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 ResearchResearch AreasRelationship of Oral Pathogens to Systemic DiseaseGenco     October 25, 2014  

Relationship of Oral Pathogens to Systemic Diseases

ROBERT J. GENCO, DDS, PhD personal profile

Effects of periodontal disease on systemic conditions

Our laboratories and clinics are studying the effects of periodontal disease on systemic conditions including diabetes, and assessing the effects of periodontal infection on diabetic glycemic control. We are also studying the effects of reduced bone density as found in postmenopausal women, and estrogen deficiency on oral bone loss.

Another area of interest and activity is in tissue engineering. We are developing regenerative procedures using growth factors and other materials for regeneration of the periodontium and bone around implants

Another area of Dr. Genco's research is available at Immunology and Innate Defenses