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AAOSH webinars are free, exclusive to members, and 100% educational, which means that members are getting high-quality, relevant information from trusted sources.

Join our increasingly popular way to learn about new research and techniques through AAOSH Webinars. This convenient platform allows you to ask questions and interact with experts in real time from wherever you are located. We offer a one-hour, live, online event to teach virtual audience members about a specific topic in the field of oral systemic health. 

Continuing education (CE) credits are important for professionals in many fields, including oral systemic health. By offering  1 CE credit for our webinars, AAOSH is helping our members meet CE requirements while also providing valuable education. 

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"Evolution, Epigenetics, and the Tinkering of Humans

Shirley Gutkowski, BSDH, RDH

Join AAOSH for Our LIVE Webinar Series on Wednesday, April 17, at 12pm CST, featuring guest speaker Shirley Gutkowski, BSDH, RDH. Her topic, “Evolution, Epigenetics, and the Tinkering of Humans,” is one you won't want to miss!

About the Speaker:

Shirley Gutkowski, BSDH, RDH, has been breathing since before her first birthday. Finding out in 2014 that she was doing it wrong and how that affected her life, even her life choices, was a jaw-dropper!

2014, when she was dragged to another conference that was of tangential interest to her speaking topic, Minimal Intervention Dentistry In Dental Hygiene. Turns out that breathing is the best form of prevention in dentistry, inflammation, cardiovascular breakdown, mental health, and so much more.

While her topic today - breathing - may seem like a no-brainer, you may be surprised! Shirley lives in the booming metropolis of Sun Prairie, the fastest-growing city in the USA, according to her husband, Mark. She is the mother of 5 pretty spectacular grown sons, mother-in-law to 2 stellar women, and gramma to three blindingly bright grandchildren.

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at 12 p.m. CST.

“Monsters in the Mouth: The Mouth-Body Connection and the Future of Dentistry”

Featuring: Katie Lee, DDS

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Pardon Our Dust! 2024

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Speaker: Parul Makkar, BSc, DDS, FACD

Title: "When a Dentist Dies of Oral Cancer: the Importance of Early Diagnosis."

Synopsis:

Early detection and early treatment are the key to surviving an oral cancer diagnosis. As dental professionals on the front line, diligence in screening during examination is crucial for early detection and diagnosis. In this essential course, we will identify patient risk factors, explore the statistics, and discuss the importance and effectiveness of HPV vaccinations. Together, we will delve into the basic screening examination and documentation protocols, as well as illuminate signs, symptoms, and enhanced early detection tools. Together, we will explore staging and treatment options. We will also give emphasis to skills for communicating results and referral protocols.

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Speaker: David Lin, PhD

Title: "Unveiling New Mysteries of the Oral Microbiome with Comprehensive Salivary Testing"

Synopsis: 

Long-term health and wellness is achieved by creating balance. For oral health and our mouth’s microbiome, it’s not just about eliminating the pathogens but achieving a healthy diversity and boosting the beneficial species to achieve symbiosis. Learn about new groundbreaking insights into the Oral Microbiome through real-world patient case studies, learn how to gain new insights into your patient's health and personalize care using comprehensive salivary testing of the entire oral microbiome - looking at the balance between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Discover emerging microbial factors contributing to Oral Diseases, such as opportunistic species, and the links between oral microbes and Systemic Conditions like Gut Health Issues and Nitric Oxide deficiency. Uncover the pivotal role of Beneficial bacterial species in improving health and explore effective strategies for fostering their growth through dietary changes, improved hygiene practices, and lifestyle adjustments - including probiotics and supplements.
 

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Speaker: Doug Thompson, DDS, FAAMM, ABAAHP

Title: "Health Beyond The Teeth: The Time Is Now!"

Synopsis:

There is a new opportunity in every restorative dental practice revolving around several oral conditions and systemic health. As vascular disease (one of the 57 diseases cross-referenced to the mouth) continues to be redefined as an inflammatory disease and not a cholesterol disease, reducing total body inflammation is a goal of treatment. A brief synopsis of many health strategies that can be supported in a dental practice will be reinforced to outline our concerns. Periodontal disease and caries are inflammatory diseases mainly expressed through the relationship between bacteria and host susceptibility. Evaluating the microbial profile of every active periodontal and caries infection can provide valuable treatment and maintenance information. This approach reveals opportunities to adjust our current traditional periodontal management protocols for improved outcomes. In addition, many other oral or health conditions can contribute to illness and loss of longevity or vitality. This knowledge allows integration of our dental practices with medical practices to take an integrative oral medicine approach. In addition to repairing the teeth, adding a wellness approach to our practices can produce healthier patients, healthier practices, and healthier teams.

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Speaker: Susan Estep, DMD

Title: "Incorporate 3 Oral & Systemic Principles Into a General Dentistry Practice. Elevate Your Team, Your Practice Reputation, and your Bottom Line."

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Speaker: John Kempton, DDS, FACD, MAAOSH

Title: "Lifestyle is the Medicine to Maintain Oral and Systemic Health"

Synopsis:

Lifestyle behaviors significantly impact the oral microbiome, influencing periodontal disease and caries. The bidirectional relationship between lifestyle and oral health extends to other microbiomes, overall health, metabolism, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Conventional patient education, especially regarding sugar, has been ineffective, necessitating a shift towards lifestyle coaching to address addictive components and promote meaningful behavior change. Dentistry is at the cusp of a paradigm shift, recognizing the need for personalized dental medicine and embracing lifestyle coaching as a crucial driver for improving patient health outcomes.
 

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Speaker: Staci Whitman, DMD, IFMCP, NMD, IABD

Title: "Hypoplastic Enamel in Children: A Silent Epidemic Under Our Watch"

Synopsis:

Hypoplastic enamel, a condition characterized by underdeveloped and often discolored tooth enamel, silently affects a significant portion of the pediatric population. This presentation aims to raise awareness among practitioners about this often missed condition, providing insights into its underlying causes and practical approaches to address it.

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Speaker: Susan Maples, DDS

Title: "Breath Well, Little One."

Synopsis:

Approximately 25% of adults have sleep-related breathing disorders such as UARS and OSA, and we now know it’s mostly preventable. This course will teach you how to recognize risk factors and the progression of breathing disorders at every age. And how to improve the health trajectory of airway-disordered children. Bring your whole team, as they will be truly inspired to help build a successful pediatric airway practice and an interdisciplinary team in your community.

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Past Webinars

Pardon Our Dust! 2024

Speaker: Katie Lee, DDS

Original Publication Date: March 6, 2024

Title: "An Unknown Cause of Infertility: The Oral Microbiome"

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the main causes of infertility at the knowledge level.
  • Analyze the impact of the oral microbiome on infertility, pregnancy outcomes, and long-term maternal health at the comprehension and application levels.
  • Evaluate the financial implications of gingival disease on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes at the analysis level.
  • Apply strategies to identify and treat pathogens affecting fertility at the application level.
  • Evaluate best practices for dental treatment during pregnancy at the synthesis level.

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Speaker: Steven Edwards, DDS

Original Publication Date: February 7, 2024

Title: "Implement Oral Systemic Fitness"

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the concept of Oral Systemic Fitness and its significance in patient care.
  • Explain the correlation between building patient trust and increasing treatment plan acceptance within the context of Oral Systemic Fitness.
  • Utilize suggested insurance codes to justify preventive procedures and enhance revenue streams in dental practices.
  • Evaluate the benefits of oral microbiome testing and its potential impact on patient outcomes and practice success.
  • Develop strategies to implement oral microbiome testing effectively within a dental practice to optimize patient care and treatment outcomes.
  • Assess the potential impact of transforming the hygiene department on both patient and job satisfaction within the dental practice.
  • Apply formulaic templates to design customized Oral Systemic Fitness programs tailored to individual patient needs and professional development goals.
  • Construct personalized Oral Systemic Fitness programs for patients and professional growth using formulaic templates, ensuring alignment with best practices and current research in dental care.

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Speaker: Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA

Original Publication Date: January 24, 2024

Title: "Food for Thought: Eating for a Healthy Oral Microbiome"

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain greater insight into the bi-directional interrelationship between nutrition and oral health
  • Discuss how food synergy, nutrient-dense food choices, and diet diversity provide health-promoting components needed to support a healthy oral microbiome
  • Discuss the current evidence-based research regarding nutrition guidelines that can be integrated into individualized, comprehensive oral healthcare messages

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Speaker: Rachaele Carver, DMD, NMD, AIAOMT, IABDM, CHC

Original Publication Date: December 6, 2023

Title: "Salivary Diagnostics Part Three: The Role of Ammonia"

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the importance and relevance of salivary testing in healthcare, emphasizing its role in early screening for systemic issues and its contribution to comprehensive patient care.
  • Investigate the implications of high ammonia levels revealed through salivary testing and develop practical recommendations to optimize patient health.
  • Learn to link specific salivary results with broader health concerns and devise actionable strategies to support patient well-being.

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Speaker: David Vigerust, MS, PhD

Original Publication Date: November 8, 2023

Title: "Role of Periodontal Disease in the Pathogenesis of Fatty Liver Disease"

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the bidirectional relationship between oral health, specifically periodontal disease, and liver-related pathophysiology, comprehending its significance in systemic disease development and progression.
  • Examine the influence of oral diseases, particularly periodontal disease, on the initiation and exacerbation of metabolic disorders, emphasizing the connection between oral health markers and the development of metabolic diseases.
  • Implement proactive testing utilizing blood and saliva markers to detect early signs of metabolic diseases, integrating surveillance and monitoring practices to assess disease presence and progression, thereby facilitating timely intervention and management.

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Speaker: Samuel B. Low, DDS, MS, MEd

Original Publication Date: October 4, 2023

Title: "Embracing the Future of Periodontics: Groundbreaking Methods and Materials Revolutionizing Dental Hygiene Practice"

Learning Objectives:

  • Empower dental hygienists to transcend traditional cleaning procedures and adopt an expanded role, reshaping workflows for more effective and comprehensive patient care, driving higher case acceptance and financial rewards.
  • Enhance the scope of practice by introducing cutting-edge anti-inflammatory systems like micro-ultrasonics, laser technology, and nutraceuticals such as probiotics and antioxidants, fostering improved patient outcomes and treatment efficacy.
  • Establish high-quality periodontal maintenance programs that augment restorative practice and maximize third-party reimbursement while enhancing communication skills within dental teams, leading to efficient and patient-centric care delivery.

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Speaker: Anne O. Rice, RDH, FAAOSH

Original Publication Date: September 13, 2023

Title: "Parkinson’s Disease: A Deep Dive into the Oral Health Connection"

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify specific risk areas within the oral cavity for individuals affected by Parkinson’s Disease and propose practical solutions to address their dental challenges, considering the disease's impact on oral health.
  • Discuss and evaluate current research exploring the correlation between systemic inflammation and Parkinson's Disease, elucidating the influence of systemic health factors on the disease's progression and its manifestations in oral health.

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Speaker: Julie Cox, BSDH, RDH, EFDA

Original Publication Date: August 9, 2023

Title: "Stop Guessing, Start Testing! Embrace the Paradigm Shift! Enhance Diagnosis and Treatment With Salivary Testing."

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend the importance of employing objective diagnostic methods in periodontal treatment, highlighting the value of accurate assessment for effective intervention and improved patient outcomes.
  • Explore strategies to identify suitable candidates for salivary testing and understand how implementing this diagnostic tool contributes to more precise treatment decisions and evaluation of treatment effectiveness in periodontal cases

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Speaker: Tracy Tranchitella, ND

Original Publication Date: March 14, 2023

Title: "The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Systemic Health"

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the concepts related to the oral microbiome and oral dysbiosis.
  • Analyze the impact of poor oral health on gastrointestinal concerns.
  • Evaluate the correlation between oral dysbiosis and systemic illness.
  • Generate strategies to enhance oral wellness and address the oral microbiome.
  • Assess the effects of mouthwashes like Listerine on the oral microbiome.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of opening probiotic capsules and swishing them around the mouth to support the oral microbiome.
  • Assess the availability of testing for the oral microbiome.
  • Synthesize the need for addressing gut health simultaneously with oral health.

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Speaker: Rachaele Carver, DMD, NMD, AIAOMT, IABDM, CHC

Original Publication Date: February 7, 2023

Title: "Oral Solutions for Nitric Oxide Restoration: Part Two"

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the physiological pathways associated with nitric oxide production and its multifaceted role in maintaining oral health.
  • Analyze the influence of nitric oxide on vascular function, immune responses, and inflammation within the oral cavity.
  • Examine and assess dietary patterns emphasizing nitric oxide restoration, focusing on nitrate-rich foods and supplements. Interpret the impact of these dietary choices on nitric oxide levels and their implications for oral health and overall well-being.
  • Explore and apply lifestyle strategies like regular exercise, sunlight exposure, and antioxidant-rich diets that positively influence nitric oxide production.
  • Comprehend the interrelationships among these lifestyle factors and their collective effects on oral health and systemic well-being.

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Speaker: Preeti Kulkarni, MD

Original Publication Date: February 2, 2023

Title: "The Mouth-Brain Axis – How Oral Dysbiosis Influences Brain Health"

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the significance of oral dysbiosis and biofilms.
  • Comprehend the mechanisms of action associated with pathogens in both oral and brain health.
  • Grasp the role of botanical antimicrobials and biofilm busters in maintaining a balanced oral microbiome.

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