"It is unclear whether postoperative outcomes differ in patients receiving dental treatment before CVS compared with outcomes in those who do not. Dentists and medical care professionals should collaborate on an appropriate course of action for each patient, weighing any potentially relevant care considerations." (From Lockart PB, et al., see below.)
- Lockhart PB, et al. Effect of dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery Systematic review and meta-analysis. JADA. 2019;150(9):739-747.E9.
- Glick M. How to inform clinical practice from outcomes generated by systematic reviews and meta-analysis. A primer for the busy practitioner. JADA. 2019;150(9):729-731.