Health Day: Oral health important to overall health, Genco says

Release Date: June 16, 2006

An article distributed by Health Day News Service on the impact gum disease has on overall health quotes Robert Genco, vice provost and director of the Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach, who said "All of these are pilot studies, and whether [the periodontal disease] is causal, we cannot say, but we can't ignore these associations. Further, from a practical standpoint, there is no harm in treating periodontal disease in these patients." The article was picked up by more than 75 news outlets throughout the U.S. Go to article.

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