Metabolic Health

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Presented by: Susan Maples, DDS

CE Available: 1

Part 1: Bi-Directional Effects of Diabetes on Periodontal Disease

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Part 2: Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes

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Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, total health, insurance-independent dental practice in Holt, Michigan. She brings preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 30+ years of experience in private practice. She is the creator and founder of Total Health Academy, a complete online solution for dental teams to integrate all aspects of Total Health Dentistry, author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life, developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ and Susan currently serves on the Governing Board of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH).

Presented by: Erinne Kennedy DMD, MPH, MMSc

CE Available: 1


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In addition to periodontal disease, tooth decay is connected to systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus. Using chairside screening we will discuss how to understand the relationship between tooth decay and diabetes. By critically evaluating patient cases, we will discuss ways in which we can achieve oral wellness.

You will learn

  1. Understand the relationship between dental caries and diabetes mellitus.
  2. Use chairside screening of saliva, blood glucose, and HbA1c to measure oral and overall wellness.
  3. Review patient cases and preventive treatment plans that address oral wellness in patients with diabetes.



Erinne Kennedy DMD, MPH, MMSc

Erinne KenDr. Erinne Kennedy is an Ohio State University graduate and comes from Middleport, Ohio. She graduated from the Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine in 2015. Dr. Kennedy loved everything about dental school, especially being involved in organized dentistry. While in dental school she was involved with ASDA (American Student Dental Association) as a local vice president and national contributing editor. After dental school Erinne attend a one-year general practice residency at the VA Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Erinne has a passion for community health, and is a board certified in public health dentistry after completing a residency at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in 2018. In May 2019, she graduated as the pioneer student at HSDM with a Master of Medical Science in dental education. She currently practices at the Alliance Dental Center, a dental office focused on wellness, in Quincy, MA.

She is a contributing editor for Dental Economics, and on the Junior Editorial board for Dental Entrepreneur Women (DeW). Dr. Kennedy‘s professional affiliations include: The American Dental Association, The American Association of Public Health Dentistry, The Massachusetts’s Dental Association, and The Academy of General Dentistry.


Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Presented by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

CE Available: 1


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Course Description

The webinar will aim to discuss increased oxidative stress, especially intracellularly, as the final common denominator in both the etiology and progression of all chronic diseases. The role of toxins as pro-oxidants, along with the counteracting roles of antioxidants such as vitamin C, will be discussed. It will be pointed out that all diseases, because of their common etiology of increased oxidative stress, rapidly consume whatever stores/amounts of vitamin C are present in the body. As such, a solid case will be made for at least clinically viewing all diseases as variable degrees of focal, and sometimes generalized, scurvy to a greater or lesser extent.

The nuances of vitamin C dosing and administration, either alone or in conjunction with a more involved clinical protocol, will be discussed. Guidelines on minimal general supplementation will also be presented.


Learning Objectives

  1. To appreciate the role of increased oxidative stress in all disease processes
  2. To understand the essential role of vitamin C and other antioxidants in regaining or maintaining optimal health
  3. To understand some of the best ways to reach an optimal redox (reduction/oxidation) balance in the body


Speaker Bio

Thomas E. Levy, MD, JDDr. Levy is a board-certified cardiologist and a bar-certified attorney. After practicing adult cardiology for 15 years, he began to research the enormous toxicity associated with much dental work, as well as the pronounced ability of properly-administered vitamin C to neutralize this toxicity. He has now written eleven books, with several addressing the wide-ranging properties of vitamin C in neutralizing all toxins and resolving most infections, as well as its vital role in the effective treatment of heart disease and cancer. Others address the important roles of dental toxicity and nutrition in disease and health.

Recently inducted into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame, Dr. Levy continues to research the impact of the orthomolecular application of vitamin C and antioxidants in general on chronic degenerative diseases. His ongoing research involves documenting that all diseases are different forms and degrees of focal scurvy, arising from increased oxidative stress, especially intracellularly, and that they all benefit from protocols that optimize the antioxidant levels in the body. His latest book examines what is perhaps the most important and yet most unrecognized reasons for disease-inducing toxins: Hidden Epidemic: Silent Oral Infections Cause Most Heart Attacks and Breast Cancers. Dr. Levy has also assembled the documentation showing that the regular iron “fortification” of so many foods has pushed the vast majority of adults around the world into a state of increased body-wide oxidative stress secondary to iron toxicity.

As a consultant to the Riordan Clinic, Dr. Levy has assembled with Dr. Ron Hunninghake multiple protocols built around optimizing vitamin C administration and assimilation into the body, along with other antioxidants and agents such as ozone, in order to bolster the immune system and facilitate recovery from a wide array of infections and chronic diseases.

Webinar Date: March 18, 2015

Presented by Susan Maples, DDS

CE: Not Available


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Course Description:

We are a diabetic nation. In fact by 2050 it is estimated that one in three American adults will be diabetic. And given the bi-directional effects of diabetes on periodontal disease, if you don't know your patients glycemic status you might just be treating patients with one hand tied behind your back. In this webinar we will look at the pathologic progression from health to pre-diabetes to diabetes and the evil role of chronic fructose exposure. We will also discuss a newly validated dental-office-friendly pre-diabetes and diabetes screening tool. If you are a practicing dentist or hygienist you will not want to miss this.


Course Objectives:

- The scary statistics of a diabetic nation
- The physiologic progression from chronic fructose exposure to insulin resistance, pre-diabetes to diabetes
- The roles of leptin and insulin in obesity and diabetes progression
- An in-office diabetes SCREENING tool that requires no weight scales or BMI calculation
- The difference between diagnostic tests such as A-1 C, FPG and OGTT.
- The current practices and future of diabetes DIAGNOSIS in the dental office
- How to facilitate health change behavior to avoid diabetes progression


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, insurance-independent dental practice. She brings to you preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 29 years of experience in private practice. Dr. Maples believes that helping people individually forge commitments to health can change the face of generations to come. In 2012 Dr. Maples was named one of the top 25 women in dentistry and one of the top 8 innovators (“disruptors”) in dentistry.



  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Detection and it’s Critical Relevance in Dentistry

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