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Continuing Dental Education

Oral Inflammation and its Links to Oral and Systemic Health: Novel approaches to screening and monitoring – a live webinar

Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip Perio, FCAHS

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

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.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the impact of oral inflammation on overall immune health based on recent evidence
  • Appreciate the importance of educating patients on the role of oral inflammation on overall health
  • Appreciate the importance of being able to screen for oral inflammation in the dental setting


Dr. Michael GlogauerMichael Glogauer is an internationally-recognized dental clinician scientist 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.


  • Dr. Glogauerhas no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Monday, February 5, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Standard time


1 hour


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 35 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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 course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Monday, February 5, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.