Expectation of Pain/Oral Health and Disease

Last week, scientists announced that people with gum disease were more at risk for a certain type of stroke than those with healthy gums. In this hour, we'll talk about the connection between oral health and disease, including heart disease and diabetes. Plus, a look at how the brain deals with the anticipation of pain. Guests: Alex Ploghaus Doctoral Student Centre for Functional Magnetic Imaging of the Brain, Department of Clinical Neurology University of Oxford Oxford, England Robert Genco, D.D.S., Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Oral Biology Chair, Department of Oral Biology State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, New York Brian Mealey, D.D.S., M.S. Former Director, Resident Education Air Force Periodontics Residency Program Wilford Hall Medical Center Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, Texas Chief, Dental Professional Services U.S. Air Force Hospital Eglin Air Force Base Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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