AAOSH Board Members
DeWitt Wilkerson, DDS
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.
Jacque Russo, RN, DDS
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.
Susan Estep, DDS
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
Dr. Susan Maples leads a successful, insurance-independent dental practice in Holt, MI. 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. Susan believes that helping people individually forge commitments to health can change the face of generations to come. In 2012 Susan was named one of the top 25 women in dentistry and one of the top 8 innovators (“disruptors”) in dentistry. Recently, she received the Lucy Hobbs Project Mentorship award. She is the author of BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life and the developer of the Hands-On Learning Lab and SelfScreen.net. Susan is also co-investigator in an award winning diabetes research project, and is an internationally recognized health educator.
Michael Milligan, DMD
Immediate Past President
Dr. Mike Milligan graduated first in his class from Southern Illinois University Dental School in 1978. He practices general dentistry full time. He is Founder and President of DentalMastermindGroup.com “To Help Dentists Succeed,” and of OralSystemicLink.net “The World’s Best Resource for Oral Systemic Health.” He speaks to healthcare groups nationwide.
Victoria Richards has over 25 years of experience in clinical and leadership roles of dental organizations, both within the dental office as well as within large corporations. She earned her BS from East Tennessee State University and has held offices on the local, state and national level of professional organizations, including serving four years on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s board.
Victoria is currently the Director of Professional Relations for OralDNA Labs, a service of Access-Genetics, which provides salivary diagnostic testing to healthcare providers throughout the United States. Her clinical expertise is in dental hygiene, with a focus on the oral/systemic connection and implementation of salivary diagnostic testing for the dental team. Victoria has been honored with multiple distinguished awards throughout her career, is a published author and has presented to various groups across the United States.
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.
She is passionate about living a balanced healthy life and loves bringing that energy to dentistry!
Geralyn Beers, RDH, BS
Geralyn Beers, RDH BS, has spent 33 years as a dental hygienist in both private practice and public health as well as many years expanding her medical/dental knowledge through her work as an event manager,program consultant, lecturer and clinical instructor for a leading continuing education company. She is a founding member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has attained status as a Bale/Doneen Preceptor, leading the way in Heart Attack and Stroke prevention through collaborative care. As a pioneer for the mission of complete health, Geralyn wrote the narration for “Say Ahh”, the worlds first documentary on oral health. She is the Oral Systemic Director at Shoreline Dental Care, LLC and is living her passion of educating the dental team, developing methods for enhanced care, and most importantly, changing peoples lives through education and oral systemic awareness. She is passionate about living a balanced healthy life and loves bringing that energy to dentistry!
Chris Kammer, DDS
Dr. Chris Kammer is a past president and co-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.