George W. Taylor

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of self-reported measures in predicting periodontitis in a representative US adult population, based on 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. Self-reported gum health and treatment history, loose teeth, bone loss around teeth, tooth not looking right, and use of(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the importance of medical and dental factors in aspiration pneumonia in an older veteran population. DESIGN Prospective enrollment of subjects with retrospective analysis of data. SETTING Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic, inpatient ward, and nursing home. PARTICIPANTS 358 veterans age 55 and older; 50 subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE Periodontal disease may contribute to the increased mortality associated with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a prospective longitudinal study of 628 subjects aged > or =35 years, we examined the effect of periodontal disease on overall and cardiovascular disease mortality in Pima Indians with type 2 diabetes. Periodontal abnormality(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the association between glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM) and severe periodontal disease in the US adult population ages 45 years and older. METHODS Data on 4343 persons ages 45-90 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study III were analyzed using weighted multivariable logistic(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease, undiagnosed in a significant number of adults, is a public health problem. Given the systemic inflammatory response to periodontal disease, we hypothesized that periodontal disease could be associated with chronic kidney disease. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS We identified 12,947 adults 18 years(More)
BACKGROUND This report describes prevalence, severity, and extent of periodontitis in the US adult population using combined data from the 2009 to 2010 and 2011 to 2012 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). METHODS Estimates were derived for dentate adults, aged ≥30 years, from the US civilian non-institutionalized(More)
OBJECTIVE There is no consensus on the possible association between diabetes and salivary dysfunction in older persons with diabetes. This study's purpose was to investigate the effect of diabetes and glycemic control on salivary function in an older population. STUDY DESIGN Twenty nine persons with type 2 diabetes and 23 nondiabetic control subjects(More)
Trends in periodontal diseases in the USA have been documented for years. However, the results have been mixed, mostly due to different periodontal assessment protocols. This study examined change in the prevalence of periodontitis between the NHANES III and the NHANES 1999-2000, and differences in the prevalence of periodontitis among racial/ethnic groups(More)
BACKGROUND The authors assessed the dental checkup frequency of adults living in the Detroit tricounty area and identified demographic, access and subjective factors associated with visits to a dentist made not because of a dental problem. METHODS Data are from a 1994 probability-based sample of adults who were interviewed and received an in-home oral(More)
OBJECTIVE Fish oil has anti-inflammatory actions that may benefit periodontal health. We investigated the longitudinal relation between dietary ω-3 fatty acids (FAs), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to periodontal disease in community-dwelling elderly. METHODS Fifty-five participants aged 74 y were randomly selected from a(More)