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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

May 2, 2022

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, wraps up the series on Periodontitis as a Manifestation of Systemic Disease, finishing by educating us on hematologic disorders!




“Now, we know hematologic diseases are disorders of the blood or can be disorders of blood forming organs and this affects millions of Americans.”


“When we take a look at some of these different types of diseases, we are looking at things like blood cell cancers, hematologic diseases, including rare genetic disorders, anemias, conditions that can be related to HIV, sickle cell disease, or even in some cases, complications affiliated with chemotherapy or transfusions.”


“Recent studies that have demonstrated that bacteria like Porphomonas gingivalis does govern aspects of osteoclast differentiation, meaning that the way that our own cells, our own bone cells, are able to break down bone is readily influenced by the presence of this Gram Negative anaerobic bacteria.”





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