Speaker Information

Dr. Ellie Campbell
Cumming, GA
Integrative Medicine
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  • Private Practice
  • Featured speaker for: Institute for Functional Medicine; American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine; Age Management Medicine Group; Concierge Medicine Today; Under One Roof and more
  • Board of Directors American Academy for Oral & Systemic Health 2018-2023; Board of Directors International College of Integrative Medicine 2016-2022
Ms. Lora Hooper
Parrish, FL
Oral Systemic Health
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  • Collaborative Care Coordinator for the Prevent Clinic
  • VP & Clinical Director for Integrative Dental Medicine Scholar Society
  • Speaker for MDVIP Cardio Collaboration
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog
Pecos, NM
Integrative Medicine
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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
Dr. Susan Maples
Holt, MI
Total Health Dentistry
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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
Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson
St. Petersburg, FL
Integrative Dentistry, TMD, Occlusion
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  • 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

Th6000 - Oral Systemic All-Day Track
Date/Time: 3/21/2024   8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Type: Lectures   Handouts: No

Room: GWCC - A302
Dentist Fee: $240.00  Other Fee: $240.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Spouses, Students
Health and Wellness/Nutrition
Oral Systemic Health
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.