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Is Severe Gum Disease Linked to Cancer?

: start Clinical Context Periodontitis has been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease among adults, and a joint working group from the European Federation of Periodontology and American Academy of Periodontology addressed this issue in a statement published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of Periodontology.[1] The [...]

Severe periodontal disease increasing along with the associated risk of several cancers

Half of all adults in the United States have periodontal disease. A new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, suggests these patients have more to worry about than splotches of blood in the sink after brushing.The report, Periodontal Disease Assessed Using Clinical Dental Measurements and Cancer Risk in the [...]

We put your patients first!

We, at North Iowa Periodontics, feel privileged to assist you and your team in providing the very best experience in achieving oral health.  Our team’s number one goal is to make sure each of your patients receive the very best care while being treated in our office. note-of-thanks.pdf

Studies Uncover More Links Between Periodontitis and Cancer

17 Jan 2018  Dentistry Today  As researchers continue to probe the links between oral and systemic health, independent studies in Europe and the United States underscore the potential connections between periodontitis and various forms of cancer, with a particular look at how oral bacteria may trigger onset of the disease. Bacteria and [...]

SAVE THE DATE

 North Iowa Periodontics Dr. and Team will be presenting a continuing education seminar."There is no generation gap here: Treating the most medically complex patients"Thursday April 19, 20181:00-1:30 Registration1:30-4:30 ProgramBest Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake, IARegistration brochures will be mailed January 2018!

Future Dentist!

On Wednesday, July 20th, we were privileged to have Victoria Wregnitt visiting our office.  Victoria or Tori (her preference) will be a senior this fall at Simpson College in Indianola, IA.  Her major is Biology in preparation for Dental School.  Tori is visiting dental and dental specialty offices in the [...]

How dentists can help patients discover hypertension

Carolina PickensFriday, May 19, 2017 The month of May is officially known as National High Blood Pressure Education Month in the U.S. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and other health organizations use this time to spread awareness of the problem and how to best address it.The many complications stemming from [...]

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

We are looking forward to hosting our Oral Cancer Seminar on April 20, 2017North Iowa Periodontics presents: Eva GrayzelTongue-Tied: A Story Not Silenced by Oral CancerThe following link is an article you may find interesting. http://oralcancerfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Positive-Head-Neck-Squamous-Cell-Carcinoma-SEPT-8-2015.pdf

A Meeting For Our Referring Dentists and Specialists

North Iowa Periodontics Presents Eva Grayzel, Late Stage Oral Cancer Survivor. Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:30-4:30 at Best Western Holiday Lodge in Clear Lake, IA. Registrations mailed out January 23, 2017. We will hear Eva's personal journey through early signs, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cancer followed by the effects [...]

Dr. Fortman Sent This Letter to All the Newspapers In Our Referral Area!

To the Editor,As a periodontist in Mason City, I need to say this to those who rejoiced at the recent Associated Press report thatfound little scientific evidence backing the effectiveness of flossing: You should definitely still floss! More than 500 different types of bacteria can be found in dental plaque. And [...]