Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH
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 of the renowned Exceptional Dental Courses, and in 2018, she earned a Fellowship in the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health.
Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral and oropharyngeal cancer throughout her career. She 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 a national speaker and a key opinion leader for CariFree, MicrobeLinkDx, Care Credit, Act Dental, OraPharma, CloSYS, and Stella Life Vega Oral Care Products. Kathryn also serves as a Dentsply Sirona Preventive Ambassador. Kathryn has published multiple articles and continuing education courses in leading dental journals and serves as a faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. Kathryn has shared the message of oral wellness on podcasts in the United States and Australia.
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.