A Guide to Patient Care
Editor: Michael Glick, DMD
Contributors: Yiorgos A. Bobetsis; Wenche S. Borgnakke; Donald M. Brunette; Ilene Fennoy; Marcelo O. Freire; Robert J. Genco; Filippo Graziani; Barbara L. Greenberg; Ira B. Lamster; Robert E. Marx; Panos N. Papapanou; Douglas E. Peterson; Frank A. Scannapieco; Mary Tavares; Maurizio Tonetti; Thomas E. Van Dyke; Alessandro Villa; David T. W. Wong; Sook-Bin Woo
In today's health care environment, the emphasis on disease prevention means that, more than ever before, dentists are expected to promote the general as well as oral health of their patients. Over the past several decades, an impressive body of knowledge has accumulated about the impact of oral infections on overall health and well-being. New information is being published at a rapid pace, and clinicians must sort through sometimes conflicting findings.
Written by distinguished experts in the fields of oral medicine, periodontology, epidemiology, and microbiology, The Oral-Systemic Health Connection: A Guide to Patient Care gathers the latest scientific information on the associations between the oral environment and overall health. With careful analysis, the authors weigh the latest evidence about the relationships between oral infections and systemic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, pulmonary disease, inflammation, obesity, and complications of pregnancy. Other chapters focus on cutting-edge research into areas such as infectious disease screening, bioinformatics, targeted cancer therapies, and salivary diagnostics.
This book will help readers to better understand current and future evidence on the associations between oral health and general health and enable readers to examine with a critical eye the claims made by scientists working on this subject. More importantly, readers will be able to apply this information clinically to guide treatment decisions and recommend preventive strategies, for the benefit of their patients.
Screening for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and HIV in a Dental Setting
Causation, Association, and Oral Health-Systemic Disease Connections
Mechanism-Based Salivary Diagnostics: Oral-Systemic Connectivity
The Traveling Oral Microbiome
The Mechanisms Behind Oral-Systemic Interactions
Oral Health and Diabetes
The Cardiovascular System and Oral Infections
Obesity: The Oral-Systemic Connection
Pneumonia and Oral Pathogens
Periodontal Infections and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Oral Complications in Immunocompromised Patients: The Oncology Prototype
Osteoporosis: Its Controversies, Treatments, and Complications
Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases