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Dental Practice Education Research Unit

The University of Adelaide Australia

Heart diseases                                                                   

Cardiovascular (heart) diseases are the leading cause of mortatlity in Australians accounting to over 16% of total deaths in 2007. There has been a growing body of research on the association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases carried out in the recent past. This information sheet aims to update dental professionals with the latest facts about the relationship between cardiovascular diseases and periodontal disease.

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