Research / Articles
Associations among Periodontitis, Calcified Carotid Artery Atheromas, and Risk of Myocardial Infarction
Journal of Dental Research - 2020
N. Gustafsson, J. Ahlqvist, U. Näslund, K. Buhlin, A. Gustafsson, B. Kjellström, B. Klinge, L. Rydén, E. Levring Jäghagen
"Calcified carotid artery atheromas (CCAAs), detected in panoramic radiographs, and periodontitis have both been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease."
Inculpatory evidence: periodontal disease assessment and treatment is an essential element in cardiovascular wellness programs.
Dental Economics - 2012
Thomas Nabors, DDS; Bradley Bale, MD; and Amy Doneen, ARNP
"Research indicates that inflammation appears to be causal for CVD, which intensifies the importance on the oral-systemic inflammatory link."
Collaborating to Reduce Oral-Systemic Inflammation
Inside Dentistry - December 2019
Eric Goulder, MD, FACC and Patti DeMatteis, ASDH, RDH
"This oral-systemic link has forever altered the medical and dental industry's understanding of these conditions and is spurring the creation of collaborative treatment models to reduce the burden of pathogens and inflammation, and ultimately, their associated morbidity and mortality."
The Significance of Periodontal Infection in Cardiology
Dentistry IQ - 2006
Stanley Shanies, MD, FACP
"Despite the fact that the formation of the atherosclerotic lesion and its impending threat to cardiovascular health has a very complex etiology, dental screening to identify patients at risk for CVD and those patients with diagnosed CVD who are at greater risk for recurrent cardiovascular events offers an undeniable intervention opportunity."
Why the RDH is a critical member of the health-care team: Dental hygienists are a vital link in the multi-disciplinary team addressing heart disease
RDH Magazine - February 2015
By Amy L. Doneen, DNP, ARNP; Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC, Eqs; and Neva L. Crogan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
"The complexity of vascular disease (atherosclerosis) requires an inclusive approach to care, including the oral health-care specialist."
Trends in Salivary Testing: A Clinician's View of Salivary Testing - How do you speak Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Disease to your patients?
Oral DNA Labs - 2019
Barbara McClatchie, DDS
"There may be specific bacteria in your mouth that can be putting your body at risk. The consequence of not finding out if you harbor these bacteria is that they can silently be contributing to vascular disease. So, the best solution is to start with a simple saliva test to see if you not only have these bacteria, but how much, so we can specifically treat you and reduce your risk."