Oral Health to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Sept. 21



MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Good oral health affects more than your mouth. Gum disease has been linked to a number of disorders, including heart disease, stroke, and respiratory problems. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about oral health in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 on West Virginia Public Television.

Elliot Shulman, D.D.S. is a dentist at WVU.  He received his degree from Loma Linda School of Dentistry and his specialty training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His special interests include pediatric dentistry. 

Michael Bagby, D.D.S., is a dentist at WVU. He received his degree from Loyola University and his specialty training at Northwestern University. His special interests include biomaterials.

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.  This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412

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