Oral inflammation and its links to oral and systemic health: Novel approaches to screening and monitoring
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

We will review how oral leukocytes are key clinical biomarkers of oral inflammation, the role of an oral leukocyte count as an effective screening tool for oral inflammation similar to a white blood cell count serving as a screening tool for infection, how oral inflammation impacts the systemic immune response and the future or screening for oral inflammation in the dental setting.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

1) Appreciate based on recent evidence the impact of oral inflammation on overall immune health

2) Appreciate the importance of educating patients on the role of oral inflammation on overall health

3) Appreciate the importance of being able to screen for oral inflammation in the dental setting

Meet the Speaker: Dr. Michael Glogauer

Dr. Glogauer is an internationally-recognized dental clinician scientist (DDS, 1993 PhD 1999, Dip Perio, 1999) and a leader in the fields of dentistry, oral immunity, oral diseases, alveolar bone grafting and the links between oral health and systemic health. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School (1999-2001). He is a Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto (since 2002), Head of Dentistry for University Health Network, Chief of Dental Oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and owner of OMGPerio, a periodontal and dental implant practice in Hamilton Ontario. He has received awards for recognition of scientific excellence (Quality of Life research award from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-IMHA-2006) and has been funded by MRC/CIHR since 1994. He has generated over 240 peer reviewed publications in the fields of dentistry, oral health and immunology with over 18,500 citations and an H-Factor of 67. He has 5 patents and is CEO and co-founder of start-up Ostia Sciences which focuses on the oral microbiome testing and probiotic development. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.0 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $49

Hosting University

  • The University of Toronto
  • CE contact name & email: Dr. Chris Swayze, Chris.swayze@dentistry.utoronto.ca
  • Speaker name & contact info: Dr. Michael Glogauer, Michael.Glogauer@dentistry.utoronto.ca

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to ce@dental.ufl.edu.