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this would help a long way not only in identifying the medical professionals with improvable oral health knowledge but also to focus on those areas of oral health where there is a lack of optimum knowledge. CONCLUSION This study clearly demonstrates that medical practitioners had fair knowledge about various aspects of periodontal disease. This was particularly evident among those who have had a previous visit to a dentist. It was also found that young professionals with limited experience in the profession had better knowledge which could be indicative of the growing importance to oral health in medical curriculum in recent times. Acknowledgement Medical faculty in Guntur district who participated in this questionnaire study. Financial support and sponsorship Nil. Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. REFERENCES 1. Zhang S, Lo EC, Chu CH. Attitude and awareness of medical and dental students towards collaboration between medical and dental practice in Hong Kong. BMC Oral Health 2015;15:53. 2. World Health Organization. The World Oral Health Report 2003. Geneva: WHO; 2003. 3. US Department of Health and Human Services. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General–Executive Summary. Rockville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000. p. 17‑21. 4. Umeizudike KA, Iwuala SO, Ozoh OB, Ayanbadejo PO, Fasanmade OA. Association between periodontal diseases and systemic illnesses: A survey among internal medicine residents in Nigeria. Saudi Dent J 2016;28:24‑30. 5. Mealy BL, Klokkevold PR. Periodontal medicine. In: Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology. 9 th ed. New Delhi: Elsevier Publishers; 2004. p. 229‑44. 6. Page RC, Beck JD. Risk assessment for periodontal diseases. Int Dent J 1997;47:61‑87. 7. Shah MN, Anwar S, Khalil A, Akhtar S. Periodontal disease awareness among medical doctors. JKCD 2013;4:34‑7. 8. Beck J, Garcia R, Heiss G, Vokonas PS, Offenbacher S. Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. J Periodontol 1996;67 10 Suppl: 1123‑37. 9. Rai B, Kharb S. Effect of scaling and root planning in periodontitis on peripheral blood. Internet J Dent Sci 2008;6:1. 10. Mealey BL. Influence of periodontal infections on systemic health. Periodontol 2000 1999;21:197‑209. 11. Grossi SG, Genco RJ. Periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus: A two‑way relationship. Ann Periodontol 1998;3:51‑61. 12. Offenbacher S, Jared HL, O’Reilly PG, Wells SR, Salvi GE, Lawrence HP, et al . Potential pathogenic mechanisms of periodontitis‑associated pregnancy complications. Ann Periodontol 1998;3:233‑50. 13. Hayes C, Sparrow D, Cohen M, Vokonas PS, Garcia RI. The association between alveolar bone loss and pulmonary function: The VA Dental Longitudinal Study. Ann Periodontol 1998;3:257‑61. 14. Pugin J, Auckenthaler R, Lew DP, Suter PM. Oropharyngeal decontamination decreases incidence of ventilator‑associated pneumonia. A randomized, placebo‑controlled, double‑blind clinical trial. JAMA 1991;265:2704‑10. 15. Pralhad S, Thomas B. Periodontal awareness in different healthcare professionals: A questionnaire survey. J Educ Ethics Dent 2011;1:64‑7. 16.
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