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Healthy Patients. Thriving Practice!


Presented by:  Katy Cameron, RDH, Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, and Machell Hudson, RDH

Original Publication Date: January 17, 2020

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Course Description: 

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to look back at some of America’s most successful dental practices to discover the secrets of integrating Oral-Systemic Protocols? In this Exclusive AAOSH Member Webinar, we’ve invited top Preventive Specialists to share behind-the-scenes tactics to:

  • Patient Education.
  • Double hygiene productivity.
  • Decrease cancellations and no-shows for hygiene visits.
  • Decrease Stress for Dentists and Hygienists.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why improving the patient experience and overall health is essential.
  • Recognize why it is essential to increase productivity and overall business health.
  • Create a plan for elevating communication beyond the mouth. 
  • Explain how to integrate these into the patient experience efficiently.

Speaker Bios:

Katy Cameron has been a Dental Hygienist for almost 15 years and a Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapist for 13 years. She studied Comprehensive Hygiene at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, an international institute dedicated to the progression of the dental profession. Katy holds an Associate Fellowship status in the use of dental lasers through the World Clinical Laser Institute and is currently pursuing her master's status in laser use. As a Periodontal Therapist, she successfully uses periodontal therapy techniques and understanding of the oral microbiome. Katy emphasizes the integration of nutrition and has expertise in oral-systemic health. She is a proud member of The American Academy for Oral and Systemic Health, working towards her Fellowship membership. Katy is also a cohost with Machell Hudson on the recent podcast Reflection Health on the Dental Network Podcast channel created by the founders of the famous A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast. Katy became a Specialty Hygiene Coach with PDA in June 2018 and especially loved speaking at the hygiene breakout during PDA events.

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, advocates for incorporating the latest scientific research on the multiple oral–systemic links into practical clinical protocols. Kathryn’s interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic links, including twice graduating from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Healthcare Practitioners, and in 2018, she earned a fellowship of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Having completed advanced study in adult learning through the Lioness Principle Transformational Training Level I and II, Kathryn excels in coaching dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles and proven strategies for optimal patient care and outstanding practice growth. Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of head and neck cancer throughout her career and serves as the Director of Education for Oral Cancer Cause. Kathryn is an honors graduate of the University of Nebraska and The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch. Kathryn is a faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. She is a national speaker sponsored by MicrobeLinkDX and Care Credit and is a key opinion leader for CloSYS and StellaLife. Kathryn has published multiple articles and continuing education courses. After 30 years as a dental hygienist, Kathryn still loves and is passionate about her career as a dental hygienist, and she feels her purpose is to love her patients back to health.

Machell Hudson, RDH, is the Director of Oral/Systemic Wellness for Granbury Dental Center and a Hygiene Consultant with Productive Dentist Academy. She fell in love with dentistry at 24 when she became a dental assistant and earned her hygiene degree through Tarrant County College. She has worked as a hygienist for Dr. Bruce Baird at Granbury Dental Center for ten years, where she has applied her passion for hygiene and helping people. A member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), Machell serves on the AAOSH marketing committee and leadership track. She holds an advanced laser and arterial wellness certification through the BaleDoneen Method® Preceptorship. Machell shares that she feels blessed to have a job where she is able to positively impact the lives and health of her patients, whom she considers family.