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Periodontology - New Insights

Gokul Sridharan

YMT Dental College and Hospital

Academician and researcher with a Ph.D. in oral and maxillofacial pathology and expertise in salivary diagnostics and oral cancer.


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Healthy periodontium is a prerequisite for a healthy mouth. The periodontal ligament is a specialized connective tissue that provides anchorage and helps in maintaining the integrity of the dentition. Diseases of the periodontium are one of the commonly encountered oral diseases affecting a vast majority of the population. The common etiological factors include plaque and calculus which creates a microbiological niche composed of pathological organisms leading to the destruction of the periodontal tissues. Recent advances in technology have enabled the isolation and identification of pathological microorganisms thereby improving therapeutic response and prognosis. The understanding of molecular pathogenesis has also vastly improved in recent times. While therapeutic modalities are well documented, the prognosis is not satisfactory at all times. One of the possibilities is the delay in disease diagnosis which could be improved by the identification of disease-based biomarkers using saliva, gingival crevicular fluid, and point of care testing. This book aims to provide an overview of periodontal diseases and highlight the recent advances pertaining to understanding pathogenesis as well as early diagnosis and treatment.

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Date completed: April 12th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 9th 2022

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Review results due: September 27th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 26th 2022

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Gokul Sridharan

YMT Dental College and Hospital

Dr. Gokul Sridharan is currently an associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai. He obtained a Ph.D. for his work titled 'Salivary and serum metabolomics in oral leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma.” His fields of interest include oral pre-cancer, oral cancer, salivary diagnostics, metabolomics, and oxidative stress. He has several scientific publications to his credit and actively contributes as a peer reviewer to numerous journals. He is an active member of the editorial boards of several journals of repute. Dr. Sridharan has undergone training and is a qualified diploma holder in medical law and ethics and is also certified in tobacco cessation and control.

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