Philippe Hujoel

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PURPOSE Periodontitis has been linked to the occurrence of various systemic diseases. The goal of this study was to explore the periodontitis-cancer association in the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study. METHODS Data were available on 11,328 adults, age 25 to 74 years, who were diagnosed as dentate individuals with either periodontitis (n = 2092),(More)
Case reports and cohort studies have linked bisphosphonate therapy and osteonecrosis of the jaws (ONJ), but neither causality nor specific risks for lesion development have been clearly established. We conducted a 1:3 case-control study with three dental Practice-based Research Networks, using dentist questionnaires and patient interviews for collection of(More)
CONTEXT Research has suggested a relationship between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease (CHD), but data on the association between these 2 common conditions are inconclusive due to the possibility of confounding. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of CHD in persons with periodontitis, gingivitis, or no periodontal disease. DESIGN Prospective(More)
BACKGROUND This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by a panel convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. This report addresses the potential benefits and potential risks of screening for oral squamous cell carcinomas and the use of adjunctive screening aids to visualize and detect potentially(More)
Dental caries is a pandemic infectious disease which can affect the quality of life and consumes considerable health care resources. The chewing of xylitol, sorbitol, and even sugar gum has been suggested to reduce caries rates. No clinical study has simultaneously investigated the effectiveness of these gums when compared with a group receiving no chewing(More)
The effect of 2-year chewing-gum use on the caries rates of primary teeth was studied in a combined school and home program in a sample of 510 initially 6-year-old subjects with high caries experience, low availability of fluoride, and difficult access to dental care. The gum, formed into either sticks or pellets, comprised either xylitol, sorbitol, or(More)
Two contradictory hypotheses on the role of dietary carbohydrates in health and disease shape how dental-systemic associations are regarded. On one side, Cleave and Yudkin postulated that excessive dietary fermentable carbohydrate intake led-in the absence of dental interventions such as fluorides-first to dental diseases and then to systemic diseases.(More)
The prevalence of impaired oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in Germany is unknown. The aim was to determine the OHRQoL distribution in the population and to derive population-based norms. OHRQoL was measured using the German version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-G, 53 items) which was administered in a personal interview to 2050(More)
Recent studies implicating periodontitis as a cause of systemic diseases have reported that the surface area of periodontal pockets exposed to bacterial biofilm ranges from 50 cm2 to 200 cm2. Since the root surface area of the typical human dentition (excluding 3rd molars) is 75 cm2, these estimates appear too large. The goal of this study was to relate(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the association between denture status, demographic factors, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS OHRQoL was measured using the German version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-G, 53 items), which was administered in a personal interview to 2050 subjects (60% of eligible subjects responded)(More)