Multidisclipinary Research Focused on Oral Health Issues Affecting The Overall Health

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Our Mission

Despite ground-breaking developments in Dentistry and Medicine, the integration between different organs and systems is often ignored in clinical healthcare. Currently, there is a strong body of research showing that the mouth plays an integral part in general health.

Our vision is to promote the development of exceptional research focused on the interconnectedness of the body. Our international research team, composed of dedicated dental and non-dental health professionals, conducts scientific research with the highest level of integrity.

Our goal is to expand the understanding of the impact of oral conditions, such as gum disease, on other organs and body systems. Because several highly prevalent non-communicable diseases are influenced by oral conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and COVID-19 among others, integrating oral care into primary health care can ultimately enhance patient health and wellbeing.

We are passionate about and highly committed to seeking answers to serious questions about the mouth-body connection through science.

Meet his research team

Carla Pontes, PHD, MSC, DDS

Carla Pontes is a Brazilian dentist and researcher with a MSc and a PhD in Periodontology from the Univ. of Copenhagen. After having lived in Denmark for 8 years, she relocated to South Africa, where she current lives. Her experience as a dental researcher and scientific writer is vast, having published in various international journals. She is passionate about the connection between oral and general health and holistic approaches to health. In her free time, she is an amateur artist, loves animals and adventures in nature with her family.

Dr. Michael Escusa, DMD

Michael Escusa is a Filipino Dentist who Graduated Doctor of Dental Medicine from Lyceum-Northwestern University. Lives in Subic Bay, Philippines and has been working as an Executive Assistant to Dr. Shervin Molayem for the past year. He plays with his band in his free time and does a lot of research and reading.

Dr. Renard Ruigi Macasaet, DMD

Dr. Renard Ruigi Anatalio is a foreign trained dentist from Makati City, Philippines living in the United States. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2019 at Centro Escolar University - Makati and is currently working towards his dental license in the U.S. Dr. Renard has also co-published the research entitled " The Antimicrobial Effect Of Tawa-Tawa (Euphorbia Hirta) Plant Extract Against Three Oral Pathogenic Microorganisms". He has a passion for discovery and curious to find solutions to problems.

Yash Dabhi, Research Intern

Divine Sarpong, Research Intern

Lalith Gudhi, Research Intern

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