Dental Track Record
Dental Track Record
As a leading expert on oral health and its connection with cardiovascular disease, Dan Sindelar has been on the cutting edge of research in this area. His knowledge has saved lives, and his use of new dental practices has helped his practice expand into one of the most successful in the Midwest.
His roster of patients is broad and reflects the entire socioeconomic range of St. Louis. But all have benefited from Dr. Dan’s attention, his proactive treatments, and his oral approach to wellness in helping prevent stroke, heart attack and diabetes, among other diseases. For example, one patient—a reclusive diabetic suffering through what might have been the final throes of agony leading to death—blossomed anew into a socially vibrant, alert, and healthy woman.
Another patient, a healthy middle-aged businessman, found that his active lifestyle masked an underlying oral problem that could have led to a heart attack or another form of cardiovascular disease. Working within the treatment, he quickly became far less at risk—and more likely to live to see his grandchildren grow into adults.
Or consider a third, a construction worker who avoided his oral care and didn’t realize that the sorry state of his teeth and mouth were the cause of his continuing ill health. After working with Dr. Sindelar and his team, this man’s overall health improved rapidly, and his risk of debilitating illness declined to near zero thanks to his oral wellness.
At the practice level, the results are as astonishing. Many practices have not only increased their revenue—often by as much as 80% annually—but reduced their workload. These new procedures eliminate the need for invasive procedures and lead to continuing overall health benefits.
Dr. Sindelar’s work on behalf of furthering the understanding of the connection between oral and overall health has led him to opening up a new area of understanding between the dental and medical fields. He has been invited to speak on several occasions at the Cleveland Clinic’s Heart Symposium and to present the latest findings on stroke and heart attack prevention. And through his contributions to these fields and his work with cardiologists, Dr. Sindelar has become one of the first dentists to receive a preceptorship in the prevention of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
Dr. Sindelar’s patients, and those of the entire St. Louis community, have benefited from Dr. Sindelar’s continuing emphasis on new and groundbreaking treatment practices. Thanks to his background in scientific research and teaching, Dr. Sindelar can explain in clear, compassionate, and concise ways the latest medical-dental developments—not only to the community of dentists and physicians, but also to his practice’s growing body of grateful clients.
In his work with clients and in his efforts to reach out to other dentists and to physicians, Dr. Sindelar emphasizes not only the remarkable ease of implementing new treatments of preventive dentistry, but also the low costs of such implementation and the resulting impact on the practices of all involved.
Dentists are no longer lone practitioners whom patients see once or twice a year. They are essential components of a wide-ranging healthcare network—one that is welcoming, affordable, and life-changing.