Pgm #07: Dental Considerations for Transplant Recipients

October 28, 2009
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontist

Dr. Barry P. Levin, an Elkins Park Periodontist, discusses dental considerations specific for the transplant patient. Topics include the link of periodontal disease to cardiovascular disease, diagnosis of periodontal disease and available treatments, also how the medications commonly taken by transplant patients can affect oral health. Methods of achieving oral health are discussed, including prevention and maintenance. Oral rehabilitation will be demonstrated, including an emphasis on replacing missing teeth with dental implant.