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Guest Editorial: Oral health and life skills in society Volume 10 Issue 4

Richard P. Widmer

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Richard P. Widmer


The number of adults in NSW with their natural teeth is increasing; but, at the same time, so is the number of people with periodontal disease. Recent findings that pregnancy, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease may be associated with periodontal diseases represent the beginning of a new era in oral health awareness.