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Cardiovascular Disease and Oral Health

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Cardiovascular Disease and Oral Health

Research / Articles

High-risk periodontal pathogens contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis

Postgraduate Medical Journal - 2017

Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP; Brad Bale, MD; David J. Vigerust, MS., Ph.D


"Level A evidence supports that Periodontal Disease is independently associated with arterial disease."

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."

Cardiovascular Wellness and Optimal Oral Health: A symbiotic Relationship

Aperito - November 2014

Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP; Alice Dupler, JD, ARNP-BC: and Neva L. Crogan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN


"The language spoken between the medical and dental community in regards to CVD must be one of mutual recognition."

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."

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