Webinar to Explore Link Between Heart Health and Gum Health

Dentistry Today


As the medical community celebrates American Heart Month this February, Perio Protect notes that specific cardiovascular disease pathogens have been traced to gum disease pathogens. And with periodontal disease affecting more than half of all Americans age 30 and older, the company wants to honor Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, and Brad Bale, MD, for their work in raising awareness of the importance of preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Doneen will discuss “Women and Heart Disease—the REAL Deal!” during a free webinar on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm PST. Open to healthcare providers and the public alike, the webinar will explore what’s different about women’s hearts, surprising cardiovascular red flags such as periodontitis, how to find out if you have a hidden risk, and personalized action plans to prevent a heart attack or stroke. 

“Heart disease is the leading killer of American women, claiming more female lives than all forms of cancer combined,” said Doneen, an international leader in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and medical director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane, Wash.

“CVD is under-diagnosed and undertreated in women, which is why they need to be their own best advocates for optimal heart healthcare,” said Doneen. “My goal with this webinar is to empower women with a science-based action plan to keep their arteries healthy.”

Doneen and Bale also created the BaleDoneen Method (BDM) for preventing, stabilizing, and even reversing arterial disease. This evidence-based heart attack and stroke prevention plan includes personalized steps for optimizing women’s cardiovascular health at every age. Unlike standard care, which is based on checking patients for certain CVD risk factors, BDM also uses advanced lab tests and imaging to directly check for hidden signs of arterial disease.  

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