Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Writes About The Growing Understanding Of Gum Disease As An Indicator Of Heart Disease Risk.

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Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the SmileCreator of Naples, informs his readers about a very specific enzyme present in the gums that is specifically becoming recognized as a very strong indicator of a high risk of heart disease.

Naples, FL, November 16, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Your Gums And Your Heart… The Link Is Intensifying!” Dr. Hernandez talks about the link between one enzyme found in the oral cavity that is becoming recognized as an indicator of heart disease. 

Dr. Hernandez writes, “The aging population is aware of heart disease and attribute this to getting older. But,” he asks, “is it really part of the aging process?” He thinks not, saying, “Studies show that age and heart disease are not related and actually is improved with science.” He goes on to add, “The medical research establishment is very busy at work finding ways to keep us alive longer and healthier.”

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “Researchers are finding new markers to identify risk of coronary artery disease early on and when monitored properly can help avoid these. One of these receiving much attention is “Myeloperoxidase” (MPO).” According to Dr. Hernandez, “This is a well-known enzyme found in the blood and used as a marker for inflammation.” He suggests readers, “Follow this link for a very enlightening research article on this exciting enzyme and what it is telling us about our heart future. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mi/2008/135625/

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/your-gums-and-your-heart-the-link-is-intensifying/

  

About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.

While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.

 

Teaching

 The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.

As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.

 

 

 

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Stressful Holidays Can Lower The Body’s Resistance To Disease

We are heading into the stressful holiday season more stressed than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented degree of uncertainty and fear throughout the world. As we approach the holiday season, one thing we know is that we are also entering the cold and flu season. The scientists are warning that we may see increased cases of COVID-19 due in large part to the cooler temperatures, and due to the fact that many people are going to let their desire to celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition with family override their health and safety concerns.

It is going to be a stressful time, whether you decide to travel or stay put. And we know that stress diminishes the body’s ability to fight off viruses, colds, and other illnesses. In addition, many people have skipped dental and doctor’s appointments due to COVID-19. My suggestion is that before the holidays and before the bone-chilling weather sets in, that you schedule a dental appointment for several reasons.

Number one is that the relationship between periodontal disease and others such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis have been well-established. In fact, people with gum disease have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack. Secondly, it has also been established that anyone with underlying health conditions such as heart disease, are at greater risk of contracting and not surviving COVID-19.

Even if you don’t travel to be with loved ones this holiday season, it’s important to do everything you can to strengthen your immune system. Discovering if you have chronic oral inflammation and getting it under control is a gateway to better health. The COVID-19 threat is still with us and may be for a long time. Be thankful for the many blessings you have this year and make sure your mouth gets a clean bill of health.

Dentistry That Appreciates And Considers Whole Body Health  

Oral health is becoming more and more important in the role of overall health. Research points to oral health as an indicator of the most life-threatening diseases of our time. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental slowness and autism, for example, are just some of the conditions that can be indicated based on the bacteria found in the mouth.

 

Biological Dentistry Takes A Preventative Approach 

As a result of the increased awareness of the relationship of oral health to overall health, more and more people are turning to the services of biological dentists. Biological dentistry combines the very best elements of traditional dentistry with a deep appreciation for teeth and oral health in relationship to the rest of the body.

As a biological dentist, I work in tandem with many of my patients cardiologists, internists and other specialists. My greatest desire and mission is to help my patients understand the relationship of oral health to the health of their vital organs. I do everything I can to help my patients prevent periodontal disease which is a key indicator of other potential troubles lurking within the body, through education and biological testing of oral bacteria. When I can help my patients keep their oral cavity healthy, very often other health issues follow suit.

 

50% Of Adult Americans Have Periodontal Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done research and they report that half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis which is the more advanced form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can cause systemic inflammation throughout the body. So far, there has not been conclusive research that shows a direct cause and effect relationship, however there is enough evidence to know that there is a strong relationship.

 

What Goes On In Your Mouth Affects Your Heart

Dental pathogens easily flow into the blood stream. The closest organ to the mouth is the heart. It has been shown that dental pathogens cause hardening of the arteries. There are specific kind of dental plaques that are often found in arterial plaque.

As we know, diet plays a role in oral health and overall health. The same things that cause diabetes and troubles around the waistline, also cause trouble in the mouth. Sugar is the main culprit causing cavities and the erosion of enamel in the teeth. This leads to tooth loss and, the need for root canals, bridges and more. All of these procedures are wonderful in their own right and have made it possible for millions of people around the world to live with confidence. However, when root canals are not cleaned out properly the risk of undetected bacterial infection is great. This is one of the ways that many toxins get into the body. Root canal procedures leave dead teeth behind which become a source of bacteria that continually grows and cannot be reached Pockets of infection form at the bottom of the tooth.

 

Your Mouth Is The Gateway To Great Health

If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you might want to seek the services of a biological dentist. If you have heart disease, you might also discuss whether your dentist test oral bacteria. As the association between oral health and overall health continues to become stronger there will be more biological dentists to serve the growing needs.

 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Writes About The Relationship Of Oral Health To Heart Health.

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Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the SmileCreator of Naples encourages readers to maintain excellent oral health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to understand how important oral health is to heart health.

 Naples, FL, September 25, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Make Sure You Have Heart-Healthy Gums.” Dr. Hernandez educates readers to the importance of oral health particularly during stressful times. 

Dr. Hernandez states, “Your gums can indicate whether you are prone to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Yes,” he adds, “your gums.” He elaborates, “Healthy gums don’t always, but often do indicate health within the body organs. If they are free of inflammation, chances are your arteries are too.”

A Dr. Hernandez points out, “The mouth is the gateway to the entire body. It has been shown time and time again that poor dental health and gum disease (aka periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease.” Dr. Hernandez emphasizes, “If you’ve already had heart surgery to and have artificial heart valves, you want to make sure you maintain excellent oral health.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “Most people don’t think about oral health having any connection to other diseases. I hope that this changes,” he says, adding, “and I am doing everything I can to help educate my patients and those who follow my blogs and articles to understand how important oral health is to heart health and overall health.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/make-sure-you-have-heart-healthy-gums/

 

 

About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.

While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.

 

Teaching 

The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.

As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.

 

 

 

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Make Sure You Have Heart-Healthy Gums

Your gums can indicate whether you are prone to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Yes, your gums. Healthy gums don’t always, but often do indicate health within the body organs. If they are free of inflammation, chances are your arteries are too.

The mouth is the gateway to the entire body. It has been shown time and time again that poor dental health and gum disease (aka periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease. If you’ve already had heart surgery to and have artificial heart valves, you want to make sure you maintain excellent oral health.

Most people don’t think about oral health having any connection to other diseases. I hope that this changes and I am doing everything I can to help educate my patients and those who follow my blogs and articles to understand how important oral health is to heart health and overall health.

During these stressful times that we are living through, oral health easily gets pushed aside. Many people may be afraid to go to the dentist for routine check-ups or cleanings. I can assure you that dentist are taking every precaution to protect not only our patients but ourselves and our employees. We have always been extra cautious because we know about the bacteria that is found in the oral cavity. In addition, stress takes its toll on oral health. Everyone has individual weak spots and for some it is the mouth and gums. Likewise, tooth loss patterns are also connected to coronary artery disease.

Our mouths are integral to our happiness and well-being. We express ourselves through words spoken through the mouth. We enjoy having lovely teeth so we can smile easily. We enjoy eating and without a healthy mouth, that pleasure can turn to pain. Please pay more attention to your oral health especially during this stressful time. Your gum health can keep your heart and your entire body health.

 

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of Smilecreator Of Naples Urges Readers To Maintain Their Maintenance Dental Appointments For Overall Health.

Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the Smilecreator of Naples, reminds readers how stress affects the health of the mouth and encourages keeping appointments and the exploration of holistic dentistry.

 Naples, FL, June 30, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “Stay Calm And Keep Your Mouth Health,” in which Dr. Hernandez talks about how integral oral health is to overall health.

Dr. Hernandez writes, “Don’t let Covid-19 disrupt your healthy dental care routine.” He continues adding, “While all dental offices were shut down for a couple of months, our doors are now open.” He emphasizes, “Dental offices have always been meticulously careful and pristinely clean. We have been wearing masks for at least 20 years and have always worn gloves.”

“If you’ve had to postpone a regular cleaning due to the pandemic,” says Dr. Hernandez, “you may want to make sure you get one back on the schedule as soon as possible. The added stress that the unknown causes can create weaknesses in the mouth and could cause problems.” He adds, “Do not slack on your home oral health care. Be more diligent than ever.”

Dr. Hernandez also encourages, “Do your best to stay calm. Incorporating meditation or yoga or a daily walk into your routine can be very helpful. Know that, “this too shall pass.” Of course it isn’t passing as quickly as we’d all like, but it will pass eventually.”

 According to Dr. Hernandez it is important that, “If you have a dental emergency, take care of it immediately. The mouth is the gateway to the entire body and an abscessed tooth, if not treated, can lead to serious problems. Gingivitis can lead to heart disease and strokes.”

 

The entire article can be read at https://smilecreator.com/stay-calm-and-keep-your-mouth-healthy/

 

About Dr. Nilo Hernandez 

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.

 

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Oral Health Can Decline Significantly When Teeth Are Not Removed Properly

Most of us are born with 20 primary or baby teeth and we typically grow into adults with 32 permanent teeth. Some people may lose a tooth or two for some reason during the lifetime journey. The major reasons why teeth are lost is due to trauma and disease. People fall, get into accidents, and some injure themselves playing sports. Sometimes periodontal gum disease causes tooth loss, as can dental decay.  When teeth have to be removed due to periodontal disease or decay, how the removal process is handled will determine the remaining foundation of health well into the future.

For example; if a tooth is removed using excessive force or aggressive procedures, the surrounding bone will be damaged and suffer. Very often this results in requiring a bone graft procedure. Bone grafting is the reconstruction of bone and the architecture of the bony structure. However, a bone graft is not always required when teeth are lost or removed.

After a tooth is lost, be it to accident or disease, the way the area is cleaned and treated is equally important to the overall long-term health of the mouth. Especially in the case of a tooth lost to gum disease, after the tooth is removed, the bony walls are still intact and will need to be cleansed of all debris, infected materials and remaining periodontal ligaments. This cleansing process must be done carefully and thoroughly by hand using a variety of instruments. It’s also important to finish up with antibiotics and rinses used to further wash out this tissue and cleanse the bony surface adequately.

If the removal and the important cleansing process is not completed properly, then a cavitation can form. A cavitation is a hole in the bone that has not healed in properly. It is an area of dead bone which will become infected and fester. This creates an unhealthy environment and further adds to the declining health of the mouth, teeth and gums.

If you’ve recently lost a tooth or need to have one removed, it’s important that it be done by a dental professional experienced in proper removal and the very important follow-up cleansing procedure. Your long-term oral health depends on how this procedure is done.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Talks About How Oral Health Impacts Cognitive Health.

Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the SmileCreator of Naples, explains the relationship of periodontal disease in Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline in general

 

Naples, FL, May 10, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “Periodontal Disease Increases Risk For Dementia.” Dr. Hernandez shares information from recent studies to illustrate the importance of good oral health on good cognitive health.

 

According to Dr. Hernandez, “Few people would think that the health of their mouth has anything to do with the health of their brain. However, more and more research is showing that the two are intimately related.” “In fact,” he emphasizes, “a healthy mouth actually has a great effect on brain health, namely in the prevention of dementia.”

 

Dr. Hernandez states, “A 2017 study linked periodontal disease to a 70% higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in people who had the disease for ten or more years.” He further elaborates, “Periodontal disease is a chronic oral infection that causes bone and tooth loss and it affects the majority of adults over 30 years of age. So, chances are you could have it and not know it.”

 

As Dr. Hernandez points out, “Recent studies have found a link between periodontal disease which causes tooth loss and a decline in cognitive function.” He adds, “According to an article at medicalnewstoday.com, “One study looking at cognitive performance followed 597 men for up to 32 years. The authors conclude that, risk of cognitive decline in older men increases as more teeth are lost. Periodontal disease and cavities, major reasons for tooth loss, are also related to cognitive decline.” https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324485#Gums-and-the-brain

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/periodontal-disease-increases-risk-for-dementia/

  

About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

 Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

 

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.

 

While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.

 

Teaching

The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.

 

As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.

 

 

 

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Periodontal Disease Increases Risk For Dementia

Few people would think that the health of their mouth has anything to do with the health of their brain. However, more and more research is showing that the two are intimately related. In fact, a healthy mouth actually has a great effect on brain health, namely in the prevention of dementia.

A 2017 study linked periodontal disease to a 70% higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in people who had the disease for ten or more years. Periodontal disease is a chronic oral infection that causes bone and tooth loss and it affects the majority of adults over 30 years of age. So, chances are you could have it and not know it.

Recent studies have found a link between periodontal disease which causes tooth loss and a decline in cognitive function. According to an article at medicalnewstoday.com, “One study looking at cognitive performance followed 597 men for up to 32 years. The authors conclude that, risk of cognitive decline in older men increases as more teeth are lost. Periodontal disease and cavities, major reasons for tooth loss, are also related to cognitive decline.” https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324485#Gums-and-the-brain

Researchers have also linked periodontal disease with an increased buildup of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains. In fact it has been shown that periodontal disease actually boosts the production of the beta-amyloid in the brain, which are the neurological hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease. Other experiments have also produced evidence that one type of bacteria commonly found in people with periodontal disease is also often found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.

With all the studies that are showing the relationship between oral health and brain health, ask your dental provider to check for the bacterial villains. There are readily available diagnostics tests that measure oral pathogens through DNA analysis. We provide these tests as part of our regular service to our dental patients. Give us a call to find out how you can keep your beautiful smile and keep your wits about you.

Nilo A. Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, Owner of SmileCreator Of Naples And Best-selling Co-author Suggests An Important Frequent Habit To Help Protect Against COVID19.

Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the SmileCreator of Naples, writes about the important role a healthy mouth health plays in disease prevention and proposes that oral health is particularly relevant in light of the current worldwide pandemic.

 Naples, FL, April 21, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new blog on his website entitled, “How Excellent Oral Health Can Help You Fight Off Viruses,” in which Dr. Hernandez elaborates on important habits to include during the pandemic.

Dr. Hernandez writes, “We are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic like humanity has never experienced before.” He continues adding, “COVID19 is in the spotlight and we must take the suggested behaviors about social distancing, handwashing and keeping hands away from the face seriously. However,” he states, “there are other habits that are not being talked about that can also make a big difference in protecting you and your loved ones from the virus.”

“As a dentist,” says Dr. Hernandez, “the more I thought about this situation, the more I became fixated on the role a healthy mouth can have in this global health challenge.” According to Dr. Hernandez, “The health of the teeth and gums are major factors to be considered in the positive or negative outcome of the disease transmission process. If teeth and gums are well maintained and healthy, you’ll have a much better chance of not trapping harmful bacteria or viruses.” He goes on to say, “However, when teeth have cracks, pits and faulty old dental work, and when gums are inflamed due to periodontal disease, then you are at a much higher risk of having contaminants stay in those crevices, and for longer periods of time.”

 

The entire blog can be read at https://smilecreator.com/how-excellent-oral-health-can-help-you-fight-off-viruses/

  

About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.

While being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Hernandez has lectured worldwide and given many thousands of hours of lectures on everything from surgical to prosthetic rehabilitation. He has impacted the lives of many dentists and patients from across the globe.

 

Teaching 

The teaching arm of Dr. Nilo’s career has been developed due to his abilities and comprehensive use of methods, techniques and materials followed by proper and concise documentation and photography to assist many companies in using his skills for research and development of their products.

As Course Director for the IDEC Seminar series Dr. Hernandez’s quest is to prepare clinicians to reach levels of aptitude and proficiency never reached before. In addition to this, the medical advances in stem cells and genetic testing has become a part of the everyday dental practice life for Dr. Hernandez.

 

 

 

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