Dr. Tieraona Low Dog Integrative Medicine Pecos, NM
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  • Physician, Author & Teacher
  • Founder & CEO, Medicine Lodge Ranch (www.medicinelodgeranch.com)
  • United States Pharmacopeia (2019) Lifetime Achievement Award & Scripps Health (2017) - Lifetime Achievement Award

Thursday Courses
Prevention Convention
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog

Boning Up on Osteoporosis: An Update for the Dental Team

This highly informative session will provide the most current evidence for the prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis. It will intertwine medical and dental management throughout the presentation, allowing participants to gather both personal and professional insights. 1) Participants will be able to identify patients who may be at high risk for osteoporosis and fracture. 2) Participants will be able to describe the evidence of safety and benefit for medications used to treat osteoporosis and the role of the dental team. 3) Participants will be able to discuss the evidence for lifestyle, nutrition and dietary supplements in the prevention of osteoporosis.


9:30 - 11 a.m.

Ms. Judy Bendit

Something to Chew On: The Effects of Aging on Oral Health

Just like all of us, our patients are advancing in age and are facing some complicated age-related consequences. Food impactions, expanding restorations, temperature sensitivity, xerostomia, grinding, and erosion are just a few of the many issues they will face as they grow older. This course looks at the contributing factors that will be affecting our aging patients and provides an opportunity to discuss their personal, and our professional dilemmas. We will chew on the facts and spit out potential solutions that will help us all age tastefully.


Lunch on your own from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


12 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Samson Ng

Oral Pathology Update for the Hygienist 




1:30 - 3 p.m.

Ms. Shannon Nanne

Jump With Me! Take That Step to Treating the Entire Patient, Not Just the Oral Cavity We Are Used To!

We pride ourselves that we are experts in our field! We are trained to recognize abnormalities, provide patients’ education, teach prevention techniques, screen for early detection, and provide prompt treatment. This all sounds good intra-orally, but what happens when we see a mole on a patient’s face, lip, eye or skin that keeps getting bigger every time we see them? Do you bring it to their attention? Have you ever taken a photo with THEIR cell phone so they can watch it? Between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year.
This course will make you comfortable understanding the difference of “normal” and what could be “abnormal”. Do you see discuss the dangers of the tanning bed to those Goddesses? What is UVA and UVB Radiation really? What number of sunscreen is absolutely necessary? By the end of this course you will have the knowledge to quite possibly save a life!

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:
Identify the difference between ordinary moles and dysplastic nevi
Know how to proactively screen for skin cancers
Explain the clinical signs of malignant melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
Discuss the risk factors for skin cancer
List preventative measures to reduce the chance of skin cancer
Inform cancer patients on oral side effects of chemotherapy
Know how to do a proper oral cancer exam
Identify “the good” and “the bad” moles
Identify Oral melanoma


Cancer Prevention in the 21st Century
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet and/or lifestyle related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. Could broccoli really help protect against breast cancer? Does eating fish reduce the risk of colorectal cancer? Is green tea really good for you? Can how you live and think influence cancer? Come and explore the role of nutrition and lifestyle in cancer – and how you can give yourself an edge.

Friday Courses
Nutrition, Dietary Supplements and Their Relationship to Oral Health
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

A growing body of evidence now shows the direct link between nutrition, dietary supplements and oral health. However, many dental professionals feel inadequately prepared to effectively counsel patients on healthy eating and using supplements to fill nutrient gaps. All members of the health-care team should be familiar with the evidence of safety and benefit for commonly used dietary supplements to enhance patient outcomes and reduce risk of adverse events associated with dental procedures. Learn the cutting-edge science behind the recommendations.

Women's Health: A Guide to Women's Wellness
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

As women search for ways to optimize their health, they must sift through an enormous amount of recommendations advertised in both conventional and complementary medicine. What is your personal health IQ? Do you know ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, breast cancer, and osteoporosis? Are natural hormones safe? Should you get hormone replacement? Join Dr. Tieraona Low Dog for this highly informative session that explores strategies for optimizing health in women across the lifespan.



Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses