Ms. Karen Davis Health & Wellness/Dental Hygiene Richardson, TX


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  • Top Clinician in Continuing Education, recognized by Dentistry Today
  • Columnist, RDH Magazine
  • Practicing RDH 

Thursday Courses
Th309 - Connecting the Dots Between Cancer, Chronic Illness and Periodontal Diseases
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
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Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

What are the shared risk factors between cancer, chronic illnesses and periodontal
diseases? Are genetic influences the real drivers behind these diseases? How does
chronic inflammation in the oral cavity influence cancer risk, or does it? Examine
emerging trends in disease management, and delve into a look at current literature
that should compel dental professionals to connect the dots between oral and
overall health, and more importantly, assist in proactively guiding patients toward
reducing their risks.

Th228 - Fructose and Lectins: Health Disruptors in Our Diets, Or Not?
Time: 1 - 2:30 PM
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Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $45.00  Other Fee: $45.00

Paleo, keto, gluten-free, sugar-free and the list goes on and on. What diets promote
inflammation, and what foods dampen it? This course examines two components of
the Western diet that dental professionals should be knowledgeable about. Many
of the chronic inflammatory conditions patients present with can be exacerbated or
improved with dietary choices. Examine what role, if any, lectins derived from fruits
and vegetables, and added sugars in the form of fructose have on systemic diseases,
and lasting health.

Friday Courses
Fr130 - Seeing Is Believing: Managing Perio With POWER and POWDER Hands-On Workshop
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
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Type: Participation    Handouts: Speaker bringing
Dentist Fee: $225.00  Other Fee: $225.00

Shifting protocols to manage biofilm first with Guided Biofilm Therapy, inclusive
of Piezon technology establishes a synergistic approach to establishing and
maintaining a healthy oral environment. Attendees will see the magic of erythritol
powder to safely, and gently remove biofilm from implants, teeth, restorative
materials and periodontal pockets, and the magic of powerful Piezon technology
to eradicate hard deposits. This workshop features patient, clinician and practice
benefits of incorporating power and powder to achieve optimal outcomes.

Fr131 - Seeing Is Believing: Managing Perio With POWER and POWDER Hands-On Workshop
Time: 2 - 5 PM
Room: ,
Type: Participation    Handouts: Speaker bringing
Dentist Fee: $225.00  Other Fee: $225.00

Shifting protocols to manage biofilm first with Guided Biofilm Therapy, inclusive
of Piezon technology establishes a synergistic approach to establishing and
maintaining a healthy oral environment. Attendees will see the magic of erythritol
powder to safely, and gently remove biofilm from implants, teeth, restorative
materials and periodontal pockets, and the magic of powerful Piezon technology
to eradicate hard deposits. This workshop features patient, clinician and practice
benefits of incorporating power and powder to achieve optimal outcomes.

Saturday Courses
Sa362 - Invisible Pain: Realities Within the World of Autoimmune Diseases
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: ,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Looking good on the outside can be deceptive when living with chronic pain on
the inside. Within the world of autoimmune diseases patients may present with
varying degrees of pain, fatigue and altered lifestyles as a result. Increased
risk of periodontal diseases and dental caries are common hallmarks of many
autoimmune conditions fueled by chronic inflammation. Explore risk factors for
autoimmune diseases, the implications of immune-suppressing medications and
methods to reduce oral complications.


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