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The US Healthcare Crisis: It's Time for Dental Professionals to Step Up

The Crisis<p>The state of the healthcare system in the United States is one that should frighten us all. Medical costs just keep rising, insurance …

Las Vegas

An AAOSH Interview with Dr. Steven Lin - AAOSH

Join us as AAOSH President Dr. Jacque Russo interviews Dr. Steven Lin, author of The Dental Diet. In this 30-minute interview, they discuss the …

Health

Kids Rock! Rethinking Infant Oral Health in the General Dentist's Office

If your practice is not enjoying a steady flow of health-seeking young families, chances are the health of your general dental practice is in …

Sleep Disorders

AAOSH Webinar Recordings Now Eligible for Continuing Education Credit

The AAOSH Team is happy to announce that AAOSH members will soon be able to earn continuing education credit for watching webinar recordings. This is …

Oral Candidosis Case Study: A Persistent Gingival White Lesion

Introduction<p><i>Candida</i> is a major human fungal pathogen causing infectious conditions predominantly in the elderly and immunocompromised hosts. Although</i> …

Vegas is Calling Our Name!

We are very excited to be partnering with the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD) and the American College for …

Biofilms Trap HPV in Tonsil Pockets

Human papilloma virus (HPV), the culprit behind cervical cancer and some forms of head and neck cancer, may lurk in small pockets on the surface of …

Oral-Systemic Health

At the 2017 AAOSH Scientific Session in Salt Lake City, we held our Oral Systemic Health Champion contest once again. Our top finishers have agreed …

Teledontic, Pharyngorofacial Orthopedic Treatment for OSA

Alex was devastated. His best friend Brandon invited him and couple of other friends to go to Disneyland with his family. He and Brandon were …

The Complete Health New Patient Marketing Machine

You want to save lives. Your patients don’t even want to save their teeth.<p>You find yourself playing golf on a football gridiron. No matter how good …

Marketing

The AAOSH Oral Systemic Health Champion Results of 2017 - AAOSH

For the third year in a row, the American Academy for Oral Systemic held our AAOSH Health Champion competition at the 7th Annual Scientific Session …

Blood Tests

Define Periodontal Disease by Its Pathogens

Periodontal disease by definition is an infectious, contagious, inflammatory, polymicrobial disease with systemic and genetic …

Medicine

Head and Face Pain Cause More Suffering | American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

Sensory neurons that serve the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain’s principal emotional signaling hubs, research finds.<p>This …

When Oral Hygiene Isn't Enough to Address Gum Disease

“You need to floss more!”: The mantra of every hygienist who consistently battles bleeding gums with their patients.<p>Does this sound familiar? Having …

Dr. Jacque Russo Elected President of AAOSH - AAOSH

The AAOSH Board of Directors takes great pleasure to announce the election of the new 2017-2018 president, Dr. Jacque Russo. Dr. Susan Estep has …

Oral Infection & the Systemic Disease Connection | Whitepaper

**Note from the authors: This paper is a work in progress and is still being debated by the authors. This is a preliminary report.**<p>Oral Microbes and …

From "Inflammaging" (Inflammation & Aging) to P4 Medicine

Human aging is characterized by a chronic low grade on inflammation and this phenomenon has been called “inflammaging.”<p>Inflammaging is a significant …

Biomarkers

Oral Medicine: The New Standard of Care for Dental Hygienists

Can you imagine going to work on any given day and know that another life was in your hands? Would your perception about dentistry change if we …

Prevention, Wellness, & Patient Education in the Oral-Systemic Practice

As dental health practitioners, we often see patients at their dental visits who assume that their mouths are healthy because they don’t feel any …

'Backing it Up' with Functional Nutrition and Oral Health

Oral health impacts the health of the entire body. You likely already know this!<p>The mouth is a portal to the gastrointestinal organs where the …

Water Water, Everywhere...And Not a Drop to Drink | Tap Water vs. Bottled

That’s how 1/3 of Americans feel about tap water. They prefer bottled for a variety of reasons, and many claim they can even taste the difference. …

AAOSH Leadership on the Dentistry Uncensored Podcast - AAOSH

Drs. Jacque Russo and Chris Kammer recently appeared on the Dentistry Uncensored Podcast with Howard Farran to discuss oral-systemic health and the …

7 Foods That Fight Inflammation | Nutrition for a Healthy Life

With the enormous amount of information thrown at us and incredulous diets going around making all sorts of false claims, what should we eat to get …

OMG, What's OMT? | Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Over the last century, genetic changes have occurred affecting the entire face. It’s getting smaller. Studies from titans like Drs. Westin A. Price …

Diffusing Dental Anxiety with Aromatherapy

Today’s dental practice looks nothing like our father’s dental practice. There have been mind-blowing advances in technology that allow us to create …

Essential Oils

Diabetes Could Cause up to 12% of US deaths

The proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes in the US is as high as 12 percent—three times higher than estimates based on death certificates …

Gastric Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Diet: What's the Connection? | Oral-Systemic Healthcare

AAOSH’s stated purpose is “Connecting Medicine and Dentistry to Save Lives.” Gastric reflux, obstructive sleep apnea, and diet illustrate both oral …

Dental Professionals: Re-Examine Your Examination

With a national healthcare crisis looming, dental professionals can help. By 2050, the U.S. CDC has projected that one in three Americans will be …

And the 2016 Oral Systemic Health Champion Is...

<b>Congratulations Dr. Nirvana Leix:</b> <b><br>The AAOSH Oral Systemic Health Champion of 2016!</b><p>“I strongly believe it’s important to know your numbers. I do want …

7 Reasons Dentists Don't Perform Oral Cancer Screenings

Every year more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer, and someone dies every hour from this horrible, disfiguring disease. But for every …