The 2017 KOL Access Webinar Series from OraVital Inc. will kick off with a pair of free sessions from pioneers in the oral-systemic health movement, Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, who are the authors of the bestselling book Beat the Heart Attack Gene. They also are coauthors of “High-Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis,” published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PGMJ).
“This is a groundbreaking report that further validates the oral-systemic health link in general and, more specifically, the perio-cardio link,” said Dr. Jim Hyland, CEO of OraVital. “The PGMJ/BMJ manuscript clearly states, ‘periodontal disease due to high-risk pathogens is a cause of arterial disease.’ Now more than ever, dental clinicians can and should strengthen their commitment identifying and managing this form of periodontal disease.”
Bale will present the first webinar, “High-Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis,” on Thursday, February 9, at 8:30 pm est. He will discuss why periodontal disease due to high-risk pathogens must be considered a contributory cause of arterial disease and how the dental community has a significant opportunity to favorably impact the nation’s number one cause of death and disability—heart disease—by managing this type of periodontal disease.
Doneen then will present “Integrating the Science of Oral/Systemic Health into Clinical Practice” on Thursday, March 9 at 8:30 pm est. She will describe why it is necessary to respect the clinical context for which the information in the BMJ/PGMJ study can be applied to the clinical dental arena as well as why lines of communication must be created between medicine and dentistry that can clearly articulate the importance of understanding the oral pathogen burden as it relates to the vascular health of the individual patient.
Bale is an adjunct professor at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, medical director of the Heart Health Program at Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Tex, and co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method, which has been shown to halt, stabilize, and regress arterial disease. Doneen, also a co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method, is medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center and an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences.