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The Oral-Systemic Health Connection:
A Guide to Patient Care
Edited by Michael Glick
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 seve- ral 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 associa- tions between the oral environment and overall health. With careful analysis, the authors weigh the latest evidence about the relation- ships 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 sali-
312 pp; 117 illus; ©2014;
ISBN 978-0-86715-650-8 (B6508); US $118
vary diagnostics. This book will help readers to better understand cur- rent 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 treat- ment decisions and recommend preventive strategies, for the benefit of their patients.
1. Screening for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and HIV in a Dental Setting — Barbara L. Greenberg
2. Causation, Association, and Oral Health–Systemic Disease Connections — Donald M. Brunette 3. Mechanism-Based Salivary Diagnostics: Oral-Systemic Connectivity — David T. W. Wong
4. The Traveling Oral Microbiome — Wenche S. Borgnakke
5. The Mechanisms Behind Oral-Systemic Interactions — Marcelo O. Freire and Thomas E. Van Dyke 6. Oral Health and Diabetes — Robert J. Genco
7. The Cardiovascular System and Oral Infections — Maurizio Tonetti and Filippo Graziani
8. Obesity: The Oral-Systemic Connection — Ira B. Lamster, Ilene Fennoy, and Mary Tavares
9. Pneumonia and Oral Pathogens — Frank A. Scannapieco
10. Periodontal Infections and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes — Yiorgos A. Bobetsis, Wenche S. Borgnakke, and Panos N. Papapanou
11. Oral Complications in Immunocompromised Patients: The Oncology Prototype — Douglas E. Peterson 12. Osteoporosis: Its Controversies, Treatments, and Complications — Robert E. Marx
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