World Leaders in Proactive Healthcare Collaboration

Joint AAOSH/AAPP (Medical/Dental) Interdisciplinary Summit on Private Medicine and Oral Systemic Healthcare

Would you like to know how to use the emerging science to build strong referral networks with physicians and dentists? Meet with and learn from a rapidly growing group of private physicians and forward-thinking dentists who have charted a different course for the future of their practices and their patients.  As a dentist committed to…

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AAOSH Scientific Session – President’s Report

We came; we learned; and we were energized! The first scientific session for the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is now behind us, and I can truly say it has launched a major movement in the world of health that is never going to go away and will only get stronger and more powerful…

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Perio Protect Orkos Award

“Orkos” is an ancient Greek word associated with the “Hippocratic Oath.” Perio Protect, LLC celebrates those in the dental field who practice effective, minimally invasive oral health care. Dr. Jared Mosley and hygienist Mimi Myers of Fresno CA received the Orkos Award for a case study involving a 35-year old patient who had avoided a…

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Medical Costs Reduced for Diabetics Receiving Periodontal Therapy

In a study supported by CIGNA Dental Health, Inc, and reported at the March 2011 IADR General Session in San Diego, Dr. Tanna of the Department of Periodontology at University of Pennsylvania, reported that diabetics with periodontal disease and who received periodontal therapy, experienced significantly lower medical costs. The mean savings amounted to $2,483.51 and…

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Xylitol – The #1 Secret Weapon to Wipe Out Tooth Decay Causing Bacteria

There’s a battle going on in your mouth. Oral disease wants to attack your teeth and gums and dentists all over the world continue to patch up the damage in the mouths that are on the losing end of that battle. How big is the problem? It’s the biggest. For many populations worldwide, the levels…

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Cardiovascular Disease – Red Flags

While comprehensive testing will give you the most precise assessment of your level of risk, there are a number of red flags that may indicate an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or diabetes: personal or family history of cardiovascular disease personal or family history of heart attack, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes diabetes (risk…

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Can You Sneeze Heart Disease?

Salivary Transmission of Pathogens In a recent article by Jorgen Slots et al. (2011), the infectious risks of saliva containing pathogenic bacteria is discussed.  Long recognized is the fact that saliva can contain potential pathogens in sufficient quantities to infect other individuals.  The author sites the classic example of serious infection passed through kissing known…

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Perio Protect Case Study

Dr. Patricia Stoker, of Columbia, MD, has received the Orkos Award for demonstrated professional excellence in her case study report of a patient receiving treatment gum disease. Dr. Stoker’s patient suffered from severe gum disease complicated by a relentless gagging reflex. The Award was founded by Perio Protect, LLC to encourage and recognize the contributions…

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Are you Certified Kissable?

Even if your smile looks healthy, there’s a good chance you have gum disease, (otherwise known as periodontal disease), lurking around those pearly whites. As much as 85 percent of the adult population has some level of periodontal disease, according to current scientific research. Periodontal disease is the most common chronic infection known to man.…

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The Links Between Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes and Periodontal Disease.

Chronic Periodontitis as a Risk Factor for Acute Myocardial Infarction. [The relationship between periodontal disease and acute myocardial infarct has been investigated, but without conclusive results. Objective: To estimate the magnitude of the risk of acute myocardial infarct among patients with periodontal disease. Method: A case-control study was conducted in the city of Salvador, Brazil. A…

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The Oral / Systemic Connection: Working Together to Prevent Heart Attacks and Ischemic Strokes

Why Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Periodontists, and Dental Hygienists should attend the Bale/Doneen AAOSH program? Current  literature is abundantly clear that the human organisms is a single unit composed of a seemingly infinite number of biologic processes that are so intertwined that abnormalities and diseases of any of its parts have a profound effect on multiple…

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The role of a toothbrush in tooth brushing, intra-oral bacteria

Introduction Recently, scientific literature has been linking intra-oral bacteria to a number of systemic diseases [1,2,3], including cardiovascular disease [4,5] stroke [37,38,39,40,41], preterm birth [9], diabetes [18], and respiratory diseases [6,7,8].  Tooth brushing can reduce, control and/or maintain a better intra-oral bacterial environment, potentially improving self-induced, chronic disease states, such as periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease…