World Leaders in Proactive Healthcare Collaboration

Redesigning the Health History for the Oral Systemic Practice

Redesigning the Health History for the Oral-Systemic Practice

Course Description In most dental offices the health history is meaningless. But not in yours! For the total health dental practice the health history must assist the clinician in risk assessment for Metabolic illnesses, airway/sleep disorders, food sensitivities/allergies, addictions… and the list goes on.  It must  also assist the patient in helping  Identify and “own”…

medical and dental professionals

Dentistry in Flux

My office is located in a medical building as part of a large local hospital system occupied by many medical physician offices. As I was walking down the hallway, I was glancing at the many physician door signages:  Dr. So-and-So, CARDIOLOGIST, Dr. So-and-So ENDOCRINOLOGIST, Dr. So-and-So DERMATOLOGIST, and so on. As I got to my…

new patient marketing for the complete health dental office

The US Healthcare Crisis: An Important Opportunity for the Dental Office

A Unique Opportunity The epidemic of heart disease and diabetes in the United States has us all concerned for the future of our society. The lives of our friends, family, neighbors, children, patients—everyone, really—are risk for diseases that are responsible for 1 in 4 American deaths every year. We discussed in the last editorial how…

Be Crowned as THE Oral Systemic Specialist in Your Community Webinar April 18

Be Crowned as THE Oral Systemic Specialist in Your Community

Course Description Belonging to, collaborating with, and forwarding the new normal for optimal care in dentistry and beyond has been fun, challenging, and of course, very frustrating. How many times have we all said, “Man if they just got what we know, the world would be a different place”? We are the chosen ones. We…

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Be Crowned as THE Oral Systemic Specialist in Your Community

It’s been a real privilege to be a part of AAOSH and to personally know the amazing people that have carried this incredible community so far in such a short period of time. Belonging to, collaborating with, and forwarding the new normal for optimal care in dentistry and beyond has been fun, challenging, and of…

medical and dental professionals

The US Healthcare Crisis: It’s Time for Dental Professionals to Step Up

The Crisis The state of the healthcare system in the United States is one that should frighten us all. Medical costs just keep rising, insurance benefits keep getting cut and tens of millions of people—even those with health insurance—find themselves unable to access a dentist or a doctor when they need to. In the U.S.…

William Nordquist Webinar

Prions, Viruses, Chronic Systemic Disease and Dentistry

Course Description Recent studies are now pointing toward herpesviruses as an extremely important component of periodontal disease, as well as, Alzheimer’s disease. Similar, if not, identical folded-over prions implicated in Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) and “mad cow disease” [bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)] are also the hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease and diabetes. To exacerbate an already complicated…

infant oral health

Kids Rock! Rethinking Infant Oral Health in the General Dentist’s Office

If your practice is not enjoying a steady flow of health-seeking young families, chances are the health of your general dental practice is in jeopardy. Kids are key! Plus, rocketing the health of younger generations is the very best investment we can make in the future health of our country! If you and your team…

AAOSH Interview with Steven Lin

An AAOSH Interview with Dr. Steven Lin

Join us as AAOSH President Dr. Jacque Russo interviews Dr. Steven Lin, author of The Dental Diet. In this 30-minute interview, they discuss the interesting information Dr. Lin uncovered when researching for his book, and they go over some of the ways nutrition impacts oral and systemic health. Visit Dr. Lin’s website to learn more.

AAOSH Health Champion Testing

2017 Testing Reveals AAOSH Members’ CVD Risk

While reviewing all of the OralDNA test results for 2017, something really stood out like never before. We were seeing much higher levels of the high-risk oral pathogen Fusobacterium nucleatum than years before.  F. nucleatum is one of five oral pathogens that have been identified as causative in the development of atherosclerosis by the Bale Doneen Vigerust 2016…

AAOSH Webinar Series

AAOSH Webinar Recordings Now Eligible for CE

The AAOSH Team is happy to announce that AAOSH members will soon be able to earn continuing education credit for watching webinar recordings. This is a much-requested feature that we have been working on for some time, understanding that schedules do not always permit busy healthcare professionals to be at their computers on weekday evenings.…

oral candidosis

Case Study: A Persistent Gingival White Lesion Treated with Acquolab

Introduction Candida is a major human fungal pathogen causing infectious conditions predominantly in the elderly and immunocompromised hosts. Although Candida resides as a member of the oral indigenous microbiota in symbiosis, some circumstances may cause microbial imbalance leading to dysbiosis and resultant in oral candidosis. The diagnosis of oral candidosis is essentially clinical and based…