Preventive Medicine – a Wellness Program in the Oral Healthcare Setting

To reduce the societal burden of HTN from rising, primary preventive measures should be implemented to reduce or minimize casual factors in the population, particularly in individuals with elevated hypertension. The oral healthcare professional (OHCP) must be committed to enhancing BP control through (1) reinforcing the message about the risks of HTN, (2) educating patients about lifestyle interventions, and (3) promoting adherence to treatment to achieve goal BP.12