There is a growing understanding that the oral cavity is the gateway to the rest of the body.
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
DrBicuspid.com, the fastest-growing online news site devoted to the coverage of dentistry and oral healthcare, today announced the launch of “Advances in Periodontal Research,” a new educational report about the revolutionary changes that are occurring in periodontal research and what these advances mean for oral and systemic healthcare going forward.
Intended for the entire dental team, the report comprises a series of in-depth articles that feature insight and commentary from the leading names in periodontal research. Specific topics include:
- Research advances that are helping scientists and practitioners better understand the role of both “good” and “bad” bacteria that exist in the oral cavity
- How science has linked oral health to systemic health and diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease
- The latest insights into the genetic and environmental causes of periodontal disease
- The transition of salivary diagnostics from academic research to clinical reality
This report comes at a critical time in our understanding of the role oral health plays in overall health, according to Ashok Shah, DrBicuspid.com general manager.
"There is a growing understanding that the oral cavity is the gateway to the rest of the body and that the relationship between periodontal health and systemic health is critical," Shah said. “This report provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in this field – advances that are already changing the way periodontal disease is being diagnosed and treated.”
“Advances in Periodontal Research” was developed through an educational grant from OralDNA Labs, “Advancing patient care through salivary diagnostic testing.” (http://www.oraldna.com)
DrBicuspid.com is a division of IMV, Ltd. IMV Publishing operates websites targeted at vertical markets within the healthcare industry. DrBicuspid.com offers original feature articles, daily news, and educational information designed for today's dental professional and dental team members. The company's AuntMinnie.com site is the premier online information, transaction, and education site for the medical imaging industry.