Putting a Face on Systemic Disease – Dentistry is a Branch of Medicine
Dr. Hazel D. Glasper, DDS – Hinman Dental Conference March 2019
Cross-clinical conversations between dentists and non-dental professionals are essential to our practice and the lives of our patients.
As physicians of the oral cavity we are obligated to educate the community about the links between oral and systemic diseases; this includes medical practitioners.
Through a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and a commitment to making a greater impact, dentists can become a vital part of their patients’ healthcare team and take their rightful place in the medical community.
The time has come for dentists to stop selling teeth and start promoting health.
The days of dentistry as a disparate entity are over. For many years, the focus of oral health has been on teeth or so tissue. As physicians of the head and neck, dentists have the responsibility to adopt a comprehensive approach looking beyond the conventional processes of oral care, and considering the overall implications of both the oral and systemic health of our patients.
Committed to advancing the perception of oral health, Dr. Hazel Glasper founded a national oral health campaign, Teach Me Dental, and The Comprehensive Dental Continuum (TCDC), a consulting agency for dentists. Dr. Glasper’s training programs demonstrate methods to effectively educate patients, enabling a more complete approach to care and better patient experiences.
Dr. Glasper’s post-graduate work has included training with some of today’s most renowned restorative and cosmetic dentists. Baltimore Magazine has listed Dr. Glasper’s practice, Revive Dental, numerous times as a Top Doctor. She is a regular contributor to Maryland’s Women’s Journal on topics relating to comprehensive dentistry and has also written for Black Enterprise Magazine. Dr. Glasper was appointed the Spokesperson on Oral Health for the American Heart Association in Maryland. She has partnered with Morgan State University to bring oral health education to the institution and the community. On her crusade to change the perception of dentistry, she is frequently featured in the media and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC, ABC NEWS Digital, PBS, and multiple radio shows, including Sirius XM and the Tom Joyner Show.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Glasper has inspired patients and audiences to be their own healthcare advocates through a comprehensive, holistic approach to dentistry. Her authentic, high-energy presentations encourage and guide professionals to achieve deeper personal satisfaction while embracing their ability to transform lives through comprehensive care.
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- National Dental Association
- Maryland Dental Action Coalition of Oral Health
- Literacy and Education; Committee Member
- WELLNESS 101 LIFE National Campaign; Co-Host
- WOLB 1010 AM Baltimore; Co-Host