Colgate releases 2nd edition of oral systemic textbook

Colgate-Palmolive Co. announces the publication of the textbook Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide, Second Edition.

Mar 10th, 2015
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Colgate-Palmolive Co. announces the publication of the textbook Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide,Second Edition. The 370-page volume is an update of the original 2010 edition and includes contributions regarding the periodontal disease and oral systemic relationship from 32 clinicians and scientists representing both dental and medical sciences.

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide,Second Edition provides the latest information and clinical studies pertaining to the oral systemic relationship and is specifically directed at understanding how periodontal disease might affect distant sites and organs, therefore having an effect on overall health. Each chapter details the latest findings on the relationship between oral and systemic diseases and the co-management of patients for optimal oral and physical health.

According to editors of the textbook Robert J. Genco (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) and Ray C. Williams (University of North Carolina, formerly with Stony Brook University, The State University of New York), “We were fortunate to have assembled a group of respected and scholarly clinicians and scientists who, in 18 chapters, provide a current and thoughtful perspective on the relationship of periodontal disease to systemic conditions.”

Several conferences and workshops have been convened to examine the evidence of the relationship of periodontal disease to overall health and disease. During a 2008 conference, the need for a textbook was discussed that would summarize and put into context the current information on periodontal disease and systemic disease together for students of dentistry and medicine.

Colgate-Palmolive agreed to support the textbook through an educational grant to the publisher. The book was published in Yardley, Pa., by Professional Audience Communications, Inc., publishers and consultants in dental marketing and research communications.

Dr. Fotinos S. Panagakos, global director for scientific affairs at Colgate, underscores the contribution of the textbook as “a prime example of Colgate’s ongoing commitment of ensuring that dental professionals receive continuing education via the most current research data and clinical discoveries regarding progressive industry concerns and matters.”

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide Second Edition will be freely accessible in PDF format at www.colgateprofessional.com, as well as on the Colgate Oral Health Network (http://www.colgateoralhealthnetwork.com). An eBook version is also in development for the release in the near future.

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