What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious inflammatory disorder that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or … Continue reading Gum disease: the silent killer!
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Rebecca Wilder, RDH, BS, MS Editor–in–Chief, Journal of Dental Hygiene The dental profession lost a giant last summer when Dr. Steven Offenbacher passed away suddenly while on vacation. The editorial below is being reprinted with permission from the Journal of Dental Research. It is an excellent tribute to Steve, but I want to add my … Continue reading Remembering Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD