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Elevating Dental Care to Whole Health Care

By Kathryn Gilliam, RDH, BA One hundred million Americans are infected with periodontal disease. It is recognized to increase risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other systemic diseases. Current scientific evidence links periodontal disease, in various ways, to a …

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A Paradigm Shift that will Change Clinical Practice

By Kathryn Gilliam, RDH, BA Central to our current understanding of periodontal disease development and progression is the idea that only specific periodontal pathogens cause periodontal disease and that all other bacteria present in the oral cavity are either beneficial …