Apples, caramel, and pumpkin spice, hope your October is extra nice! Register for our GHDHA October Monthly Meeting & CE! 🍂🍁🎃
This is a *VIRTUAL ONLY* event.

Topic: Medical Protocols for Periodontal Therapy (1.5CE)
Speaker: Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, HIAOMT
Date: Tuesday, 10/5
Time: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Cost: FREE for ADHA Members // $15 for Non-members
Click here to register for our October meeting:
(*A Zoom meeting link will be sent to your email THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT.)

This is an exciting time to be a dental health professional as dentistry and dental hygiene are both growing as medical specialties. As our understanding of the multiple links between the mouth and the body has increased, our roles have expanded to include awareness of and focus on the whole health of our patients. Traditionally, dental health care practitioners have not approached dental disease in the same way that medical doctors approach systemic diseases. There is much to be gained by adopting certain medical strategies, such as performing risk assessment, seeking the root cause, employing laboratory testing, and utilizing wound care protocols, into our routine dental care. We must try to unravel the complex interactions between host susceptibility, immune response, genetic associations, behavioral components, and disease control. As knowledge of the oral-systemic connections has become widely understood and accepted, the next step is to integrate that knowledge into practical clinical protocols. It’s time to elevate our identities as healthcare practitioners in this new age of integrated medicine and dentistry.

1. Explore the fundamental science of the oral-systemic connections
2. Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral biofilm
3. Discover four tenants of medical management of periodontal disease: risk assessment, root cause, laboratory testing, and wound care
4. Gain leading edge practices to integrate medical protocols into dental routines efficiently and effectively

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, HIAOMT is the Founder and CEO of PerioLinks, a speaking and consulting company through which she educates, empowers, and inspires dental professionals. Under Kathryn’s guidance, dental practitioners elevate their identities as oral wellness specialists who powerfully impact the lives and health of their patients. Kathryn is a practicing clinician, and a published writer in addition to being a wife of 38 years, the mother of two astrophysicists, and the adopted mom of Luna, the Lunatic puppy.

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