Press conference with media and spokespeople from the Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA), the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC) and DENTAID. Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga.
Cardiologists and dentists have joined forces to work toward the prevention of cardiovascular and periodontal diseases. Existing evidence linking gum disease to heart disease has driven professionals from these fields to create a consensus statement addressed to practitioners from both disciplines.
With the aim of creating a framework for cardiologists, dentists and patients for the prevention and treatment of both diseases, the most prominent cardiovascular health institution (the Spanish Society of Cardiology – SEC) and the most important periodontal health society (the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration – SEPA), have come together backed by the sponsorship of DENTAID to work on the first consensus document offering guidelines and recommendations for professionals and patients.
This consensus statement was presented to the media this past September 22nd in Malaga, coinciding with heart week, in order to raise awareness of this relationship and to offer practical advice on prevention for the general public and for cardiologists and dentists themselves. [Leer más]
Oral health prevention is very important and becomes even more significant before and during pregnancy, if we consider that 1 in every 4 pregnant women may be at high risk for pre-term delivery due to periodontal problems
This is one of the main conclusions from the theoretical-practical workshop on Oral Health and Pregnancy with journalists in Madrid, directed by Dr Xavier Calvo, DDS, periodontist and Medical Advisor at DENTAID, and Ainhoa Liaño, a third-generation midwife. The session revealed how oral infections including gingivitis or periodontitis can increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes: pre-term delivery, low birth weight or placental hypertension (pre-eclampsia). [Leer más]
The 2nd SEPA-DENTAID Symposium is to take place this coming March 15th, 2014 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos – Campo de las Naciones in Madrid. This scientific event intended for dental hygienists will offer lectures by prominent speakers from the field of dentistry.