Colgate Oral Care Report Series- Volume 22 – No 2 – Oral Mucosal Diseases, Systemic Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases

Dominick P. DePaola

This issue will review the role of inflammation in Cardiovascular Diseases as well as discuss Prognostic Factors Related to Tooth Loss in Aggressive Periodontitis Following Periodontal Therapy, Oral Health Promotion and Prevention: Association of Oral Health Status and School-Based Socioeconomic Environment and The Vulnerable Elderly and Oral Health Status.

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Learning objectives:

Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  • Learn about a large scale study showing evidence of an association between certain oral mucosal diseases and cardiovascular disease, both in the presence and absence of systemic inflammation
  • See how new research supports the risk factors for tooth loss in periodontitis and new evidence that prognostic factors in chronic periodontitis and aggressive periodontitis may be similar
  • Discover how a school’s socioeconomic environment index can be used as a risk indicator of oral health outcomes among school children
  • Know why seniors living in long term facilities are in need but not receiving an appropriate level or oral care.