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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…

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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,…

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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…

Migraines and Oral Bacteria: What’s the Connection?

Recent research performed at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests that oral bacteria may be a potential contributing factor to the onset of migraines. According to the study, the connection between oral bacteria and migraines may be nitric oxide, a cellular signaling molecule involved in many pathophysiological processes. Past studies have shown…

DeWitt Wilkerson Webinar

Webinar: The Critical Relationship Between Bite & Breathing

  Course Description Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson has practiced Restorative/Occlusion/TMJ focused Dentistry for 34 years in private practice with Dr. Peter Dawson while also teaching thousands of dental professionals at the prestigious Dawson Academy. He states that he has learned many things in the past 6 years, since joining AAOSH, that have greatly influenced his diagnostic…

gingivitis code for dental insurance

Get to Know the Game-Changing Gingivitis Code

Bridging the Insurance/Treatment Gap A single new CDT gingivitis code* has the potential to significantly move the needle on the AAOSH mission is to improve inter-disciplinary healthcare and collaboration, for the health of people everywhere. There have been significant gaps in the CDT codes contributing to a delay in therapeutic care of early periodontal disease…

Long-term care

People in long-term care say ‘no’ to the dentist

Almost 90 percent of people in long-term care facilities refuse dental services—even when they’re free—new research shows. The research, published in the journal Special Care in Dentistry, finds that the longer a patient stayed at a long-term care facility—such as a nursing home or assisted living facility—the more likely they were to use dental services. But even…

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6 Oral-Systemic Health Implementation Mistakes

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to incorporating oral-systemic health into your practices. How do you get started? What do you say to help your patients understand and accept it? How will you get compensated for this added work and time to educate and communicate with other professionals? Unfortunately, there isn’t a…

electronic cigarettes

E-Cigarettes are as Bad for Teeth as Regular Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. Researchers say this is the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their detrimental effect on oral health on cellular and molecular levels. Electronic cigarettes continue to grow in popularity among younger adults and current and former smokers because they are often…