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Dr. Bradley Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen kick off OraVital webinar series


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Dr. Bradley Bale, left, and Dr. Amy Doneen will review the findings of their British Medical Journal paper that shows high-risk periodontal pathogens are a contributory cause of arterial disease. (Photos: OraVital Inc.)
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By Dental Tribune USA

Mon. 9 January 2017


TORONTO, Ontario, CANADA: OraVital, The Oral Infection Experts, will kick off its 2017 KOL Access Webinar Series with two pioneers of the oral-systemic health movement — Dr. Bradley Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen, who are the authors of the best-selling book “Beat the Heart Attack Gene” and who are longtime advocates of the critical role that dental professionals play in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes.

Bale and Doneen recently co-authored an article with Dr. David Vigerust that will be published in print in the Postgraduate Medical Journal and was published online ahead of print by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), titled, “High-Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis.”

According to OraVital CEO Dr. Jim Hyland, “This is a ground-breaking report that further validates the oral-systemic health link in general and more specifically, the perio-cardio link. The PGMJ /BMJ manuscript clearly states, ‘periodontal disease due to high risk pathogens is a cause of arterial disease.’ Now more than ever, dental clinicians can and should strengthen their commitment identifying and managing this form of periodontal disease.”

Because of the complexity of the topic and because atherosclerosis is the largest cause of death and disability in North America, Bale and Doneen have been invited to present their findings in a two-part CE webinar. The schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m. EST: “High-Risk Periodontal Pathogens Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis,” presented by Bradley Field Bale, MD, 1 CEU. According to Bale, “Periodontal disease due to high risk pathogens must be considered a contributory cause of arterial disease. I will present the science that supports this landmark statement. Considering this knowledge, the dental community has a significant opportunity to favorably impact the number one cause of death and disability by effectively managing this type of periodontal disease.”
  • Thursday, March 9, 8:30 p.m. EST: “Integrating the Science of Oral/Systemic Health into Clinical Practice,” presented by Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, 1 CEU. “It is necessary to respect the clinical context for which the information outlined in the recent BMJ study can be applied to the clinical dental arena,” explained Doneen. “What’s more, lines of communication must be created between medicine and dentistry that can clearly articulate the importance of understanding the oral pathogen burden as it relates to the vascular health of the individual patient.”

For more information on the 2017 KOL Access Webinar Series and how to register for each upcoming webinar, visit

Dental industry thought leaders wishing to participate in future KOL Access Webinars are invited to send an abstract to

About OraVital

Headquartered in Toronto, OraVital Inc. is the developer of the comprehensive OraVital System, which provides the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of the oral infections that cause periodontal disease, halitosis, peri-implantitis and caries.

Consisting of a proprietary protocol of advanced microbiology tests BioFilmDNA and BioFilmGS (Gram stain), combined with a personalized regimen of prescribed antibiotic/antifungal and antimicrobial rinses, the OraVital System controls 90 percent of periodontal disease, halitosis, peri-implantitis and caries in just four weeks when used as directed.

More information is available online, at

(Source: OraVital Inc.)


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