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Volume 36 , Issue 2
March/April 2016

Pages 263273


Periodontal Management of a Patient Undergoing Liver Transplantation

Emanuele Clozza, DDS/Stuart L. Segelnick, DDS, MS/Samuel H. Sigal, MD/Deborah N. Rovner, MSN, RN, ANP-BC/Mea A. Weinberg, DMD, MS


PMID: 26901304
DOI: 10.11607/prd.2397

This case report describes the periodontal management of a patient with endstage liver disease undergoing liver transplantation. In the first part of this article, all medical and dental findings are reported to elaborate adequate diagnoses. A patient-specific treatment plan was structured given the challenging periodontal and systemic scenarios. The second part describes the periodontal therapy delivered in close interaction with the referring physicians. Last, the article reviews current principles and protocols in managing these patients.


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