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‘Three Minutes to Save a Life’ and “Hot Stuff: The Fire Within’ KATHRYN GILLIAM, BA, RDH, FAAOSH

November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  REGISTRATION FORM Nov 2019 GilliamKathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is the founder and president of PerioLinks, LLC, an educational and clinical training company that works with dentists who want to grow their practices into the oral-wellness realm. Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral cancer throughout her thirty-year career. She serves on the advisory board of the Oral Cancer Foundation and as the Director of Education of Oral Cancer Cause. A pioneer and advocate for incorporating the latest scientific research on the oral – systemic link into clinical practice, Kathryn empowers dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles. Under Kathryn’s guidance, dental hygienists become oral healthcare practitioners who powerfully impact the lives and health of their patients. The results are record growth in new patients, treatment acceptance, and total production, as well as healthier, happier patients and teams. Kathryn’s motto is: “We’re not just cleaning teeth, we’re saving lives.” Three Minutes to Save A Life In this interactive workshop, Kathryn Gilliam emphasizes the importance of early oral cancer detection and caring for cancer patients in the general dental office. Distinguish cancer risks including tobacco, alcohol, and the Human Papilloma Virus, and recognize those people at highest risk. Learning Objectives: • Acknowledge the importance of early oral cancer detection and develop a philosophy of care • Highlight risk factors including alcohol, tobacco, and HPV • Review available early detection devices • Learn and practice extra- and intra-oral examination techniques • Know how to explain the screening process and skillfully verbalize your findings with the patient • Learn how to identify and utilize the correct terminology to accurately describe lesions • Discuss cytology, biopsy, referral, and follow-up protocols • Gain techniques for the management of the side effects and oral manifestations of chemotherapy and radiation Hot Stuff: The Fire Within Periodontal disease contributes to many catastrophic systemic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dental professionals can impact patient wellness by utilizing a medical model of care in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. In this comprehensive, fast-paced course, explore the science behind the oral-systemic connection and survey systemic diseases associated with periodontal disease. Identify how to integrate diagnostic testing into the practice, implement adjunctive therapies, and compare home hygiene options. In addition, examine medical conditions, such as diabetes and cancer, that affect dental treatment, and learn how to manage medically compromised patients. Learning Objectives: • Comprehend the role of keystone bacteria and inflammation in periodontal disease and its effect on systemic health • Illuminate the significance and challenges of oral biofilm • Discover how medical wound care protocols can be utilized in the treatment of periodontal disease • Recognize systemic health problems within the dental maintenance appointment • Explore leading-edge techniques and technologies to enhance periodontal treatment • Learn the screening tools used to determine the extent of periodontal infection and genetic risk • Elevate communication skills to educate and engage patients in their health choices and treatment considerations • Hone communication techniques for sharing screening information and coordinating treatment recommendations with physicians


November 1, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Northern California Dental Society


Red Bluff Community Center
1500 South Jackson
Red Bluff, CA 96080 United States
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The mission of the Northern California Dental Society shall be to encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to unite ethical practitioners of dentistry; to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the Society and the public.


Strive to promote the value of membership through awareness of benefits; provide social networking events and increase support to new member dentists; improve the level of connection between the dentist and their communities and ensure that members feel like a vital part of the society.