Integrative Dental Medicine: Reuniting The Mouth With The Body
AAOSH’s 7th Annual Scientific Session will be held September 15-17, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Each year, our scientific session outperforms the year before with leading-edge researchers, dentists, nurses, physicians, nutritionists, and community leaders sharing the latest knowledge about the oral systemic link.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Plus, Scientific Session CE credits now can apply toward Level 1 CE for physicians and nurses.
Bring a medical doctor (MD, DO, ND, DC, or NP), and get their registration for just $575. Please call us at (779) 233-7550 to register.
2017 SCIENTIFIC SESSION AGENDA
AAOSH’s 7th 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.
Keep an eye on this page for updates on the full agenda!
Friday, September 15, 2017
The presentation will focus on past and present research on nutritional ketosis, and how we can harness this physiological state to improve neurological health, biomarkers of metabolic health and stress resilience. The presentation will emphasize how nutritional ketosis alters metabolic physiology and how ketones beta hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate influence cellular bioenergetics and confer protection through specific signaling pathways associated with enhancement of endogenous antioxidant function and suppression of inflammation.
- Overview of the metabolic physiology associated with nutritional ketosis, including discussion of the cellular and molecular mechanism of ketones functioning as alternative energy substrates and endogenous signaling molecules.
- Practical implementation of nutritional ketosis through manipulation of macronutrient ratios, food sources, meal timing and support supplements.
- Discussion of the best way to assess or validate success with nutritional ketosis through blood biomarkers and strategies for optimizing a personalized approach.
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, cancer and conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.
Access to our own genetic data has never been easier. With public driving the demand for integrative practitioners to be fully informed in this new exciting "genomics" and personalized healthcare era we need to know what is going on in this developing area.
Learn how one goes about genetic testing themselves or their patients.
Learn about some of the Internet apps or programs now available for interpretation of raw genetic data.
Learn Physiology and Biochemistry in a fun and relevant way, and go over some important pathways and areas that have common SNPs (genetic differences) in them.
Learn nutritional support for common problems in genomic pathways and the oral systemic practice.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.”- L. Frank Baum
Breathing is essential for life, and yet somehow our understanding of its importance in the young is relegated to an afterthought. All published research reaffirms the great importance of airway patency for the normal development of the child. This basic research that prompts early intervention will be explored, along with a description of clinical techniques, including but not limited to appliance therapy, in treating oral and airway issues. Most importantly, the effect of the airway on the microbiome, neurological development, and systemic health (and their inter-relationships) will be discussed. As an interesting twist, the microbiome effect on the airway will additionally be explained, somewhat like the “circle of life” concept. Special clinical cases will be presented, especially concerning young patients with systemic disease.
The attendee will learn techniques and tests for diagnosing airway complications in the young patient.
Treatment modalities and referrals for treatment will be discussed and the rationale used for each instance. Cases will be presented to illustrate the various techniques.
The medical implications of not treating and what medically has created so many cases, will be reviewed along with microbiome changes.
The use of polyols to manage airway infections and congestion will be presented along with current research being completed at Northwestern University and Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Mark L. Cannon is a native of the mid-west, born and raised in Nebraska. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska, and then attended Northwestern University for his Masters of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital and received his Diplomate status by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
After completing his hospital residency and obtaining his Masters in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Cannon was asked to stay as a Faculty member of Northwestern University Dental School. He has kept up his teaching as clinical Associate Professor of the Feinberg School of Medicine, and is the Research Coordinator for the Pediatric Dental Program at the Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Cannon has been very involved in research for many years, developing many new products and techniques for dentistry and obtaining patents.
He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he has lectured at many national and international meetings, often as the keynote speaker. He has presented to a large number of state and local dental societies. Dr. Cannon is a guest lecturer at Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, in Aracatuba, Brazil, 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, Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Mexican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
There is broad support to the idea that many oral diseases are caused by the combination of bacteria (and viruses) and by the intensity of the host response (inflammation) to those pathogens. Why do only some of the seemingly normal and mostly healthy people get periodontal disease and others do not? By extension, what is the more basic explanation about why people with periodontal disease are also at risk for diseases of the heart, blood vessels, endocrine system and other organs. In short, the answer is genetics. This course will discuss the genetic basis for oral and systemic health, both at the molecular level as well as through the assessment of risk using genetic information.
Dr. McGlennen is President and Medical Director of Access Genetics and OralDNA Labs. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and book chapters and has served as the editor of five journals. He holds 9 issued and pending patents. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and also by the American Board of Medical Genetics, with a Specialty in Clinical Molecular Genetics. He is internationally recognized as an expert in Molecular Biology and Genetics. His focus in research has been on reducing the complexity of gene based testing, including DNA chip technology and simple analytic instrumentation to better serve the community laboratory. He has served on a series of governmental and regulatory committees focused on the growth of the field of molecular diagnostics
Over the last five years a survey of more than 5000 leaders asked one question …what do you want from your people?
The answer was consistently …commitment.
What builds commitment is the leader’s approach to building relationships, providing value, creating buy-in and communicating with influence.
Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership-based leadership, Ty Bennett’s talks share proven strategies and techniques to increase the leadership and overall commitment of your people.
Specific ways to provide value that creates influence
How to Create Buy-in – “People support what they help create”
Keys to building relationships that last
Why motivation is important but it’s overrated
The three biggest obstacles that cause leaders to fail
When Ty was 21 years old, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally with sales and leadership in 37 countries. As a young entrepreneur, Ty went on to found Leadership Inc. – a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations.
With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. The founder of Leadership Inc., who has been featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40, Ty is a young fresh voice providing interactive presentations that are engaging, dynamic and inspiring.
His clients include some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, Subway, Wounded Warrior Project, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Remax. Ty has shared the stage with celebrities, Olympians and world-renowned thought leaders such as President Bush and President Clinton.
Ty’s best-selling books – The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
June 2014, Ty Bennett received the CSP Designation. At just 32 years of age he is one of the youngest ever to receive the award in the shortest amount of time. Less than 5% of speakers earn the CSP honor.
Ty lives in Utah with his wife Sarah, daughters Andie and Lizzy and sons Tanner and Drew.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Through lecture and demonstrations participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the uses of ozone in its many forms in dentistry: treating, reversing and preventing caries, managing perio, desensitizing teeth, bleaching, managing lesions, salvaging failing implants, cosmetics, etc, etc. The presentation will also examine the current medicolegal status for dentists using ozone technologies.
Participants will receive samples of ozonated oils and be prepared to safely apply them on returning to their practices
Participants will receive adequate information to allow them to decide if they wish to pursue further learning and acquisition of ozone technologies.
Oral Systemic treatment planning includes considerations beyond calculus removal and biofilm disruption for nonsurgical therapy. Walk away from this program with a heightened awareness of how oral health influences total health and a game plan to include bioindividuality into treatment planning. We know the host influences disease initiation and risk for future disease. This program highlights technologies, protocols and lifestyle management instrumental in achieving perfect tissue health and promoting bone repair. Hear from clinicians that are practicing interdisciplinary healthcare and collaboration to achieve disease remission and whole body health. Participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with some of the highlighted technologies including the phase contrast microscope, biophotonic scanner, diode lasers, cold lasers, subgingival air polisher and more!
Participants will learn:
- Principles, protocols, and technologies to manage biofilm differently and enhance the science of healing
- How and when to incorporate molecular testing, lasers, microscopes and ozone therapy to alter outcomes
- Nutritional and lifestyle alternations that are critical to support effective healing and immune function
Liz Lundry, RDH
Liz Lundry has been a practicing Dental Hygienist since 1979 when she graduated from Foothill College in Los Altos, California. She has been an in-office trainer since 1988 and earned her Laser Certification in 2000. As a consultant, Liz works with dental practices all over North America through the JP Institute, providing hands-on technology training including lasers and ultrasonics, integration of nutrition, customized in-office coaching and rigorous post-graduate seminars and workshops. She is a published author, and a veteran clinician. As a speaker she has presented to national study clubs and state meetings. Liz also currently works in a general dental practice that offers state of the art cosmetic and laser dentistry.
Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH
Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH is founder of Cutting Edge Concepts® She is an international speaker and practices dental hygiene in Dallas, Texas. She has served on numerous advisory boards and is considered a Key Opinion Leader to many dental corporations. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a “Top Clinician in Continuing Education” consecutively since 2006. She is an accomplished author related to her passion of practicing on the cutting edge of the profession. Karen serves on the Corporate Council of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. She is a member of the American Academy of Oral & Systemic Health and has been a member of the American Dental Hygienist’s Association since graduating from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
Cris Duval, RDH
Patient health advocate and wellness coach Cris Duval, RDH, has spent more than four decades chairside. Her contributions to patient-centered dental hygiene have been recognized by such honors as an Award for Significant Contribution to Science and Patient Care from the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry; an Award of Excellence in Public Service from the Oral Cancer Foundation; and a Dental Lifesaver honor from the Oral Cancer Foundation.
A sought-after speaker, Cris has taught master classes and presented in locations from Las Vegas to Chicago to Cuba on topics including patient communication, ozone therapy, and advocating for patient health. You can find her timely, informative, multimedia presentations at Cris’s Corner on YouTube.
Northwest regional coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation, Cris is also a founding board member of the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry and a Specialty Hygiene Coach and guest speaker for the Richardson Group. A recognized expert on HPV oral cancer screening and RDH career development, she’s published numerous articles in such publications as the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, RDH Magazine, AAOSH Connect: The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Newsletter, and IneedCE.