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thursday february 24, 2022 8:30AM Welcome
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CE $15 CME $65 lunch $25

*due to Chicago's vaccine mandate, proof of vaccination will be required to attend Hot Topics 2022

Our panel of 10+ speakers are bringing you hotter research, education, and excitement than ever before!

Stay for the day to learn and join us immediately after for our
5:00-8:00 PM

The White House's FAVORITE, DJ GREG.  

Grab your coworkers and friends, grab a drink, and enjoy in-personnetworking to help attendees reconnect with
colleagues a
nd forge new, collaborative relationships at AAOSH Hot Topics with like-minded, oral systemic professionals. 

the shift what?

If you are ready to enter 2022 strong, join us for AAOSH Hot Topics in Oral Systemic Health. We have collected the best minds in the industry who will supercharge your vision and make you even more excited about being alive. You'll be reborn with passion and excitement for what you can bring to the world around you!

Whether you're new to the oral-systemic link or a long-time AAOSH member, you will find purpose and education in AAOSH Hot Topics 2022. This free event features buzz-worthy information on the latest research, advancements, and education, in short, easily digestible segments.

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Hot Topics in oral systemic health 

*FAIRMONT HOTEL CHICAGO, MILLENIUM PARK; speakers subject to change

Hot Topics 2022 is returning LIVE to Chicago 

Thursday, February 24 2022

Your favorite colleagues and minds in Oral Systemic Health come together to teach, connect, and learn! 

Speaker lineup and descriptions subject to change

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Hot Topics is an incredible opportunity to introduce yourself or colleagues into the world of medical dental collaboration. 


Chris Kammer kicks off Hot Topics with the perfect introduction to Oral Systemic Health with AAOSH 101. 


"Vitamin X and Life"

  • What is Vitamin X?
  • Where is it in nature and how did we evolve with X?
  • What is X and what does it do for human life?
  • What is the latest research on X and cancer?

Find out this and much more!

Mark Cannon, DDS 
AAOSH Board Member

Mark L. Cannon is a Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Dentistry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, an Attending Physician at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to being the founder of Associated Dental Specialists of Long Grove (1981); he is the Research Coordinator of the Pediatric Dental residency program at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cannon has 40 years of experience in pediatric dentistry and has presented lectures both nationally and internationally. Dr. Cannon has presented guest lectures at the University of Athens, Greece, Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, Aracatuba, Brazil, University of Texas- Houston, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Yonsei University, Beijing Medical University, CES (Medellin, Colombia) 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, Mexican Association of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He lectures on many oral health topics including evolutionary oral medicine, the gateway microbiomes, biologic and bioactive dental materials (patents owner), probiotics, and all aspects of everyday Pediatric oral health. Dr. Cannon has humbly accepted two invitations by the Karolinska Institutet, first to the Nobel Forum (2016) and secondly to the Nobel Assembly (2017). Most of all, Dr. Cannon is the proud father of five, all of whom are very accomplished. He is also a very proud grandfather!

Ellie Campbell DO MS FAAFP ABOIM


The Family Doctor's Perspective: How
interdisciplinary collaboration can avert  medical disaster and improve patient outcomes

Dr. Campbell is a native Chicagoan with a BS and MS from the University of Illinois, a DO degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Family Medicine residency from the Medical College of Georgia.  Board certified in Family Medicine for over 25 years, she also holds certification from the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

For thirteen years, Dr. Campbell practiced indigent healthcare in a Community Health Center, but since 2005 has championed a solo, concierge-style integrative, holistic, functional medicine-based family practice.

Dr. Campbell has specialty interests-- and lectures internationally on-- innovative medical practice design and management, community partnerships, Functional Medicine, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, cardiovascular disease prevention, the oral-systemic connection, solutions to physician burnout and Vitamin D.

She began hosting interdisciplinary meet-up groups in 2010 via her “Consortium of Integrative Care Practitioners of Atlanta”. In 2017, she launched “Revolution Practice,” a concierge medicine teaching platform whereby practitioners are taught the business of how to run a successful membership-style functional medicine practice like hers.

In her spare time, Dr. Campbell enjoys live theater, gardening, healthy cooking, hiking, travel, and playtime with her husband and three college age daughters. Learn more about her and her practice at or

Eric Pulver DDS "Beyond the Words We Speak. AI, Smart Saliva, and the Language of Tomorrow"

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Innovation & Technology:Navigating the labyrinth of Oral Systemic Health - Informatics, AI, Salivary Diagnostics, helping to guide and redefine the journey ahead.

Data mining and intelligent algorithms can be used to test associations, links and correlation between oral and systemic health.  Early identification and intervention can lead to improved outcomes, reduced cost, enhanced health and overall wellness.  As oral healthcare providers we have an opportunity to participate and create transformative change in our positioning within the healthcare ecosystem.  We will discuss where we are today, the vision of tomorrow and the steps we can take today to begin the journey forward.





“Breathe Well, Little One - Airway Health for Babies and Youngsters”

There’s no such thing as other peoples’ children!  Once they cross our threshold, we all (every dentist, hygienist and medical professional who hosts children) have an opportunity to give them a better life.   Pediatric airway deficiency (PAD) and sleep disordered breathing (SDM) can be identified quickly and habitually on every child, at every visit—as long as we know what to look for.   Then, whether you choose to treat these conditions or build a community of collaborative co-referral relationships, you can champion these kids! 

From a general dentists’ perspective, this seminar will help you:  

  • Enjoy one child’s journey to health from the perspective of Paige and her mom, Sara 
  • Learn the telltale parent-reported symptoms and physical signs of PAD and SDB 
  • Discover what’s important to portray to other health care professionals in order to elevate their understanding of oral, facial and dental co-morbidities of PAD and SDM. 
  • Recognize other possible root causes for PADs such as food/environmental allergies and sleep disorders such as sleep hygiene issues.  
  • Decide if offering treatment options like myofunctional therapy, tethered tissue release and pediatric orthodontic expansion is right for your practice. 
  • Continue to build a consortium of like-valued, caring and collaborative health professionals in your own community.  



Gina Pritchard, DNP, RN, CNS, ACNP-BC

Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA

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Perio & Peptides: Healing and Sealing Leaky Junctions for Optimal Cellular Health. 

The new era of healthcare is cellular medicine. Join us in shifting your treatment model from suppressing signs and symptoms to reversing and curing disease.

1. Learn How to Identify Leaky Syndrome
2. Understand the Role of Peptides in Dentistry
3. Implement the First Step in Cellular Medicine

Lunch with Exhibitors  

exhibitor details coming soon! Contact for exhibitor info 

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Frances K. Horning BRDH HIAOMT
IABDM Assistant Director
IABDM Hygiene Committee Chair

The House is on FIRE!... Why Are You Only Using a Garden Hose?!

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Many times, we don’t see the forest for the trees when looking at our patient’s treatment needs. Expecting our patients to respond to localized periodontal therapy by using out-dated treatment modalities without considering that their oral disease is a systemic disease will set the patient up for failure. It’s time we take control of our patients expected treatment outcomes by not having tunnel vision but by looking at how supportive systemic therapy to boost the therapeutic response is crucial to predictable long-term positive outcomes!

Learning Objectives:

· Describe the causative and exacerbating factors of periodontal disease

· Recognize that the causative and exacerbating factors are important to recognize for treatment selection and supportive therapy recommendations.

· Explain how alternative and conventional protocols used synergistically can increase and improve treatment outcomes and predictability.

Crystal Spring, RDH, BS, LAP

Changing the Way We Deliver Care in Public Health 

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You don’t have to lower your standard of care to work in public health. Often when people think of public health they think substandard care; it is time to prove them wrong! You CAN take blood pressure, intraoral images, caries risk assessment, spend time listening, educating your patients, and empowering them to take ownership of their oral and overall health.

You CAN take the time to educate on SDF and listen to concerns.

You CAN work inter-professionally with medical providers to give your patients the standard of care they deserve.

Crystal Spring, RDH, BS, LAP, grew up on the Ft. Peck Reservation and has over 23 years of experience practicing clinical dental hygiene. She has a diverse resume including starting her own mobile dental hygiene business, non-profit, mentorship program, grant writing, and interprofessional education. Crystal is passionate about public health, access to care and has spent the majority of her career working to improve oral health disparities in vulnerable populations. Her unique experience caring for patients in varying public health settings has empowered her vision to help others to take the leap into untraditional preventative dental settings. She is an ADHA Trustee, 2017 ADHA/HuFriedy Master Clinician, 2019 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient, 2020 Todays RDH Honor Award recipient and a recipient of the Dimensions Six Dental Hygienists You Want To Know.

Frank King

Treating the Pain Behind the Smiles: Suicide Prevention for Dental Professionals

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Frank King, Suicide Prevention speaker and Trainer was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years. He’s fought a lifetime battle with Major Depressive Disorder and Chronic Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 6 TEDx Talks and sharing his lifesaving insights on Mental Health Awareness with associations, corporations, and colleges. Depression and suicide run in his family. He’s thought about killing himself more times than he can count.

A Motivational Public Speaker who uses his life lessons to start the conversation giving people permission to give voice to their feelings and experiences surrounding depression and suicide.

And doing it by coming out, as it were, and standing in his truth, and doing it with humor.

He believes that where there is humor there is hope, where there is laughter there is life, nobody dies laughing. The right person, at the right time, with the right information, can save a life.

Ron McGlennen, MD


AAOSH Hot Topics: Measures of Immunity: Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Saliva

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Presentation Objectives:
This talk will detail the natural history of the antibody response to infections with SARS-CoV-2 and vaccination, using a case study to highlight its features

This talk will outline how innovations in salivary diagnostics, as illustrated by a test for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, is validated and brought into clinical use for the care of patients

Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH

Mental Health for Dental Professionals: The not So Hot Topic, But it Should Be!

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Over the past two years we have seen an unprecedented impact on the mental health and well-being of health workers. The importance of prioritizing and protecting the mental health and wellness of our healthcare workforce is essential but far too often dental professionals are left out of the conversation. Oral healthcare workers are exposed to unique stressors and face specific challenges, especially in the wake of COVID that adversely affect their mental wellness. It’s time to discuss the mental health issues faced by the dental workforce along with

possible approaches for mitigating these threats. Join me as I discuss evidence-based interventions that support mental wellness and highlight specific interventions that empower the dental professional to protect their mental health long term with Confidence and Courage.

Dr. Joy D. Void-Holmes is a registered dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She holds a Master of Health Science with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science and Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is founder of Dr. Joy, RDH™, co-founder of JELL-ED, and creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™ Dr. has presented continuing education courses nationally and internationally. She serves as a Consultant Examiner for the CDCA-WREB examining board, board member for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and is on the editorial advisory board for Inside Dental Hygiene. Dr. Joy is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the Maryland Dental Action Coalition.

Becky Ironwing, RDH and Craig Backs, MD

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Ultrasound Screen for Arterial Disease in the Hygiene Chair: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words


· Demonstrate the capability of point of care ultrasound to demonstrate atherosclerotic plaque in carotid arteries.

· Demonstrate the ability of hygienists and other oral health professionals to obtain and provide images for interpretation by qualified health professionals

· Demonstrate a business model that enables the dental professional to provide added services and value within legal scope of practice with the support from medical providers who:

o Interpret images

o Provide reports

o Offer options to reverse disease not available from usual medical sources

o Provide more detailed ultrasound (CIMT), lab, body composition and other testing to support reversal of chronic disease.

· Demonstrate the value of showing patients their arterial disease to

· Avoid unnecessary treatment for risk factors if no disease is present

· Initiate early treatment for presymptomatic disease

· Motivate patients to

o Better engage in oral health programming

o Pursue detection of presymptomatic endodontal disease

o Pursue management of airway/sleep apnea related problems

o Pursue detection of root causes beyond the standard of care

o Encourage family members to engage with oral health professionals who focus on systemic and oral health.

· Prevent heart attack, stroke, dementia and chronic kidney disease through better oral health

Machell Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH

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It’s Time to Leap: Oral Systemic Connections 101

Standing on the edge of a cliff eager to be better for ourselves, our teams and our patients but also crippled with fear of change and the thought of failure in the unknown is what many dental professions feel when deciding whether to recreate the standard of care model within the dental practice. The exciting news is it is no longer an option. Our patients are reading and watching and learning that oral health is linked to systemic disease and expect each of we healthcare providers to be in the know. It is time to learn the new and proven healthcare model that is not only changing lives but also saving them. This course is a fast track version of oral systemic connections 101.


Risk Factors: The Why
P4: The How
Reaping the Benefits

Speaker Q&A Panel 

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Free reception for all attendees will be held immediately following the last Hot Topics presentation 

We look forward to celebrating a day of excitement and education with you!


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.


Machell Hudson, RDH


Machell Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH is the founder of Integrative Dental Coaching by Machell Hudson and also on faculty, speaks and consults as a hygiene specialty coach for Productive Dentist Academy. She proudly sits on the marketing board and a fellow with the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. She is a full-time clinical hygienist that has a strong understanding in oral-systemic connections and protocol implementation. She is a graduate of the Bale/Doneen method preceptorship which is advanced training in heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention and Kois trained in periodontal health. Machell is a member of Carifree Cooperative and is privileged to be working on a Japan Prevention project lead by Dr. Kim Kutsch. She is a National speaker recognized for her experiences in and out of the dental setting sharing her knowledge, love and passion for the mouth-body connection. A proud key opinion leader for Crest + OralB, Dentsply Sirona and Carifree. Lastly, Machell loves volunteering her time to Unbound advocating and speaking on Human Trafficking Awareness. She can be reached at or (817)917-9032