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Course # 34962 • Oral Complications of Diabetes

Describe the link between periodontal disease and other diabetes-related complications.

7. Which of the following statements regarding the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease is TRUE?
A) Dental infection has not been associated with coronary atherosclerosis.
B) Periodontal disease does not contribute to the advancement of type 2 diabetes.
C) Bacterial DNA from periodontal infections has been identified in atherosclerotic plaques.
D) Periodontal disease is not a predictor of death among individuals with diabetes and associated ischemic heart disease.