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The Role of Dentists in the Diagnosis of Hypertension

As many physicians continue to assess and treat their patients via telehealth consultations, a unique challenge has emerged for dental care professionals who are often reliant on primary care physicians to assess hypertension in their patients.

In this video, Dr. Alia El-Mowafy, dental anesthesiologist from Toronto and author of recent article, Our Role in the Diagnosis of Hypertension What has Changed with the Pandemic?, discusses the vital role that dentists play in the diagnosis of hypertension.

Dr. El-Mowafy outlines the impact COVID-19 has had on the assessment of hypertension in the community and offers advice on how to assess and manage patient blood pressure in the dental office.


Watch the Discussion (12'39")