World Leaders in Proactive Healthcare Collaboration

AAOSH 2016 Scientific Session

@ the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando, Florida
September 16-17, 2016

Reversing the Health Care Crisis... One Patient At A Time

Clinical guidelines for promoting total wellness by reducing systemic inflammation.

AAOSH’s 6th Annual Scientific Session is a must-attend event for all medical and dental professionals focused on oral-systemic health. During the conference, you’ll network with professionals from around the world and learn from industry leaders on a range of topics including oral pathogens, sleep-disordered breathing, pro-inflammatory diet, toxins, global medicine considerations, and more.

You will walk away from this session with the specific guidelines for producing total wellness in every patient by reducing inflammation.

Plus, Scientific Session CE credits now can apply toward Level 1 CE for physicians and nurses.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT!

2016 SCIENTIFIC SESSION AGENDA

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AAOSH’s 6th Annual Scientific Session is a must-attend event for all medical and dental professionals focused on oral-systemic health. During the conference, you’ll network with professionals from around the world and learn from industry leaders on a range of topics including oral pathogens, sleep-disordered breathing, pro-inflammatory diet, toxins, global medicine considerations, and more.

You will walk away from this session with the specific guidelines for producing total wellness in every patient by reducing inflammation.

Earn up to 16 CE credits!
Plus, Scientific Session CE credits now can apply toward Level 1 CE for physicians and nurses.

ORAL PATHOGENS

Sam B. Low, DDS, MS - Periodontitis: A Disease of Inflammation


Course Description

For decades, periodontitis has been considered as an infectious disease. Recent evidence demonstrates that the disease process mimics that of patient conditions characterized as chronic inflammatory systemic diseases.

Managing chronic inflammatory periodontitis requires different methodologies including host modulation.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Incorporate the paradigm: periodontal medicine into the practice
  • Describe unique parallels of periodontal disease progression to conditions as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Review risk assessment strategies to determine susceptibility
  • Consider genetics, diet (probiotics/nutraceuticals), and stress as variables in controlling disease
  • Manage gingival inflammation as a systemic and local immune response with antioxidants and microthin ultrasonic/ laser combos

Bio

sam-low-webSamuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is a current Board of Director of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and Pankey Institute. Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected “Dentist of the Year” by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.

Website: www.drsamlow.com

Lisa Marie Samaha, DDS - Clinical Guidelines for Oral Pathogens Screening, Testing, and Strategic Therapy

lisa-marie-webDr. Lisa Marie Samaha shares the evidence-based, multi-faceted and leading-edge non-surgical protocol for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease that has been developed within her clinical practice and through her Perio Arts Institute. The ultimate outcome for patients is Total Body Wellness through Total Health dentistry. The ultimate outcome for the practice is a healthier, more vibrant and profitable culture. Simply put, healthy patients, healthy profits.

A wave of change is sweeping through our profession with regard to the treatment of periodontal disease. Join us on the leading edge and renew your passion as a dental health professional.

Bio

Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha is a general dentist who practices comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. She is a 1982 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. For well over thirty years, Dr Samaha has pioneered her practice on the principles of Total Body Wellness through Complete Health Dentistry. Her practice maintains a special focus on the advanced, non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease and all aspects of the oral/systemic link. To support her clinical practice, Dr Samaha has extensive training in the field of integrative medicine, with special focus on advanced medical and genetic testing and nutritional physiology for purposes of true preventive medicine and true healing.

Observing a significant disconnect between the scientific research and its application in a clinical setting, Dr Samaha founded the AGD/PACE approved Perio Arts Institute and teaches PerioPassion Dental Seminars. In her seminars, she shares her evidence-based, multifaceted and leading-edge clinical protocol for the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease. Dynamic case presentations are also included in her presentations. Her multi-faceted approach has enabled her to help transition general dentists, periodontists and their teams into true, wellness-oriented practitioners of dental medicine.

Perio Arts Institute Mission – To transform the manner in which dental practices help people heal.
Perio Arts Institute Vision – To care for each human being through the lens of Total Body Wellness

As a professional fine artist and writer, Dr Samaha also enjoys marketing her unique practice with a powerful and creative flair.  She has successfully branded her practice as a true wellness-focused destination for healing.

Dr. Samaha is noted for her enthusiastic and inspiring presentations to medical and dental audiences worldwide through her extensive writing, lecturing and consulting. More information is available at www.PerioPassionDentalSeminars  or by contacting Annette Kulzer, Seminar Coordinator, at Annette@PerioPassionDentalSeminars.com or 800.997.9820

Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD, FICD, FCPP - The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil?

 

Course Description

Substantial controversy continues to surround the use of lasers in periodontal therapy. The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Properly applied, lasers produce less bleeding, less swelling and less discomfort. Lasers treat the cause of periodontal disease rather than the effects, by specifically targeting identifiable periodontal pathogens. The most exciting recent advance in Laser Therapy is the ability to predictably treat ailing-failing dental implants. Regeneration of periodontal tissues is the gold standard by which we measure treatment effectiveness. Lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal for teeth and dental implants

Learning Objectives

Key points will include

  • What are the differences between the many lasers being used in dentistry and how they differ from each other? Are they all created equal?
  • How does laser periodontal treatment differ from traditional pocket-elimination surgery?
  • What is LANAP” and is there evidence to support this treatment modality?
  • How is the laser usedfor the successful treatment of “Ailing-Failing” implants.
  • Is this method of treatment a “flash in the pan” or does this represent the dawn of a new future, solidly based on biology and physics?

stephen-brown-webBio

Dr.  I. Stephen Brown is Professor of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Schools of Dentistry. Director of the Implant Division at Albert Einstein Medical Center, he is certified by the American Board of Periodontology, Fellow of American and International Colleges of Dentists, College of Physicians of Philadelphia and Academy of Osseointegration.

He is in private practice, specializing in Periodontics, Dental Implants, Plastic and Reconstructive Periodontal Surgery. Widely published in professional journals, he has contributed to important texts in his field, and is a frequent guest speaker at Dental Schools and Dental Societies in the US and abroad.

He served the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Periodontology, been President of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Societies of Periodontics as well as the Delaware Valley Academy of Osseointegration. He is an Examiner for the American Board of Periodontology.

A wave of change is sweeping through our profession with regard to the treatment of periodontal disease. Join us on the leading edge and renew your passion as a dental health professional.

Bio

Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha is a general dentist who practices comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. She is a 1982 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. For well over thirty years, Dr Samaha has pioneered her practice on the principles of Total Body Wellness through Complete Health Dentistry. Her practice maintains a special focus on the advanced, non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease and all aspects of the oral/systemic link. To support her clinical practice, Dr Samaha has extensive training in the field of integrative medicine, with special focus on advanced medical and genetic testing and nutritional physiology for purposes of true preventive medicine and true healing.

Observing a significant disconnect between the scientific research and its application in a clinical setting, Dr Samaha founded the AGD/PACE approved Perio Arts Institute and teaches PerioPassion Dental Seminars. In her seminars, she shares her evidence-based, multifaceted and leading-edge clinical protocol for the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease. Dynamic case presentations are also included in her presentations. Her multi-faceted approach has enabled her to help transition general dentists, periodontists and their teams into true, wellness-oriented practitioners of dental medicine.

Perio Arts Institute Mission – To transform the manner in which dental practices help people heal.
Perio Arts Institute Vision – To care for each human being through the lens of Total Body Wellness

As a professional fine artist and writer, Dr Samaha also enjoys marketing her unique practice with a powerful and creative flair.  She has successfully branded her practice as a true wellness-focused destination for healing.

Dr. Samaha is noted for her enthusiastic and inspiring presentations to medical and dental audiences worldwide through her extensive writing, lecturing and consulting. More information is available at www.PerioPassionDentalSeminars  or by contacting Annette Kulzer, Seminar Coordinator, at Annette@PerioPassionDentalSeminars.com or 800.997.9820

Ask the Experts (Panel Q & A)

Sam Low, Lisa-Marie Samaha, Stephen Brown, Stephanie Lodding

SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING

Jim Metz, DDS - Founding Member/Diplomate AADSM - An Update on the Science of Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea

The goal of the medical professions is to enable conditions for healing. Dentistry has traditionally been focused on the “fix.” Today, we must move from diagnose and treat to predict and preempt.

How do we move forward? The answer is by embracing strong collection of data for the procedures we ask patients to accept, moving away from the “eminence” based learning and focusing instead on evidence. Medicine and dentistry are very different cultures but this division must be overcome. We need physicians and physicians need dentists. Without the other, we will fail in our goal of total patient health.

So, what do we know? What has the literature disclosed that we can assimilate?

Metz will take us through a litany of papers and case studies, drawing conclusions where there is data and pointing the direction as to where the data may lead.

He will present data from his recent study (n=102) of consecutive patients, which demonstrates the outcomes possible from mandibular advancement therapy within a Caucasian based cohort.

The implications of untreated sleep apnea and even very mild inspiratory airflow limitation during sleep are of public health concern. Mokhlesi demonstrated this dramatically in the paper (n=3,500,000), “The effect of sex and age on the comorbidity burden of OSA: an observational analysis from a large nationwide US health claims database.”

The use of oral appliance to control airway is still somewhat controversial, especially for the severely apneic patient. The noncompliant CPAP patient has allowed for oral appliance use, even under these difficult conditions. Outcomes from his study will demonstrate the viability of oral appliance therapy for the severe patient.

The alternative is to use medications to control symptoms. Carriere, et al, stated in 2009 that, “Elderly people taking anticholinergic drugs were at increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia.” Studies such as this underscore the need for a therapy other than CPAP, when it fails to treat the patient adequately.

Metz will summarize the current state of dental sleep medicine and emphasize the need for collaboration with physicians and others within medicine.

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Learning Objectives

Attendees will understand:

  1. What we know from the medical and dental literature that impacts dental sleep medicine
  2. How to evaluate outcomes of mandibular advancement therapy (MAD) and the different appliances available.
  3. Communication with our medical colleagues, what they want us to do and what they want to hear.

Bio

Dr. James E. Metz is a 1973 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  Dr. Metz maintains a general dental practice in Columbus, Ohio with an emphasis on dental sleep medicine, TMD and reconstructive dentistry.  He is the Affiliate Director of The Ohio State University Medical Center Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.  He fills an important role in an ongoing research grant through the National Institute of Health focusing on insulin dependence in adults with OSA and diabetes. Dr. Metz has held faculty appointments at both The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine.   He is past president of the Muskingum Valley Dental Society.  The Ohio State Dental Board retains him as an expert for clinical dentistry.  He has served on the AADSM board of directors and Ohio Sleep Society board of directors.  Dr. Metz also previously held a position  as Vice-Chair of the annual AADSM meeting.  He is a Diplomate of the ABDSM and holds memberships in the ADA/ODA, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American College of Dentists, AADSM, EADSM and other organizations.  He is the mentor for several dental study groups.

James E. Metz, DDS 1271 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43205
614-252-4444 Phone 614-252-6474 Fax
metzdds@yahoo.com

Steve D. Bender, DDS - President AAOP - Protocols for Diagnosis and Strategic Therapy

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to use validated questionnaires as part of your routine health history.
  • Learn to incorporate pulse oximetry as an additional screening tool.
  • Understand the important components of the physical exam to identify at risk patients as well as the health of the temporomandibular structures.

Bio

steve-bender-webDr. Steven D. Bender earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1986 and practiced general restorative dentistry for 14 years.

He then studied orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders at the Parker E Mahan Facial Pain Center at the University Of Florida College Of Dentistry under the mentorship of Doctors Henry Gremillion and Parker Mahan.

From 2000-2015, Dr. Bender maintained a private practice devoted to pain management of the head and face, as well as sleep medicine. Beginning in 2016, he transitioned to a full time faculty member of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry and assumed the role of director of  facial pain and sleep medicine. He has earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Headache Society, the International Academy of Oral Oncology and the American College of Dentists. He holds the office of president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and is a past president of the Fourth District Dental Society of Texas and the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry. In addition, he has served as a consultant for the United States Army.

Jamison Spencer, DDS, MS - Parafunction and Oral Appliance Therapy Options

Course Description

So-called nocturnal "parafunction" may actually be the brains attempt to protect the airway.  As such, bruxism MAY improve with OSA treatment (CPAP or OAT).  HOWEVER, that's not always the case, and it's best to "hope for the best and plan for the worst."

This presentation will attempt to help the attendee make the connection that broad problems such as TMD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression and other disorders may actually have an etiology of underlying OSA.  We, as dentists, are in the best position to pick up on the clues that help us to help the patient get to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Attendees will hopefully make the HUGE connection that bruxism isn't just something that we protect patients from, but that, in some cases, the wear patterns we see on the teeth are a "cry for help."  Harder restorative materials; night guards; Botox and medications are typically NOT the answer.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the literature regarding possible connections between bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. Discuss use of night guards and oral appliances for sleep apnea and their effects on bruxism muscle activity.
  3. How to screen your patients for possible sleep apnea related bruxism, and when to refer for a sleep evaluation.

Bio

jamison-spencer-webDr. Jamison Spencer is the director of the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ in Boise, Idaho, and the director of Dental Sleep Medicine for Lane and Associates Family Dentistry in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Dr. Spencer is the Past-President of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP), a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine and has a Masters in Craniofacial Pain from Tufts University.  He taught head and neck anatomy at Boise State University and is adjunct faculty at the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center in both the craniofacial pain residency and dental sleep medicine programs.  Dr. Spencer lectures locally, nationally and internationally on TMD, dental sleep medicine and head and neck anatomy and is a founding faculty member of the AACP’s Institute and the AACP/Tufts Dental Sleep Medicine program.

Dr. Spencer lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife of 24 years Jennifer and their 6 children.

Ask the Experts (Panel Q & A)

Jim Metz, Steve Bender, Jamison Spencer

PRO-INFLAMMATORY DIET

David Seaman DC, MS - A Pro-inflammatory Diet: Oral-Systemic Effects, Including Chronic Pain Syndromes

Course Description

This course will include a review of the pathophysiology and clinical nature of chronic inflammation from the perspective of diet. It will demonstrate the clear nature of diet-induced chronic inflammation and how it can be addressed in clinical practice.

Attendees will take away new ideas for applying the concept of chronic inflammation into clinical practice with a special emphasis on diet.

Learning Objectives

After this educational session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Outline the mechanism by which a pro-inflammatory diet alters body chemistry, compromises musculoskeletal and visceral tissue integrity, and promotes chronic pain
  2. Identify markers of chronic inflammation that can be tracked in clinical practice
  3. Recommend dietary changes and nutritional supplements to modulate chronic inflammation

Bio

rsz_david_seaman_photoDr. Seaman is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College. He received is MS in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. He is currently a Professor of Clinical Sciences in the chiropractic medicine program at National University of Health Sciences, where he teaches nutritional biochemistry, clinical nutritional and management of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Seaman has authored numerous articles and book chapters about the relationship among nutrition, inflammation and pain. His latest book is for the general public and is entitled The DeFlame Diet.

Mary Beth Gierlinger, CHC, AADP - Nutritional Education and Counseling

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand mental, emotional and physical contributors to toxicity and inflammation
  1. Understand why nutritional counseling is essential to improved oral health outcomes through compelling case studies
  1. Learn how the hygiene team can better identify systemic contributions to poor oral and overall health through education and self-discovery

Bio

marybethgierlingerMary Beth passionately coaches groups, individuals and families in reaching their personal life and health goals, including healing and reversing chronic illnesses.  Specializing in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, weight management and family nutrition, Mary Beth believes that reducing and eliminating body toxicity and inflammation is the foundation for long-term wellness, healing and prevention.  Author of a comprehensive, food-based Guided Cleanse Program (available worldwide via live conference calls) she helped hundreds of people improve their health and find renewed mental and physical vitality. Mary Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a 2011 graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY.  Mary Beth is married and the mother of four active children. Currently she lives just outside of New York City, New York.

TOXINS

Susan Maples, DDS - An Effective Smoking Cessation Program + Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office

Course Description

The two most important lifestyle related factors that impact periodontal disease are Diabetes and Smoking. Insulin resistance and tobacco are also two critical sources of chronic inflammation in their own right.

Here is an introduction to identification ad stabilization of Type 2 Diabetes including oral signs, a dental-friendly screening tool, diagnostic testing, and communicating effectively with medical teams.

Next, a look at tobacco cessation in your dental office. Among smokers, Susan believes if you are not practicing smoking cessation in conjunction with periodontal therapy you are not treating the disease. All this in 30 minutes? Take a seat and put on your seatbelt.

Learning Objectives

Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office

  • To reinforce the bi–directional relationship of diabetes and periodontal disease
  • To clarify the U.S. CDC projected trends of progression toward type 2 diabetes
  • To promote screening and A1C testing for adult patients especially those diagnosed with periodontal disease

Tobacco Cessation

  • To reinforce the need for presenting tobacco cessation with periodontal disease patients
  • To uncover appropriate dialogue openers
  • To review current quit methods, pros and cons of each, and their measures of success
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Bio

Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, insurance-independent dental practice. She brings to you preventive and restorative dental expertise, a passion for mouth-body total health, a master’s degree in business/marketing, and 30 years of experience in private practice. Dr. Maples believes that helping people individually forge commitments to health can change the face of generations to come. In 2012 Dr. Maples was named one of the top 25 women in dentistry and one of the top 8 innovators (“disruptors”) in dentistry. 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 also co-investigator in an award winning diabetes research project, and is an internationally recognized health educator.

Ask the Experts

David Seaman, Mary Beth Gierlinger, Susan Maples

Kyle Ash, DDS / Linda Miles - Oral Cancer: Screening and Treating this Special Need Patient

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding the role a dentist plays in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
  2. Increase career satisfaction while enhancing your patients quality of life.

Bio

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.

GLOBAL MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Bradley Bale, M.D. - Reversing the Health Crisis: One Patient At a Time Emphasizing the Multiple Sources of Inflammation

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the level of arterial inflammation with a few simple bio-markers.
  • Appraise oral health as a potential driver of arterial inflammation.
  • Enumerate many root causes of arterial inflammation beyond oral health.

Bio

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Bradley Bale, M.D. is an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Science Center, Medical Director of the Heart Health Program at Grace Clinic, Lubbock, Texas and runs a private practice in Gallatin, TN.  Dr. Bradley Bale is one of the nation’s leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke and diabetes.  Since 2001, he’s given numerous presentations to medical and dental groups in the US and abroad.

Convinced that standard of care wasn’t doing enough to identify early stages of CVD and avert recurrences in heart attack and stroke survivors, he cofounded the Bale/Doneen Method with Amy Doneen in 2001.  Four years ago this personalized approach of CV risk assessment and management evolved to an effectiveness level sufficient enough to allow them to attach a ‘guarantee’ to their clinical practices.

Their research on CVD prevention has been published in such respected medical journals as Atherosclerosis, Post Graduate Medicine, Journal of the National Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Physician’s Weekly, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, International Journal of Clinical and  Experimental Cardiology, Archives of Medical Science, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and ADVANCE for Healthy Aging.  Dr. Bale is on the editorial board for the medical journal: Healthcare in Low-resource Settings. Dr. Bale has also served as a reviewer for American Journal of Cardiology and the CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease.  Co-author Bale BF, Doneen AL (2014) Beat the Heart Attack Gene. Wiley General Trade, New York, NY. He was a key note speaker at the 4th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Cardiology 2014 in San Antonio, TX.

Joe Chang, PhD - Understanding the Role of Antioxidant and Gene Expression in the Aging Process

Learning Objectives

  1. Scientific evidence demonstrating the effect of antioxidant in oral health, especially as it pertains to the inflammatory process
  2. Recent studies demonstrating genetic influences on oral inflammation
  3. Gene expression as a possible mechanism in mediating the aging process

Bio

Joseph Y. Chang, Ph.D., was appointed Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development in February 2006. A prolific author, Dr. Chang has published numerous articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research during his more than 20 years in the health care industry, including the New York Times best seller, The Aging Myth.  Dr. Chang enjoys a comprehensive knowledge of both the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries and serves as a member of the Executive Committee for Nu Skin Enterprises. Prior to joining the company, he served as president and chief scientific officer of Pharmanex, which was acquired by Nu Skin in 1998.

Prior to Pharmanex, Dr. Chang served as both president and chief scientific officer at Binary Therapeutics, Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and at OsteoArthritis Sciences, Inc. from 1991 to 1994. He has also held various executive research management positions at Wyeth-Ayerst, Rhone Poulenc Rorer and other biotechnology companies, where he was involved in researching natural products for arthritis and cancer treatment. He received a B.S. degree from Portsmouth University and a Ph.D. from the University of London.

FAQs

Here you'll find answers to some of the most common questions we get. If you have questions about the 2016 AAOSH Scientific Session that are not listed here, please contact us for assistance.

Is my ticket refundable?

Refunds of 50% will be given to all tickets purchased before Jan. 1, 2016 and 25% before March 1, 2016. Due to the hotel requirements for estimated attendance six months prior to the event, it makes it impossible for any refunds to be issued after March 1st.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes. Contact bobbie@aaosh.org for assistance.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes you are able to update your information via your confirmation number.

How many CE credit can I get by attending this event?

16 total CE credits are available for dentists, dental hygienists, and registered dental assistants. Starting this year, CE credits earned at the 2016 AAOSH Scientific Session can now apply to level one CE for physicians and nurses.

What are the cost of the hotel rooms?

AAOSH has arranged for a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $129 per night.

When & where is registration?

Further details will be posted on this event page as they become available. We will also send an email to registrants a few weeks prior to the event with more details about when and where to register.

What is the VIP Dinner?

The VIP Dinner is AAOSH’s way to thank all the speakers who volunteer their time to attend our event. Most are paid little to no money to share with you their expertise and latest research findings. We host this dinner that is now open to the registrants who want to share in this thank you and meet privately with some of the greatest minds in medicine and dentistry. The fee is $115 per person (for a sit down dinner with open bar), and you can sign up when you pay for your tickets. There is limited availability, so be sure to sign up when you register.

Can my company be a sponsor or exhibitor for the 2016 AAOSH Scientific Session?

Yes! Please see our sponsorship page for more information on sponsor levels and pricing.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact us here.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS & SHUTTLE INFO

The Gaylord Palms room block is completely FULL at this time. The Gaylord still has rooms available but not at the discounted rate. Below are some additional hotel options.

 

Radisson Hotel

2900 Parkway Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34747 (800) 634-4774

Attendees MUST request the code: 0916AAOSHI to ensure they receive the designated rate of $89 (plus $10 resort fee reduced from $20). This one is one of the nearest to the Gaylord at 1.5mi.

Radisson Hotel

Orlando World Center Marriott

A 3-mile drive from Walt Disney World®, this sprawling, high-end resort is 3.5 miles from Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and 4.4 miles from Downtown Disney.

8701 World Center Dr., Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: (407) 239-4200

Rates start at $215/night

ATTENDEE EXTRAS

Scientific Session attendees may also participate in discounted and free events and activities offered by AAOSH, our sponsors and suppliers.

VIP Dinner
The VIP dinner is your chance to have dinner and mingle with speakers, sponsors, and board members after AAOSH’s 6th Annual Scientific Session. Tickets for the VIP dinner, which will take place Saturday, September 17, are $115 and may be purchased when you register for the Scientific Session. If you have already purchased your tickets, please contact us to add to your order.

AAOSH Restorative Yoga - THIS YOGA SESSION IS NOW FULL
AAOSH Restorative Yoga will be offered FREE at 4:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon. This 30-minute session will be a great way to end Day 1 of the Scientific Session. Space is very limited, so be sure to sign up when you register for the Scientific Session.

Health Screenings
At the 6th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, AAOSH has once again arranged for discounted health screenings!

Carotid IMT testing (Carotid Intima Media Testing)—$85
Back by popular demand, Carotid IMT testing (Carotid Intima Media Testing) will be offered at this year’s AAOSH Scientific Session. The testing will be available to attendees for the discounted price of $85 – normally around $200.

CIMT is a noninvasive ultrasound test that is being recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to screen for heart disease in apparently healthy individuals over the age of 45. See this diagnostic tool in action to determine if it makes sense for your practice.

BioPhotonic Scans—$5
In addition to CIMT, BioPhotonic scans will be available for attendees.

Oral DNA, CRP, and A1C diabetic testing—Heart Smart Screen: $51, OralDNA $72
Dr. Chris Kammer will be offering OralDNA saliva testing – screening for pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity. He will also be offering the Heart Smart Screen A1c & C-reactive protein test. The Heart Smart Screen is used as a diabetic/systemic risk evaluation. This test, combined with an OralDNA test and CIMT ultrasound, can provide empirical data on your systemic risk and insight into how your oral flora can contribute to cardiovascular risk.  We encourage taking all three tests!

Oral Cancer Screenings—FREE
OralID will be performing free oral cancer screenings

The healthiest AAOSH member will win free admission to our 2017 Scientific Session! The winner will be announced once all test results are in.

SPECIAL SAVINGS FOR ATTENDEES

Here you’ll find special savings for attractions in Orlando during the week of the Scientific Session. More will be added, so check back regularly!

Walt Disney World

disney-world-logoOrder your Specially Priced Disney Tickets in advance of arrival to take advantage of the savings – Order by March 26 to beat the price increase March 27!

On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, at 9 p.m. this Ticket Store will close, so order your tickets today!

Special Disney Ticket Savings

  • Before you arrive, purchase a full-day ticket of 2 days or longer and save 10%
  • Purchase tickets in advance and reserve access to select attractions and experiences before you leave home with Disney FastPass+!
  • Customize your tickets with great add-on options
  • Tickets not available for purchase at Theme Park ticket windows
  • One BONUS VISIT to an additional Disney experience on select tickets

$63* pp: 1-Day, 1 Theme Park After 4 p.m. Ticket

$79* pp: 1-Day, 1 Theme Park After 2 p.m. Ticket
Add Park Hopper option for a total price of $129* pp

$138* pp 2-Days, 2 Theme Parks After 2 p.m. Ticket
Add Park Hopper option for a total price of $188* pp

Additional Ticket Options Available

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Here’s your chance for savings on specially priced Theme Park tickets, which you can use to visit the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival after your meeting or event. Sample authentic international cuisine, savor nightly concerts and discover the secrets of celebrity chefs at demos, Signature Dining events and more!

Don’t miss the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, Sept. 14–Nov. 14!