Leaders in dentistry: A conversation with AAP President Dr. Donald Clem
DrBicuspid.com talked with Dr. Donald S. Clem III, president of the American Academy of Periodontology, who also maintains a private periodontal practice in Fullerton, Calif. Clem discussed the importance of the oral-systemic link and dentists' role in screening for medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. He also stressed that while the introduction of midlevel providers may alleviate some access-to-care issues, it is crucial that they work under the supervision of a dentist.
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