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Bale Doneen – Vascular Inflammation: The Oral Systemic Link

Periodontal disease (PD) is independently associated with Cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is imperative that efforts to enhance cardiovascular wellness incorporate periodontal evaluations and therapies. This course will recognize the need for the medical community to value the dental role in managing the modifiable disease state of PD as it relates to systemic vascular disease. There…

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Oral Health – The 5th Pillar of Wellness

We are now entering a new era of health. Why, when, where and how did the mouth become separate from the rest of the body? The latest research is bringing to light an incontrovertible truth: oral health is an integral part of preventive cardiology, a substantial adjunct to diabetic care, and a major part of…

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A Comprehensive Review of Vascular Disease: Part One

Part One of a four part series on Cardiovascular disease and Oral disease, written by Charles C. Whitney, M.D. Abstract: Evidence shows an association between oral disease and systemic vascular disease. Physicians need our dental colleagues’ help if we strive to optimally reduce our patients’ risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. This four-part series…

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Continuing Education Course: Vascular Inflammation – The Oral/Systemic Connection

AAOSH is pleased to announce the upcoming seminar put on by AAOSH members Amy Doneen and Brad Bale and Tom Nabors, entitled “Vascular Inflammation: The Oral/Systemic Connection”. It will be held in Las Vegas, November 2, 2012. We encourage all AAOSH members to register and attend this seminar and learn about vascular inflammation and its connection…

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An Evidence-Based Approach to Cleansing and Polishing Teeth

INTRODUCTION In the healthcare environment, clinical decisions are made from an evidence-based perspective by integrating the best research, expertise, and judgment from the practitioner, along with the needs and values of the patient. Given the commitment of the dental hygiene profession to incorporate this evidence-based perspective for lifelong oral health, there are still two fundamental…

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AAPP and the New Era of Medicine

Dear fellow AAOSH members, As a physician, I must applaud AAOSH leadership for the outstanding annual conference presented at the Cleveland Clinic.  I never thought I would learn so much medicine at a dental conference!  As a physician who understands the unequivocal contribution that chronic oral infections have on many systemic diseases, I encourage all…

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DVD Available for 2012 AAOSH Cleveland Clinic Meeting

The 2012 AAOSH Scientific Session is now available for ordering on DVD. Orders placed will be shipped upon completion of final editing. Special pricing is available for AAOSH members. If you missed the annual session, now is your chance to watch the making of history as dentistry aligns itself with the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute…

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If You Fail to Look

Detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages saves lives, eases suffering, reduces morbidity, and ameliorates post-surgery recovery. Remember when you took driver’s education in high school?  I do! When I grew up, driver’s education students in Washington State were required to watch “shock” highway-safety films.[i]  These videos, depicting the aftermath of drivers’ actions, showed actual accident scenes, complete with audio recordings…

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AAOSH Responds to AHA Scientific Statement

AAOSH Response to AHA Scientific Statement on the Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease April 30, 2012 The medical and dental scientific communities along with their industry stakeholders and the public media at large have been justifiably intrigued for many years by the proposed connections that exist between oral inflammation and the general health…

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Bale/Doneen/Nabors response to the AHA and ADA statements regarding Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

The issue of the relationship between chronic inflammatory periodontal disease (PD) and cardiovascular disease has, and continues to be, a subject of intense research as well as much debate. While the literature continues to show an independent relationship between these two diseases, the issue of causation was addressed in a recent and important article by…

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea – A Nuisance or a Disease Continuum?

Why the dental office should be the number one portal in screening and identifying patients at risk – the Hygienist and Dental team play a huge role! Two-thirds of partnered adults say their other half snores, while 6 out of 10 of all adults (59%) say they snore. Sleep Apnea may be present in 20-40%…

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Literature Report: Custom Tray Application of Peroxide Gel as an Adjunct to SRP

The Journal of Clinical Dentistry has published a recently completed study showing the positive effectiveness of using customized trays in the treatment of patients with moderate to advanced periodontitis. The primary treatment for periodontal disease has been traditional scaling and root planing, followed by surgery if necessary. The delivery of antimicrobial medicaments via customized treatment…