World Leaders in Proactive Healthcare Collaboration

Jim Hyland

Webinar: Predictably Control the High Risk Pathogens that Cause Periodontal Disease

  Course Description Drs. Bradley Bale‎/Doneen/Vigerust wrote in the British Medical Journal November 2016 “high risk periodontal pathogens cause heart attacks.” “‎It means PD due to these high-risk microbes must be treated effectively to reduce the risk of ASVD. The definition of PD must include a diagnosis of the specific underlying pathogens causing the PD”.…

patient with dental anxiety

Diffusing Dental Anxiety with Aromatherapy

Today’s dental practice looks nothing like our father’s dental practice. There have been mind-blowing advances in technology that allow us to create crowns in an hour, detect caries with a laser, remove decay and restore a tooth without anesthesia, and identify pathogenic periodontal bacteria with a spit test. Unfortunately, in some instances the trends in…

Dr. Susan Maples

Webinar: Oral Cancer from Love and Other Drugs

  Course Description We are all aware that HPV invasion has long surpassed tobacco and alcohol as the leading cause of oral cancer, and it’s increasing at 30% a year. One person every 20 minutes of every day, all year long is getting cancer caused by HPV. In the U.S. we now have more HPV-oral…

diabetes medicine

Diabetes Could Cause up to 12% of US deaths

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates suggest—a new analysis shows. For a new study, published in PLOS ONE, researchers used two large datasets that included more than 300,000 people to estimate the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes…

gastric reflux

The Connection Between Gastric Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, & Diet

AAOSH’s stated purpose is “Connecting Medicine and Dentistry to Save Lives.” Gastric reflux, obstructive sleep apnea, and diet illustrate both oral and whole body connections that have life-altering implications. Gastric Reflux involves the backflow of stomach acids, bile, and digestive enzymes upward through the open esophageal sphincter, the esophagus (Gastroesophageal Reflux/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/GERD), and the…

medical and dental professionals

Re-Examine Your Examination

With a national healthcare crisis looming, dental professionals can help. By 2050, the U.S. CDC has projected that one in three Americans will be diabetic and a recent Harvard study projected the obesity rate will average 42%. Rising disease means rising disability, doctor shortages, and astronomical costs. None of us are hopeful that our government…

Nirvana Leix, Oral-Systemic Health Champion

AAOSH Medical Testing in Orlando: The Final Report

Congratulations Dr. Nirvana Leix: The AAOSH Oral Systemic Health Champion of 2016!   “I strongly believe it’s important to know your numbers.  I do want to be on this earth with my family as long as I can and be healthy while here.” -Nirvana Leix DDS   For the second year in a row, the American…

oral cancer screenings

7 Reasons Dentists Don’t Perform Oral Cancer Screenings

Every year more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer, and someone dies every hour from this horrible, disfiguring disease. But for every diagnosis, there are hundreds NOT diagnosed due to hurried exams and lack of training of all dental personnel on HOW to do proper and through oral cancer screenings. Here are just some…

Peter Evans

Webinar: How to Have Your New Patient Accept Your Best Care and Keep Them for a Lifetime

Course Description Every recent dental graduate knows how to perform an examination that leads to a diagnose and treatment plan for the new patient. But that doesn’t get your best dentistry off the shelf! The science of psychology allows you to penetrate the exterior façade of the new patient and enter into their deeper wants,…

arthritis in hands

Bacteria in the Mouth May Trigger Arthritis

The bacteria that cause chronic gum infections may also trigger the autoimmune inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), new evidence suggests. The new findings could have important implications for prevention and treatment of RA, the researchers say. In the journal Science Translational Medicine, the investigators identify the common denominator in gum disease and in many people…

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What Patients Really Want

Have you ever been chair side with a patient that has serious problems and struggled to get acceptance and said to yourself, “If this person knew what I know about what’s really going on in their mouth, they would not hesitate to get it treated today”? That thought leads most dental professionals down a deceiving…

HPV

HPV Antibodies in Blood Predict Cancer Survival

The presence of particular antibodies of human papillomavirus (HPV) in blood serum is a reliable indicator of five-year head and neck cancer survival, report researchers. People with head and neck cancers with evidence of HPV infection generally have a better prognosis than people without evidence of infection. A new study in JAMA Oncology suggests that…