DR. NORDQUIST'S RESOURCES
"A stunning and insightful treatise on the relationship of periodontal and heart disease. Long forgotten in the annals of medicine, oral spirochetosis may be the missing link in explaining the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Dr. Nordquist presents a cogent thesis on how treatment of periodontitis may have profound effects on cardiovascular health."
“Dr. William Nordquist is brilliant. If oral spirochetes are linked with atherosclerotic heart disease, neurological diseases, and inflammation in the mouth and body, the societal impact would be profound. This research may impact every level of health and well-being.”
“William Nordquist is one of the few geniuses in the dental profession today. He has been relentless all these years to find the true reason why periodontal disease is a direct cause of heart disease. After digesting hundreds of medical articles, treaties and book volumes, Dr. Nordquist formulated a theory that finally exposes the truth: many debilitating chronic diseases can have a single cause and become stealth killers. This book is a masterpiece that should not be overlooked by our professional colleagues.”
—Leonard Linkow, DDS DMSc
DR. NORDQUIST'S BOOK IS ANNOUNCED (January 25, 2009)
discovered relationship between dental and heart disease announced by
the United States Surgeon General in 2000 has necessitated a unique
cooperation between dentistry and medicine.
Patients who have systemic diseases, such as heart disease,
diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, also typically have multiple missing teeth. As
a result of the missing teeth, these are the patients who require the
services of implant dentists.
dentistry requires dentists to understand these diseases and the
many medicines that these patients are taking to treat their
studies have definitely shown a relationship between periodontal (gum)
disease and heart disease. With
this new understanding, the dentist’s roll in medicine has been
dramatically elevated. They
are now responsible for diagnosing and treating gum disease because it
is related to diseases that affect other parts of the body, not just the
mouth. Is there a cause and
effect; dental disease causing heart disease? Are bacteria that cause
periodontal disease also causing heart disease?
That seems to be the case. The
recently released book by William D. Nordquist, (The
Stealth Killer: Is Oral Spirochetosis the Missing Link in the
Dental-Heart Disease Labyrinth?), connects the dots from one hundred
plus years of dental and medical research to establish a compelling
hypothesis to explain the missing link between dental and systemic
disease. These are serious questions and they greatly increase the
responsibility of dentists for their patients who need dental implants.
An extensive review in the medical and dental literature, plus eight years of microscopic investigation in Nordquist’s laboratory, reveals some very important clues in the search for the relationship between dental and heart disease. Some important facts are:
Research is now being initiated on a grand scale into this relational
problem between dental and heart disease.
Many more theories and solutions will be reported as dentists and
doctors work together to better understand and treat this problem.
Research is now being initiated on a grand scale into this relational problem between dental and heart disease. Many more theories and solutions will be reported as dentists and doctors work together to better understand and treat this problem.
About the Author
Dr. William Nordquist is committed to excellence and has practiced dentistry in San Diego, California, since 1973. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and worked for Eastman Kodak Company as an organic chemist.
received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Master of
Science from the University of Louisville. His Master of Science
thesis and research produced many publications relating to surface
chemistry of dental enamel and powdered and blocks of fluoro and
hydroxyapatite (HA). He completed a general practice residency at
the San Diego Naval Regional Medical Center and achieved the rank of
lieutenant commander before leaving the Navy and setting up his
private practice of dentistry in San Diego in 1976. He is a fellow
in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and a diplomat
in the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI).
Dr. Nordquist was named the 2008 International Dentist of the Year
by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.