In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India. in this video, will talk about teeth as source of coronary artery disease (CAD). Poor oral hygiene can affect the general condition of health. There are many risk factors for coronary artery disease such as diabetes, hypertension, sedentary lifestyle, smoking etc. Oral health is also listed as one of the risk factors of CAD. The research has proved that periodontitis has a very low grade inflammation and can cause bacteremia which gain access to the blood stream and enter circulation. Gum disease can lead to platelet aggregation with proteins which eventually builds the plaque and affect the blood flow. He will also explain the consequences of these events.
Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Director - Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi Awardee of Padma Shri for his immense contribution in the field of dental sciences. First Doctor to bring about dental awareness through his team in the form of Dental Health Mela organised every year in the city of Delhi. Instrumental in setting up the best dental Institute of the country, currently known as a "Centre of Excellence" treating thousands of underprivileged and common citizens every day in a "State of the Art" modern facilities. A recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy highest National Medical Award by President of India in the year 2008 and other awards including Fellowships from many national and international organizations and academic bodies. Currently involved along with IIT Delhi to develop indigenous dental Implant under CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.