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Alzheimer`s Disease and Periodontitis: How Close Are They?

2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

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Session Description 
Health problems in the aging population are one of the main challenges in the developed countries. Different co-morbidities impact the quality of life of the older people, and the sanitary costs dramatically increase. The impact of periodontitis on relevant systemic conditions may further aggravate these problems, including a possible impact on cognitive impairment that may result in a vicious circle. The available scientific evidence suggests a bidirectional association between Alzheimer´s disease and periodontitis; however, neither the involved mechanisms nor the clinical impact have been clearly elucidated. In addition, no efficacious therapies for arresting Alzheimer`s disease progression have been identified, justifying the need of establishing new therapeutic approaches, based on recent knowledge on the interplay between the microbiome and chronic inflammation. Therefore, the available scientific evidence will be analyzed, for the epidemiological to the intervention studies, and from the mechanistic studies to different study models. The implications of the possible association will also be discussed, aiming at identifying relevant strategies that can finally benefits the patients.
Learning Objectives
  • To analyze the relevance of cognitive impairment in oral health.
  • To evaluate the evidence supporting a possible impact of periodontitis in Alzheimer's disease.
  • To understand the proposed mechanisms that explain the association between periodontitis and Alzheimer's disease.
Presentation Date
July 23, 2021

David Herrera
Alpdogan Kantarci
Nicola West
Jan Potempa

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Microbiology/Immunology, Periodontal Research

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

Supported by:
Universidad Complutense

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