Colgate Oral Care Report Series- Volume 23 – No 4 – Oral Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Chester Douglass

This issue of the Colgate Oral Care Report will continue exploring the topic, investigating associations between oral disease and cardiovascular disease.

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In addition other timely topics include: Periodontal Disease as a Risk Factor for Stroke: What Do We Tell Our PD Patients, Biological Mechanisms: Is Inflammation the Primary Issue?, and What Should Dentists Do About the Linkages Between Periodontal Disease andCardiovascular Diseases?

Learning objectives:

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

  • Become familiar with the latest evidence from the joint European Federation of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology workshop on the relationship between periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.
  • Learn the ways to assist your periodontitis patients in reducing the risk of primary and secondary atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease events.
  • Discover why dental practitioners are now being advised to inform periodontal disease patients of the potential risks associated cerebrovascular health.
  • See if the causative link between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) might be inflammation.