Colgate Gives the Gift of Knowledge, a Second Time Around

Posted on March 19, 2015

New York City, NY, March 10, 2015– Colgate-Palmolive Co. announces the publication of the textbook Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide, Second Edition. The 370-page volume is an update of the original 2010 edition and includes contributions regarding the periodontal disease and oral systemic relationship from 32 renowned clinicians and scientists representing both dental and medical sciences.

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide, Second Edition provides the latest information and clinical studies pertaining to the oral systemic relationship and is specifically directed at understanding how periodontal disease might affect distant sites and organs, therefore having an effect on overall health. Each chapter details the latest findings on the relationship between oral and systemic diseases and the co-management of patients for optimal oral and physical health.

According to editors of the textbook Robert J. Genco (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York) and Ray C. Williams (University of North Carolina, formerly with Stony Brook University, The State University of New York), “We were fortunate to have assembled a group of respected and scholarly clinicians and scientists who, in eighteen chapters, provide a current and thoughtful perspective on the relationship of periodontal disease to systemic conditions.”

Renowned clinicians and scientists worldwide have extensively studied the relationship of periodontal disease to overall health and disease, and several conferences and workshops have been convened to examine the evidence to date. At one of the conferences held in January 2008, the need for a textbook was discussed that would summarize and put into context the current information on periodontal disease and systemic disease together for students of dentistry and medicine.

The idea was brought to fruition when the Colgate-Palmolive Company agreed to support the textbook through an educational grant to the publisher. The book was published in Yardley, Pennsylvania by Professional Audience Communications, Inc., publishers and consultants in dental marketing and research communications.

With funding provided by the Colgate-Palmolive Company, Dr. Fotinos S. Panagakos, Global Director for Scientific Affairs at Colgate, underscores the contribution of the textbook as “a prime example of Colgate’s ongoing commitment of ensuring that dental professionals receive continuing education via the most current research data and clinical discoveries regarding progressive industry concerns and matters.”

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide Second Edition will be freely accessible in PDF format at, as well as on the Colgate Oral Health Network ( An eBook version is also in development for the release in the near future.

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s website at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate’s global oral health education program, please visit

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