Clinical & Translational Research

FRANK SCANNAPIECO, DMD, PhD personal profile

Translational Research in Oral and Systemic Health

Oral diseases, such as caries and periodontitis, and poor oral hygiene not only have local effects on the oral cavity, but also may impact a number of systemic conditions. We have interest in exploring connections between oral diseases and systemic conditions such as respiratory infections, diabetes mellitus and other diseases. Studies are in progress to explore connections between oral health status and medical conditions in elderly populations, with emphasis on residents in long-term crd facilities.

Other areas of Dr. Scannapieco's research are available at Microbial Pathogenesis of Oral OrganismsRelationship of Oral Pathogens to Systemic Diseases, and Saliva and Salivary Glands