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Breaking up with Biofilms: Exploring their Impact on Oral Health

Friday, April 12

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX


Let's break up with biofilms and redefine the way we approach oral health. From debunking myths to exploring innovative treatments, this event promises to empower you with insights that can transform your practice and impact your patients' lives. We will explore the fascinating realm of biofilms – complex communities of bacteria that play a significant role in periodontal disease – and examine how they can be both helpful and harmful.

This session will enable participants to:
- Challenge conventional wisdom and explore the truths and misconceptions surrounding periodontal disease.
- Delve into the intricate ecosystems of the oral microbiome, where biofilms thrive.
- Uncover the mechanisms behind biofilm resistance to traditional treatments and products.
- Gain insights into the latest research and innovative strategies to overcome these challenges
and achieve more successful outcomes.


Lora Hooper, B.S.D.H., R.D.H., E.F.D.A.

Lora received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from The Ohio State University in 1995. Lora is a member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and a 2011 Preceptor of the BaleDoneen Method. She is training through the Seeds Scientific Research & Performance (SSRP) Institute, completing their peptide program focusing on disease reversal and prevention at the cellular level. Her current passion is moving the dental hygiene profession from symptom suppression to disease reversal. Lora is the Vice President & Clinical Directo9r for IDMSS, Integrative Dental Medicine Scholar Society. As a speaker and workshop coach, she helps dental professionals gain the knowledge and skills to address dental patients’ complete health. Plus, she is featured on the Ask Why Medicine and Cheat Codes for Health podcasts educating the public and colleagues on the new gold standard in healthcare.

Lora is a member of the ADHA, ODHA, and CDHA. She has previously served as Continuing Education Chair for the CDHA and as a liaison for the ODHA to the OSDB. She has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 28 years.

Lora is a care coordinator and patient educator for Dr. Gina Pritchard at the Prevent Clinic. She integrates her expertise in dental knowledge, managing patient care, and incorporating her passion for improving patients' lives through integrating oral & general medicine into practice.

Lora is a visiting Faculty Member of the Pankey Institute and a dental speaker for MDVIP Cardio Collaboration. Lora was previously co-owner of Dental Hygiene Excellence, coaching dental teams on her founded DHEmethod. She has been a key speaker, coach, and consultant for over 20 years in Oral Salivary diagnostics and has overseen over 10,000 test. You can find her spending quality time with her family and reading oral systemic health research in her spare time. One fun fact about Lora is that she was a figure skater for The Ohio State University.

Key Opinion Leader for The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), ProBiora Health, Stella Life, &IDM Scholar Society. Conflict of interest: None listed

Lora Hooper, B.S.D.H., R.D.H., E.F.D.A.
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