Friday, September 18, 2009
INTRODUCTION: Both chronic periodontal disease (CPD) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are associated with cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, including smoking and diabetes mellitus. However, the association between ED and CPD has never been studied. AIM: To study the association between ED and CPD. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. Prevalence of ED, prevalence of CPD, ED severity. METHODS: The study population consisted of 305 men who filled the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) questionnaire in order to detect ED and assess its severity, and underwent a pair of standardized posterior dental bitewing radiographs in order to detect CPD. SHIM questionnaire scores 21 or less represented ED. Alveolar bone loss of >or=6 mm represented CPD. RESULTS: The mean age of included men was 39.5 +/- 6.7 years. Overall, 70 (22.9%) men had ED and 13 (4.3%) had CPD. CPD was significantly more prevalent among men with mild ED (P = 0.004) and moderate to severe ED (P = 0.007) in comparison to men without ED. CONCLUSIONS: ED might be associated with CPD. These preliminary findings are consistent with theories that associate these conditions with systemic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and atherosclerosis.
J. S. MED 2009 Apr;6(4):1111-6. Epub 2008 Dec 15.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I have been honored with an Associate membership in the Prestigous AAP American Academy of Periodontics.
MILLENNIUM DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Outstanding Clinical and Human Histologic
Outcomes with the PerioLase® Nd:YAG Laser
Speaker: Raymond A. Yukna
The Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure
(LANAP™) using the Nd:YAG laser in a specific
patented protocol has been evaluated as a single
visit treatment of periodontal pockets with the goal
of obtaining new attachment. Clinical success is
supported by human histology showing new
cementum and new connective tissue attachment.
Then Monday at 10:15.
CTS1: LASER APPLICATIONS: AN EVIDENCEBASED
APPROACH TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
10:15 - 11:45 am
Program Track: Treatment of Inflammatory
Moderator: Timothy P. Walsh
Speakers: Bobby L. Butler, Henry Greenwell,
George E. Romanos, Raymond A. Yukna
Lasers have been used in dentistry for many years.
Historically, lasers have been shown to be used primarily
for soft tissue procedures. The clinical benefits of lasers
have led to FDA clearance for numerous uses of such in
periodontics and implant dentistry.
• Understand different laser wavelengths and their interactions with hard and soft tissue, including the applications of varying wavelengths and treatment protocols to treat periodontitis.
interactions with hard and soft tissue, including the
applications of varying wavelengths and treatment
protocols to treat periodontitis.
• Discuss tissue biotypes and case selections for open and closed crown lengthening.
and closed crown lengthening.
• Demonstrate long-term success for treating failing implants with lasers.
implants with lasers.
Laser Gum Surgery