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The Oral-Systemic Connection

Cardiovascular Disease

We are committed to being your partner in helping to address the oral contributions to your patients’ systemic diseases.   In no other area is the oral impact more clear than cardiovascular disease.  For years we have been reading study after study linking specific oral bacteria to atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke.  We now have published level A scientific evidence that these same pathogens are a CAUSE of these issues:

High Risk Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis

Our office employs the OraVital system to specifically identify these pathogens and eliminate them customizing solutions to each individual patient directed at breaking up the complex biofilms and rebalancing the oral flora.


Studies have also shown a statistically significant improvement in glycemic control after the treatment of periodontal disease.  Though the health of the gum tissue must be maintained once the treatment is provided to sustain those results.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Evidence has shown that oral Treponema spirochetes are able to enter the brain, persist in the brain and have been linked to dementia.  In one study,  At least one oral Treponema species was detected in 14 of 16 AD cases, compared to 4 of 18 in controls.

More recently, a strong link between another Oral Pathogen, P. Gingivalis, and Alzheimer’s has been established leading many to believe that it may be a cause of Alzheimer’s.

TMJ and Dental Occlusion

The proper alignment of the Dental Occlusion with the Temporomandibular Joints has a significant impact on your patients’ orofacial and head and neck symptoms.

We can provide a cost-effective differential diagnosis through short term conservative splint therapy.  A preliminary diagnosis can be made within a week of their first visit to our office.  If this test device determines that they are a good candidate, we can move forward with full splint therapy for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.

The effect of specially designed and managed occlusal devices on patient symptoms and pain: a cohort study.

Definitive treatment after splint therapy employs the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques to insure long-term stability with a minimal amount of dental treatment.

Mercury and Systemic Health

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Speaking Engagements and Workshops

Dr. Brian is available to speak with you, your team, or a group of your clients and patients on topics related to Oral-Systemic Health.  A presentation can be designed to meet your specific interests and needs.  Call Joan at 920-434-4165 to schedule a time to talk with Dr. Brian about your presentation or lunch-n-learn.