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Video: Systemic Health is Like a Garden

Today, I’m dressed as a doctor and as a gardener. On behalf of Oral Systemic Solutions, I want to bring you into my garden to have a conversation on periodontal care and systemic health. This garden’s ecology contains different environments, all bordering on and interacting with each other. This garden can be an analogy for … (read more)

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Video: MD vs. DDS – Bridging the Gap

Video Transcript How did dentistry and medicine become separate as fields? Prior to 1840, physicians and barbers provided dental care. A group of New York physicians distinguished themselves in 1939 to providing dental care. And shortly after, the Dental School at Baltimore College began. One can say that dentistry is medicine’s first specialty. The separation … (read more)

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Video: The Oral Systemic Link

Video Transcript Medicine in the last 25 years has demonstrated with a body of research showing systemic disease associated with bacteria and periodontitis, or gum disease. Disease entities such as stroke, heart attack, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, orthopedic implant failure, alzheimer’s, certain cancers, and osteoporosis are some of the oral systemic links that have … (read more)

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Chronic Kidney Disease and Periodontal Care

Last month a study of African Americans with normal kidney function, compared to those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the oral cavity, and it disproportionately affects African Americans. It’s also been implicated… (read more)

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Gum Disease contributing to Oral Cancer

As research continues to show systemic damage from periodontal disease, a new study from Head & Face Medicine, Dec 9, 2013 demonstrated an association between periodontitis and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). It is noted that 90% of all oral cancers are OSCC. The typical presentation is on the lip … (read more)

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Oral Systemic Links & Clinical Care Symposium (June 27, 2014)

The Oral Systemic Links & Clinical Care Symposium took place on June 27th, 2014 at the beautiful Hilton Double Tree Inn in Rohnert Park, CA. Presenters Douglas Chase, Gregg Sorensen, and Shiroko Sokitch explored how the oral cavity is the gateway to systemic health. Click to zoom in on an image in this gallery.Press the … (read more)

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