The participants will learn which factors contribute to the development and progression of periodontitis. They will understand the weighting of these factors and whether or how these factors can be successfully influenced. The participants will learn that age, certain general diseases (e.g. diabetes mellitus, obesity/metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoporosis, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic kidney diseases, pneumonia, COPD, premature birth) and drugs (e.g. antiresorptive drugs, biologicals, angiogenesis inhibitors) have an influence on the periodontium.
They will also learn that periodontitis contributes to the development and progression of such diseases. In addition, they will learn the consequences of the interaction between periodontal and systemic diseases for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy and aftercare of periodontal diseases.