P. Mark Bartold, DDSc, PhD, is a professor emeritus at the University of Adelaide and formerly a professor of periodontics and director of the Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre at the University of Adelaide in Australia. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Periodontics, and also a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Bartold serves on Decisions in Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board, and is editor of the Australian Dental Journal and Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology. An author of more than 285 scientific articles, he can be reached at [email protected]
Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease share similar inflammatory pathways and environmental mechanisms. This potential association has generated new thinking about possible links between these two common conditions.