How can medical-dental practitioners bridge the gap between oral and systemic health? 

Join IDMSS and Lincoln Memorial University to learn from the researchers and clinicians that are implementing a complete health model of patient care.

Totality of Care Symposium: Reconnecting Medicine and Dentistry

May 17-18, 2024 | Knoxville, TN

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Explore the Future of Total Care

Join IDM Scholar Society and Lincoln Memorial University College of Dental Medicine as they present an unparalleled educational opportunity for medical and dental healthcare professionals to shape the future of complete patient care. 

For the first time in a university setting, the 2024 Totality of Care Symposium will unite experts in the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing and dental hygiene. Together, they'll explore scientific and clinical evidence of the connection between oral health and complete health while offering the necessary implementation steps to bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry.

Cutting Edge Insights. Practical Application.

The 2024 Totality of Care Symposium will unveil insights into the influence of oral pathogens on medical conditions such as cardiovascular, peripheral arterial, GI, and brain diseases. Attendees will be taken on a deep dive into clinical topics from salivary testing and probiotics to dental/medical forensics, nitric oxide, "Leaky Syndrome," the "Inflammation Triad," Alzheimer's, and more. Each day will conclude with opportunities to engage with expert panels in discussion of breathing/airway/sleep disorders, orthognathic surgery, integrative medicine, and interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. 

Prepare for an in-depth exploration of practical clinical implementation skills and leave equipped with actionable steps ready for immediate application beginning Monday morning.

Join us at the 2024 Totality of Care Symposium to deepen your knowledge of: 

  1. Oral bacterial pathogens and their impact on systemic disease
  2. The critical connection between airway, oral pathogens and arterial plaque
  3. Nitric oxide's role in controlling blood pressure and its link to healthy oral bacteria
  4. Oral bacterial pathogens and their relationship to leaky gums, guts, arteries and brains
  5. Systemic inflammation: blood markers of vascular inflammation and treatment options
  6. The state of the science in testing for oral pathogens, breathing disordered sleep, and CBCT/MRI imaging
  7. Craniofacial growth: normal vs. abnormal development
  8. Exploring treatment options: oral and gut probiotics, anti-microbials, antibiotics, laser, orthognathic surgery, and lifestyle interventions

Symposium Details

Thurs, May 16
LMU Student and Faculty Pre-Symposium
(Closed Session)

Fri-Sat, May 17-18
Ticketed Symposium Admission, Open to
All Dental and Medical Professionals

Location
Lincoln Memorial University
College of Dental Medicine
Knoxville, TN

Keynote Speaker 

        

Hazel Glasper
Nathan S. Bryan, PhD

Nitric Oxide, Blood Pressure
and Totality of Care

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Featured Educators

Witt Wilkerson,
DMD

Oral Medicine, the Leaky Syndrome and Totality of Care

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Gina Pritchard,
DNP, RN, CNS, ACNP-BC

Interdisciplinary Teamwork
and Totality of Care

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Lora Hooper,
BSDH, RDH, EFDA

Oral Bacterial Pathogens
and Totality of Care

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Anne O. Rice,
RDH, BS, FAAOSH, CDP

Oral Bacterial Pathogens and Brain Health

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Joseph A. Puma, DO

Cardiology and
Totality of Care

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Sydney Avis

Breathing and
Totality of Care

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Victor Avis, DDS

Breathing and
Totality of Care

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Rachelle E. Beattie, PhD

Oral GI Microbiome and
Totality of Care

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A Alan Reisinger III,
MD, FACP

The MDVIP Model and
Totality of Care

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William M. Hang,
DDS, MSD

Orthodontics and
Totality of Care

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Shaza Mardini, DDS, MS, Diplomate ABOMR

Imaging and
Totality of Care

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David Alfi,
DDS, FACD, MD

Airway, Orthognathic Surgery and Totality of Care

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David Vigerust,
MS, PhD

Salivary Diagnostics and
Totality of Care

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Kami Hoss,
DDS, MS

Pediatric Considerations and
Totality of Care

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‚ÄúIDMSS educators¬†are passionate about health and wellness and bring unique perspectives that will further your knowledge and curiosity. As a result, I'm having meaningful conversations with my patients about their health every single day!‚ÄĚ

- Cheryl G. Freeman, DDS, FAGD

Learning Objectives

Each participant in the 2024 Totality of Care Symposium will be able to:

  • Evaluate when to refer a patient to a dentist for treatment options for both oral-systemic and airway disorders
  • Explain the oral-systemic connection as it relates to multiple systemic conditions by providing examples of its application
  • Discuss tests to utilize in collaboration with dental providers for better patient outcomes
  • Compare and contrast craniofacial growth, airway anatomy, and sleep disordered breathing¬†
  • Analyze clinical presentation and biomarkers for oral systemic inflammation

Frequently Asked Questions

  

 

 

Lincoln Memorial University College of Dental Medicine Office of Continuing Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at CCEPR.ada.org.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Lincoln Memorial University College of Dental Medicine Office of Continuing Education and The Integrative Dental Medicine Scholar Society.

Must be present and available for the full seminar.
No late arrivals and no early departures. No exceptions.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. LMU-DCOM designates this program for a maximum of 19.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity. The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association (MMA) Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians. UNE COM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 19.5 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians. Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.

Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Maine Medical Association through the joint providership of University of New England, and LMU-DCOM. University of New England is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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