Friday, March 31, 2023

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Study Shows Strong Ties Between Periodontal and Heart Health

Researchers at Japan’s Hiroshima University recently explored the connection between periodontitis and atrial fibrosis. Atrial fibrosis results in scarring of the heart’s left atrial appendages (LAA). This can lead to a common type of heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, or Afib.1 Afib often manifests as an abnormal or erratic heart rate, known as arrhythmia, and is reported...

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Blazing a New Path in Advocacy

Crystal Adams, MA, CDA, RDH As a dental hygienist and dental assistant, Crystal Adams, MA, CDA, RDH, spent a career in dental education until she switched gears to move into advocacy. Today, she advocates for improving oral health in her home state of North Carolina as the director of the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC), a program...

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