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Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH,  is a proponent of incorporating the latest scientific research on the multiple oral-systemic links into practical clinical protocols. Kathryn’s interest in the medical side of dentistry led her to years of advanced study into the oral-systemic links, including twice graduating with an advanced arterial wellness certification from the prestigious Bale Doneen Preceptorship for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Healthcare Practitioners. Kathryn has completed level one of the Functional Oral Systemic Health Mini-Residency from the renowned Exceptional Dental Courses, and in 2018, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. Having completed advanced study in adult learning through the Lioness Principle Transformational Training, Kathryn excels in coaching dental professionals to elevate their standard of care with protocols based on sound scientific principles and proven strategies for optimal patient care and outstanding practice growth. Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of head and neck cancer throughout her career and serves as the Director of Education for Oral Cancer Cause and serves on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Board of the Oral Cancer Foundation. Kathryn is an honors graduate of the University of Nebraska and The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch. Kathryn is a faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. She is a national speaker and a key opinion leader and has published multiple articles and continuing education courses. Kathryn was the viewer’s choice winner in the Jumpstart 2020 Keynote Speaking Competition. After 30 years as a dental hygienist, Kathryn still loves and is passionate about her career as a dental hygienist, and she feels her purpose is to love her patients back to health.
Kathryn Gilliam, RDH

We Learn From Many Masters

Foreword Twenty-five years ago, I wrote an article entitled “We Learn from Many Masters.” It was about how, as clinicians, we must bring our hearts and our souls into our work with patients. I had...

Yesterday’s Protocols Don’t Work for Today’s Oral Cancer

I’ve spent decades teaching my dental colleagues to perform traditional head and neck cancer screenings and to use fluorescence devices to enhance their visual screenings. My passion for the early detection of oral cancers...