In addition to local periodontal tissue involvement, chronic infection of the periodontium
together with continuous up-regulation of pro-inflammatory responses and immune
mediators may contribute to systemic sequel including diabetes, preterm delivery of lowweight
birth babies, lung inflammation, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Most students need a textbook that will provide all the
basic facts within a discipline and that also facilitates
understanding of the subject. This textbook achieves
these objectives and also provides test questions for the
student to explore their level of knowledge. It is also
important for students to achieve a 'feel for the subject'
and learn communication skills.
The book is designed to provide basic information
necessary to pass an undergraduate examination in
restorative, paediatric and orthodontic dentistry.
This supplement is based on papers presented at the
Second International Conference of the Faculty of Dentistry,
Kuwait University, October 2–4, 2001. The conference
provided an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas and
discuss new developments in the field of dentistry, especially
the latest trends in the evidence-based approach to
dental care. As the former President of Kuwait University,
Professor Faiza M.