(PRWEB) August 16, 2012
The board of American Academy for Oral Systemic Health has elected Dan Sindelar, DMD, its new president. The announcement was made at the 2012 AAOSH Scientific Session, held at the Cleveland Clinic June 22 – 24. Dan Sindelar co-founded the Academy and has served on the board since its inception.
In the next year, Dr. Sindelar hopes to help grow AAOSH’s membership and reach, expand the relationship between AAOSH and the Cleveland Clinic Wellness programs, and to move forward with an AAOSH certification program. He also announced that next year’s Scientific Session will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Sindelar is a practicing dentist who has served the St. Louis, Missouri, area since 1981, when he graduated from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine. He has become a leader in the oral-systemic health movement, which emphasizes the relationship between oral health and systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease, to name a few.
Dr. Sindelar is proud to become the next president of AAOSH in such an exciting time for the dental industry. “We are now transitioning from the era of cosmetics into the era of health and wellness,” he said. Dr. Sindelar offers comprehensive wellness exams in his practice—including cancer screening, advanced salivary diagnostics, antioxidant testing, and home sleep studies—instead of just the traditional periodontal exam.
The dental industry has always been about prevention. With new research coming out every day on the correlation between oral health and chronic disease, Dr. Sindelar believes it is not only possible but also essential that dentists step into the role of disease prevention specialists.
The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health is a group of healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the relationship between oral health and overall health. To get involved, please visit http://www.AAOSH.org.
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