Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH, is a practicing dental hygienist, lecturer, author, and consultant. She specializes in teaching dental teams to incorporate the latest scientific research on the 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 earned her certification in Biological Dental Hygiene from the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine in 2020.
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 faculty member and dental hygiene specialty coach for the Productive Dentist Academy. A national speaker, a key opinion leader, and industry influencer, Kathryn has published multiple articles and continuing education courses.
After 30 years as a dental hygienist, Kathryn continues to be passionate about her career as a dental hygienist, and she feels her purpose is to love her patients back to health.
Course Conflicts of Interest: None