As a proud member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, AAOSH, Dr. McClatchie is dedicated to its mission as she has personally seen the relationship between the mouth and the body. AAOSH is an organization of health care professionals dedicated to the relationship of oral health and whole body health. The mission of AAOSH is to create relationships between all healthcare professions, resulting in better patient care and quality of life. In order to complete this, changing public and professional awareness of the mouth-body health link is necessary.
AAOSH demonstrates and shows the connection of the mouth with the body and uses this to teach. AAOSH not only concentrates on educating the health care professional, but also the general public and patients as well. The members of this organization are passionate in their education of medical and dental professionals to bridge the gap between these areas of concentration. AAOSH uses current and emerging science and technology to demonstrate the ever growing knowledge of the oral-systemic link. This will benefit millions of people, and better grow the knowledge of health care providers.
It has been seen that long term infections in the mouth increase systemic functions and affect entire body functions. The mouth is said to be the doorway of the mouth as everything that is consumed/taken in first must be introduced to the environment of the mouth.
Sleep apnea and oral airway, TMD and headaches, dental caries, and oral cancer are all functions of the mouth that play a role in the health of the body. These factors of the mouth and many more show how important it is to consider the role that the mouth has on the rest of the body, as prevention and treating oral and systemic diseases are linked together in more ways than have ever been seen.
Oral Health needs a new definition. And it should be supported by all medical professionals that are dedicated to working and learning together in a spirit of collaborative cooperation. Patients will enjoy the resulting benefits of improved oral and general health, healing, longevity and wellness.
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