AAOSH 2020 Scientific Session How Science and Clinical Practice Become One

August 27-29, 2020 | Minneapolis Hilton | Minneapolis, MN

How Science and Clinical Practice Become One

Join us at the 10th Annual Scientific Session!


Registration ScheduleBeginEnd
Pre-RegistrationOctober 19, 2019October 24, 2019
Early RegistrationOctober 25, 2019February 29, 2020
Spring RegistrationMarch 1, 2020May 31, 2020
General RegistrationJune 1, 2020August 27, 2020


10th Annual AAOSH Scientific Session

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Thursday, August 27 - Pre-Conference Workshops

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This is how we do it! Test Treat Repopulate to reduce the risk of vascular inflammation.

AM Workshop (8:30-11:30am) - Room 3

Sponsored by: ProBiora

Description: Test Treat Repopulate with the DHEmethod. We would like to share how we are collaborating with The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio to knock out oral pathogens and its effects on vascular inflammation. We know many clinicians are saliva testing and trying to reduce high risk bacteria for optimal oral and vascular health which is very difficult to do!  Testing with salivary diagnostics, treating with targeted therapies and repopulating with oral care probiotics is key in reducing oral systemic inflammation which decreases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement your AAOSH knowledge into practice
  2. Reduce the high risk oral pathogens
  3. Decrease the risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes
  4. Collaborate between medical and dental providers


  1. Eric Goulder MD
  2. Barbara McClatchie DDS 
  3. Lora Hooper RDH
  4. Julie Cox RDH

Meditation, Food that Heals and More

AM Workshop ( 8:30-11:30am) - Room 1

Presented by: Uche Odiatu, DMD

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Dr. Uche Odiatu is the author of The Miracle of Health, a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine and a practicing dentist in Toronto. This busy dad of four is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and has lectured in England, Canada, the USA, the Bahamas, Denmark, Bermuda and Norway. www.DrUche.com Twitter @FitSpeakers  Instagram @FitSpeakers

The New Face of Oral Wellness

AM Workshop (8:30-11:30am) - Room 2

Sponsored by: ARKRAY

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Homeopathy in Dentistry

PM Workshop (1:30-4:30pm) - Room 2

Presented by: Dr Dawn Ewing PhD

ICIM- International College of Integrated Medicine

Come learn about how small amounts of energy can urge the body to heal itself. Very common in Europe, your patients may actually know more than you do. I will try to make it a simple as possible.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain frequency medicines- student should be able to understand the theory and name at least 2 forms of frequency medicines
  2. The student should be able to name at least 2 homeopathic remedies commonly found at conventional pharmacies.
  3. The student will learn about Avagadro’s number and should be able to name it.

Botanicals in Dentistry

PM Workshop (1:30-4:30pm) - Room 1

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Sugar, Sugar, it’s in everything. How do we eat nutritionally & avoid it?

PM Workshop (1:30-4:30pm) - Room 3

Presented by: Dr. John Peldyak, Shirley Gutkowski, and Gustavo Ferrer, MD FCCP

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Friday, August 28 - General Session

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The Developing Microbiome- How can we change the health of children, before they are born? | Dr. Kjersti Aargard

Presented by: Dr. Kjersti Aargard

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Diagnostic Technology Panel- What’s new and exciting in diagnosis

Presented by: Dr. Momo Vuyisich, Dr. Guru Banavar, Dr. Sri Venkatesh Ganeshan

Panel discussion- led by Dr. Mark Cannon, researchers will discuss the diagnostic tests and Dr. Cannon will explain clinical uses.

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Dr. Momo Vuyisich

Momo Vuyisich is a founder and Chief Science Officer of Viome. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech. Besides providing scientific leadership at Viome, Momo focuses on product development, clinical accreditation, and clinical research.

Besides providing scientific leadership, I focus on product development, conversion of RUO assays into CLIA LDTs, and clinical research. I am also an Adjunct Professor at University of New Mexico (UNM) and New Mexico Tech (NMT).

Before founding Viome, I worked for 12 years as a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where I was the leader of the Applied Genomics team. My team's research focused on developing and applying modern genomics to the areas of gut microbiomes, host-pathogen interactions, microbial inter-species interactions, pathogen detection, cancer biology, toxicology, infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, forensics, etc. I also helped set up several turn-key genome centers in Africa and Asia, and provided complete staff training in laboratory methods and bioinformatic analyses.

Dr. Guru Banavar

With IBM, I led the team that developed Watson, an artificial intelligence system that continues to transform the whole AI discipline. I’m proud to have represented my team’s work on the world’s most prestigious stages including the Nobel Prize and the Turing Lecture.

Over the last two decades, I’ve realized that to improve any industry, whether it be education, health care, cities, transportation, energy, housing, or food, the most effective change can be made through a deep understanding of what is going on within the system -- and data is the tell all that brings any system to life!

Dr. Sri Venkatesh Ganeshan

Dr. Sri Venkatesh Ganeshan MD serves as Chief Medical Officer to Iliad. A graduate of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Dr. Ganeshan’s expertise resides in the therapeutic areas of Oncology, Urology, Transplant, Immunology, Dermatology, Hepatology, Virology and Neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Geneshan has vast experience in delivering organizational goals through project leadership, extensive clinical and administrative experience, and thorough knowledge of multiple therapeutic areas. As a former executive at Astellas Pharma US, Dr. Ganeshan launched two first in class compounds with great success. Successful in recognition of opportunities and facilitation of efforts to improve process, product knowledge and clinical outcome, Sri has proven ability in building productive associations with clinicians, researchers and administrators in pursuit of expanded understanding of disease and treatment options. Dr. Ganeshan brings extensive Clinical trial study management and regulatory affairs experience to Iliad, including clinical trial design, study medical monitoring, pharmacovigilance, and vendor management. Dr. Geneshan is discussing mitochondrial health determination by buccal cheek swabs.

The Rise of Sugar and Its Impact on Health | Richard J Johnson MD

Presented by Richard J Johnson MD

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Clinical Manipulation of the Oral Microbiome | Timothy Donley DDS MSD

Presented by Timothy Donley DDS MSD

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Timothy Donley DDS MSD is currently involved in cardiovascular research.   He is in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY.  Dr. Donley is a sought-after international speaker whose courses are always highly rated.  His forte lies in taking the latest research and packaging it in a way that makes sense.  He lectures and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.  His current emphasis is on developing effective protocols to co-educate medical and dental providers to improve cardiovascular management.

Dentistry’s Future: Co-managing the Systemic Disease We Have in Common with Medicine

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The New Wellness Approach to Dentistry: Everything you need to change the way you educate, motivate and care for your patients.

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Saturday, August 29 - General Session

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Biophotonics and Cancer | Dr. Vidam Backman

Presented by: Dr. Vidam Backman

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Dr. Vidam Backman, Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. He is also a professor of medicine in oncology and biochemistry and molecular genetics at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Backman is program leader in cancer and physical sciences at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute.

Ph.D. Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Harvard University - MIT, Cambridge, MA

M.S. Physics, MIT, Cambridge, MA

M.S. Physics, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

B.S. Physics (Hons), St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pediatric Cancer Diagnosis and Oral Management | Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH

Presented by: Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH

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Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juan F is also an academic scholar at the Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo. Juan F. is a dentist (DDS) and a physician (MD) from Javeriana University at Bogota, Colombia. In 1999, Juan F. moved to the USA and attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Oral Medicine respectively in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, Juan F. completed a Master in Public Health (MPH), and in 2011 a Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) both with emphasis in Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. In 2008, Juan F. completed a residency program in Dental Public Health at University of Texas, Baylor College of Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. completed the residency program and Masters of Science degree in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Juan F. is Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, American Board of Dental Public Health, and American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Juan F. was the section head of oral and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Kentucky for 6 years (2004 to 2009). Juan F. is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Oral Medicine, American Medical Association, Hispanic Dental Association, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research, International Association of Dentomaxillo-Facial Radiology, and American Dental Association. Juan F. is a fellow in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons at Edinburgh, Scotland. Juan F. is in the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Pediatric Dentistry. Finally, Juan F. research and teaching interest are in the area of oral medicine, oral radiology and oral pathology in children.

“Milk and Cookie Disease” | Dr. Julie Wei

Presented by: Dr. Julie Wei

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Dr. Julie Wei is an internationally recognized award-winning Pediatric Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for children), speaker, author of A Healthier Wei and co-author of Acid Reflux in Children, researcher and mother.

She believes that many children suffering from runny noses, allergy symptoms and sore throats are being misdiagnosed and overmedicated. Using wisdom from both Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Julie Wei has helped thousands of children reclaim a healthy lifestyle by curing what she has termed the “Milk and Cookie Disease” (MCD). Her goal is to empower people across the globe to make simple dietary and lifestyle changes, and revolutionize how we define and provide for children's health and well-being.

"What I’ve observed is that many of my patients are not actually sick. Yes, they do have symptoms and feel miserable, and they may even be chronically unwell — but they aren’t sick in a medical sense. What’s wrong is something medicines won’t cure. They’ve got what I call the 'Milk & Cookie Disease.'" – Dr Julie Wei


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Airway | Steve Carstensen, DDS

Presented by: Steve Carstensen, DDS

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Steve Carstensen DDS started treating sleep problems in 1998 and practices at Premier Sleep in Bellevue, WA.

He’s completed UCLA’s Mini-Residency in Sleep and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Carstensen lectures internationally, directs sleep education at the Pankey Institute and is a guest lecturer at Spear Education, University of the Pacific, and Louisiana State University Dental Schools.

Since 2014 he has been Editor-in-Chief of Dental Sleep Practice Magazine. In 2019, Quintessence will publish A Clinician’s Handbook of Dental Sleep Medicine, written with a co-author.

Airway | Michael Gelb, DDS, MS

Presented by: Michael Gelb, DDS, MS

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Dr. Michael Gelb is an innovator in airway, breathing, sleep, and painful TMJ disorders pioneering Airway Centric.™  Dr. Gelb has studied early intervention for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) specializing in how it relates to fatigue, focus, pain, and the effects all of these can have on family health.

Dr. Gelb received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery and his M.S. degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.  He is the former Director of the TMJ and Orofacial Pain Program at the NYU College of Dentistry and is currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology at the NYU College of Dentistry.  He has pioneered a new paradigm in preventive public healthcare named Airway Centric™.  He was awarded Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain in 1995.

Dr. Gelb is a co-inventor of the NORAD, or Nocturnal Oral Airway Dilator appliance that reduces snoring by positioning the patient’s tongue and jaw so that airways stay open.  He has invented a new line of Airway, Performance and Pain over-the-counter products also called Airway Centric™.  Dr. Gelb recently co-founded the American Academy of Physiologic Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) and a non-profit to prevent the proliferation of chronic disease in the U.S. based on airway, sleep and breathing awareness, research and education.

Mayo Clinic Track

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