Historical perspectives on theories of periodontal disease etiology

Academic Article


  • Our understanding of the causes of periodontal disease have two major competing paradigms: one that focuses on 'local' etiologic factors and one that focuses on remote 'host-level' factors. We provide a historical overview of local and remote cause hypotheses and discuss some key reasons why the local cause hypothesis has become dominant. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
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    Author List

  • Hujoel P; Zina LG; Cunha-Cruz J; Lopez R
  • Start Page

  • 153
  • End Page

  • 160
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 1