Our passion for our profession is our driving force in making a difference in dentistry. We strive to enhance the dental experience from both a clinician’s and a patient’s perspective.
What Makes us Different?
We are grounded in the oral systemic movement. As clinicians who practice as Bale Doneen Preceptors and high risk periodontal therapists at the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we see first hand the importance of understanding the link between the mouth and the body.
We are embarking on new territory with the HASPC as it is the first center in the world to have a cardiologist and dentist working under one roof to bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry. Here, we are preventing heart attacks and strokes by utilizing the Bale Doneen method, and eliminating the mouth as a source of infection and potential risk factor for disease.
Together we have developed a proven method to achieve the highest level of oral health possible for our high risk HASPC patients! Our oral systemic approach reduces or eliminates oral inflammation, one of the most significant root causes of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Patti DeMatteis, ASDH, RDH
Patti is a member of ADHA, ODHA, CDHA, a founding member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and a Preceptor for the Bale/Doneen Method, for heart attack and stroke prevention.
Her passion for dentistry focuses on comprehensive patient care and helping dental colleagues enjoytheir profession in the fast paced oral -systemic movement to prevention and wellness.
Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA
Lora is a member of the ADHA, ODHA, and CDHA. She has served as Continuing Education Chair for the CDHA and as a liaison for the ODHA to the OSDB. She is a founding member of AAOSH and a Bale/Doneen preceptor.
Her passion lies in improving the quality of life for every patient by implementing the oral-systemic movement through evidence based dentistry and clinical research.
Julie Cox, BSDH, RDH, EFDA
Julie enjoys remaining active in clinical care part as a periodontal therapist because it allows for a real world perspective in coaching.
Tricia is a Preceptor for the Bale/Doneen Method for heart attack and stroke prevention. Her passion for dentistry lies in communicating with teams about implementing the DHE method so everyone on the team wins