2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Ms. Karen Davis, RDH

Connecting The Dots Between Cancer, Chronic Illnesses &  Periodontal Disease

Friday October 19, 2018  1:30pm – 4:30pm   

Generously Co-Sponsored by Philip Oral Healthcare and Tokuyama with an unrestricted educational grant

Ms. Karen Davis, RDH






CDHBC QAP Competency – C.4, D.2, D.4, E.2

Alberta Dental Association & College – Approved for CE

Navigating through scientific literature to understand the application to health, wellness, and disease is a daunting task. What is hype and what is science?  What are the shared risk factors between cancer, chronic illnesses and periodontal diseases? What role does inflammation play in disease development? This program examines emerging trends in disease management and delves into exploring current data that should compel dental professionals to connect the dots between oral and overall health, and become a health advocate to guide patients toward reducing their risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify ways periodontal disease influences other diseases
  • Recognize how lifestyle alternations, adjunctive agents, and biofilm management improve outcomes
  • Appraise methods to guide patients toward disease prevention


Ms. Karen Davis, RDH has a diverse background as a speaker.  Her expertise has emerged from a broad range of professional endeavors including clinical practice, participation on advisory boards, consulting, authoring articles for dental publications, and speaking internationally through her own CE company, Cutting Edge Concepts® 

  • 2000, Founder, Cutting Edge Concepts®
  • Recognized annually since 2006 in Dentistry Today’s “Top Clinicians in Continuing Education”
  • Independent Consultant to Philips Oral Healthcare, Hu-Friedy/EMS, Periosciences, Tokuyama – currently
  • Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Corporate Council – currently
  • 30+ years clinical experience as a practicing dental hygienist, Dallas, Texas – currently
  • Accomplished author and columnist for dental publications – currently
  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association, current member
  • American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, current member
  • American Physiological Association of Medicine & Dentistry, current member
  • International Federation of Dental Hygienists, current member
  • Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, Board of Directors
  • Philips Oral Healthcare Global Key Opinion Leader Roundtable
  • Trainer & RDH Mastership Program Certification, The JP Institute
  • Procter & Gamble Thought Leader Summit
  • Oral DNA Dental Team Advisory Committee
  • Orascoptic Leadership Symposium
  • DentalAntioxidant.com Publication Review Board
  • E-Deneducation.com Advisory Board
  • OraPharma Periodontal Treatment Protocol Advisory Board
  • Oral B Dental Hygiene, Chairman and Advisory Board member
  • Midwestern State University Dental Hygiene Program Advisory Board
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Midwestern State University


2018 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 18-20

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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