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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

About the editors

Ronald George Craig graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1978 and later gained a PhD in Oral Biology from the Department of BioStructure and Function, University of Connecticut Graduate School, University of Connecticut Health Center. He also undertook speciality training in periodontology at the Department of Periodontology, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. In 1997 Dr. Craig was appointed Associate Professor with tenure in the Divisions of Basic (Oral Medicine/Pathology) and Surgical (Periodontics) Sciences, New York University College of Dentistry, a position that he still holds. From 1998 to 2000 he served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Periodontics at the College. Since 1997 Dr. Craig’s clinical practice has focused on periodontics and implant dentistry at the New York University Dental Faculty Practice. In 2008 Dr. Craig became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Craig is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for work on periodontal disease and is the author of 35 original research articles in peer-reviewed journals and 20 book chapters and reviews.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Clinician's Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal Diseases
  • Editors Ronald G. Craig
    Angela R. Kamer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-49697-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57029-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-49699-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 124
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
    Internal Medicine
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