We believe that this is the future of primary care, We can help reduce chronic disease and chronic inflammation within our patient population by delivering both integrated services within one visit.
Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) September 09, 2019
Innovative Glendale, AZ dentist, Dr. Maryam Beyramian, spoke at the Dentist Entrepreneur Organization’s (DEO) Summer Summit on “The Emerging Future of Group Dentistry.” Dr. Beyramian and her partner Dr. Nabil Fehmi have created one of the first ever integrated medical and dental health care facilities, Westwind Integrated Health in Glendale, AZ. Sharing insight on her practice’s mission, vision, and goals for integration, Dr. Beyramian will discuss the future of integrating medical and dental health in group dentistry, and how this integration bridges patient care gaps with systemically connected issues such as sleep apnea and TMJ disorders.
With the medical and dental integration at Westwind Integrated Health, a medical provider and a dentist can see patients side-by-side in one clinic in the same day. All four of their offices, located throughout Phoenix and Glendale, AZ, offer primary care services such as physicals, women’s wellness, pediatric care, and nutritional counseling. Additionally, Westwind dentists provide preventative primary care services in the dental chair, including screening of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Plus, with this integration, the doctors at Westwind bring more awareness to systemic health concerns that may stem from oral health issues such as gum disease and TMJ disorders (issues with the temporomandibular joint.)
Many Westwind Integrated Health patients who suffer from chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease also have significant oral health problems. Research shows that gum disease has been linked to heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and stroke. Sleep apnea is often traced back to TMJ disorders such as malocclusion, or jaw misalignment. Because the tongue's position is impacted by the alignment of the upper and lower teeth, when a TMJ disorder exists, the tongue can block the airway, causing sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea often leads to more serious health concerns such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
The goal of the medical and dental care integration is to close patient care gaps and create a healthier population. “We believe that this is the future of primary care,” Dr. Beyramian explains. “We can help reduce chronic disease and chronic inflammation within our patient population by delivering both integrated services within one visit.”
Those interested in learning more about integrated health care in Glendale, AZ, or how treating TMJ disorders and gum disease can improve systemic health issues like sleep apnea and heart disease, can connect with Drs. Beyramian and Fehmi for a consultation. To learn more or schedule an appointment visit http://www.westwindintegratedhealth.com.
About the Practice
Westwind Integrated Health offers dental and medical care from four locations in the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ areas. As the only private practice in Arizona and one of only a few practices in the country to combine dental and medical care, this team is innovating health care by offering truly comprehensive care with a whole-body approach. Comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of medical doctors and dental clinicians, Westwind Integrated Health offers specialized general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery. Plus, under the same roof, patients can receive physicals and wellness exams, vison and hearing screenings, vaccinations, nutritional counseling, and minor injury treatment. The family of practices focuses on building genuine patient relationships, comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatment, and improving the long-term health and wellbeing of their patients. To learn more about the multi-specialty team, visit http://www.westwindintegratedhealth.com or call 602-666-9890 for the Phoenix office, 602-786-8924 for the Downtown location, 602-362-4913 for the Union Hills office or 602-786-7379 for the Thunderbird location to schedule an integrated health consultation.