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Journal of PEARLDENT
Year : 2011, Volume : 2, Issue : 4
First page : ( 76) Last page : ( 81)
Print ISSN : 0976-0180. Online ISSN : 2229-4457.

Association between obesity and periodontal diseases

Dr. Dave Deepak, Professor and P.G. guide, Dr. Shukla Dhara, P.G. student

Department of periodontics, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara

Corresponding Address: Dr. Deepak Dave Professor and P.G. guide, Department of Periodontics, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara

Online published on 25 June, 2012.



To investigate the association between obesity and periodontal disease.


1. To determine body mass index of the subjects based on height and weight measurements. 2. To assess periodontal health of the subjects. A total of 80 subjects were included; 40 obese and 40 normal.

Study Design

A total of 40 obese and 40 normal subjects from the outpatient department of eriodontics, K.M. Shah dental college and hospital were included for the study.


The association of periodontitis variables that is, probing pocket depth and clinical attachment levels with that body mass index was highly significant



Obesity, Periodontal Disease, Probing Pocket Depth.


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