Vanchit John, BDS, MDS, DDS, MSD
Vanchit John, BDS, MDS, DDS, MSD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology at Indiana University School of Dentistry. A diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, he can be reached at
Genetic disorders can negatively impact oral health, and indications for periodontal care may be the first sign of an undiagnosed genetic disease.
The pandemic that has enveloped the entire globe has become so complete that it is hard to remember that not long ago we were living our “normal” lives.
As part of risk assessment in implant treatment, clinicians should consider how medications affect osseointegration.
Due to the potential adverse oral health effects associated with these drugs, special care is needed when treating this patient group.
Early detection and proper management of periodontal disease can help patients maintain their natural dentition.