A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal Diseases

  • Ronald G. Craig
  • Angela R. Kamer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ronald G. Craig
    Pages 5-18
  3. Maria Emanuel Ryan, Veena S. Raja, Sherry K. Sussman
    Pages 19-37
  4. Harmony R. Reynolds, Ronald G. Craig
    Pages 39-51
  5. Ananda P. Dasanayake, Frederick Naftolin
    Pages 67-79
  6. Frank A. Scannapieco, Keith Webb Harris
    Pages 81-92
  7. Angela R. Kamer, Ronald G. Craig, Mony J. de Leon
    Pages 93-106
  8. Walter A. Bretz, Jose U. Scher, Steven B. Abramson
    Pages 107-115
  9. Angela R. Kamer, Ronald G. Craig
    Pages 117-119
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 121-124

About this book


A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal Diseases will serve as an ideal, easy-to-use reference for the practicing health professional. It summarizes the latest research on the systemic effects of periodontal diseases, discusses how the results of this research will impact on clinical practice, and aims to help the clinician to answer questions that may be posed by patients, medical colleagues, and the media. 

A central theme is the contribution of periodontal diseases to systemic inflammation but other mechanisms, such as systemic dissemination of oral pathogens, are also covered. The associations between periodontitis and a variety of conditions, including diabetes mellitus, atherosclerotic complications, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary infections, and Alzheimer’s disease, are carefully documented. Importantly, a collaborative approach involving noted investigators in each field and medical colleagues ensures that all chapters are of clinical relevance from both a dental and a medical perspective. The book is also visually engaging, with numerous summary figures and graphics, bullet point tables, and highlight boxes identifying the most clinically significant points. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald G. Craig
    • 1
  • Angela R. Kamer
    • 2
  1. 1.Basic Sciences and Craniofacial BiologyNew York University College of DentistryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New York University College of DentNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49697-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49699-2
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