Dr. Susan Maples Total Health Dentistry Holt, MI

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  • Creator, Total Health Academy
  • Author, BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life
  • President-elect , American Academy of Oral Systemic Health

Thursday Courses
Th303 - Seeing in the Mouth with Super Powered Eyes: Total Health Dentistry and Practice Profitability
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Position your practice as a leader in your community and reduce dependency on insurance. Inspire patients toward a lifetime of dental and overall health.  Learn the trends in lifestyle related illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and acid reflux that closely intertwine with periodontal disease, caries, and oral cancer. Discover how you can do systemic disease screening, intervention and facilitation, right in the dental chair.  Add revenue, lift morale, attract quality new patients, and build physician referral relationships.

Th221 - Sleep Tight: Integrating Practices for Sleep-Disordered Breathing and OSA from Cradle to Grave
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Supporting healthy airways have become the dentists’ privilege and responsibility! It’s true that for every 100 Americans, 26 have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and only four know it. But it doesn’t start with OSA. There is usually a progression from healthy breathing to OSA that includes many factions of disordered breathing, midface insufficiency and muscle incoordination. Learn to recognize risk factors, screen, diagnose and treat breathing disorders from infancy to elderly. Your patients’ health depends on it. 

Friday Courses
Fr231 - Prevention Convention
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00

Ms. Karen Davis

Consider the Evidence:  Aerosol Generating Devices for the RDH

9 - 10:30 a.m.

In this course dental professionals will be able to consider the evidence surrounding the safe use of aerosol-generating devices amidst a worldwide pandemic. As guidelines by the CDC, and research surrounding the virus and aerosol usage continue to shift, some clinicians have questioned the safety of whether or not to incorporate aerosol-generating devices into dental hygiene procedures. Needs of the patients have not changed, but the environment in which we practice has. This course is designed to equip clinicians with evidence-based information regarding the use of power technology known to generate aerosols, as well as steps to help mitigate risks of exposures.


Ms. Amber Auger

The Dental Hygiene Detective

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

There are many clues that provide evidence of diseases, such as occlusal wear, recession, bleeding, fissured tongues, erythemic tissues, incipient lesions, and many more. Determining our patient's high-risk factors for oral disease and systemic health is multi-factorial and our role as dental professionals allows us to evaluate the first signs of disease. This program will help you and your team review the patient's risk factors in-depth. While empowering the clinician to compare clinical technologies that align with the patient's lifestyle to reduce decrease disease.

Review the role of pH in the caries risks assessment and learn to identify stages of demineralization and remineralization
Learn how to expedite risk assessments to enhance patient education and prevention
Prioritize the patients high-risk factors to comprehensively decrease their risks of oral disease and systemic health
Evaluate the latest clinical technologies and homecare technologies to decrease patients oral and systemic disease risks.


Lunch is on your own from 12 – 1 p.m.


Dr. Dan Dunwody

The Clinical Screening Essentials to Recognizing Chronic Airway Obstruction and Sleep Apnea in Children and Adults

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Begins facially, moves to the smile and malocclusion followed by a review of the medical history. Explore the optimal treatment timing for children with airway obstruction. Educate the adult about the health benefits of an open airway. Help the patient and family co-discover and understand the consequences of chronic airway obstruction and commit to improve their oral and general health. Save a smile, bite and enhance the quality of a life.


Dr. Susan Maples

Perio, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Connections and Collaborative Treatment in the Dental Office

2:30 - 4 p.m.

The old-school treatment of periodontal disease with a sharp instrument and a piece of string is gone. Now we recognize the causes are multifactorial including inflammation and bacterial infiltration. Become sophisticated diagnosticians and learn individualized treatment planning for full mouth disinfection.


Fr505 - Slaying Dragons: Acid Reflux and Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office
Time: 10 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Out of the backdrop of America’s declining health emerge two fire-breathing dragons that destroy tooth and bone: Acid (Airway) Reflux and Insulin Resistance/Diabetes. This presentation will help you recognize the oral ramifications of these two conditions. More importantly, Dr. Maples will challenge our acceptance of conventional “treatment” methods (i.e. medication) and inspire the dental profession to accept a more profound role in root cause analysis and facilitating health change behavior.

Saturday Courses
Sa281 - Breathe Well, Little One! Pediatric Airway from Cradle to Commencement
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Approximately 25% of adults have sleep-related breathing disorders Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and we now know it’s mostly preventable. Bring your whole team. They'll be inspired to build a successful pediatric airway practice and interdisciplinary team in your community.

You will learn the following:

  • Why a good latch matters 
  • Lip- and tongue-tie release
  • Parent reported symptoms VS clinical signs of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and OSA.
  • How to make a broad, flat palate
  • Removal of tonsils and adenoids
  • Underdeveloped midface
  • Myofunctional therapy