Hygienist Highlight: Baltimore Uptown Dentist

Can you briefly describe your experience and background as a dental hygienist? I have been a hygienist for almost 40 years and have been working with a phase contrast microscope for the last 25 years. Using the microscope has helped me view the mouth’s connection to whole health. What motivated you to become a dental hygienist? I love smiles and want to help people have the healthiest mouth possible. Now, it’s a healthy mouth and body! How do you stay updated on the latest dental hyg...
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The Blood Pressure Blueprint: THE Holistic Guide to Defeating Hypertension

STOP constantly worrying about your high blood pressure and feeling those pesky symptoms. NO LONGER fear that your hypertension will cause a heart attack, stroke or worse. REJOICE when your doctor says, “Your blood pressure is perfect!” The Blood Pressure Blueprint is your proven solution to achieve optimal blood pressure control. Dr. Ellie Campbell has devoted 30 years of clinical experience in conventional, holistic, and integrative medicine designing a program to help you achi...
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Saved by the Mouth is Here!

I’m excited to announce the release of my very first book, Saved by the Mouth! Sparked by my own medical experiences (I’ll tell you more about that in a second), I wrote Saved by the Mouth with the hope that it would be a necessary wake-up call about oral systemic health, push the boundaries of traditional dentistry and how dentists truly care for their patients, and encourage the public to be more proactive of not only their oral health, but their overall health. At the age of 14, I was ...
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How Do You Speak Joint/Musculoskeletal Health and Periodontal Disease To Your Patients?

Dr. McGlennen: Like periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition. But unlike periodontitis, where the genesis of the inflammation is the complex infections in the gingival sulcus, the cause of RA is unknown. Recent studies, however, provide insights that, in part, oral bacteria play a role in evoking an abnormal immune response that then leads to joint disease. In a recent meta-analysis of 21 separate studies, there was a significantly increased risk of period...
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Interview with Robert Benavides DDS

Dr. McGlennen: What are the top two things to consider when you select a patient for testing? Robert Benavides DDS: It's crucial to evaluate both the Dental and Medical histories to understand their intricate interplay in the Mouth-Body Connection®. Our goal is to analyze how these histories manifest in our patient’s tissues. Utilizing objective testing data helps us discern deeper insights and offer more accurate and personalized treatment.  Dr. McGlennen: What are the biggest benefits to usi...
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The Journey to Becoming a Complex Care Hygienist

My name is Sandy Sheffler, and I have been a registered dental hygienist in the State of Maryland since 1973. For the last 45 years, I have been very fortunate to work in very progressive dental offices. In 1988, I was introduced to Dr. Paul Keyes, dental researcher and director of the National Institute of Dental Research and the developer of the Keyes Technique – a 7 step system to periodontal health. He was among the first dentists to associate pathogenic bacteria with dental diseases. Th...
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Salivary Diagnostics: The Frontier Uniting Medical and Dental Professionals

Your saliva has a story to tell about your health. The oral microbiome can alter the balance between health and disease, locally and systemically. Within the oral cavity, bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, and viruses may all be found, each having a particular role, but strongly interacting with each other and with the host, in sickness or in health. Early diagnosis of disease, quantification of disease, and prognosis of the treatment are vital steps in controlling and preventing the diseas...
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Collaboration Cures 2023: We do what other conferences do and more!

AAPMD, AAOSH and IAOMT are partnering with Collaboration Cures 2023 for this expanding, groundbreaking conference that is being viewed as a watershed for practitioners and patients. Our three organizations were created to educate healthcare practitioners on unrecognized important topics in new ways. Each has had years of success growing in leadership, membership, and status. AAPMD was created to recognize the role and importance of optimal airway physiology and sleep; AAOSH has dedicated its ...
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The Oral Mycobiome: How Fungi in Our Mouths Help or Hurt Us (Condensed Version)

Fungus is a normal, natural inhabitant of the oral microbiome. Candida is the most well-known oral fungus. Sometimes called “yeasts,” Candida lives in people’s mouths, intestines, and on their skin. One in two adults has Candida species living in their mouth.4 In small to moderate amounts, it is normal and does not cause a problem as long as the immune system is in good working order. However, Candida can get out of balance for people at risk. Certain factors make a person more likely to have Ca...
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The Importance of the Prevention and Treatment of Dental Disease for Overall Health

Oral diseases, including dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease, and tooth loss, are some of the most prevalent diseases worldwide.1 Oral disease is preventable by identifying and treating the issues contributing to dental disease. The digestive tract has been a primary focus for treatment in integrative medicine because of its contribution to immune function and chronic disease. The mouth is the top of the digestive tract, where an imbalance can also lead to systemic health issues. ...
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