Prevora as a Successful Therapy for Oral Dysbiosis in High-risk, Complex-needs Adults: A Series of Four Patients and a Review of the Literature
September 12, 2022 by Julie DiNardo, RDH; Irene DeHaan, RDH; Julie Stang, RDH
Oral dysbiosis is an imbalance of bacteria in the dental plaque whereby pathogenic bacteria dominate the biofilm and, in turn, initiate destruction of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth. Caries and periodontal diseases result from oral dysbiosis. A new treatment option for oral dysbiosis called Prevora (10% chlorhexidine) is now available for high-risk, complex-needs adults – those patients who are older and with chronic medical conditions limiting both self-care and tolerability to surgical dental care. We report on four cases of older adults for which Prevora is the only realistic option for treating oral dysbiosis, and we review the literature on Prevora in managing common oral diseases.
Highlighting link between oral health, holistic well-being in dental plan design
September 16, 202 By Lauren Bailey
When workplace dental plans are designed to promote employees’ proactive oral health, it can reduce overall benefits plan expenditures, including the cost of medications.
Forty per cent of adults are at high risk of poor oral health, including adults with special needs, people with type 2 diabetes, the elderly or frail and those with mental-health disorders, says Ross Perry, chief executive officer of CHX Technologies Inc., noting periodontal inflammation in the general population is typically around 60 per cent. Next to hypertension, gum inflammation is the most prevalent disease, yet it isn’t addressed by a typical dental plan, he adds.
Launch of new partnership will bring Prevora and preventive oral healthcare to high risk adults across Canada
June 1, 2020
A new national partnership between CHX Technologies of Toronto (CHX) and the Canadian charity, Gift from the Heart (GFTH), will provide Prevora and other preventive oral healthcare services to the growing numbers of Canadian adults experiencing chronically poor oral health. The service will start in early 2021. It features affordable, evidence-based, painless oral healthcare in venues frequented by high risk adults, such as the independent hygiene practice, the community health centre, the family physician’s practice, hospitals, the pharmacy and the retirement residence. A tele-oral health service is planned so as to further improve access.
Launch of new partnership will bring Prevora and preventive oral healthcare to care homes in the United Kingdom
May 5, 2020
A new partnership between CHX Technologies of Toronto (CHX) and Protect Your Mouth Ltd. (PYM) of Northampton, England will provide Prevora and associated preventive oral healthcare services to residents of care homes in the United Kingdom.