5179.0 Building the Science: Oral-Systemic Linkages

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
Oral health research demonstrates a well defined relationship between oral diseases and several systemic diseases, while other oral-systemic linkages are less well delineated. The science related to disease prevention in these relationships has not been established. This session examines the state of the science related to oral-systemic relationships and preventive strategies that can reduce the risk factors that may contribute to this interrelationship, specifically related to diabetes, HIV, cardiovascular, and perinatal events. Furthermore, this session examines the potential impact of oral disease prevention on systemic disease.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain mechanisms associated with cardiovascular disease risk reduction that women can expect from routine oral health care. 2. Describe the potential impact of oral health on pregnancy outcomes and HIV status. 3. Identify significant differences in DMFS across diabetes status and list potential risk factors for caries development.
David Cappelli, DMD PhD

12:50 PM
Oral Health and Periodontal Status of HIV+ PR Pregnant Women
Lydia Lopez, DMD, MPH, Carmen Zorrilla, MD, Lily Santiago, PhD and Maria Elena Guerra, DDS
1:10 PM
Dental caries and diabetes in the elderly population in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Katherine Svensson, MS, Cynthia M. Pérez, PhD, MS, Erick L. Suárez, PhD, MS, Sona Tumanyan, DMD, MPH and Kaumudi J. Joshipura, BDS, ScD

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Organized by: Oral Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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