Cancer and Autoimmune Disorders
CE Available: 6
CME Coming Soon!
Presented by: Lee Ostler, DDS and Guy Jones, MD
CE Available: 1
Lee Ostler, DDS
Dr. Lee Ostler is a cosmetic, restorative, and family dentist, and a leading Tri-Cities healthcare advocate. At the Center for Dental Health, artistry meets science to provide a unique blend of caring, comfort, and the most advanced dental procedures available today.
A general and family dentist, Dr. Lee Ostler is dedicated to listening to his patients and making a difference, not just with oral health but by looking beyond to maintain the optimal overall well-being of every patient. He practices a state-of-the-art approach toward treating chronic gum diseases known to be linked with heart disease, cognitive decline, diabetes, and other common medical problems. He has focused his dental expertise towards the connection with the mouth and body, cosmetic dentistry, dental reconstructions, “smile makeovers,” facial pain, and headaches/TMJ therapy, as well as snoring and sleep apnea solutions.
In his free time, Dr. Ostler enjoys spending time with his family—especially his grandchildren. You can often find him at their school and sporting events, working in his garden, helping at his church, and maybe even doing a scuba dive somewhere.
Guy Jones, MD
Certification - Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
State Licensure – WA, OR
- Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
- New Jersey Medical School (Rutgers University), Newark, New Jersey
- Internship, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, Washington
- National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
American Brachytherapy Society Scholar. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar
Special interests include: running, rock-climbing, fishing, hiking, football, teaching, research, and mentorship
Presented by: Dennis Abbott, DDS
CE Available: 1
- The learner will understand and appreciate the need for dentistry and oral medicine as essential elements in comprehensive cancer care through introduction of some of the most common oral health challenges faced by patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
- The learner will have knowledge of how systemic health can be affected by untreated or under-treated oral conditions in patients with short-term and long-term immunosuppression.
- The learner will be familiar with some methods for management of common oral issues confronting individuals with cancer and understand how successful treatment and care can impact quality of life in these patients.
Dennis M. Abbott, D.D.S. is the founder and CEO of Dental Oncology Professionals, an oral medicine practice based in Dallas, Texas dedicated to care for the unique dental and oral health needs of individuals battling cancer. Dr. Abbott holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Rice University in Houston, and is an honor graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. After dental school, Dr. Abbott studied immunology, microbiology, and oral medicine at the School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition to private practice, he is a member of the dental oncology medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Abbott also serves as a consultant to the national American Cancer Society in the development of oral monitoring guidelines for post-treatment cancer survivors. He is the previous recipient of the Dentist Scientist Award and the National Research Service Award, both granted by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Abbott is a guest author for many national dental publications on the subject of dental oncology and is a sought-after lecturer on the topics of dental oncology, oral cancer, the role of oral health in systemic wellness, and antioxidants and oxidative stress in the oral health care of patients with cancer.
Presented by: Erica Olsen, RDH and Chris Kammer, DDS
CE Available: 1
Oral Cancer is killing one American every hour! Dentists take a lot of blame here because they aren’t finding it fast enough. That is unacceptable! Is your office properly screening or being complacent? Oral cancer statistics are growing at an alarming rate with a decreasing life expectancy, due to the emerging risk factors from HPV. As dental professionals it is our job and ethical obligation to provide our patients with proper education, thorough head/neck exams and utilize technology available to us for the earliest detection.
90% of dentists are not using advanced technology to screen for oral cancer. By the time these dentists find oral cancer (that is, if they find it) it has advanced to a late stage disease that can lead to disfiguring surgical intervention and even death. Yet these dentists believe they are doing proper oral cancer screenings because they ask all the right questions, appropriately palpate extra and intraoral to look for visual signs with their eyes and magnification. That’s not an oral cancer screening because those dentists and hygienists essentially have their eyes closed. Friends we have to do better than that!
That "screening" is a deadly joke!
AAOSH is committed to disrupting the fact that the survival rate for oral cancer has not improved, in fact its worse! What kind of medical professionals are we if we just accept that? We can’t do that!!
Now meet Erica Olsen, a hygiene warrior with amazing passion! I urge you to hear her out so she can help you save lives. By the way there is no better feeling than when you do that, AND YOU WILL!! Now do you believe that she can set you on a course to not only save lives but be profitable while you do it?
Now you have no excuse!
You will learn
- The ability to educate your patients about Oral Cancer statistics and make it personal so it hits home!
- To dig deeper in the medical history, form risk assessments, how to approach uncomfortable conversations with our patients.
- Simple clear techniques of a proper head and neck exam in conjunction with technology enhanced visual screening of the oral cavity.
- Why incorporating technology into your protocol for early detection is a game changer and life saver.
- Oral health must haves for supporting our patients through cancer treatments and the oral side effects.
Erica Olsen, RDH
Chris Kammer, DDS
Dr. Chris Kammer is a past president and founder of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Kammer’s work has been presented at numerous dental conferences, conventions, and seminars, and has been published in leading dental journals. He is also on the technology team for Dental Products Report. In recent years he has been a passionate educator in the media and in professional forums about the importance of the oral systemic approach.
Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Presented by Jeff Blackburn, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Blackburn will take you through all stages of oral cancer treatment and the physical and psychological effects that this disease has on the patient , their family and loved ones.
At the end of this seminar, each participant will understand the physical and psychological effects that oral cancer and its treatment have on the patients and those close to them. You will be able to provide dental treatment necessary to help maintain the patient's quality of life.
Award-winning dentist Dr. Jeff Blackburn has been the owner of one of Richmond, Virginia’s best known cosmetic and comprehensive dental practices for over the last 32 years. During that time he has developed his dental practice to create a truly one-of -a-kind experience for people looking to transform their smiles and oral health. He is also a 10 year survivor of oral and throat cancer and has become the “go-to" dentist in getting patients prepared for and coaching them during and after their oral cancer treatments.
Dr. Blackburn has been an evaluator for Dr.Gordon Christensen’s Clinician’s Report for over 25 years, is a fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a fellow with DOCS. He is a board member and supporter of Oral Cancer Cause, has been a speaker for the Massey Cancer Center and is listed in “Americas Top Dentists.” He has lectured both locally and nationally and been a keynote speaker on practice management and oral cancer as well as motivation and inspiration. He has recorded works with and spoken for TBSE and Excellence in Dentistry. He also has published “Five Essentials in Treating the Oral Cancer Patient" for The Progressive Dentist Publication.
He has been extremely active in the local community and has coached basketball, multiple travel baseball teams, high school baseball and is the team dentist for the AA affiliate for the San Francisco Giants. He recently received a national outstanding humanitarian award.
He and his wife Jennifer share 6 children and reside in Midlothian, Virginia.
For more information you may visit his website at southriverdentistry.com
is a past president and founder of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Kammer’s work has been presented at numerous dental conferences, conventions, and seminars, and has been published in leading dental journals. He is also on the technology team for Dental Products Report. In recent years he has been a passionate educator in the media and in professional forums about the importance of the oral systemic approach.
Webinar Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Presented by Kyle Ash, DMD
- Explain the overall mission of CAMBRA.
- Understand how CAMBRA relates to the oral systemic connection.
- Describe how CAMBRA can initiate new programs such as COHI through like minded dental and medical professionals worldwide.
- Explain how COHI educates non-professionals or caregivers about preventive dentistry and medicine.
- Explain how CAMBRA changes the quality of life for patients with life threatening conditions.
- Describe how organizations such as AAOSH and ISPDM develop thought leaders within the dental and medical professions.
Dr. Kyle Ash is the President of South Texas Dental Oncology, a dental practice with a primary focus on the overall health and treatment of patients suffering from head and neck cancer. He has successfully integrated this unique dental practice into the medical community. As a direct referral source for local medical and dental professionals, Dr. Ash has become a 'key opinion leader' in the field of dental oncology. He currently maintains a full time private practice and continues to share his passion by providing continuing education worldwide to Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Medical Doctors, Oncology Nurses, and various cancer support groups.
Webinar Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Presented by Susan Maples, DDS
- We are all aware that HPV invasion has long surpassed tobacco and alcohol as the leading cause of oral cancer, and it’s increasing at 30% a year.
- One person every 20 minutes of every day, all year long is getting cancer caused by HPV.
- In the U.S. we now have more HPV-oral cancer than HPV cervical cancer…..but much harder to detect in early stages
- 25 of the 51 known intra-oral HPV strains have been associated with oral cancer, not just HPV 16 and 18
- We can now detect HPV cancer risk with a single drop of saliva and if positive, develop a more effective strategy for early cancer identification
Talking about HPV and getting patients tested for presence of HPV is not easy but early cancer diagnosis is absolutely critical for survival. Are you equipped to have conversations with patients about how HPV infection happens, why oral oral sex isn’t safe sex, the difference between HPV exposure and persistent HPV infection, where HPV oral cancer develops (versus tobacco-alcohol) oral cancer, what is covered by the HPV vaccination series, and what to recommend if your salivary diagnostic is HPV positive?
Dr. Susan Maples leads a 30 year insurance-independent dental practice in Holt, MI. She brings preventive and restorative dental expertise with a passion for mouth-body total health and a master’s degree in business/marketing. She is the author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life and the developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ and SelfScreen.net. Susan is currently launching Total Health University, an online learning platform for dental teams, exclusively available through Henry Schein.
Webinar Date: June 25, 2014
Presented by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH
CE: Not Available
A study released by the National Cancer Institute confirms that HPV oropharyngeal cancers have risen an astounding 225% from 1998 -2004. If this trend continues, oral cancer will become the nation’s leading HPV-related cancer within the present decade, surpassing cervical cancer. Both the medical and dental communities have been alerted to this emerging pandemic.
We are still not making the inroads required with the majority of oral cancers found in the later stages. Following a comprehensive literature review, the Journal of the American Dental Association released the following statement;
“On the basis of the available literature, the authors determined that a COE of mucosal lesions generally is not predictive of histologic diagnosis. The fact that OSCCs often are diagnosed at an advanced stage of disease indicates the need for improving the COE and for developing adjuncts to help detect and diagnose oral mucosal lesions”.
There is an urgent need for change. It’s within our hands.
- To understand the current statistics related to the sexually transmitted Human papillomavirus and its connection with oropharyngeal cancer
- To define high risk anatomical areas related both to HPV and non-HPV oral and oropharyngeal cancer
- To recognize the subtle, life-saving signs and symptoms that may accompany HPV oropharyngeal cancer
Jo-Anne Jones is a well recognized international speaker bringing life, energy and inspiration to her presentations. Her strong and powerful message leaves dental audiences with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm for the profession they have chosen. She is also a consultant, author and successful entrepreneur. Jo-Anne has been selected by DPR as 1 of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry and continues to be a Dentistry Today CE Leader in 2014.
Jo-Anne is a sought after writer for leading global publications and was PennWell’s award recipient for writing “The Most Important Dental Story Published” last year on the rising incidence of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.
Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of leading corporations within the dental community. She has been described as a very dynamic, knowledgeable and authentic speaker with an ability to powerfully communicate her knowledge. Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers.
Webinar Date: April 30, 2014
Presented by Debra Sabatini, RDH
CE: Not Available
This webinar will address concepts of looking for oral abnormalities years before they convert to oral cancer vs. looking for oral cancer. In the past patients with a history of smoking, drinking and advanced age were the typical populations at risk for oral cancer: today new evidence has linked the presence of HPV in an oral mucosal infection to the increase risk of oral cancer.
There is no time like right now to become fluent in the staggering statistics of late stage diagnosis and bring effective protocols like the visual “lump, bump and bulge” tactile and screen exam as well as integrating adjunctive oral cancer screening technologies and F.A.C.T Oral Health Protocol™. each time the patient is in our care.
- how to take away the fear of discussing oral abnormalities with our patients;
- how to discuss the necessity of utilizing emerging technology to screen patients preventively vs. finding late stage oral cancer;
- how to discuss changes in the patient’s mouth without dismissing a single small spot, or watching what happens in-between appointments.
As a practice management consultant with Oral ED Institute and HygieneFusion coach, Debra Z. Sabatini, is a highly respected and sought after speaker, educator, and author. Her passions too numerous to list included oral cancer prevention, total health and wellness, quality patient care for optimal patient treatment outcomes.
With degrees in hygiene and health management, and over 26 years of experience in the dental field, Debra’s diverse expertise provides a unique business and clinical perspective that helps her excel at turning chaos into organizational success. Practice success measured by sustainable results, effective communication, embracing technology and ongoing business “savvy”.
- Oral Abnormalities or Oral Cancer (Screening)
- Oral Pharyngeal Cancer and HPV
- Oral Management for the Cancer Patient
- Oral Disorders Related to Autoimmune Disorders
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