosis and inflammation in Alzheimer's and brain health.

This module was recorded as part of the 8th Annual Dental Procrastinators Symposium on December 5, 2020.

Speaker Information
Angela R. Kamer, DDS, PhD

Original Release Date: January 11, 2021
Valid Thru: January 11, 2023

Credit Information

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers are an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers designates this activity for up to 1.5 hours of continuing education credits.

Dental Institutions providing dental education have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In doing so, some information or presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. The Charlotte AHEC office acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the continuing education program has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the techniques or procedures to ensure that they have attained competence. Sponsorship of continuing education courses by the Charlotte AHEC office does not imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, product or procedure by this institution.

Disclosure Statement/Conflict of Interest:
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, the Charlotte AHEC office is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The Charlotte AHEC office is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number # 2U1QHP28734, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.”

“The UNC Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support."


  • Discuss the pathology and pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Describe the role of oral dysbiosis/inflammation in Alzheimer's and brain health.
  • Review data showing the connections between the periodontal disease and Alzheimer's.


Melanie Caughron


Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 11, 2022
Angela Kamer DDS, MS, Ph.D.
Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
0.20 - CEU
1.50 - Contact Hours
1.50 - ADA CERP
Online Learning
Jan 11, 2021 - Jan 11, 2023
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Online Learning
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