Functional Oral and Airway Health Summit
Oral Health - The Missing Piece of Total Body Wellness
Coming September 18-25, 2017
Pre-Summit Registration opens August 28th
35 speakers, over 7 days, all on-line
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What is the MISSING PIECE preventing you from achieving TOTAL body wellness? 
It is the most ignored part of the body - YOUR MOUTH!

For the first time, we have assembled a group of international dental and medical experts to explain...
       •    in simple, easy-to-understand terms
the MANY ways your mouth affects the rest of your body - and why you can't have a HEALTHY BODY without a HEALTHY MOUTH.

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FREE during this week-long event.
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Learn from leading dentists, physicians and researchers, many of whom are best-selling authors and internationally recognized teachers.

Here are some of the speakers you will learn from:

(In alphabetical order)

Nadine Artemis, author of Holistic Dental Care: The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums and the upcoming Renegade Beauty, Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance (Nov 2017).  Nadine is the founder of Living Libations essential oil products, a strong believer in natural healing and the avoidance of toxins, and a passionate holistic oral health researcher. 
Talk title:  Tooth Metabolism and Your Endocrine System

Susan Blum, MD, MPH, A true pioneer in Functional Medicine, Susan has been treating, healing and preventing and chronic diseases for two decades and is founder of the Blum Center for Health.  She is certified in functional medicine, a nationally recognized speaker, appearing on many TV shows and a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Dr. Oz Show.   Author of The Immune System Recovery Program and her new book, Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally, with foreword by Dr. Mark Hyman [Oct. 2017] that includes research on how periodontal disease impacts rheumatoid arthritis and offers a drug-free, science-based approach to healing.
Talk title:  Heal Your Rheumatoid Arthritis by Healing Your Gums
Bonnie Benjamin, BSBA, Co-founder of Healthy Mouth Media and one of the hosts of this Summit.  Our health care system is broken, uncaring and often unaffordable – especially when it comes to dental care.  How can you get healthy if you can’t afford to see a dentist?  An accountant by training, with years in the financial world as well as running her own highly successful company, Bonnie has studied the changing face of health and dental insurance as well as the other options you may not know about.  Learn how you can get healthy and stay healthy on a budget.
Talk title:  Making Wellness Affordable

Mark Burhenne, DDS, Family and sleep medicine dentist; Ted-X speaker, creator of the popular blog Ask the Dentist; regular contributor; and best-selling author of The 8-hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness.  Outspoken proponent of the critical health importance of deep, high-quality, sleep, and promoting awareness that YOU probably have undiagnosed sleep apnea!
Talk title:  The 8-hour Sleep Paradox – Why you Probably Have Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Chris Carruthers PhD, MSc, international authority, health consultant and corporate trainer specializing in an integrative health approach to sleep optimization, despite the health challenges her patients face, teaching her Sleep Well Tonight program to individuals and corporate employees around the world for over 20 years.
Talk title:  Optimizing Your Sleep For Optimal Health
Dawson Church, PhD, Best-selling author of The Genie in Your Genes, and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, Dawson is the founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare, head of EFT Universe, the largest EFT (Tapping) site on the Internet, international researcher and authority on trauma and PTSD.  A passionate advocate for helping people recognize that trauma can happen at any age, to anyone - and that, untreated, it can keep people ‘stuck’ from moving forward with full, healthy lives.
Talk title:  The Roots of Dental Anxiety - Addressing Childhood Trauma using EFT - Tapping

Gerry Curatola, DDS, Founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry, bringing dentistry to the front line of wellness.  Dr. Gerry is a biologic dentist, oral health and microbiome expert, wellness pioneer, TV personality and author of the recently released book, The Mouth-Body Connection: The 28-Day Program to Create a Healthy Mouth, Reduce Inflammation and Prevent Disease Throughout the Body.  He believes in the integration of dentistry with functional medicine for optimal patient care. Also the developer of Revitin®, the first pre-biotic toothpaste developed from scientific studies for balancing the oral microbiome.
Talk title:  Yes, Your Mouth IS Part of Your Body – Exploring the Many Layers of the Mouth-Body Connection
Alvin Danenberg, DDS (“Dr. Dan”), is a periodontist, contributing columnist to Dr. and clinical educator on the mouth/gut microbiome connection, and the overall oral-systemic connection.  In his recently published book Crazy Good Living – Healthy Gums, Healthy Gut, Healthy Life, he outlines the importance of a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet and healthy gut bacteria.
Talk title:  Eating for a Healthy Oral and Gut Microbiome
Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, co-founder with Bradley Bale, MD and principal instructor of the BaleDoneen Method, a comprehensive plan to prevent heart attacks and strokes, as well as Medical Director of the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center and Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences.  She is also co-author (with Dr. Bale) of the best-selling book The Heart Attack Gene.  She is an internationally sought-after speaker and teacher. Amy presents the medical side of interdisciplinary cooperation, and the critical importance of periodontal bacterial and inflammatory assessments by dentists, for total patient wellness – the future of medicine.
Talk title: Can Your Dentist Predict Your First Heart Attack?

Michael L. Gelb, DDS, MS, Co-author of the best-selling book "GASP!  Airway Health the Hidden - Path to Wellness".  Dr. Gelb is the founder of The Gelb Center, an inventor, and an innovator in sleep apnea, TMJ disorders and other head and neck disorders.  He has studied breathing related sleep disorders, specializing in how they relate to fatigue, focus, pain and the effects all of these can have on a person’s life.
Talk title:  Do You Have an Undiagnosed Breathing Disorder that Is Killing You?

Shirley Gutkowski, RDHBSDH, international speaker and teacher as well as host of the popular podcast Cross Link Radio where she explores all facets of the oral-systemic connection.   Shirley is the founder of Primal Air, a preventive practice focusing on orofacial myofunctional therapy and Buteyko breathing, and is a popular speaker and educator on airway management and the oral-systemic connection. 
Talk title 1:  Expert Tips for Finding The Right Dentist for You and Your Family
Talk title 2:  The Diabetes Epidemic and Oral Health

William M. Hang, DDS, MSD, Orthotropics orthodontist, Founder of Face Focused® Orthodontics, international speaker on proper facial growth, airway health, and posture as critical facets of orthodontic treatment; outspoken proponent of empowering orthodontists and their patients to optimize breathing, address sleep apnea, and enhance overall facial balance.
Talk title:  How Braces Can Ruin Our Kids’ Mouths and Faces – Why Orthodontic Treatments Are NOT All the Same

Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, MS,  Is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and certified Craniosacral Therapist among her many achievements.  Internationally acclaimed author and educator on lactation - how breastfeeding impacts your baby's functional oral development and its impact on future dental and airway issues.  Her original research on tongue-tie, done in 1993, has changed clinical practice both in the US and abroad.  Her ATLFF is the only research-based tongue-tie screening process for infants under 6 months.  
Talk title 1: How Breastfeeding Can Prevent Your Child From Needing Braces or Developing Breathing Problems As a Teen
Talk title 2: Tongue-tie – Misunderstood and Often Misdiagnosed

Howard Hindin, DDS,  Founder of the Hindin Center for Whole Health Dentistry, treating TMJ disorders and craniofacial pain; practitioner and educator of acupuncture in dentistry, educator of professionals and the public on complementary medicine and the dental-medical connection and  patient/doctor rights advocate.
Talk title: Acupuncture in Oral Health Care

Richard Knowlton, DMD, International speaker/trainer and one of the top authorities in the world on Sports Dentistry.  Dental health advisor to the US Olympic and Pan American Games committees and team dentist for the US Women's Olympic Field Hockey team at the Rio Olympics.
Talk title:  What You Can Learn about Dental Safety in Sports from an Olympic Dentist 

V. Kim Kutsch, DMD, a prolific author, researcher and inventor with numerous patents for dental tools, diagnostic and treatment products.  A pioneer of minimally invasive dentistry and CAMBRA (Caries management by risk assessment), co-author of Balance: A Guide to Managing Dental Caries, Kim has studied cavities—and why they happen—in his own practice for the past 17 years.
Talk title:  How Dental Caries Has Changed – And Why Cavities Are Still An Epidemic

Dr. Steven Lin, Australian Board Registered dentist, international speaker on the historical perspective of dental disease, nutrition, and eating for a healthier mouth and body; author of The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health - coming in January 2018.
Talk title: The Dental Diet – An Historical Perspective on Eating for Health

James Maskell, Best-selling author of The Evolution of Medicine, creator and host of the Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative health conference.  His mission is to bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry - bringing about a grass roots bottom-up change in patient care, focusing on attaining optimal patient health.
Talk title:  The Future of Health Care – Why You Need a Health Care Team

Robert Maurer, PhD, Bob Maurer is the Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Family Practice Residency at UCLA Medical Center, faculty member with UCLA School of Medicine and the University of Washington School of Medicine, author of multiple best-selling books on the principle of Kaizen, such as One Small Step Can Change Your Life, in addition to his latest book, Mastering Fear.  Bob shares his expertise on how we can change our thinking so that we actually DO what we know we should when it comes to our health.
Talk title:  How to Do the Things We Know We Should Do to Be Truly Healthy

Patrick McKeown, BA, MA, Best-selling author of The Oxygen Advantage: Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing Techniques to Help You Become Healthier, Slimmer, Faster and Fitter and 6 other books.  He is an international lecturer on the Buteyko Method of efficient breathing – through the nose, with the mouth closed - for improved health, optimal exercise and sports performance, and heads Buteyko Clinic International in Dublin, Ireland.
Talk title:  Why HOW You Breathe Can Change Your Life

Wendy Myers, Founder of, Wendy has a popular podcast by the same name.  She is a certified holistic health and nutrition coach, and a functional diagnostic nutritionist.  Author of the recently published best-seller Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue.  She specializes in using alternative detoxification treatments and diet to help people live healthier lifestyles. She is a frequent speaker and passionate advocate for healthy nutrition and the power of mineral balance.
Talk title: Safely Removing Heavy Metal Toxicity from Your Body

Joy Moeller, BS, RDH, Myofunctional therapist, co-founder of Academy of Oral Myofunctional Therapy, international speaker and educator on the importance of myofunctional therapy in dental practice, emphasizing proper tongue position and oral muscular development in parallel with proper airway, dental arch, facial bone and spinal growth.  She is a strong advocate for dental-osteopathic collaboration.
Talk title:  Myofunctional Therapy – What it Is and Why You—or Your Child—Might Need It

Darick Nordstrom, DDS, developer of the advanced light force (ALF) appliance, providing game-changing solutions when braces aren’t the answer and it’s about more than just crooked teeth.   Unlike braces, the ALF appliance addresses poor jaw alignment and overall craniofacial relationships, which can impact all body systems.  The ALF has been effective in treating not only severe dental crowding, but also ADHD, Tourette’s, and more.
Talk title:  The ALF Appliance, How It Works and What It Can Do
Companion talk title:  The ALF Interface Group:  Bringing Qualified ALF Practitioners and Patients Together  for Game-changing Wellness Solutions (Scott’s interview with Dr. Angela Tenholder)

Will Revak, founder, with his wife Susan, of OraWellness, a company devoted to mindful, holistic solutions for dental health problems.  They are both passionate educators on all aspects of the oral-systemic connection and the developers of a 100% organic alternative to traditional toothpaste. 
Talk title:  The Natural Path to Optimal Oral Health

Scott Saunders, DDS, co-founder of Healthy Mouth Media and one of this Summit’s hosts, Scott shares his passion for patient empowerment.  His years as a practicing dentist left him frustrated that speed and production seemed to be the only things that mattered – not patient education, total-body wellness, or finding the cause of the oral problems he was seeing.  The only way we can truly change our health care system is from the bottom up, with consumers becoming educated, doing their own research and becoming their own advocates and drivers of change in collaboration with functional health practitioners.
Talk title:  The Empowered and Educated Patient - How We Can Change Health Care From The Bottom Up
Angie Stone RDH, BS, Best-selling author of Dying from Dirty Teeth, international speaker on the challenges of dental health for the elderly and how poor dental health can cause rapid decline in overall health - including death.
Talk title:  Dying from Dirty Teeth – The Dental Care Crisis in Nursing Homes

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN,
LDN, FAND, EBQ   is a nationally recognized integrative nutritionist and co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy,  She is the author of two books on digestive health: The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat and The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.  Kathie created cutting-edge nutrition programs for Dr. Mark Hyman’s UltraWellness Center, Canyon Ranch and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.    She is the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine's, professional nutrition training program, Food As Medicine.
Talk title: Food as Medicine

Angela Tenholder, DMD, FAACP, DABCDSM, general dentist and ALF practitioner, holds the rigorously qualified Fellowship status in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and uses her extensive interdisciplinary training to help her patients attain functional health comprising dental harmony, airway health, muscular balance, skeletal stability, neurologic integrity, and connected wellness from dental, emotional and nutritional angles.
Talk title: The ALF Interface Group:  Bringing Qualified ALF Practitioners and Patients Together  for Game-changing Wellness Solutions
Tom Viola, R.Ph., CCP,  Pharmacist and faculty member of 9 colleges, presenting hundreds of continuing education courses nationally and internationally to dental clinicians on diabetes, pain medication management and local anesthesia.
Talk title:  Breaking The Vicious Cycle of Gum Disease, Diabetes and Obesity

Brad Yates, EFT-Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) expert and international trainer/speaker offering tools for dealing with emotional issues that impact daily life, including dental stress and anxiety, also author of the best-selling book The Wizard's Wish, ( introducing EFT to children).
Talk title:  Overcome Your Dental Anxiety with Specific EFT- Tapping Techniques

Reid Winick, DDS, speaker and advocate for sustainable dentistry, recognized authority on combining holistic, patient-centered dentistry with modern technology and DNA testing.  He is a passionate believer in offering patients viable choices and honoring those choices within a context of overall health, collaborating with other health care professionals when needed.
Talk title: Sustainable Dentistry – A Patient-Centric Approach

Charles (Chip) Whitney, MD, founder, Revolutionary Health Services, a functional medicine family practice, and speaker on facilitating communication between dentists and physicians for overall patient wellness.
Talk title:  Why a Family Practice Doctor Sends His Heart Patients to A Dentist

Debbie Zafiropoulos RDH, international trainer of dental clinicians and speaker on the detection of oral cancer, HPV and other oral abnormalities; founder of the National Cancer Network. Oral cancer rates have not changed in the last 40 years because it is often diagnosed at a very late stage.  She emphasizes that any abnormality that ‘looks like’ something must be positively identified as what it actually is, and shows patients how to work effectively with clinicians (and, often, multiple opinions) to do so.
Talk title: The Importance of Early Screening - What Should An Oral Abnormalities Exam Really Include?

Eric Zaremski, DDS, passionate educator on the oral-systemic connection, nationally recognized authority, teacher and lecturer on the numerous uses of ozone for dental and medical treatment and focusing on eliminating toxic substances from oral health care through the use of minimally invasive dentistry.
Talk title:  Using Ozone for Sterilization in Dentistry and Medicine.


  • Here are some of the topics they will cover:
  • How to find a dentist that is right for you and your family.  The questions to ask - and the answers you should get.
  • The oral microbiome's connection to leaky gut - how and why you need to correct it.
  • Using ozone in the dental office to disinfect in ways no other treatment can and other alternative treatments your dentist may not be familiar with.
  • The evidence that gum disease causes coronary artery disease, potentially resulting in heart attacks and strokes.
  • Using saliva DNA testing to determine your genetic predisposition to cavities and what 'bad' bacteria are living in your mouth.
  • The proven  link between periodontal disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases.
  • HPV - it's not just about the sex. 
  • The link between Periodontal Disease, Diabetes and Obesity. Controlling and eliminating this vicious cycle. 
  • Crooked teeth?  Are braces always the answer?  A look at the different types of corrective oral appliances with pros and cons of each.
  • Nursing homes - a dental care gamble.  The questions to ask before putting your loved one at risk.
  • How to use essential oils for optimal oral care.
  • Childhood snoring is not normal.  What symptoms to look for, where to find help and the treatments offered.
  • Pregnant and have periodontal disease?  You have only a 14% chance of delivering a healthy, full term baby.  Learn what you can do.
  • Sleep apnea - the silent killer - what are your options with current technology?  The pros and cons of each.
  • Eating for a healthy mouth - How what you eat determines how healthy your teeth and gums are - this goes way beyond just sugar...
  • Dental Sports injuries - 5 million teeth/year are lost - most in children 7-11.  Learn the best prevention and treatment methods to save a child's teeth.
  • Oral cancer - still killing after all these years.  The facts you need to know that may save your life.
  • Heal your mouth - save your brain - the ADHD, Autism and Alzheimer's connection to your oral health.
  • Snoring - It's not just about the noise.  What works and what doesn't.
  • Bringing change to our health care system - from the bottom up, beginning with the educated patient.
  • Being healthy can be affordable.
  • Natural solutions for oral health.
  • Breastfeeding - give your child the best orofacial development foundation you can for a lifetime of good oral health.
  • How your breathing affects your mouth, face and body and the problems incorrect breathing cause.
  • Using EFT-Tapping for dental anxiety caused by childhood trauma and specific techniques to help you cope with the common anxiety of going to the dentist.
  • Marcus Welby, MD is dead and Doogie Howser has retired - taking responsibility for your own health in an uncaring system.  How to protect yourself by being your own health care advocate.
  • and more...
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