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Dr Shauna Culshaw

Currently I am an Honorary Consultant in Periodontics, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Research Facility Lead and Lead for Undergraduate teaching in Periodontics.  During undergraduate dental training in Glasgow, I completed an intercalated degree in immunology. These studies extended to an intercalated PhD examining the role of cytokines in inflammation. In 2011, I completed specialist training in Periodontics and the following year, commenced an Honorary Consultant Post in Periodontics, at the same time becoming the first dentist to be awarded the Scottish Funding Council’s Senior Clinical Research Fellowship. In my current role, I treat patients referred for specialist periodontal care; lead a research group focused on the local and systemic consequences of the immune response in the oral cavity; and train undergraduate and postgraduate students, NHS hospital and University staff. 

Webinar - Periodontitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis - cause or association?

Objectives

News headlines proclaiming associations between periodontitis and myriad other diseases have led to an increasing number of patients who are aware of their periodontal health and the possible links between periodontal health and general health. There is evidence of a relationship between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. This lecture will examine that evidence and in particular scrutinise whether periodontal disease might predispose to rheumatoid arthritis and whether successful periodontal treatment might improve both oral health and the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Outcomes

GDC Development Outcome C

  • Understand some of the proposed mechanisms by which periodontal disease may impact on rheumatoid arthritis, and vice versa.
  • Increase knowledge of some of the studies demonstrating associations between periodontitis and systemic diseases.
  • Be aware of some of the evidence investigating the impact of periodontal treatment on rheumatoid arthritis. 

Talks

Objectives

News headlines proclaiming associations between periodontitis and myriad other diseases have led to an increasing number of patients who are aware of their periodontal health and the possible links between periodontal health and general health. There is evidence of a relationship between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. This lecture will examine that evidence and in particular scrutinise whether periodontal disease might predispose to rheumatoid arthritis and whether successful periodontal treatment might improve both oral health and the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Outcomes

GDC Development Outcome C

  1. Understand some of the proposed mechanisms by which periodontal disease may impact on rheumatoid arthritis, and vice versa.
  2. Increase knowledge of some of the studies demonstrating associations between periodontitis and systemic diseases.
  3. Be aware of some of the evidence investigating the impact of periodontal treatment on rheumatoid arthritis. 

Speakers

Speakers

Biography

Dr Shauna Culshaw

Currently I am an Honorary Consultant in Periodontics, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Clinical Research Facility Lead and Lead for Undergraduate teaching in Periodontics.  During undergraduate dental training in Glasgow, I completed an intercalated degree in immunology. These studies extended to an intercalated PhD examining the role of cytokines in inflammation. In 2011, I completed specialist training in Periodontics and the following year, commenced an Honorary Consultant Post in Periodontics, at the same time becoming the first dentist to be awarded the Scottish Funding Council’s Senior Clinical Research Fellowship. In my current role, I treat patients referred for specialist periodontal care; lead a research group focused on the local and systemic consequences of the immune response in the oral cavity; and train undergraduate and postgraduate students, NHS hospital and University staff.