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.
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.
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.