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AAOSH Health Champion Testing

The AAOSH Oral Systemic Health Champion Results of 2017

For the third year in a row, the American Academy for Oral Systemic held our AAOSH Health Champion competition at the 7th Annual Scientific Session in Salt Lake City last September. Unfortunately, we had a small problem that delayed the release of our final results. However, we feel that we have solved that problem and, going forward, we…

Define Periodontal Disease by Its Pathogens

Define Periodontal Disease by Its Pathogens

Periodontal disease by definition is an infectious, contagious, inflammatory, polymicrobial disease with systemic and genetic expression. Polymicrobial means many strains of pathogens are present. Each strain presents with different sensitivities to different antimicrobials or antibiotics. It becomes relevant to treating pathogenic infections to know what strains are present to become aware of how best to…

Susan Maples Webinar - Creating a Network of Co-Referral Relationships with Your Medical Community

Creating a Network of Co-Referral Relationships with Your Medical Community

Course Description Many aspiring Total Health Dental Practices are frustrated by their inability to bridge the medicine-dentistry gap in their own communities, let alone gain practice building patient referrals from their local medical teams. Our challenge is two-fold: (1) To elevate the medical team’s understanding of oral disease and its ramifications on systemic disease. (2) To improve our ability…

head and face pain

Head and Face Pain Cause More Suffering

Sensory neurons that serve the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain’s principal emotional signaling hubs, research finds. This accounts for why people consistently rate pain of the head, face, eyeballs, ears, and teeth as more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain elsewhere in the body. Sensory neurons elsewhere in…

Jeff Blackburn Webinar

Webinar: The Physical and Psychological Effects of Oral Cancer Therapy

Course Description Dr. Blackburn will take you through all stages of oral cancer treatment and the physical and psychological effects that this disease has on the patient , their family and loved ones. Learning Objectives At the end of this seminar, each participant will understand the physical and psychological effects that oral cancer and its…

oral hygiene exam

When Oral Hygiene Isn’t Enough to Address Gum Disease

“You need to floss more!”: The mantra of every hygienist who consistently battles bleeding gums with their patients. Does this sound familiar?  Having been a hygienist for almost 40 years, I have been guilty in the past of focusing on the oral hygiene of my patients when it comes to their gum disease. We now…

Jacque Russo, RN, DDS, board member of AAOSH

Dr. Jacque Russo Elected President of AAOSH

The AAOSH Board of Directors takes great pleasure to announce the election of the new 2017-2018 president, Dr. Jacque Russo. Dr. Susan Estep has assumed the role of vice president. Jacque has served on the AAOSH Board with insight, expertise and energy since she joined it in 2014, and we look forward to her leadership over…

Uche Odiatu Webinar

Webinar: Great Guts – Live Life Well

Course Description Your gut flora. Your resident microbiome. Your 100 trillion little friends that call you home. Microscopic, yet enough to make your skin crawl. Recently scientists are paying them more attention as they pull a lot of weight. When they’re happy – you feel great. When they’re annoyed you may not want to leave…

oral infection bacteria

Oral Infection & the Systemic Disease Connection

**Note from the authors: This paper is a work in progress and is still being debated by the authors.  This is a preliminary report.** Oral Microbes and Systemic Disease Over the last twenty plus years, dental disease has been reported to be associated with numerous systemic diseases[1], including, heart disease[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]…

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From the Concept of “Inflammaging” to P4 Medicine

Human aging is characterized by a chronic low grade on inflammation and this phenomenon has been called “inflammaging.” Inflammaging is a significant risk factor for mortality in elderly people. Aging phenotypes: Change in Body Composition (Less Muscle Mass) Less Efficient Energy Production & Utilization Loss of Metabolic Homeostasis Decrease in Acquired Immunity Increase in Low-Grade…

Dave Striegel AAOSH Webinar

Webinar: A Science-Based Approach to Communicating the Oral-Systemic Message to Your Patients and Your Team

Course Description With the proliferation of technology designed to assist in communication with both patients and teams, we in the field of dentistry are unintentionally becoming disconnected from the people we work with and the people we serve.  In this course, Dr. Dave Striegel shares the latest research in neuroscience and psychology that points to…

Oral Medicine - Dentistry

Oral Medicine: The New Standard of Care for Dental Hygienists

Can you imagine going to work on any given day and know that another life was in your hands?  Would your perception about dentistry change if we shifted from saving teeth to saving lives?  Would we be inspired to engage each patient with the objective of helping them live longer, healthier and fuller lives? The…