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NRAS Live: Dental Care, Oral Health & RA

A live discussion with Professor Iain Chapple on dental care, oral health & RA.
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31 Jul 2024, 7:00pm
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Watch live here | Wednesday 31st July, 7pm

If you have rheumatoid arthritis and think that oral health shouldn’t be top of your list – you may be surprised! Findings from recent studies suggest that there are significant links between oral health and those living with RA and other common co-morbidities such as heart disease and diabetes.

Join us for our next NRAS Live which will be taking place on Wednesday 31st July at 7pm. This month’s topic is Dental Care, Oral Health & RA, where we will be joined by expert Iain Chapple, Professor of Periodontology at University of Birmingham and Maddy Roberts, our Families and Young Peoples Service Manager from our JIA-at-NRAS team.

If you would like to send us any questions in advance, please click the button below and we will try and answer it on the night.

How to watch

All of our NRAS Live events will be available to watch right here on this page at the time of the event. You can also watch it on our Facebook and YouTube channel, where it will be available to rewatch after the event.

If you would like to rewatch any of our previous talks, we have created this playlist where you can watch at your leisure.

Meet the panel

Iain ChappleUniversity of Birmingham

Iain Chapple has research and doctoral supervision interests in the fields of periodontology, periodontal medicine and surgery, nutrition and molecular methods. He has received major grants from the Medical Research Council, the European Union and industry.

Professor Chapple also established the clinical trials team at Birmingham, which runs clinical studies on disease pathogenesis as well as diagnosis and therapy to international GCP standards. He welcomes applications from potential doctoral researchers in his areas of interest.

Maddy RobertsLinkedIn

Maddy is our Families and Young Peoples Service Manager and has been overseeing the JIA-at-NRAS side of the charity. She was diagnosed with RA in 2018 and worked as a teacher before joining NRAS in August last year. She will be providing her insight and lived experience throughout the talk and representing those living with JIA.

Ailsa Bosworth, MBETwitter

After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 30 and finding a severe lack of support for the RA community, Ailsa founded NRAS in 2001. Having lead the charity for 18 years, she stepped down as CEO and became our National Patient Champion and now regularly appears at conferences and presents to rheumatology teams about our key services.

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