Screening for cardiovascular risk factors in a dental setting

Greenberg, Barbara L.; Glick, Michael; Goodchild, Jason; Duda, Peter W.; Conte, Nicholas R.; Conte, Michael
June 2007
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jun2007, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p798
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis on cardiovascular risk factors involving oral health care in the U.S. The use of oral health care professionals (OHCPs) were assessed to identify unaware patients about the increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). A CVD risk-screening questionnaire, blood pressure measurement, and cholesterol levels were administered, and prevalence of specific risk factors were determined. Such risks are found to be experienced by such patients within 10 years.


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