Dear Fellow Professionals:
Take note…The Obesity epidemic in our country is described as follows (source US Dept. of Health and Human Services): Those with a BMI of 25-29 ie “overweight” 34.2% or 69 million persons; BMI 30-34 ie “Obese” 19.5% or 39 million; BMI 35-39 ie “Level II Obesity” 8.6% or 17 million; BMI of 40+ is 5.7 million% or 11 million .
A flurry of calls from dental professionals has prompted me to announce:
Having provided OJW® over the course of a decade I can say that OJW is safe and effective.
Dental professionals interested in providing OJW® to patients in their office, clinic and city can call or email today for more information.
Those of you interested coming providers of OJW®, please contact me to obtain course and starter kit information. See below.
“What’s stopping dentists from talking about obesity” This is an article that appeared in an online dental journal that I subscribe to:
entitled DrBicuspid.com . Here is an excerpt: “Dentists say they are interested in helping patients with serious weight issues, but at the same time they are afraid of offending them and appearing judgmental, Moreover, many more said if there was a connection between obesity and oral pathology they would be inclined to provide their expertise to the overweight and obese, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association (Cover Story November 2010), Vol. 141:11, pp. 1307-1316). ) Click [HERE] To see the letter I sent to the Publisher/Editor.
Let there be light colleagues read on:
Jan 3. Potential Link Between Obesity And Periodontal Disease: “Is There a Prospective Association between Obesity and Periodontal Disease?”,
by M. Jimenez et al., of the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico, presented during the 87th General Session of the
International Association for Dental Research. Conclusion: clear evidence of obesity occurring prior to periodontal disease, and support an association
between obesity and risk of periodontal disease. Given the high prevalence of obesity and periodontal disease, this association may be of
substantial public health importance. (Read article)
What this portends is that dental professionals now have the sanction of the ADA to provide services to the overweight-obese. I am proud to say that I have been doing just that for almost fifteen year now. My paper on this subject expounds on the work that I have been doing in this field. My research on the subject, the first of its kind, has clearly revealed that the public by and large recognizes and welcomes our expertise to assist them to regain control of their weight problems and the dire consequences that often accompanies them.
Indeed, it is our right and responsibility to provide our expertise and treatment modalities. Please Read my paper:
Orthodontic Jaw Wiring: The Dental Professional’s Role in Weight Control for Compulsive Overeating Leading to Obesity
OJW® STARTER KIT:
Requirements: Proof of Current Dental License
OJW provider certificate (must pass online test see: OJW Providers examination
OJW DVD: OJW for Dental Professional See Cover:
A 28 min DVD depicting the OJW process chairside (See OJW documentary film work-in-progress)
2 8.5″ x 11″ promotion poster (ojw in B n W (poster sample (OJW in color) customized with your contact coordinates
50 2-sided 5″ x 7″ color promotion postcard cards to accompany poster
Permission to access, modify and use the response letter to the initial inquiry
access, modify and use the current Informed Consent
access, modify and use the Due diligence and Chat document when selecting patients
access, modify and use the OJW pre-op reminders notice.
access, modify and use the precautions and warning notice post OJW
access, modify and use the know-how information on the DPOJW site (Dental Providers of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring)
Six months of Telephone and Email support
Exclusive providership in your locale
Listing as a provider in the drted.com OJW providers data base
66 Brackets of type currently use by Dr. Rothstein (enough for 5 cases + 6 extra)
One syringe of 3m-Unitek Transbond adhesive
15 Primer-Etch lollipops to accompany Transbond syringe
One roll of dead-soft stainless steel wire for OJW
Five 5″ Mathieu needle holders (for patients use to place wire)
5 Nippy cutters (for patient use to remove wire)
One AM or PM in your office: Fee: to be announced
On AM or PM in my office to observe or hands on