Webinar: The Primal Airway
Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH
The epigenetic changes that have occurred to the face have changed the airway fast, by evolutionary standards, but slow enough to make us think that what appears as common is really normal. It’s becoming obvious that we are proving the Pottenger Hypothesis, that our food is making us not only sick, but changing our structures. His famous cat study called out the poor diet’s affect on the shape and density of the zygoma. But it’s worse than that. The whole face is shrinking.
What can a fully integrated oral systemic practice do? More than you think. Dentists are in the hot seat and dental hygienists have the fire extinguisher. Being aware of what to look for and addressing issues as young as 2 years old is the first step in improving the health of citizens. Prevention doesn’t cost, it pays.
The attendees of the webinar will be able to
- Assess a health history for common epigenetic changes
- Communicate the changes to the patient
- Communicate the changes to an interdisciplinary team
- List ways to apply primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
Shirley Gutkowski is the owner of Primal Air Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Breathing Retraining in Sun Prairie, WI. She has trained with leaders in the field and has interviewed giants in the field of airway dentistry and Darwinian Dentistry for her podcast CrossLinkRadio.com. Shirley’s practice includes virtual appointments and wholistic approach to improving health.
Shirley will be presenting a workshop at our 7th Annual AAOSH Scientific Session. You won’t want to miss it!