BOOK: Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide


We are very pleased to have had the privilege of assembling and editing the 2nd Edition of the textbook, Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide.



The relationship of oral disease to overall disease is certainly not a new concept. For centuries, the role of oral infection and inflammation in contributing to diseases elsewhere in the body has been studied and reported. 

Going back to ancient timesin Greece, we learn that Hippocratestreated two patientssuffering from joint pain by removal of teeth. Clearly, this was an early example of oral disease being associated with afflictions elsewhere in the body. 

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