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Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Disease

      We thank Ms. Pickett for her interest in the “The American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of Periodontology Editors' Consensus: Periodontitis and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease”
      • Friedewald V.E.
      • Kornman K.S.
      • Beck J.D.
      • Genco R.
      • Goldfine A.
      • Libby P.
      • Offenbacher S.
      • Ridker P.M.
      • Van Dyke T.E.
      • Roberts W.C.
      The American Journal of Cardiology and Journal of Periodontology editors' consensus: periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
      and her thoughtful comments, and we appreciate the opportunity to clarify and correct some misunderstandings that likely were shared by other readers. The consensus report was an attempt to translate what is currently known about the relation between these 2 diseases into practical application, while recognizing that recommendations are based on judgments of potential risks and benefits given the current state of knowledge.
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      • Editor's Consensus Report: Periodontitis and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
        American Journal of CardiologyVol. 105Issue 3
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          The recent consensus report regarding periodontitis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) published in The American Journal of Cardiology1 and in the Journal of Periodontology2 was enlightening. As a former educator in the oral health professions, I could not help but “put on my teacher's cap” as I read the text, applying the principles found in many texts regarding the interpretation of published scientific research.3 One of the first principles is to identify the source of authorship and affiliations.
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