Original Release Date: 8/16/23

Expiration Date: 8/16/24

CDE: 1 hour

Title: The Holistic Approach to Manage Today’s Periodontal Patient


Description: With periodontal diseases being considered as inflammatory over infection, discovery and treatment enters a new era. We now have systems to determine a patient’s risk at chairside and coordinate with the AAP Classification of Periodontal and Implant disease. Be exposed to salivary diagnostics to measure inflammatory messengers. Balance patient’s oral hygiene from anti -microbial to anti-inflammatory with probiotics and nutraceuticals.


Learning objectives:

  • Understand the today’s definition of holistic care
  • Learn an approach for managing inflammation as a systemic and local immune response with antioxidants
  • Recognize management of periodontitis as a major chronic inflammatory systemic disease and examine AI and new salivary diagnostics
  • Incorporate the new paradigm of periodontal medicine into the practice
  • Consider genetics, oral probiotics and nutraceuticals as variables in controlling disease 

Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a current Board of Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Low provides periodontists, dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He is a past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.

AGD Code: Periodontics - 490

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of CE Zoom and ProBiora Health LLC. CE Zoom is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit.

Cancelation Policy: None, this is a free course

Course Contact: lgentile@athornclark.com

Course Categories: Periodontics (Diagnosis, Treatment (surgical/non-surgical), Maintenance, Scaling / Instrumentation, Supportive Perio Therapies)

Provider Approval: Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Self Study

Educational Method: Electronically mediated with a testing mechanism (internet, one-way & two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices)

Prerequisites :


Sponsor(s) : ProBiora Health, LLC

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Affiliated and/or Associated with

Probiora, PerioSciences, PerioProtect, Florida Probe

All CE Zoom related support: support.cezoom.com

Date / Time

Self Study - On Demand