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Ammonia: Health Never Smelled So Bad!

Webinar Date: Friday, August 9, 2019

Presented by Erinne Kennedy DMD, MPH, MMSc

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Course Description

Simply, there are two types of bacteria that can grow inside your mouth commensal or pathogenic bacteria. When reducing caries and periodontal disease it is important to understand how we can help commensal bacteria flourish in the oral cavity. Ammonia is a great marker of how much healthy bacteria your mouth is growing. In this webinar, we will learn more about measuring ammonia in saliva and what that means for your patients.

After the webinar you will be able to: 
- Understand the possible tools and instruments that you can use in your office to better understand your patients salivary chemistry. 
- You will be able to interpret the marker of ammonia and ask better questions with your patients. 
- Create a preventative plan that will improve your patients oral hygiene, and normal flora. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss 7-key elements of your patient’s sialo chemistry.
  2. Dissect the meaning, and importance of the bio-markers ammonia in saliva, and its relationship to a healthy oral microbiome.
  3. Determine clinical recommendations that have the potential to increase the levels of health oral bacteria, and in turn increase levels of ammonia.

Speaker Bio

Dr Erinne Kennedy, DMDDr. 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.