Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP
Clinical Professor
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Many patients at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry present with complex and often undiagnosed medical needs. Twenty-two percent report not visiting a primary care provider within 2 years and 55% have high blood pressure. Uncontrolled hypertension can create significant barriers to dental care, increasing the risk of poor oral-systemic health. To address this need, a student-led interprofessional health intervention in dentistry was created to provide at-home hypertension management for dental patients. Methods: Patients diagnosed with hypertension or…