Embracing multi-causation of periodontitis: Why aren’t we there yet?

Ellen Frandsen Lau, Douglas E. Peterson, Fabio R.M. Leite, Gustavo G. Nascimento, Jairo Robledo-Sierra, Dalit Porat Ben Amy, Ross Kerr, Rodrigo Lopez, Vibeke Baelum, Giovanni Lodi, Elena M. Varoni

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3 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1021
Number of pages7
JournalOral Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work is a continuation of the contribution by the oral microbiome group to the World Workshop on Oral Medicine VII event. The authors wish to thank the WWOM Steering Committee for making this interdisciplinary collaboration possible.


  • Henle–Koch postulates
  • multi-causal model
  • multi-causation
  • periodontitis
  • sufficient-component cause model

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