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November 15, 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Integrative Dental Medicine: The Next Great Frontier
“For the times, they are a-changin,'” wrote Bob Dylan in the 60’s, during a time of great turmoil in the U.S. The same can be said today in the health arena… Covid, a broken health care system, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, chronic inflammation, TMD and sleep apnea. What’s Dentistry’s role in changing the health of America? Let’s talk about it and develop a plan of attack!
Learning Objectives
  1. Each attendee will understand the 3 pillars of Integrative Dental Medicine
  2. Each attendee will receive an IDM checklist
  3. Each attendee will understand the link between inflammation, breathing and TMD
Dr. Wilkerson grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida where he spent 100’s of hours on the water and on the golf course. He later played with the golf team at the University of Florida. After completing dental school at UF in 1982, he moved back to St. Pete joining the prestigious practice of Dr. Peter Dawson. Over the past 30+ years, Witt has taught classes at the Dawson Academy, where over 40,000 dentists have studied Occlusion, Restorative Dentistry and TMD. Over the past 10 years, Witt’s focus has been directed toward elevating Dentistry as a true specialty field of medicine and complete health, coining the term: “Integrative Dental Medicine,” which we will be learning much more about today.
Witt and his wife Patricia have been married 40 years and have 3 children and a 7 year old granddaughter. The family enjoys attending UF Gator football games and traveling together.
Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA
Lora received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University in 1995. She is a founding member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and a Preceptor for the BaleDoneen Method. Currently she is learning through Seeds Scientific Research + Performance (SSRP) about cellular medicine and also through Apollo Health incorporating the Bredesen-PreCODE protocol. Her current passion is in cellular health focusing on disease reversal and prevention at the cellular level. She is a member of the ADHA, ODHA and CDHA. She has previously served as Continuing Education Chair for the CHA and as a liaison for the ODHA to the OSDB. Lora has practiced as a clinical hygienist for over 26 years. She is currently at the Prevent Clinic with the owner Dr. Gina Pritchard as one of the care coordinators integrating her expertise in dental knowledge, managing patient care, and incorporating her passion of improving patients’ lives through weaving oral and general medicine into practice.  Lora is also the Director of Education and Training for Direct Diagnostics where she is responsible for educating and training colleagues in salivary diagnostics. Lora was previously co-owner of Dental Hygiene Excellence coaching dental teams on her founded DHEmethod. She has been a key speaker, coach and dental trainer for over 20 years in the industry. In her spare time you can find her spending quality time with her children and reading oral systemic health research. One fun fact about Lora is that she was a figure skater for The Ohio State University. Additionally, she is a Key Opinion Leader for (AAOSH), ProBiora Health, Stella Life and Direct Diagnostics.
1 CE credit available to AAPMD members



November 15, 2021
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Event Category:


AAPMD – Webinar