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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…

The scary statistics of gum care

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…

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4 Reasons to Say “No” to Triclosan

We live in a world currently suffering from a serious case of antibacterial overkill. There are many environmental toxins that we are exposed to today, but did you know that your toothpaste contains a very dangerous one? Triclosan is an insidious additive meant to fight the spread of germs, but with the emergence of drug-resistant…

Medical Dental Summit

Medical Dental Health Summit

The third annual Medical Dental Summit is being held in March 2016 in Tri-Cities Washington. This event is open to all health professionals. The Eastern Washington Medical Dental Summit is a unique collaboration between the dental and medical community, bringing physicians, dentists and dental hygienists together to learn about Integration of Medical and Dental patient…

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Living Longer; Living Sicker – New Opportunities for Medicine and Dentistry

Living Longer;  Living Sicker; How Healthy are we Really? Medicine and Dentistry’s new Opportunities Modern science has worked miracles at extending human lifespan  – but longer life spans come with the price of more sickness. So claims Dr. Reed Tuckson at United Health Foundation. (1) In 1900 the three leading causes of death were pneumonia,…