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This course will describe how Preventing and Healing of Periodontal Disease should be our goal. And, it will detail that the "Clinical Phenotype" does not determine the future of periodontal disease: And, it does not connect periodontal diseases to systemic inflammation. It will describe that each patient and each disease is unique and based primarily the inflammatory reactions to very specific pathogens called "Keystone" Pathogens. Targeting these specific pathogens provides a unique model to reestablish symbiosis in a dysbiotic world, heal disease, and finally connect infections in the mouth to the rest of the body.

Keystone Pathogens of the

Human Mouth and the Systemic Inflammatory Pathways That They Cause

Presented by Dr. Tom Nabors 

Dr. Tom Nabors

For thirty-seven years, Dr. Tom Nabors has served as a leader in advancing oral microbiology, immunology, and the emerging field of Oral Systemic Health. Following a career in Dentistry, he launched Oral DNA in 2008, the first diagnostic laboratory to focus on the indemnification and diagnostic relevance of oral pathogens. The company was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in 2009 where Tom remained the Chief Dental Officer until 2012. 

He has remained active in the industry working to advance the science as well as its implementation and impact on practice management. Tom received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Health-Sciences and has served in senior roles across numerous professional organizations including the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Bioscience Research Department.

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