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Alzheimer’s Disease

ANGELA R. KAMER, DMD, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

EXPERTISE:
Establishing a link between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal (gum) disease.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; paper presented at the 2008 Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease, “Periodontal Bacterial Antibodies May Help Discriminate Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Normal Patients – A Pilot Study.”

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Inflammation and Alzheimer's Disease: Possible Role of Periodontal Diseases.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia (2008).

“Alzheimer’s Disease and Peripheral Infections: The Possible Contribution from Periodontal Infections, Model and Hypothesis.” Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (2008).


RIMA BACHIMAN SEHL, DDS, MPA
Associate Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Geriatric dentistry, preventive dentistry, and health promotion

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
President, Greater New York Chapter, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Oral Health and the Aging Population," Community Dental Health (2002).