Florida Dental Convention
Disrupters in Dentistry: Understanding Integrative Dental Medicine
Course code: C23
Start time: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:00 PM
End time: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
Room: OSCEOLA 1-2
Recommended Participants: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Administrative Staff, Laboratory Technician, Dental Student
CE Hours: 3.00

Speaker: Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Florida College of Dentistry; senior lecturer, The Dawson Academy; Fellow, American College of Dentists; past president, American Equilibration Society; president, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.

I nor any members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with any commercial entities that may be relevant during this presentation.

Disclosure: Neither I nor members of my immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to this presentation.


 EARLY 4/5 


 ONSITE 6/15 

















"The shift" ... what is it? America is facing a health crisis that is bankrupting the quality of life through chronic, lifestyle-induced, inflammatory medical conditions. Periodontal disease, caries, airway/breathing/sleep disorders, allergies, chronic mouth breathing, dental malocclusions and gastric reflux all can reflect both local and systemic inflammation affecting the whole body. Who will take the time to address this critical national epidemic? DENTISTS! That's "the shift" in thinking! Who will champion the cause and reverse this downward health spiral? DENTISTS! That's "the shift" in actions! The dental team can be medicine’s emerging superstars. That's "the shift" in understanding dentistry's role in health care. No longer on the sidelines, dentistry is the leader in complete health. How do dental professionals learn the information needed to lead this medical revolution? How does the dental team effectively screen, test and coach patients? How can patients be motivated to become excited about being more fit, sharper, more energetic and living longer? Dr. Wilkerson will share a detailed checklist for attendees to use immediately in their dental practice. This is a can't-miss, life-changing and career-changing session!

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • present a clear description of dentistry's role in systemic inflammation and complete health.
  • identify screening and testing tools for periodontal pathogens, sleep apnea, gastric reflux and general health assessment.
  • present resources for building an effective integrative dental medicine model.

Search sessions by day, speaker, track, course type, participants, or display all sessions.

Florida Dental Association
545 John Knox Rd, Ste. 200
Tallahassee FL 32303