BU researcher: Treat perio disease to improve diabetes

A Boston University (BU) researcher is hosting a discussion about how treating periodontal disease may improve diabetes outcomes on March 14 at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. George W. Taylor, DMD, DrPH, researches the relationships between oral and systemic health, particularly the connection between periodontal infection and diabetes.

The diabetes epidemic is being worsened by the prevalence of chronic periodontal disease, according to current research, and both are lifestyle-related diseases that are considered biologically linked.

Dr. Taylor's lecture is the keynote of Science Day, a research celebration featuring posters and oral presentations by pre- and postdoctoral dental students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff, and dental vendors. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Taylor is the chair of the department of preventive and restorative dental sciences and the Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professor in Dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.

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