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Posts for: June, 2013

Dr. Patel - Endodontist & Root Canal Dentist in Frederick, MarylandDr Patel joined the Dental Practice of Dr Mullen and Stringer in April of 2013.  To prepare for the addition of Dr Patel, the decision was made to invest in the most modern root canal equipment on the market.  The practice purchased an advanced endodontic microscope built by Micronix and specialty endodontic drill, manufactured by WaveOne®, to ensure we had the best equipment on the market.  We also invested in digital x-ray sensors and large screen monitors and intraoral cameras, so diagnostics could be done instantaneously.  These new pieces of equipment and technology allow the doctor and his assistant to perform root canals with the most modern dental equipment and therefore give the patient the greatest prognosis of a good clinical outcome.

We asked Dr EJ Stringer why the decision was made to bring on another doctor.  She said “The decision to bring on Dr Patel was driven by our patients request to have more procedures done at the practice.  In the past, we sent out most of our root canals out to endodonists across town.  Our patients never really liked having to do that and they just felt more comfortable staying at our practice on Thomas Johnson Drive.  Now instead of going out to have root canals done, we’ll have them all performed in house.  By bringing on Dr Patel, we are able to have a specialist in the practice who is truly one of the best endodontists in the state.  Our practice and our patients are very lucky to have him”

View our Press Release: Dr EJ Stringer and Dr Joseph Mullen - Frederick General Dentistry - Hire a Root Canal Specialist


Evidence continues to support an association among periodontal
infections, atherosclerosis and vascular disease. Ongoing observational
and focused pilot intervention studies may inform the design of largescale
clinical intervention studies. Recommending periodontal treatment for
the prevention of atherosclerotic CVD is not warranted based on scientific
evidence. Periodontal treatment must be recommended on the basis of the
value of its benefits for the oral health of patients, recognizing that patients
are not healthy without good oral health. However, the emergence of periodontal
infections as a potential risk factor for CVD is leading to a convergence
in oral and medical care that can only benefit the patients and public
health.
 
 
Key Words. Cardiovascular; infection; periodontitis; epidemiology.
JADA 2006;137(10 supplement):14S-20S.