Report Highlights Benefits of Quality Dental Care for Diabetics, Ventura Prosthodontists Say
Calling attention to a report in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Woodland Hills dental experts Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad urge diabetics to receive regular dental care. Other reports have shown that those with diabetes are two to three times more likely to develop gum disease than those without diabetes.
WOODLAND HILLS, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Calling attention to a report in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Woodland Hills dental experts Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad urge diabetics to receive regular dental care.
“This report shows that diabetics and others with chronic health problems who are treated for their periodontal disease have lower health care costs and fewer hospitalizations,” Dr. Jivraj said.
Other reports have shown that those with diabetes are two to three times more likely to develop gum disease than those without diabetes. The gums will become tender, swell and bleed because of gum disease. Gum disease ultimately leads to tooth loss if left untreated.
Persons with diabetes usually get more severe gum disease than non-diabetics. Gum disease also has a negative impact on glycemic control, according to research.
Diabetics also suffer from burning mouth syndrome and dry mouth more frequently than non-diabetics. Persons with diabetes should document the foods and drinks that give them burning mouth sensation, and they should chew sugar-free gum and drink water to avoid dry mouth.
“Diabetes and these other chronic diseases have one thing in common – inflammation,” Dr. Reshad said. “The research seems to indicate that if you can reduce the inflammation that comes with periodontal disease, you can reduce the effects of these other diseases.”
Dr. Reshad is a partner at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute and former chairman of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section.
Dr. Reshad is an internationally known prosthodontist and an expert in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics, and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and on the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
Dr. Jivraj, founder of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute, is an award-winning prosthodontist who specializes in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Like Dr. Reshad, he also is a former chairman of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section and an international lecturer. He has written more than two dozen articles on implant dentistry and restorative dentistry for the British Dental Association.
Dr. Jivraj received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. Dr. Jivraj is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.
He is an associate clinical professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Jivraj won “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, Calif., respectively.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, a fully in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center, according to Anacapa Dental Art Institute founder Dr. Saj Jivraj.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where other dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from Japan, China, India and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and it features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff of 11, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures:
● All-on-4 dental implants
● All on Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● New smile in a day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those looking for Oxnard All-on-4 costs or Woodland Hills cosmetic dentistry services can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com or call the Oxnard office at (805) 604-5811 or the Woodland Hills office at (818) 839-7419.
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