Oral Health Initiatives Help PAs Make a Difference for Patients


Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C, NIIOH Oral Health Champion and one of the co-authors for the Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum, was featured in an article for the AAPA Medical Watch. (Click Here for link to article)

Excerpt: Rizzolo says she started working with the PAs for Oral Health special interest group because, “At some point, the mouth became disconnected from the body.  Given the time constraints in medicine, it is easy to think that our patients are seeing a dentist regularly and seeking oral care. Oral health is interconnected with overall health. The oral cavity can show signs of systemic illness and many systemic illnesses can be exacerbated by poor oral health.”