The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis


Greetings! The next session of #RheumJC will be on Thursday, March 31, 2016, where we will be discussing a recent meta-analysis looking at a potential environmental link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis titled “Hand to Mouth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Association between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontitis” by Fuggle, NR, et al. This promises to be a lively discussion so we hope you can join.

This article is open access and can found at this link:

We will again have two one-hour sessions, the first at 9pm GMT (4pm EST) and the second at 3am GMT (10pm EST).

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