Lake Success-based ProHEALTH Care Associates recently extended and expanded its clinical affiliation agreement with ProHEALTH Dental.

Under the affiliation, ProHEALTH’s physicians and ProHEALTH Dental’s dentists will continue to collaborate in the care of their patients in areas such as sleep disorders, heart disease, diabetes, and pediatrics.

“The clinical literature clearly demonstrates that poor oral health is a contributing factor to many chronic illnesses including heart disease and diabetes,” said Dr. Zeyad Baker, ProHEALTH’s CEO. “Recognizing that good oral health is a key element of overall health and wellness for patients of all ages, this clinical affiliation will allow our physicians to coordinate care with the clinical staff of ProHEALTH Dental which we believe will both improve health and ultimately reduce healthcare costs.”

ProHEALTH, which was founded in 1997, is a medical practice with more than 1,000 physicians who provide a full range of primary care and specialty services to more than 1.5 million patients at more 300 locations across the Northeast.

Its affiliation with ProHEALTH Dental was initiated in 2016 with the opening of a Lake Success office. ProHEALTH Dental has since added seven offices throughout Long Island and Queens with three more in development.

“We believe that this is the model of the future,” said Norton L. Travis, CEO of ProHEALTH Dental. “It’s time to break down the historical barrier between medicine and dentistry and have these important healthcare professionals work together to improve the oral and overall health of their patients.”

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