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Guarantee for Arterial Wellness: Medical-Dental Collaboration is Critical


Presented by: Bradley Bale, MD

Original Publication Date: September 26, 2014


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Course Description:

Medical-dental interprofessional collaboration is an important component of comprehensive vascular wellness. Medical providers must consider the dental care of their patients and work closely with their healthcare colleagues to truly prevent cardiovascular events. Better clinical tools are needed to assess arterial inflammation before ensuring arterial wellness.  Enumerate two broad elements necessary for migrating to a platform of preventing arterial disease or, at a minimum, treating it before it's evident. Recognize oral health as a potential cause of arterial inflammation and formulate a plan for strengthening medical-dental collaboration focusing on arterial wellness. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand that the concept highlights that the arteries are a common ground for both medical and dental professionals to focus on. It stresses the importance of breaking down the traditional silos between medical and dental care to provide holistic, patient-centered care that promotes arterial wellness and overall health.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Bradley Bale is a heart attack and stroke prevention specialist. He is currently a clinical associate professor at Washington State University College of Medicine, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and adjunct professor in the school of nursing at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He also runs a private practice in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dr. Bale is the co-author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and other medical publications and the co-author of Beat The Heart Attack Gene (2014).