ELC20-AAPF1: Future Horizons in Periodontology - Annual Meeting 2020

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ELC20-AAPF1: Future Horizons in Periodontology

November 2, 2021 @ 9:15 am CDT


Sangeetha Chandrasekaran

Ann M. Decker


Praveen Gajendrareddy

Hector F. Rios

This session will consist of two speakers highlighting future directions and emerging concepts in periodontics. The speakers are faculty and practitioners who have benefited from American Academy of Periodontology Foundation initiatives. Each speaker will give a 15-minute presentation, followed by five minutes for discussion.

Sangeetha Chandrasekaran

Periodontal Inflammation in Patients At-Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Educational Objectives:

  • Review the current evidence on the association between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis
  • Identify challenges involved in studying the link between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis
  • Discuss the role of periodontium as a source of auto antibody production in patients serologically at-risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Ann Decker

Regulation of Innate Immunity and Wound Healing in the Periodontium

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand the latest research on oral wound healing and the regulatory actions of innate immunity
  • Identify the systemic risk factors for delayed oral wound healing and how to address these complex cases in the clinic.
  • Assimilate emerging techniques for treatment of patients with confounding systemic diseases with periodontal regenerative medicine and implantology.


November 2, 2021
9:15 am


American Academy of Periodontology