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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 2     25. Feb. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 2  (25.02.2016)

Page 262-273, doi:10.11607/prd.2397, PubMed:26901304

Periodontal Management of a Patient Undergoing Liver Transplantation
Clozza, Emanuele / Segelnick, Stuart L. / Sigal, Samuel H. / Rovner, Deborah N. / Weinberg, Mea A.
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.