Integrative Dental Medicine: Reuniting The Mouth With The Body

2017 AAOSH Scientific Session

September 15-17, 2017 | Marriott Hotel | Salt Lake City, UT

Earn up to 20 CE Credits!

 Plus, Scientific Session CE credits now can apply toward Level 1 CE for physicians and nurses.

Mariott Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek

75 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(800) 228-9290

AAOSH has arranged for a discounted room rate of $159 per night. Rooms tend to book up fast, so make your reservation as soon as possible.

Friday, September 15, 2017

General Session

Presented by: Mark Rosenberg, MD

Course Description

This lecture will present data revealing the link between our microbiome, inflammation, and cancer. Although the microbiome of the oral cavity differs from that of the lower GI tract , alterations in either, or both, can lead to chronic inflammation, and predisposition to chronic disease and cancer. Following discussion of dysbiosis, impaired immune function, and cancer predisposition, we will discuss various modalities for repairing immune function, as well as treating cancer.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the link between dysbiosis, impaired immune function, and cancer.
  2. Be familiar with the data regarding periodontal disease and multiple cancer types.
  3. Be familiar with the data regarding improving wellness through repairing the microbiome.
  4. Be familiar with the data regarding fasting and immune function.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Rosenberg’s formal training was in emergency medicine. Approximately 14 years ago, while working in the emergency department, he diagnosed his mother with metastatic lung cancer. Following her passing, nine months later, Dr. Rosenberg began studying tumor metabolism. He then became the program director for the first and only integrative cancer fellowship. Dr. Rosenberg became a cancer scientist and started a pharmaceutical company, with the platform being the development of drugs that specifically target cancer stem cells.

Presented by: Ronald McGlennen, MD

Course Description

There is broad support to the idea that many oral diseases are caused by the combination of bacteria (and viruses) and by the intensity of the host response (inflammation) to those pathogens.  Why do only some of the seemingly normal and mostly healthy people get periodontal disease and others do not?  By extension, what is the more basic explanation about why people with periodontal disease are also at risk for diseases of the heart, blood vessels, endocrine system and other organs.  In short, the answer is genetics.  This course will discuss the genetic basis for oral and systemic health, both at the molecular level as well as through the assessment of risk using genetic information.

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand the processes of innate and acquired immunity as it applies to periodontal infections
  2. To understand the how oral bacteria evoke local and systemic inflammation and how that inflammation is now a basis of cause for cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer.
  3. To understand how genetic variation in genes involved in the immune system can impart risk for chronic and systemic diseases.
  4. To become familiar with a new generation of immune modulating medications to lower the incidence of selected diseases of the blood vessels and for lowered risk of cancers.

Speaker Bio

Dr. McGlennen is President and Medical Director of Access Genetics and OralDNA Labs. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and book chapters and has served as the editor of five journals. He holds 9 issued and pending patents. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and also by the American Board of Medical Genetics, with a Specialty in Clinical Molecular Genetics. He is internationally recognized as an expert in Molecular Biology and Genetics. His focus in research has been on reducing the complexity of gene based testing, including DNA chip technology and simple analytic instrumentation to better serve the community laboratory. He has served on a series of governmental and regulatory committees focused on the growth of the field of molecular diagnostics

Presented by: Chris Farrugia, DDS

Course Description

Once the mouth is reunited with the body, why not access medical benefits for our services?

Learning Objectives

  1. Medically billable services
  2. What you need to know to be paid by medical insurance
  3. Medical billing protocols for the health centered practice

Speaker Bio

is a speaker, teacher, and leader in digital dentistry. He trains dentists nationwide who want to advance their practices with digital imaging, CEREC, and to successfully access medical benefits for their services. 


DDS degree Emory University School of Dentistry
Alumnus LD Pankey Institute
Patterson Certified CEREC Trainer
Medical Director Pensacola Imaging, LLC (2013-2015)


Artistic Dental Laboratory Services, LLC

Author (Article):

Custom Ceramic posts and cores: An overview of rationale and a new use for a proven technology, General Dentistry, Jan/Feb 2008, Vol. 56, No.1

Author (Books):

Successful Medical Billing: The Dentist’s Guide I (2013)
Successful Medical Billing; The Dentist’s Guide II (2015)
ICD10 and CPT for Dentists (2015)

Private Digital Restorative Practice in NW Florida

Presented by: Andrea Nakayama, CN

Course Description

We now know that gut microbial imbalances are linked to many inflammatory chronic disease states. There’s more evidence that diet and lifestyle impact the gut microbiome, and yet the oral microbiome not only influences inflammation, but is a mirror into conditions throughout the rest of the body. Join Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Andrea Nakayama, for a discussion of how we can best “back it up”, understand and educate our patients about these key connections, and ultimately address imbalances in the microbiota through nutrition, diet and lifestyle modifications, as well as oral health practices, for optimal health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  1. Establish an understanding of the role of functional medicine and nutrition (and why the mouth matters)
  2. Create a ‘top to bottom’ intelligence about digestive health and microbial balance
  3. Develop the skills to educate clients and introduce key practices that honor the oral-systemic connection

Speaker Bio

Andrea Nakayama (FNLP, MSN, CNE, CNC, CHHC) is a functional nutritionist and educator leading thousands of clients, students, and practitioners around the world in a revolution reclaiming ownership over one's own health. In the curriculum of Holistic Nutrition Lab, her online school for practitioners, Andrea teaches the science and art of the functional nutrition practice through the lens of where food meets physiology.

With a passion for food as personalized medicine born from the loss of her young husband to a brain tumor, Andrea is both clinician and patient advocate, training other health professionals in digging to the root of ‘what’s going on in there?

Within her own clinic, Andrea and her team of nutritionists work with the chronic ailments most providers pass over, and she is regularly consulted as the nutrition expert for the toughest clinical cases in the practices of world-renowned doctors.

Andrea teaches this successful approach to her student clinicians. Her unique ability as an educator to make the very complex easily digestible is one of the many factors that has led to Andrea being honored by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals with the 2015 Impact Award and the 2016 Service Award, and has made her a crowd favorite in Sean Croxton’s Second Opinion Series and other online conferences. You can find her online at Replenish PDX, Holistic Nutrition Lab, and the Hashimoto’s Institute.

Presented by: Kaye McArthur, DDS & Robert Walker, DC

Course Description
Access to our own genetic data has never been easier. With public driving the demand for integrative practitioners to be fully informed in this new exciting "genomics" and personalized healthcare era we need to know what is going on in this developing area.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how one goes about genetic testing themselves or their patients.
  2. Learn about some of the Internet apps or programs now available for interpretation of raw genetic data.
  3. Learn Physiology and Biochemistry in a fun and relevant way, and go over some important pathways and areas that have common SNPs (genetic differences) in them.
  4. Learn nutritional support for common problems in genomic pathways and the oral systemic practice.

Speaker Bios

Bob WalkerIn 1987, Dr. Robert Walker graduated from Chiropractic College in the USA. Whilst in Chiropractic school, Dr. Walker also studied various Cranial manipulation techniques and Visceral treatment approaches.

To this knowledge, he added his previous extensive background in Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Nutrition and Physiological Psychology.

Once in practice and faced with many difficult headache and pain patients, he found huge gaps of knowledge in the education of both Chiropractors and Dentists, as well as the entire Medical profession. The Chiropractic schools, while stressing body Biomechanics and neurology, had ignored the craniomandibular system and the importance of proper dental occlusion. The Dental schools had missed the importance of overall body posture and organ function, especially as it relates to head posture and occlusion. He also realized that the cranial system and Nutrition were almost totally ignored in both fields at the undergraduate level.

So he set out to acquire further knowledge in the fields of Cranial mechanics, TMJ and Dental Orthopedics. This included study under such renowned Dental clinicians as Merl Bean, Derek Mahony, Jim Broadbent, Terry Spahl, Brendan Stack, Ralph Garcia, Skip Truitt, John Witzig, Bill Clarke, and Jay Gerber.

He also studied various Cranial manipulation techniques from many renowned Doctors including Dr’s DeJarnette, Upledger, Denton, Pick, Goodheart and Rees.

Since 1987, Dr. Walker has been developing and teaching Chirodontics™ to a global audience. He teaches a multidisciplinary approach to Health, Head pain and TMD, utilizing Chiropractic, Dental Orthopaedics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Nutrition and Cranial Orthopedic manipulation techniques. Robert Walker DC is an internationally known clinician and teacher.

He has been a keynote speaker for the American Association of Functional Orthodontics, The Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics, The Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics, American Association of Gnathological Orthopedics, Sacro-Occipital Resource Society International, The British Chiropractic Association, and the Australian Dento-Facial Symposiums.

In studying, mastering and merging these once diverse fields, Dr Walker has built some of the most important intellectual bridges of the 20th century in the understanding of the human body. He has explored its interactive nature and developed a system of treatment involving these areas of Body mechanics, Dental Orthopaedics and Clinical Nutrition.

Kaye McArthurDr. Kaye McArthur practiced Integrative and Cosmetic Dentistry for 20 years before retiring from clinical practice to pursue her passion in Functional Medicine and Education.

She is a Diplomate, Advanced Fellow and Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Functional and Metabolic Medicine. She is certified in Advanced Metabolic Cardiology and is working towards completing her Fellowship in Integrative Cancer.

As a Dentist she challenged many occlusal dogmas and created new paradigms in diagnosis and treatment of Cranio Facial Occlusion distortions and and their impact on the structure and function of the TMJ, airway and the rest of the body.
She developed the Exceptional Dental and the Exceptional Health Course series, that are now taught to global audiences and maintains the Exceptional Dental Forum and the International Academy of Functional Health Forum (IAFH) for graduates of these programs.

Dr McArthur enjoys sharing her knowledge and promotes interdisciplinary oral systemic co treatment and the value of Dentists and Hygienists working with Functional Health teams. She is also a founding member of AAOSH.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

General Session

Presented by: Mark Cannon, DDS, MS

Course Description
"Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again."- L. Frank Baum

Breathing is essential for life, and yet somehow our understanding of its importance in the young is relegated to an afterthought. All published research reaffirms the great importance of airway patency for the normal development of the child. This basic research that prompts early intervention will be explored, along with a description of clinical techniques, including but not limited to appliance therapy, in treating oral and airway issues. Most importantly, the effect of the airway on the microbiome, neurological development, and systemic health (and their inter-relationships) will be discussed. As an interesting twist, the microbiome effect on the airway will additionally be explained, somewhat like the “circle of life” concept. Special clinical cases will be presented, especially concerning young patients with systemic disease.

Learning Objectives
The attendee will learn techniques and tests for diagnosing airway complications in the young patient.
Treatment modalities and referrals for treatment will be discussed and the rationale used for each instance. Cases will be presented to illustrate the various techniques.
The medical implications of not treating and what medically has created so many cases, will be reviewed along with microbiome changes.
The use of polyols to manage airway infections and congestion will be presented along with current research being completed at Northwestern University and Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Mark L. Cannon is a native of the mid-west, born and raised in Nebraska. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska, and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

After completing his hospital residency and obtaining his Masters in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Cannon was asked to stay as a Faculty member of Northwestern University Dental School. He has kept up his teaching as clinical Associate Professor of the Feinberg School of Medicine, and is the Research Coordinator for the Pediatric Dental Program at the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Cannon has been very involved in research for many years, developing many new products and techniques for dentistry and obtaining patents.

He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he has lectured at many national and international meetings, often as the keynote speaker. He has presented to a large number of state and local dental societies. Dr. Cannon is a guest lecturer at Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, in Aracatuba, Brazil, and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

He has had presentations to the following organizations; I.A.D.R./A.A.D.R., the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Academy of Dental Materials, World Congress of Biological Materials, International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dental Association of Asia, Australasian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, World Congress of Preventive Dentistry, Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Mexican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Presented by: Rick Siegel, DDS

Course Description
Heart Math mission is to demonstrate to people that harnessing the intelligence of the heart can lead them away from the destructive cycles of stress and strife.

The HeartMath® System, which entails practical, heart-based tools and technologies that people of all ages and walks of life can use to enhance health, performance and well-being.

HeartMath Institute empowers individuals, families, groups and organizations to enhance their life experiences using tools that enable them to better recognize and access their intuitive insight and heart intelligence.

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase personal resilience and energy levels
  2. Leverage your ability to think clearly under pressure and discern appropriate solutions to problems
  3. Diminish symptoms of personal and professional stress, such as confusion, fatigue, and sleep disturbance
  4. Increase ability to maintain situational awareness
  5. Improve reaction times and coordination
Speaker Bio

Dr. Rick Siegel graduated from the College of Wooster in 1981 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. While there, he wrote an independent study thesis on Biofeedback. Since then, he has become a Certified Heartmath Practitioner as well as a Certified Heartmath Trainer, focusing on resilience-building and stress reduction. Dr.Siegel earned these certificates from the Heartmath Institute and has written articles on Stress Reduction for Dentists as well as Techniques for Handling Patients’ Needle Anxiety. Dr. Siegel is currently utilizing Heartmath techniques with athletes to build resilience and decision-making during competition, as well as faster reaction times, with high school and college wrestlers. He has been selected to be a keynote speaker for the 2017 national meeting in September in Salt Lake City for the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, where he’ll be speaking on the groundbreaking topic of psychophysiology. This relatively new field explores how the body’s physiology is affected by emotions and helps professionals assist their patients in building excellent health and understanding their bodies.

In 1985, Dr. Siegel graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He is an accredited member and Trainer with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, as well as a Fellow Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has extensive continuing education in Full Mouth Reconstruction, Laser Dentistry, Dental Implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Botox and Dermal Fillers, and spends a significant amount of his time treating patients with TMD and Orofacial pain. Dr. Siegel trains the dentists of America on how to properly perform Botox treatments. He was the featured speaker 2014 Annual Session of the American Dental Association in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Siegel practiced in Columbus, OH for 31 years – and is delighted to have now opened his dream practice right here on Marco Island. In their spare time, Dr. Siegel and his wife and office manager Danielle enjoy the outdoors and fishing!

Presented by: Mark Bartlett, PhD

Course Description
A new buzzword in the field of functional medicine these days is the “microbiome.” This course will introduce the concept of optimal health being directed by a healthy microbiome. Recent science on the impact of diet and phytochemicals on the microbiome, and the systemic effects of the microbiome on health, disease and aging will be explored.

Learning Objectives

  1. To review the basics of genomics including genetic variation and polymorphisms, transcriptomics including gene expression and epigenetics, as well as proteomics vs metabolomics.
  2. To explore the impact of diet, especially with regard to certain phytochemicals, on gene expression in the context of healthy aging
  3. To review recent science on the impact of diet and phytochemicals on the microbiome, and the systemic effects of the microbiome on health, disease and aging.
Speaker Bio
Mark Bartlett, PhDDr. Mark Bartlett’s areas of expertise include immunology, inflammation and autoimmunity and nutrition. He has degrees in biochemistry and organic chemistry from the Australian National University and a Ph.D. in immunology and cell biology from the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra, Australia. In Australia, he conducted research on cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on the role of reactive oxygen species and free radicals. He also studied the role of blood platelets in heart disease and helped publish the first scientific report of a biochemical link between cigarette smoking and atherosclerosis.

Later, Dr. Bartlett became interested in autoimmune inflammatory diseases and examined a number of plant-derived substances for their ability to inhibit graft rejection, inhibit cancer metastasis as well as natural products able to inhibit autoimmune disease.

Before joining Pharmanex, Dr. Bartlett was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, where he investigated the interaction of T-cells with the blood vessel wall and the role of various adhesion molecules that are used by these cells to communicate with one another.

He is currently the vice president of global research and development for Pharmanex, where he oversees the global research and development of new products. Dr. Bartlett is a member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition Senior Scientific Advisory Council, The American Association of Immunologists and The New York Academy of Sciences.

Presented by: Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

Course Description

The presentation will focus on past and present research on nutritional ketosis, and how we can harness this physiological state to improve neurological health, biomarkers of metabolic health and stress resilience. The presentation will emphasize how nutritional ketosis alters metabolic physiology and how ketones beta hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate influence cellular bioenergetics and confer protection through specific signaling pathways associated with enhancement of endogenous antioxidant function and suppression of inflammation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Overview of the metabolic physiology associated with nutritional ketosis, including discussion of the cellular and molecular mechanism of ketones functioning as alternative energy substrates and endogenous signaling molecules.
  2. Practical implementation of nutritional ketosis through manipulation of macronutrient ratios, food sources, meal timing and support supplements.
  3. Discussion of the best way to assess or validate success with nutritional ketosis through blood biomarkers and strategies for optimizing a personalized approach.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, cancer and conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.

Presented by: Ty Bennett, CSP

Course Description

Over the last five years a survey of more than 5000 leaders asked one question …what do you want from your people?

The answer was consistently …commitment.

What builds commitment is the leader’s approach to building relationships, providing value, creating buy-in and communicating with influence.

Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership-based leadership, Ty Bennett’s talks share proven strategies and techniques to increase the leadership and overall commitment of your people.

Learning Objectives

  1. Specific ways to provide value that creates influence
  2. How to Create Buy-in – “People support what they help create”
  3. Keys to building relationships that last
  4. Why motivation is important but it’s overrated
  5. The three biggest obstacles that cause leaders to fail

Speaker Bio

Ty Bennett, Speaker at the AAOSH 2017 Scientific SessionWhen Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. As a young entrepreneur, Ty went on to found Leadership Inc. – a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations.

With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. The founder of Leadership Inc., who has been featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40, Ty is a young fresh voice providing interactive presentations that are engaging, dynamic and inspiring.

His clients include some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, Subway, Wounded Warrior Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Remax. Ty has shared the stage with celebrities, Olympians and world-renowned thought leaders such as President Bush and President Clinton.

Ty’s best-selling books – The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

June 2014, Ty Bennett received the CSP Designation. At just 32 years of age he is one of the youngest ever to receive the award in the shortest amount of time. Less than 5% of speakers earn the CSP honor.

Ty lives in Utah with his wife Sarah, daughters Andie and Lizzy and sons Tanner and Drew.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Presented by: Bill Domb, DMD

Course Description
Through lecture and demonstrations participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the uses of ozone in its many forms in dentistry: treating, reversing and preventing caries, managing periodontal disease, desensitizing teeth, tooth whitening, managing lesions, salvaging failing implants, improving aesthetics and more. Attendees will also walk away with a good understanding of the current medico-legal status for dentists using ozone technologies.

Learning Objectives
Through lecture and demonstrations participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the uses of ozone in its many forms in dentistry: treating, reversing and preventing caries, managing perio, desensitizing teeth, bleaching, managing lesions, salvaging failing implants, cosmetics, etc, etc. The presentation will also examine the current medicolegal status for dentists using ozone technologies.

Participants will receive samples of ozonated oils and be prepared to safely apply them on returning to their practices.

Participants will receive adequate information to allow them to decide if they wish to pursue further learning and acquisition of ozone technologies.

Speaker Bio
Bill Domb maintained a very busy high-tech practice in Southern California east of Los Angeles, at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Upland and welcomed visitors from many states and countries to visit each year. Primary focus has been on aesthetic restorative directions, but the practice has a number of other active centers such as headache-TMD, fresh breath, anesthesia and sedation dentistry, implantology, underlying biochemistry analysis, and minimally interventive/preventive services with a focus on the many uses of ozone.

Bill is a founder of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, AAOSH, and the producer of the website He founded the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare, currently its immediate past president.

Bill has restricted his practice to teaching and working with research patients. The various uses of ozone in the dental practice have occupied Bill for the last decade and he has taught many courses in the US and overseas looking at practical applications in many areas of dentistry and medicine.

He is the dental advisor to a Sjogren’s Syndrome group and Director of the Inland Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Domb sits on the faculty of local dental and medical schools and has chaired the Council on Dental Health for the California Dental Association.

He lectures on integrating the high tech practice with human factors that make it fly. An ongoing focus has been bringing modern dental technology to Central and South America, where he is supervising several different research programs. He is also quite involved in the production of educational video programs for dentists and physicians via his company Xcentric Studios.

Other interests include scuba diving, kayaking, flying, music and photography. Most recent CD/DVD is Free to Sing. Bill has recently returned from a European singing tour with Mastersingers USA, teaching trips in dental schools in Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and Dubai.

A recent trip took Bill to Haiti where he worked with physicians implementing programs incorporating ozone to treat fulminating infection and eliminate the current practice of amputation of infected limbs.

Bill’s wife Ellen works with many large companies around the world in the area of technology innovation and enhanced creativity. She is just back from Korea and Vietnam and is now teaching in England.

They currently live on their boat, Activated Eau, based in Palm Beach, Florida and spend considerable time diving and kayaking in the Bahamas and further south.

Presented by: Bradley Bale, MD & Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, PhD

Learning Objectives
Part One: Are you and or your patients at risk for arterial disease?

  1. Enumerate statistics showing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a devastating healthcare issue.
  2. Recognize the plethora of health issues associated with increased CV risk.
  3. Analyze your own potential risk for CVD.

Part Two: Basics of the Bale/Doneen Method- A Guarantee for Arterial Wellness

  1. Describe to a patient what causes the obstruction of blood flow in most CV events.
  2. Analyze the value of determining CV event risk based on the presence of atherosclerosis.
  3. Comprehend inflammation as causal of arterial disease.

Part 3: The Oral-Systemic Connection to Arterial Wellness

  1. Appreciate defining periodontal disease (PD) with both clinical signs and pathogen burden.
  2. Enumerate the multiple ways in which PD can drive arterial inflammation.
  3. Recognize that high risk PD pathogens are causal of arterial disease.

Speaker Bios
Amy DoneenAmy L Doneen, DNP co-founded the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. She is a principal instructor in the Bale/Doneen Method, training other medical, dental and healthcare providers across the country. She is the owner and medical director of the sought-after private clinical practice in Spokane, Washington; The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, which serves patients from all over the world. Dr. Doneen is one of the nation's leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. She is co-author of the bestselling book, Beat The Heart Attack Gene.

Since 2002, she has given well over 800 lectures, presentations and key-note speeches to medical, dental, nursing and healthcare groups in the US and abroad, including the American Heart Association, Cleveland Heart Lab, MD-VIP, International Atherosclerotic Society, and the European Atherosclerosis Society. Dr. Doneen has presented data in the United States, Finland, Spain, and Italy. Her media interviews include Fox news TV and radio, ABC TV, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and ESPN, which reported on how Dr. Doneen screened coaches, scouts and former players from Seattle Seahawks football team for cardiovascular disease (CVD), using a state-of-the-art ultrasound test.

Dr. Doneen is cofounder of the Bale/Doneen Method international preceptorship program, an accredited continuing medical education (CME) course teaching health care providers advanced techniques to detect—and reverse—CVD before the patient suffers a heart attack or stroke. Hundreds of MDs, ARNP’s, dentists and healthcare specialists have completed the training, some of whom subsequently opened their own prevention clinics, hailing the course "an incredible resource…the future of medicine," "the best, by far, educational program I have ever attended," and "the education of a lifetime…the only totally comprehensive program in the world for the prevention of this disease." For the last 16 years, Dr. Doneen has been recognized as an international leader in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes and type 2 diabetes. She continues to pave the way for other nurse practitioners and lectures to all audiences, including cardiology, dentistry, internal medicine, family practice, nursing and functional medicine. She is convinced that cardiovascular prevention should be integrated into all medical, nursing and dental practices. Convinced that the standard of care leaves people at risk for the deadly morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular events, she continues to practice the science and art of CV prevention while publishing her ambulatory research and lecturing to groups across the country.

It is her belief that the BaleDoneen Method can eradicate cardiovascular disease events as the number cause of death by the year 2020. Doneen has presented her research to the American Heart Association, International Atherosclerosis Society, European Atherosclerosis Society and the Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Society. She has published her research in many medical, nursing and dental journals including the American Heart Association's Circulation, Atherosclerosis, the official journal of the European Atherosclerosis Society, Post Graduate Medicine, Journal of National Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Physician's Weekly, and Journal of Clinical Lipidology, ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory and ADVANCE for Healthy Aging. Doneen has also served as a consultant to deCODE Genetics and Cleveland HeartLab. Dr. Doneen is an adjunct professor and the Texas Tech Health Sciences, School of Nursing in Lubbock Texas. She received her bachelors, masters and doctoral degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane WA. Dr. Doneen is a member of American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, American Lipid Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and Prevention and other medical and nursing societies.

Bradley Bale, Advisory Board Member of AAOSHBradley Bale, M.D. is an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Science Center, Medical Director of the Heart Health Program at Grace Clinic, Lubbock, Texas and runs a private practice in Gallatin, TN. Dr. Bradley Bale is one of the nation’s leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. Since 2001, he’s given numerous presentations to medical and dental groups in the US and abroad.

Convinced that standard of care wasn’t doing enough to identify early stages of CVD and avert recurrences in heart attack and stroke survivors, he cofounded the Bale/Doneen Method with Amy Doneen in 2001. Four years ago this personalized approach of CV risk assessment and management evolved to an effectiveness level sufficient enough to allow them to attach a ‘guarantee’ to their clinical practices.

Their research on CVD prevention has been published in such respected medical journals as Atherosclerosis, Post Graduate Medicine, Journal of the National Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Physician’s Weekly, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, Archives of Medical Science, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and ADVANCE for Healthy Aging. Dr. Bale is on the editorial board for the medical journal: Healthcare in Low-resource Settings. Dr. Bale has also served as a reviewer for American Journal of Cardiology and the CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease. Co-author Bale BF, Doneen AL (2014) Beat the Heart Attack Gene. Wiley General Trade, New York, NY. He was a key note speaker at the 4th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Cardiology 2014 in San Antonio, TX.

Presented by: Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH & John Peldyak, DMD

Course Description

Can you spell erythritol or xylitol or how about monk fruit? This fun and informative course will help you discover ways to guide your patients to the sugar intake standards of the World Health Organization of only 5% of the total diet. Sweetness is an innate drive, people need sweet; sweetness was an indicator for our Paleo ancestors to know something was safe to eat. How did we get to the point where the average American consumes nearly 20% of their daily calories from sugar? What are the safe sugar alternatives and how do they work in the body?

Learning Objectives

  1. Relate the history of sugar in the USA
  2. Examine current ways to reduce sucrose intake in the American diet
  3. Contrast the benefits of novel sweeteners
  4. Recommend sweeter alternatives that benefit the palate and human physiology

Speaker Bios

Shirley Gutkowski and John Peldyak co-hosts of The Sugar Show on Cross Link Radio.

Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH is the owner of Cross Link Presentations which increases awareness of the integration between oral and systemic health to consumers, dental and medical practitioners. She does this giving presentations, writing, and releasing audio podcasts.

Her startup, Primal Air, is an airway business. She sees clients with airway disorders like snoring, tongue thrusting, restless legs, failed orthodontics, and TMJ. In addition, she trains dentists and dental hygienists to include OMT evaluations into their service mix.

She is currently in the agent recruitment stage for a consumer diet book called The New Dental Plate. What makes it unique are segments on facial development affecting the airway weakened by diet. As a result of her work thousands of practitioners are delivering a higher level of care including identification of airway issues in their patients.

Dr. John Peldyak was a member of the University of Michigan research group that investigated the dental effects of sugar substitutes. Dr. Peldyak is the author of Sweet Smart (1996) and several xylitol related articles. He is a member of the American Association of Candy Technologists and helps design oral care products. Dr. John Peldyak received his D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1980. He was a member of Professor Kauko Mäkinen’s University of Michigan xylitol research group from 1986-1992. Dr. Peldyak is the author of Sweet Smart Xylitol (1996) and several xylitol related articles. Dr. Peldyak has been in private general practice and currently works with Mobile Dentists, a highly dedicated group of dental professionals committed to improving the oral health of children.

Presented by: Gary Kadi

Course Description
No margin equals no mission. When just getting by is no longer acceptable. Get your bottom line healthier, so you can get your patients healthier.

You believe in, and have been practicing, oral systemic health and now it's time to get your team and patients on board.

Having your practice set up to consistently educate your patients on something so intangible and preventive is a common challenge that many oral system practitioners face.

Being a part of a mission to elevate dentistry and collaborate with medical doctors has been an ongoing challenge as well.

Learn how to get your team and patients on board and partner with medical doctors.

Our meta-data of a thousand practices and 6 million treatment plans, shows that only 8% of patients are presented perio treatment and only 4% accept. This has got to change - and you can do something about it.

Learning Objectives

  1. Eliminate the burden of the business side of your practice so you can focus on the patient
  2. Gamify running your practice so that you and your team have fun while making a difference
  3. Install the Behavior Dash(tm) so that you can proactively locate practice inefficiency
  4. Find out how DENTflix can train your team while you treat patients
  5. Turn your practice into a socially conscious entity that transforms your community and attracts the ideal, health conscious patient

Speaker Bio
Gary Kadi - AAOSH Webinar SeriesGary Kadi is a pioneer in leading the Oral Systemic Health Movement. His ground breaking documentary Say Ahh… is a go-to educational source for dental and medical practices, and hygiene, nursing, medical and dental schools.

His mission is to have the public equate dentistry with over all health and for dentists and their teams to be a vital component of sustainable health and longevity. His trainings, educational workshops, and annual implementation coaching programs provide dental and medical teams a systematic process for team engagement and patient treatment acceptance.

Gary and the teams he collaborates with are on a mission to get 30 million people healthier by the year 2020.

Presented by: Liz Lundry, RDH; Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH; Annie Harris, RDH; Cris Duval, RDH

Course Description
Oral Systemic treatment planning includes considerations beyond calculus removal and biofilm disruption for nonsurgical therapy. Walk away from this program with a heightened awareness of how oral health influences total health and a game plan to include bioindividuality into treatment planning. We know the host influences disease initiation and risk for future disease. This program highlights technologies, protocols and lifestyle management instrumental in achieving perfect tissue health and promoting bone repair. Hear from clinicians that are practicing interdisciplinary healthcare and collaboration to achieve disease remission and whole body health. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with some of the highlighted technologies including the phase contrast microscope, biophotonic scanner, diode lasers, cold lasers, subgingival air polisher and more!

Learning Objectives

  1. Principles, protocols, and technologies to manage biofilm differently and enhance the science of healing
  2. How and when to incorporate molecular testing, lasers, microscopes and ozone therapy to alter outcomes
  3. Nutritional and lifestyle alternations that are critical to support effective healing and immune function

Speaker Bios
Liz Lundry, RDHLiz Lundry has been a practicing Dental Hygienist since 1979 when she graduated from Foothill College in Los Altos, California. She has been an in-office trainer since 1988 and earned her Laser Certification in 2000. As a consultant, Liz works with dental practices all over North America through the JP Institute, providing hands-on technology training including lasers and ultrasonics, integration of nutrition, customized in-office coaching and rigorous post-graduate seminars and workshops. She is a published author, and a veteran clinician. As a speaker she has presented to national study clubs and state meetings. Liz also currently works in a general dental practice that offers state of the art cosmetic and laser dentistry.

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH is founder of Cutting Edge Concepts® She is an international speaker and practices dental hygiene in Dallas, Texas. She has served on numerous advisory boards and is considered a Key Opinion Leader to many dental corporations. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a “Top Clinician in Continuing Education” consecutively since 2006. She is an accomplished author related to her passion of practicing on the cutting edge of the profession. Karen serves on the Corporate Council of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. She is a member of the American Academy of Oral & Systemic Health and has been a member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association since graduating from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

Cris Duval, RDH

Cris Duval, RDHPatient health advocate and wellness coach Cris Duval, RDH, has spent more than four decades chairside. Her contributions to patient-centered dental hygiene have been recognized by such honors as an Award for Significant Contribution to Science and Patient Care from the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry; an Award of Excellence in Public Service from the Oral Cancer Foundation; and a Dental Lifesaver honor from the Oral Cancer Foundation.

A sought-after speaker, Cris has taught master classes and presented in locations from Las Vegas to Chicago to Cuba on topics including patient communication, ozone therapy, and advocating for patient health. You can find her timely, informative, multimedia presentations at Cris’s Corner on YouTube.

Northwest regional coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation, Cris is also a founding board member of the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry and a Specialty Hygiene Coach and guest speaker for the Richardson Group. A recognized expert on HPV oral cancer screening and RDH career development, she’s published numerous articles in such publications as the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, RDH Magazine, AAOSH Connect: The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Newsletter, and IneedCE.

Annie Harris, RDHMP, BS

Annie HarrisAnnie-Laurie Harris is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1996. While at ODU, Annie was fortunate to be taught by the prestigious author and researcher Prof. Michele Darby and Prof Deane Shuman the inventor of the ODU 11/12 Explorer. Her passion for public speaking began in college after receiving the highest mark on a Table Clinic Presentation in the program’s history, which sent her to the SADHA Regional Table Clinics at WVU where she was awarded 8th place. Annie’s infectious personality continues to inspire peers, colleagues and most importantly her patients in achieving optimal health.

She has been in clinical practice for 17 years. Her career began in a progressive Periodontal Specialty practice where she developed a fascination for the treatment and maintenance of periodontal disease. She was introduced to a philosophy and technique that was innovative and successful in treating periodontal disease. They instilled in all of their clinical hygienists the importance of using ultrasonics and treating the patient until the patient was in complete disease remission. Since 2000, Annie’s professional home has been with a technology progressive general practice in Fairfax, VA. This office was trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Exceptional Dentistry which is where she received intensive training from the JP Institute in Evolutionary Hygiene in 2004. In 2008 she completed JP Institute’s Mastership program. She is currently the lead hygienist and is responsible for the full implementation and continuing refinement of the curriculum.

Annie’s quest for total health keeps her engaged in the most current research and continuing education. She has also dedicated her career to surrounding herself with like-minded people that share her passion. Her natural tendency to be open-minded has led her to embrace and fully adopt the correlation between oral disease and systemic health in her clinical practice. In 2011 she became a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. This discovery ignited an enthusiasm for the science and treatment of biofilm. Her colleagues and patients have given her the affectionate nick-name “Dental Geek”. She has been known to attach a head cam to demonstrate (to her willing patients) live video of the biofilm disruption process. Annie is thrilled to be mentoring and training to her fellow colleagues and considers herself a JP Institute Evangelist. She is trained in the latest technologies and has utilized the following in thousands of patients: Micro-ultrasonics, lasers, intraoral camera, Velscope, Oral DNA Molecular and Genetic Testing, Arestin, Cone Beam Radiography, Diagnodent, and EMS Perio Flow.

Annie’s warm and genuine personality has blessed her with loyal patients and has also made her exceptionally approachable by her JP clients.


Health Screenings

Scientific Session attendees may also participate in discounted and free events and activities offered by AAOSH, our sponsors and suppliers. AAOSH has once again arranged for discounted health screenings at the AAOSH Scientific Session!

Carotid IMT testing (Carotid Intima Media Testing)—$85
Back by popular demand, Carotid IMT testing (Carotid Intima Media Testing) will be offered at this year’s AAOSH Scientific Session. The testing will be available to attendees for the discounted price of $85 – normally around $200.

CIMT is a noninvasive ultrasound test that is being recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to screen for heart disease in apparently healthy individuals over the age of 45. See this diagnostic tool in action to determine if it makes sense for your practice.

BioPhotonic Scans—$5
In addition to CIMT, BioPhotonic scans will be available for attendees.

Oral DNA, CRP, and A1C diabetic testing—Heart Smart Screen: $51, OralDNA $72
Dr. Chris Kammer will be offering OralDNA saliva testing – screening for pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity. He will also be offering the Heart Smart Screen A1c & C-reactive protein test. The Heart Smart Screen is used as a diabetic/systemic risk evaluation. This test, combined with an OralDNA test and CIMT ultrasound, can provide empirical data on your systemic risk and insight into how your oral flora can contribute to cardiovascular risk.  We encourage taking all three tests!

Oral Cancer Screenings—FREE
OralID will be performing free oral cancer screenings

The healthiest AAOSH member will win free admission to our 2018 Scientific Session! The winner will be announced once all test results are in.

City Creek Center

Fall Fashion Show

City Creek Center is a unique shopping environment in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City that features over 110 stores and restaurants, a retractable glass roof, a creek that runs through the property, a pedestrian skybridge and more. City Creek Center will be providing AAOSH attendees with exclusive offers and an opportunity to receive a gift with purchase at The City Creek Center. 

Plus, attend a free fashion show on September 16 at 6 p.m. with a live DJ, prizes, and gift cards from City Creek Center retailers and restaurants.