Course Outline:

Integrative Medicine is a growing  discipline whereby the objective is to understand cause and effect relationships of health and disease. Patients are counseled on how to prevent accelerated aging and chronic degenerative conditions, such as atherosclerosis. At the same time, patients are coached on how they can engage in a lifestyle that can turn back the clock, increase energy, sharpen their minds, make them trimmer, fitter, sexier and help them live with much more vibrancy and joy. These very same principles can be applied through Dental Medicine, by addressing the 4Bs:

  1. Bite: TMJ, Masticatory Muscles,  Dental Malocclusion, Occlusal Orthotics, Headaches.
  2. Bacteria: Oral Pathogens, Salivary Testing, Probiotics, Periodontal  Therapy, Xylitol.
  3. Breathing: Sleep Apnea, Disordered Breathing, Nasal vs. Mouth Breathing, Relationship to Craniofacial Development
  4. Body: Systemic Inflammation, Nutrition, Physical Inactivity, Toxins, Stress.

This very informative and thought provoking discussion will serve as an introduction to a topic that will change your perspective of our great profession!

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this lecture, participants will:

  • Be introduced to the connection between dentistry and whole body health.
  • Understand the relationship between dental occlusal wear, bruxism, disordered breathing, and gastric reflux.
  • Learn screening tests for sleep apnea, disordered breathing, diabestes, gastric reflux that can be immediately implemented in the dental office.


Dr. DeWitt C. Wilkerson is the President of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), CEO of the Dental Institute for Systemic Heath (DISH), Past President of the American Equilibration Society (AES), Senior Facult/Director of Dental Medicine for the Dawson Academy, Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Dentistry and former Associate Faculty/Special Lecturer at the L.D. Pankey Institute. Dr. Wilkerson has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad on the subjects of Restorative Dentistry, TMDisorders, Sleep Apnea, and Integrative Dental Medicine.



Integrative Dental Medicine: The Next Great Frontier in Dentistry

  • April 13, 2018
  • 200 Coventry Road
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1K 4S3