World Leaders in Proactive Healthcare Collaboration

Hot Topics in Oral-Systemics

Presented by AAOSH & Dr. Chris Kammer


Honore Room of the Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, Illinois
February 21, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Healthy, Happy, Wealthy

Get the Latest in Oral Systemics at this FREE Event!

Earn up to 8 CE Credits!

Whether you're new to oral-systemics or a long-time AAOSH member, you'll enjoy the Hot Topics in Oral Systemics seminar. This free event features high interest buzz-worthy information on the latest research, advancements, and takeaways—given in short, easy-to-digest segments. After this event, join us for free drinks and hors d'oeuvres while networking with other medical and dental professionals and AAOSH board members at AAOSH's Chicago Reception.

Scroll down for a list of speakers and topics.




From the oral systemic basics to in office treatment programs, our event will teach you the science and skills needed to advance the health of your patients, your team, and yourself. You’ll be ready by Monday morning!


Are you looking for more joy in your life? Isn’t everyone?! Your health is connected to your happiness and the reverse is true as well. Happiness is a science and a practice. Learn the ways to excel at both and transform your world!


You will be given an oral systemic strategy for your office that will explode your production. Additionally, we will uncover less obvious, but more important areas of wealth that most people miss…but not you!


Speakers and Topics

More details including times and topic descriptions are coming soon.

  • AAOSH Hot Topics Speaker Sue Jeffries

    From Bullied, Depressed & Suicidal... To Surviving and Thriving With a Vivacious Life!

    Sue Jeffries RDH (2018 Winner of Dentistry's Got Talent)

    Bullying is a serious problem affecting not just the youth in our communities, but adults as well. During her presentation, Sue will share her personal story of torment and hopelessness which lead to suicidal ideations. The definition of bullying, its forms, and its effects will be discussed, as well as prevention methods and responses. Sue will further familiarize the audience with a compelling link between bullying, depression, and suicide. She will conclude the discussion by providing actionable practices for bullying prevention and response. Life is difficult, and people can be mean… but there is always the promise of a better tomorrow if you just believe.

  • AAOSH Hot Topics Speaker Karen Thomas

    Overwhelmed and Undernourished No More- Food as Medicine Saved My Life!

    Karen Thomas MS HNFM, RDH BS, FDN-P, CHHC

    Karen’s health took a downward spiral when chronic stress led her to a 2-year battle, in bed, without an official diagnosis. Searching for answers, none of her physicians could give her a proper diagnosis. Karen was forced to figure it all out herself. Diagnosed with 15 chronic health conditions she was able to reverse 14 of them and is currently working on her final challenge. 

    Karen's research saved herself and led her to a new career using nutrition and functional medicine interventions to help not only herself but  for others as well. Karen currently works with private clients and is sought by physicians looking to identify the root causes of their patients' autoimmune diseases. She uses functional medicine laboratory testing to accomplish this. She then designs bio- individual® protocols to aid in reversing mysterious chronic health conditions. 

    Karen’s presentation will motivate you and empower you to look at your own health and how you can reverse your chronic health conditions with the proper tools and testing.

  • AAOSH Hot Topics Speaker Michelle McKeon

    Is Hyperthermia the Answer? Treating Lyme Disease and Cancer… and even possibly Perio???

    Michelle McKeon

    After suffering from late stage neurological Lyme disease for five and a half years and trying numerous treatments that my body didn’t respond to, I began to decline rapidly. My doctors informed me that my best chance of getting my life back, would be to undergo extreme whole-body hyperthermia treatments which involved raising my body temperature  to kill the spirochetes. I additionally focused on an extensive detoxication and cell membrane repair protocol. I also had to look into methylation, heavy metal, and mold issues, and completely changed my diet. It was a long journey but I made it! Through this experience, I developed a passion for functional medicine, and I decided to go back to school to pursue a master’s degree in human nutrition.

  • AAOSH Hot Topics Speaker Anne O. Rice

    Dementia and the Dental Impact

    Anne O. Rice RDH

    Every 65 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease which is the most common form of dementia.  It is the 6th leading cause of death and a profound human tragedy. 71 million baby boomers are heading for the risk age and this will become the biggest epidemic in medical history. Dementia is not inevitable, and scientists agree the cure will be in prevention.  We are prevention specialists and what we do in our practice may become the movement for change in the dementia crisis. Learn how to protect your most precious organ, the brain, and how we in dentistry can not only impact dementia with simple assessments but empower our patients to make lifestyle changes that will improve their brain function. 

  • Kathryn Gilliam

    Gluten: The Time Bomb Is Ticking...

    Kathryn Kamish Gilliam BA, RDH, FAAOSH

    At least 3 million Americans are living with celiac disease – and 97% of them are undiagnosed. Being undiagnosed, these people may be causing further damage to their bodies with every meal they eat. People with celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, must avoid gluten, a mixture of proteins found in many grains and products made from those grains, such as processed foods, as well as some medicines and cosmetics.

    Left untreated, celiac disease can result in serious systemic complications by damaging the small intestine and reducing its ability to absorb nutrients. Over time, the damage may escalate to skin rashes, lactose intolerance, infertility, bone weakness and nerve damage.

    Recognition of the oral manifestations of celiac disease may be the key to discovering this devastating disease in patients whose symptoms are less evident. In this course you will become familiar with the various signs and symptoms that may be pointing to this serious systemic illness. Helping patients understand that they may have gluten-related disorders could be the key to a lifetime of improved health.

Detailed speaker and topic information coming soon!

  • The Epigenetics Epiphany

    Mark Cannon DDS

  • The Challenge to Control Oral Pathogens

    Duane Keller DDS

  • Your Attitude Becomes Your Health

    Elijah Desmond

  • The Nurse Practitioner Health Coach

    Rick Hutchins

  • The Ozone Revolution

    Eric Zaremski DDS

  • The Partnership and Cure for Chronic Disease

    Craig Backs MD

  • So Thankful for My Cancer

    Tricia Markise Wonderly RDH

  • Slam Dunk Smoking Cessation

    Susan Maples DDS

Join us afterward at the AAOSH Reception!