This issue of the Colgate Oral Care Report will continue exploring the topic, investigating associations between oral disease and systemic diseases.
In addition other timely topics include: Does Improved Oral Hygiene Improve Systemic Health?, Oral Health and Respiratory Disease, and Toward Primary Care in the Dental Office.
Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:
- Discover the most recent evidence associating periodontal disease with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
- Know the recommendations of the joint European Federation of Periodontology/American Academy of Periodontology workshop related to periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes;
- Be aware of the growing body of evidence associating oral hygiene with systemic health.
- Understand the association between oral disease and respiratory disease and thebenefits of a reduction in the bacterial load for those patients at highest risk.