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ISSN: 2332-0702

Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health
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Fernando O Costa

Department of Periodontology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, MG, Brazil


Graduate at Odontologia, Master's at Periodontology and P.H.D. at Epidemiology and Oral Sciences from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. Has experience in Dentistry and Epidemiology. Associate Professor in Periodontics the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil.Acted as reviewer for international journals in the field of Dentistry and with over 100 full papers published in Oral Health. FellowofResearch Productivity the National Council for Development andResearch (CNPq/Brazil).

Research Interest

Surgical and non-surgical procedures associated with recurrence of periodontitis in periodontal maintenance therapy.

Association between functional performance and executive cognitive functions in an elderly population including patients with low ankle–brachial index.

Clinical, microbial, and immune responses observed in patients with diabetes after treatment for gingivitis: A three-month randomized clinical trial.

Alcohol consumption and periodontitis: Quantification of periodontal pathogens and cytokines.

Periodontal therapy effects on nitrite related to oral bacteria: A 6-month randomized clinical trial.

Tooth loss in individuals under periodontal maintenance therapy.

 Mouth rinse recommendation for prosthodontics patients.

Antimicrobial mouth rinse use as an adjunct method in peri-implant biofilm control.

Recurrence, progression of periodontitis and tooth loss associated with surgical or non-surgical procedures in periodontal maintenance therapy.

Gingival overgrowth in renal transplant subjects.

Progression of periodontitis and tooth loss associated with glycemic control in individuals undergoing periodontal maintenance therapy.

Frequency of periodontal pathogens in equivalent peri-implant and periodontal clinical statuses.

Epidemiology of periodontal disease.

Very low and low birth weight associated with maternal periodontitis.

Reduction of salivary arginine catabolic activity through periodontal therapy.



Periodontal Pathogens and Clinical Periodontal Status of School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study

Sheila Cavalca Cortelli1, Davi R Aquino, Jose Roberto Cortelli, Suzane A Raslan, Caio VG Roman-Torres, Rodrigo DP Balejo and Fernando O Costa

Research Article: Oral Hyg Health 2014, 2:131

DOI: 10.4172/2332-0702.1000131