AAOSH Board Leaders of the oral systemic movement
DeWitt Wilkerson, DDS President
Dr. Wilkerson is the past President of the American Equilibration Society (2010-2011). He serves as the Chairman of the Dawson Foundation. He is an active member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the Christian Medical/Dental Association. He is an Adjunct Professor, at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. He has formerly served as an Associate Faculty member and Special Lecturer at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Wilkerson lectures extensively at national, regional, and study group meetings across the United States and abroad.
Susan Estep, DMD Vice President, Treasurer
Dr. Susan Estep is the co-founder and co-owner of Atlanta Dental Spa, the premiere provider for cosmetic dentistry in Atlanta. Dr. Estep leads her skilled team, and together they have created one of Atlanta’s leading dental practices
After graduating with honors from Georgia Tech, Dr. Susan G. Estep received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Dr. Estep has become well known for her dedication to complete health dentistry. Her success as a cosmetic dentist shows not only in her patients smiles, but also in the underlying health of those smiles.
Susan Maples, DDS Secretary
Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, total health, insurance-independent dental practice in Holt, Michigan. She brings 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. She is the creator and founder of Total Health Academy, a complete online solution for dental teams to integrate all aspects of Total Health Dentistry, author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life, developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab™ and SelfScreen.net. Susan currently serves on the Governing Board of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH).
Jacque Russo, RN, DDS Immediate Past President
Jacqueline Russo’s entire adult life has been dedicated to the study of the human frame, prevention and treatment of disease; helping people live their best possible lives.
As a co-founder of Wellness Works Group, Inc., Jacque partners with health care professionals committed to improving the longevity and quality of life of their friends, family and patients. She employs a multitude of technologies to aid in early detection of risk factors for disease and offer solutions that will decrease or eliminate these risk factors before disease ensues. Teaching others to live life in optimal health is her life’s passion. It is not enough to live long, but to live long and live well.
Jan Lazarus, RDH
Jan Lazarus RDH, Certified Health Coach, is known as a thought provoking speaker, influencer, consultant and internationally recognized pioneer in the field of comprehensive continuing education in Dentistry. As a principle and President of JP Consultants Institute, Jan has developed life changing curriculum for patients, dentists, hygienists and dental teams. The key foundational element of all of their programs since 1979 has been the understanding that the mouth is a “window” to overall health of the body.
Doug Thompson, DDS
Dr. Thompson began his dental career at age eighteen, working as an in-house laboratory technician. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1996 and then completed a one-year hospital-based V.A. Residency in 1997. Dr. Thompson has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. In 2015, he was offered and accepted a part-time faculty position teaching about personalized periodontal medicine. In 2016, he added the wellness dentistry topic to his teaching role.
In addition to his dental training, Dr. Thompson is pursuing a fellowship in anti-aging and regenerative medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. He has published professionally, and in 2015 Dr. Thompson founded the Wellness Dentistry Network, a community of dentists with a keen awareness of how oral conditions affect whole body health.
Mark Cannon, DDS
Mark L. Cannon 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. He is a past president of the Illinois Society of Dentistry for Children, a Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Dentistry at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and a member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to maintaining a large private practice in the suburbs of Chicago, he is the Research Coordinator of the residency program at Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Cannon has presented guest lectures at the University of Athens, Greece, Sao Paulista State University, UNESP, Aracatuba, Brazil, University of Texas- Houston, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Bradley Bale, MD
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. He co-founded the Bale/Doneen Method with Amy Doneen in 2001. Their personalized approach of CV risk reduction has been effective enough to allow them to attach a ‘guarantee’ to their clinical practices. The results of their method demonstrating regression and stabilization of arterial disease has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.
Gennady Sirota, BSEE, MBA
Gennady Sirota, BSEE, MBA is an experienced business executive with a 30-year career and a proven leader with a passion for improving the lives of others. From a large global telecom giant to a startup, to helping build a half billion dollar business, his journey from engineer to Executive Vice President and Officer of a public company, to CEO of a biotech company, spans a full spectrum. Gennady has held research & development, engineering management, product and program management, business development, sales, services, systems engineering and marketing roles. Gennady, as CEO and a Board Member of StellaLife®, is on a mission to improve and save people’s lives by relieving oral pain and accelerating post-surgical healing process while reducing the opioids epidemic. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Roosevelt University in Chicago and continued post-MBA studies at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
AAOSH Advisory Council
Chris Kammer, DDS
Dr. Chris Kammer is a past president and founder of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Dr. Kammer’s work has been presented at numerous dental conferences, conventions, and seminars, and has been published in leading dental journals. He is also on the technology team for Dental Products Report. In recent years he has been a passionate educator in the media and in professional forums about the importance of the oral systemic approach.
Stephanie Lodding, RDH
Stephanie has been a full time practicing hygienist for 21 years. She specializes in cosmetic hygiene, lasers and oral systemic care of her patients, with 16 years of experience working beside one of the leading cosmetic dentists in the country. Stephanie is best known in the dental field as the “Half Million Dollar Hygienist.”
G. Lee Ostler, DDS
Dr. Ostler lectures to dentists and physicians teaching them how to create and build professional interdisciplinary relationships. He is author of the Healthcare Professionals Networking Handbook, and The Physicians Resource Manual, along with numerous articles about the oral systemic connection and interdisciplinary patient co-management.
Amy L. Doneen, DNP, ARNP
Amy L Doneen, DNP co-founded the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. She is a principal instructor in the Bale/Doneen Method, training other medical, dental and healthcare providers across the country. She is the owner and medical director of the sought-after private clinical practice in Spokane, Washington; The Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center, which serves patients from all over the world. Dr. Doneen is one of the nation's leading specialists in preventing heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. She is co-author of the bestselling book, Beat The Heart Attack Gene.
Gary Kadi is a pioneer in leading the Oral Systemic Health Movement. His ground breaking documentary Say Ahh… is a go-to educational source for dental and medical practices, and hygiene, nursing, medical and dental schools. His mission is to have the public equate dentistry with over all health and for dentists and their teams to be a vital component of sustainable health and longevity. His trainings, educational workshops, and annual implementation coaching programs provide dental and medical teams a systematic process for team engagement and patient treatment acceptance. Gary and the teams he collaborates with are on a mission to get 30 million people healthier by the year 2020.
Steven J. Anderson
For nearly 30 years, Steven J. Anderson has founded and lead a group of organizations that have made significant inroads into positive change in dentistry. He has pioneered leading dental case presentation methods that have allowed top practitioners to connect excellent clinical skills with patient acceptance. His management systems are at the heart of helping practices create and maintain a culture of success. He has teamed up with top dental clinicians to help dentists implement clinical protocols for treating periodontal disease with the latest science for total health. He has also helped lead the largest cause-related charity campaign in dentistry having raised and donated tens of millions of dollars to children’s charitable causes.
He is Founder of the Total Patient Service Institute, co-founder of the Crown Council, Dental Warranty Corp, and Smiles for Life Foundation. He is also the author of numerous books including The Culture of Success – 10 Natural Laws for Creating the Place Where Everyone Wants to Work.
Marc Richard Moeller
Marc Richard Moeller, Managing Director of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, and Executive Director and Founding Board Chair of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences, has spoken on Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in 25 countries to date and supported the facilitation of research, public health projects, clinical protocols, and curriculum development in OMT with over 50 universities, hospital groups, and governments around the world. Marc has spent the majority of his career working in business banking with experience in sales management, sales and marketing strategy, and integration of vertical business units across complimentary business lines.
He is a graduate of University of California, San Diego and is based in Los Angeles. Marc is an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry. He speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese.
Bill Domb, DMD
Dr. Bill Domb is a founding member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, and the producer of the website ZT4BG.com. He founded the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare, currently its immediate past president.
He recently retired from busy high-tech practice in Southern California where his focus was on aesthetics but the practice has a number of other active centers such as headache-TMD, fresh breath, anesthesia and sedation dentistry, implantology, underlying biochemistry analysis, and minimally interventive/preventive services and the many uses of ozone. Bill is an international expert, speaker and researcher on the many uses of Ozone.
Charles Whitney, MD
Charles Whitney, M.D. is double board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his family practice residency at David Grant USAF Medical Center. He served as a physician in the United States Air Force before joining the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where he established his Concierge medical practice, Revolutionary Health Services, in 2003.
A leading national advocate of bridging the “oral-systemic gap” between dentistry and medicine, Dr. Whitney has been published in leading print and online dental trade journals, including Dentistry Today, Dentaltown, Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, DentistryIQ.com and Dentalcompare.com. He also authored a four-part online CE course “A Comprehensive Review of Vascular Disease” for PennWell’s INeedCE.com continuing education portal.