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The effect of a periodontal intervention on cardiovascular risk markers in Indigenous Australians with periodontal disease: the PerioCardio study

  • Michael R Skilton1,
  • Louise J Maple-Brown2, 3,
  • Kostas Kapellas4,
  • David S Celermajer5,
  • Mark Bartold6,
  • Alex Brown7,
  • Kerin O'Dea8,
  • Gary D Slade9 and
  • Lisa M Jamieson4Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Public Health201111:729

Received: 31 August 2011

Accepted: 26 September 2011

Published: 26 September 2011

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31 Aug 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Sep 2011 Author responded Author comments - Lisa Jamieson
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Sep 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Sep 2011 Editorially accepted
26 Sep 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-11-729

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Authors’ Affiliations

Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, University of Sydney
Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University
Division of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide
Department of Medicine, University of Sydney
Colgate Australian Clinical Dental Research Centre, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Sansom Institute for Health Research, UniSA
Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill