CDA 2012: Video interview with American Academy of Periodontology

May 5, 2012

Issue 5

In this live CDA video interview, Executive Editor Stan Goff talks with American Academy of Periodontology Past President Dr. Donald S. Clem, DDS, about the recent news linking periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

In this live CDA video interview, Executive Editor Stan Goff talks with American Academy of Periodontology Past President Dr. Donald S. Clem, DDS, about the recent news linking periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

"We agree with the American Heart Association that there is no direct evidence that periodontal disease either causes or changes the progression of cardiovascular disease, however, one of the important findings in the American Heart Association's statement is that periodontal disease is associated and a link to cardiovascular disease," explains Dr. Clem.

"The academy would like emphasis that periodontal disease is a link associated with cardiovascular disease and should be considered a risk."  

Dr. Clem encourages dental professionals to act as advocates and consider funding the research to further investigate the relationship between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases.

The CDA Presents The Art and Science of Dentistry is ongoing through Saturday, May 5, and features 600 exhibiting companies and more than 140 new products.

Throughout the show, and after, visit CDA 2012 live coverage for video, audio and written reports about the show.