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Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson Integrative Dentistry, TMD, Occlusion St. Petersburg, FL

  • Private practice
  • Faculty, Dawson Academy, L.D. Pankey Institute, University of Florida College of Dentistry and Integrative Dental Medicine Scholar Society
  • Author, The Shift: the Dramatic Movement Toward Health Centered Dentistry

Thursday Courses
Th6000 - Oral Systemic All-Day Track
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, A302
Type: Lectures    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $240.00  Other Fee: $240.00
AGD Code: 150

Explore the intricate interplay between oral health and systemic well-being. Delve into the pivotal roles that inflammation, periodontal and endodontic disease, diabetes, nutrition, and airway health play in shaping health vitality. Discover the latest advancements in testing and treatments that bridge the gap between dentistry and medicine, enabling a comprehensive approach that enhances patient health. Learn how targeted testing and interprofessional collaboration enhance the bi-directional relationship between oral and systemic health for optimal patient outcomes. 

 

Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson   
Introduction to the Oral Systemic Connection
8 – 9 a.m.              

Dentistry is the study of oral health and disease. The next frontier in dentistry expands the study to how oral diseases impact the rest of the body and how issues such as diabetes and systemic inflammation impact oral health. In this session filled with new insights, we will explore what complete health issues the dental profession should address, how we get started, and how we communicate this expanded focus with our dental patients. 


Dr. Tieraona Low Dog                                                                                                      
Effects of Inflammation on the Body and your Overall Health
9 – 10 a.m.

While acute inflammation is a vital and life-saving component of our body's immune and healing response, there is a growing consensus that persistent inflammation is a common pathway for developing disorders ranging from heart disease to depression to cancer. In this highly informative session, we will explore the relationship between inflammation, disease, and oral health; and, more importantly, discuss strategies for squelching the smoldering fire within.


Dr. Ellie Campbell and Lora Hooper                                   
How to Test for Inflammatory Markers & How Physicians Use This Information to Improve Our Patients' Overall Health
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To optimize medical/dental collaboration, doctors must know about medical testing with dental implications. This session introduces root-cause triggers of inflammation and oxidative stress, including the application of specific serum, salivary and urine tests, and analysis of medical radiology that has dental implications. Once testing abnormalities are identified, clinicians can apply a toolbox of treatments that will include lifestyle suggestions, medications, supplements and herbal/homeopathic remedies. Solutions will be provided for creating and nurturing relationships with local collaborative partners. 

                                                     

Lunch will be provided from 12 – 1 p.m.                                                                                          

 

Dr. Susan Maples 
Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office and Collaboration with Medical Professionals 
1 – 2 p.m.
Given the bi-directional relationship between periodontal disease and undetected diabetes it’s critical that we detect diabetes chairside BEFORE we render a periodontal treatment plan. As dental professionals, this has become our responsibility, working in concert with physicians to heal patients. 

 

Panel Discussion with All Speakers

2 - 3 p.m.

 

Friday Courses
Fr6058 - Elevate Your Practice To Create Smiling, Healthy Patients: The Inflammation, Airway & TMD Connection
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, A403
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 149

What do we want for ourselves, our family, our patients and our community? HEALTH for a lifetime...starting with a beautiful and healthy smile. Learn about the critical role of INFLAMMATION in oral and systemic health. Learn more about AIRWAY, BREATHING & SLEEP DISORDERS, and how they are the primary cause of TMD–bruxism, facial pain and dental malocclusions. Learn the latest discoveries on Dentistry’s frontline role in turning around the health of our country.

Fr6095 - Elevate Your Practice To Create Smiling, Healthy Patients: The Critical Role of Airway, Breathing & Sleep
Time: 2 - 5 PM
Room: Omni, Hazelnut
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 180

What do we want for ourselves, our family, our patients and our community? Health for a lifetime...starting with a beautiful and healthy smile! Learn about the critical role of airway and breathing and sleep disorders in oral and systemic health and how they are a primary cause of systemic inflammation and TMD. Do you know how to identify, screen, test and treat these disorders? Learn the latest practical lessons on dentistry’s frontline role in turning around the health of our country.

Saturday Courses
Sa6100 - 5 Keys to Success in Implementing Oral-Systemic Principles…Starting On Monday Morning!
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, A409
Type: Lectures    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00
AGD Code: 150

There are frontline researchers and clinicians who are working every day to turn around the health crisis that is destroying our nation. Our work in dentistry, a true medical specialty, should join their efforts as we have the ability not only to save teeth and smiles but also to positively impact and protect systemic health. In this course we will identify 5 keys to success in implementing oral-systemic principles that can save lives. 

 

Note: It is recommended to take "Plaque in the Mouth, Plaque in the Heart, Plaque in the Brain" (Course Fr6093) before taking this course.

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