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CDA Oasis Conversations: Finding the Missing Link: Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease


Drs. Liran Levin and Maria Febbraio spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the latest research done at the University of Alberta’s School of Dentistry about the missing link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.

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Dr. Liran Levin

Dr. Levin is the Head of the Periodontology Division at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Dr. Levin was the Head of Research at the School of Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine – Technion IIT Haifa, Israel.

Dr. Maria Febbraio

Dr. Febbraio received her Ph.D. from Cornell University Medical College-Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City.  Her thesis involved the cloning and characterization of two lysosomal glycoproteins (LAMP-1 and LAMP-2) that upon activation, translocate to the platelet surface.  This was followed by post doctoral appointments at Rockefeller University and then Cornell, where her projects involved manipulation of the mouse genome to create transgenics to probe regulation of liver genes and generation of a knock-out to better understand the biology of the macrophage scavenger receptor, CD36.

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