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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…

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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.…

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The Complete Health New Patient Marketing Machine

You want to save lives. Your patients don’t even want to save their teeth. You find yourself playing golf on a football gridiron. No matter how good your swing is, there is no hole in the field of play. Ouch! Gaining alignment from the first point of external awareness about your practice – to the point…

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Water Water Everywhere…and Not a Drop to Drink

That’s how 1/3 of Americans feel about tap water. They prefer bottled for a variety of reasons, and many claim they can even taste the difference. Truth is, bottled water is considered less safe than tap and in repeated taste tests, we fail to discern the difference. The Safe Drinking Water Act (of the EPA)…

AAOSH Celebrates the Dental Hygienist this Dental Hygiene Month

In Celebration of the Dental Hygienist!

October, National Dental Hygiene Month, is clearly a time to acknowledge and celebrate the many thousands of dedicated, hard-working, professionally-educated, and technically competent dental hygienists around the world. In celebration of dental hygienists and the important work they do, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health has invited AAOSH board member and registered dental hygienist…

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Your Gums are a Cesspool of Infection…and Most Dentists Don’t Even Care

Happy National Gum Care Month! However, there is nothing to be happy about when discussing the gum health of the average American. The Surgeon General reports that 80% of adults have gum disease—a fact echoed by nearly every medical and dental organization out there. In fact, there is so much gum disease in the world…

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The DDS-MD Breakup: The Patient Health & Legal Consequences

History takes a toll on everything and, as we read earlier, on the dental and medical professions. What gives? Both professions are well and happy, but both still suffer from professional myopia—just cruising along on autopilot. Everything appears fine on the surface, but just like a large river there are some very turbulent currents below…

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The Historical Dentist/Physician Professional Relationship

To understand why two healthcare treating professions are not “together” requires a little history. After understanding the historical aspects of this professional separation, it will be just as important to understand the legal malpractice nightmare that is on the horizon. Dentistry and medicine treat the same body, where one health problem can cross into both…

5 Practice Takeaways from the AAOSH Scientific Session

5 Practice Takeaways from the AAOSH Scientific Session

You know that AAOSH brings together industry-leading experts in the research, science, and implementation of oral-systemic health each year for our Annual Scientific Session. Cutting-edge science and practical implementation courses are what separates AAOSH from other dental conferences. But it’s more than a weekend of lectures. It’s more than 16 CE credits. It’s being able…

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Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye

I love dentistry and for over forty years I have passionately educated and empowered patients to be successful with their oral health and avoid dental treatments. This was why I wrote Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, to share this knowledge and explain the preventive side of oral health to desperate patients. My excitement about AAOSH was…