A Case Study in Intervention of Patients with/or at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontal Disease

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Several recently published consensus opinions1,2 concluded that oral healthcare providers (HCPs) have an important role to play in screening dental patients for cardiovascular disease (CVD), triaging them to the appropriate medical provider, and participating in the co-management of cardiometabolic diseases such as CVD. Another report3 suggested that oral HCPs can play an important role in the primary prevention of CVD. Yet, regardless of how valuable this service would be, there are a number of unanswered questions about the viability of this model of care. For instance, since this is non-conventional in a dental setting, how do oral HCPs overcome the inertia of current practice/routines, and lack of education and training in this area of patient care?

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Question 1 : Given the constraints of a traditional practice philosophy and other limitations, what treatment would you probably render in this case? ?




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Question 2 : Assuming you could abandon office protocols and disregard limitations of traditional dental practice, what would be the best care you could provide for Bob? ?




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Question 3 : What are the barriers to progressively intervening in cases like Bob, and other patients at risk for CVD in dental practice settings? ?




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