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Local Dentist is Saving Lives with her Cutting Edge Approach to Dental Caries

(PRWEB) February 21, 2013

Dr. Meghna H. Dassani and her team know that 90% of systemic conditions are linked to symptoms in the mouth. The mouth is a crucial part of any diagnostic process for physicians and dentists when it comes to overall wellness. If symptoms such as bleeding gums, fungal infections, decay, inflammation or missing teeth present in the mouth, it could be a warning sign that a patient is at risk for things like heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.

Because of the responsibility to patient’s health, Dr. Meghna H. Dassani and her team have adopted practices that help them simultaneously manage a patient’s risk for oral imbalance while cluing them in to possible systemic risk. The newest tool being used at the office is a caries (cavity) risk assessment program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is based on a medical model of risk assessment called CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment.

The CariFree system requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the dental caries disease and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. The CariFree diagnostic tools leverage biofilm testing (to determine the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the patient’s mouth) as well as a risk assessment questionnaire. Based on the assessment Dr. Meghna H. Dassani can tell a patient what their statistical likelihood is of developing tooth decay over the next 12 months. Never before has such predictive information been available. Patients can then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification.

When a patients risk for decay and other oral health issues are lowered, the risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes are mitigated. In addition, keeping a close eye on changes in the mouth with these assessment tools makes early detection a priority. Dr. Meghna H. Dassani and her team provide a patient centered approach to dentistry that will direct each patient to his or her most healthy self.

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US.
In the US, Dr. Dassani received her dental training at Boston University (BU)Goldman School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2005. She was the editor of the BU chapter of American Student Dental Association (ASDA) magazine, "The Explorer". At BU, she was actively involved in research projects and she enjoyed working in communities surrounding the dental school.Dr. Dassani practiced in the Houston area as an associate for five years before acquiring her practice.
Dr. Dassani is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Greater Houston Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and Seattle Study Club of South East Houston.She regularly attends continuing courses and seminars with a focus on aesthetic dentistry. She has an Associate Fellowship within the World Clinical Laser Institute as well as a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

For more information on the CariFree system go to To call now and make your appointment with Dr. Meghna H. Dassani and her team call (281) 488-4617 or visit our website at

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