Dr. Aziza Askari was honored to receive The Orkos Award in honor of her professional excellence in periodontal treatment and minimally invasive oral care as evidenced in her case studies involving Perio Protect.
January 21, 2011, Farmington Hills, MI: The Orkos Award by Perio Protect, LLC, is an annual award that recognizes exceptional contributions in the fight against gum disease. Estimates show, about 85% of Americans over age 35 have some form of gum disease, and it causes most of the tooth loss in US adults. Recent research links gum disease with more than poor oral health and tooth loss. The condition also increases a person’s risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes complications, low-weight or preterm birth, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, osteoporosis, and other systemic health conditions. The former US Surgeon General deemed periodontal disease a silent epidemic.
In many cases, patients who have gum disease require a deep cleaning, with scaling and root planing every three to six months until the condition subsides. This invasive procedure often requires a local anesthetic to keep the patient comfortable. In three case studies recognized by her Orkos Award, Dr. Aziza administered Perio Protect. This non-invasive periodontal treatment relies on customized prescription mouth trays worn at home instead of scaling and root planing. The results of Dr. Aziza’s case studies and others are available at www.theorkosaward.com/studies.html.
Dr. Askari Aziza holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, and she graduated with honors from Temple University School of Dentistry with a combined DMD/MBA. Her family dental practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan provides complex, cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry to patients of all ages. Dr. Aziza holds membership with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, and Academy of Laser Dentistry, and has several certifications to her credit.