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Periodontal Disease

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease by Alison E. Burke for JAMA

First, fermented fashion, now fermented teeth? Ok, ok, foul ball?!

Halloween is a month away and already, kids everywhere are beginning to dream of the loot they’ll collect in one night of frantic bliss. So what better time for a reminder of the perils of periodontal disease!?

But seriously, in our September jaunt through science art we have been anemic in the realm of medical art, which is a thriving and vital intersection of the two disciplines. The Journal of the Medical Association has been a leader in the field, insisting on a consistent aesthetic for their articles. Two medical illustrators, Cassio Lynm and Alison Burke, create all the illustrations and figures for the journal. The result is crystal clear communication that is easy on the eyes – even the perils of periodontal disease are made somewhat palatable (nyuk, nyuk).

From JAMA’s Patient Page: Periodontal Disease

Alison E. Burke’s Portfolio

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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