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DPC 2022



Gum disease, Diabetes & Cardiovascular disease

16 Nov 2022
Heart and Kidney Clinic

Oral diseases affect more humans than any other disease and share common risk factors with other major noncommunicable diseases. Severe periodontitis (gum disease) affects about 750 million of the world’s population and has proven bi-directional links with diabetes. Research also suggests that periodontitis is linked to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular events.

This lecture will provide an update on:

  • The links between periodontitis and systemic diseases
  • Oral healthcare tips for medical professionals
  • Training resources for healthcare professionals
Louis Mackenzie, Dentist, Birmingham and Clinical lecturer, University of Birmingham and King’s College - London and Head Dental Officer, Denplan