Live Stream Webinars

Light & Sound to Screen for Oral Systemic Disease

May 22nd, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Complimentary to register. watch and learn
Certificate Processing Fee: $4.95 (to be paid after the event if you want a CE certificate)

Course Description

This course will introduce autofluorescence to screen for inflammation, dysplasia, oral cancer and microbial infection of the oral cavity. I will discuss how microbial infection can indicate Oxygen Desaturation Syndrome (ODS) that may indicate sleep apnea. I will introduce utilization of ultrasound to screen for systemic diseases related to oral diseases. I will discuss briefly cardiovascular disease and thyroid disorder that are intimately connected to microbial colonization of the tongue and periodontal disease.

Course Objectives
  1. To introduce the attendee to utilization of autofluorescence four objectification of pathology in the oral cavity.
  2. The attendee should understand what oxygen desaturation syndrome is and how it is related to sleep apnea.
  3. The attendee should understand how ultrasound can be beneficial in the field of dentistry to assist our patients and their overall cardiovascular health.
About the Speaker

SPEAKER: Randall Weisel DDS,MPS,FAGD

 

My name is Randall Weisel and have been a dentist for 37 years. I practice at family dentistry of Largo. I have practiced there for over 30 years. I am a member of the American Academy of general dentistry and the American dental Association. I am member of the West Coast in association in the Florida Dental Association. I am a general dentist with experience in General Dentistry Restorative dentistry,Orthodontics, periodontal therapy, exodontia, implant dentistry, TMJ therapy, sleep apnea treatment, Laser Dentistry, and diagnostics of dental and medical conditions with autofluorescence. I graduated from Walbash college in 1980. I graduated from Indiana school of dentistry with a doctor of dental surgery degree in 1984. I graduated from Lynn University with a Masters degree in professional studies with a concentration in biomechanical trauma. I have a certificate from MIT in autofluorescence and its relationship to healthcare. I earned fellowship status and implant ology. I earned my fellowship status from the Academy Of General Dentry in general dentistry. I completed a preceptor ship from Dr Bradley Bales and Amy Doneen in The oral systemic association to cardiovascular disease. I have qualified as an expert witness in general dentistry, TMJ, and biomechanical trauma. I have testified over 50 times. I am the CEO of laser hygienics LLC, wellness Dentists LLC, and 911 save lives LLC. I have served as vice president and president of the Tampa Bay Academy Of General Dentistry. I have served on the board of directors for the Florida Academy Of General Dentistry. I was membership chairman and editor of the Florida focus magazine. I have presented papers in orthodontics,orthopedics and TMJ treatment. I published a paper on surface electromyography utilization in bite analysis. I presented numerous webinars on laser treatment in dentistry and utilization of autofluorescence for diagnostic purposes within the oral cavity. I am a mentor for the largest DSO in the nation in laser Dentistry.

Incorporate Myofunctional Therapy in your Practice

May 22nd, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Complimentary to register. watch and learn
Certificate Processing Fee: $4.95 (to be paid after the event if you want a CE certificate)

Course Description

Orofacial myofunctional Therapy (OMT) is a complex practice of seeing things we have never seen before. Assessing the function of the facial muscles then training those muscles to behave in a way that is more physiological is a growing field of study and application. In so doing, your patients quality of life is improved greatly. There is more to dentistry and dental hygiene than teeth. In this course we will take a deeper dive into what a tongue tie really looks like and reassessing the low bar we currently have for a tongue tie. The tongue does far more than help in speech or eating. In the dental practice it may seem at first that there is no financial gain to offering an assessment of the musculature of the face and airway when nothing can be further from the truth. Starting as soon as possible can lead to snoring devices, growth devices, and more. Solving problems with the soft tissue can increase value to your patients driving referrals and make stellar dentistry last even longer.

Course Objectives
  1. List the ways a tongue tie can be hidden
  2. Apply useful key elements on the next patient assessment
  3. Categorize ways to improve snoring treatment outcomes
About the Speaker

SPEAKER: Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH

 

Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH is the owner of Cross Link Presentations which increases awareness of the integration between oral and systemic health to consumers, dental, and medical practitioners. She does this by giving presentations, writing, and releasing audio podcasts as well as training those wishing to write or become a speaker. Her startup, Primal Air, is an airway business. She sees clients with airway disorders like snoring, tongue thrusting, pacifier or thumb sucking retirement, failed orthodontics, and TMJ. In addition, she trains practices how to include orofacial myofunctional evaluations into their service mix. As a result of her work thousands of practitioners are delivering a higher level of care by including identification of airway issues in their patients. Shirley is known for breaking down the silos of health care.

Purely Essential – Using Natural Antimicrobials in Your Practice

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Course Description

Patients increasing demand for natural products has caused the dental industry to seek options outside the traditional products we’ve been accustomed to. But with all the natural antimicrobial products available, how do we differentiate between them, and do they really work?

Course Objectives
  1. 1. Trends in Natural Oral Care

    3. Natural Antimicrobials in Clinical Studies

    3. Ingredients for Effective Gum & Oral Care

    4. Problems with Traditional Antimicrobials

    5. Natural Oral Care Products

About the Speaker

Cherise McCrea has over 30 years’ experience in the dental industry spending the first 26 in the dental office working as front desk administrator, an assistant, and finishing those years as a dental hygienist. Currently she is the national clinical educator for the Dental Herb Company as well as a consultant to companies who wish to incorporate health and wellness protocols into their business. Cherise presents live in person and online webinars on topics related to oral and systemic health, travels locally to medical and dental offices providing education to their patients and team members raising the awareness of the oral systemic connection, and is thrilled to present to the audience at Wizdom DES.

Human Trafficking: The Role of the Dental Professional

2 AGD PACE Approved CE Hours

Course Description

Human trafficking is a public health issue in the United States. This course will equip dental professionals to understand the problem and health consequences of human trafficking. Participants will learn to identify victims in a healthcare setting using trauma-centered interviewing techniques, recognize key factors that put people at risk for human trafficking, where to report suspected victims, and national human trafficking resources.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the different forms of human trafficking.
  • Discuss the global epidemic of human trafficking.
  • Identify vulnerable population groups in human trafficking.
  • Recognize red flags to identify victims in healthcare settings.
  • Identify interviewing strategies to assess and identify victims in a healthcare setting.
  • Discuss the psychological, health, and social consequences of human trafficking.
  • Recognize the national human trafficking resources and reporting agencies available to survivors.
About the Speaker

Dr. Ileana S. Pino is the President of the South Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association, former Executive Director of the Florida Allied Dental Educators, Professor at the Miami Dade College Dental Hygiene Program, and adjunct faculty at Fones School of Dental Hygiene Bachelor and Doctorate of Health Science Programs at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Pino received her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College, and Master’s and Doctor in Health Sciences degrees from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Pino has created health promotion programs to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS testing among college students, oral health literacy, environmental issues that affect health, motivational interviewing for dental professionals, and advanced dental hygiene clinical concepts. Since 2015, Dr. Pino has been raising awareness of human trafficking. With her team, she developed an online professional faculty development human trafficking course. She presents to numerous professional and community organizations, and works with anti-trafficking organizations to help survivors receive the dental services they need. She is often on radio and television to bring more awareness in her community. Dr. Pino received the 2020 Faculty Changemaker Award, 2020 Association of Florida College Distinguished Professor Award, 2019 Institute of Civic Engagement for Democracy’s Civic Leader Award, 2019 Global Innovative Network Human Trafficking Advocacy Award, and the 2019 Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association Swann D. Knowles Leadership Award for her leadership and service to dental hygiene.

Advancements in Laser Dentistry

January 23rd, 2021
12:30 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss the different dental lasers on the market. This will include laser physics, wavelengths and the pros/cons of each. We will also walk through a full-range of dental laser procedure capabilities including videos.

Course Objectives
  • Learn about the full-range of dental lasers and wavelengths currently available.

  • Learn about laser capabilities in dentistry and the benefits of using laser vs traditional modalities 

  • Understand how adding lasers can boost the practice and offer better clinical outcomes for patients.

Leaky Gut, Leaky Gums: A Missing Link

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2 AGD PACE Approved Hours

About the Speaker

Karen Thomas MSc, CNS®, LN, ND, RDH BS, FDN-P, CHHC, Certified Biological Dental Hygienist.

 

Karen is the CEO and Founder of Holistic Digestive Solutions. Karen’s passion for the healthcare industry began at the age of 15 in dentistry. Over 39 years later, her passion has grown to include functional medicine to improve the overall health of her clients.

 

She is a Licensed Nutritionist, Nutrition Dietician, Certified Nutritionist Specialist®, and Certified Biological Dental Hygienist, Certified Integrative Nutrition® Health Coach, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner (FDN-P), and a motivational speaker, educator and the award-winning author of Overwhelmed & Undernourished: Use Food as Medicine and Turn Your Life Around and the 2020 Recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.

 

Karen’s own health took a downward spiral when chronic stress led her into a 2-year, bed-ridden battle to regain her wellness. Without a proper diagnosis, she searched for the answers none of her physicians could give her. Karen was forced to figure it all out herself. Her research led her to several great resources, including the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. This taught her the health benefits of appropriate nutrition and grew her ever-expanding journey into helping others find answers to their own, similar health mysteries.

 

She currently works with private clients in addition to working with physicians who seek her counsel on finding the root causes of mysterious autoimmune diseases for their own patients. Karen uses functional medicine laboratory testing to accomplish this. She then designs bio-individual protocols to aid in reversing chronic health diseases.

Course Description

Dental professionals are well educated regarding the impact the oral microbiome has on the oral cavity. This area of knowledge is forever changing, and we now know oral bacteria is not contained to the mouth. 

 

Hearts, lungs, brains have all been shown to be affected by bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumonia, Fusobacterium species and H Pylori. The oral microbiome can be a confusing and scary place. 

 

An area that is underestimated and not widely understood, especially in dentistry, is the influence of the oral microbiome on the gut, and vice versa.

 

 

Educating patients about the link between symptoms within the body and gut microbiome is powerful. While dental hygienists are tasked with sharing knowledge with patients, they are also an integral link between dentistry and medicine. 

 

This course will take attendees on a journey from the gums to the gut and beyond, all while discovering associations to common autoimmune diseases and chronic health conditions.

Course Objectives
  1. Identify imbalances in the oral microbiome

  2. Recognize GI issues as an indicator of a much larger picture of health, or lack thereof

  3. Understand how to recognize potential signs of a deeper health concern

  4. Learn the science behind the oral systemic link between the gums and the gut

  5. Evaluate options for communicating the of science of microbiome to patients and its importance