Kathryn Gilliam, RDH, BA
The Dangers of Oral Inflammation
Explore the science behind the oral-systemic connection. Integrate salivary diagnostic testing, implement the latest adjunctive therapies, and master effective communication skills to educate patients for improved case acceptance. Understand nutritional needs of periodontal patients, review the anti-inflammatory diet, and identify targeted nutritional supplements.
Three Minutes to Save a Life
In this interactive workshop, distinguish the risks of oral cancer and recognize those people at highest risk. Master a spa-like, comprehensive examination to set your practice apart. Review protocols for the management of cancer treatment side effects. Acquire verbal skills to enhance patient education, increase acceptance, ease patient concerns, and maximize patient follow up.
- Dental Hygiene
- Oral Cancer
- Oral Systemic Connection
Kathryn Gilliam’s interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic link, including graduating from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship. Her company, PerioLinks, LLC, was born out of her desire to train dental teams to transform their practices to care for the total health of their patients through comprehensive periodontal treatment.
Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral cancer throughout her career. Kathryn teaches an elegant and thorough head and neck cancer exam that both relaxes patients and raises their awareness of the importance of regular cancer screening. She is an active volunteer for The Oral Cancer Foundation and Oral Cancer Cause.
Kathryn delivers impactful presentations to both small and large groups across the country and internationally. She is a graduate of the Lioness Principle Advanced Transformational Trainer and Inspirational Speaker programs. She has published continuing education courses for ineedce.com and Dr. Bicuspid.com, and Kathryn’s articles have been featured in: The Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, AGD Impact, Dental Economics, RDH Magazine, Dentistry Today, and Modern Hygienist.