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

Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA, “The Saliva Hacker” received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary certification from The Ohio State University in 1995. Then, in 2011, she became a Preceptor of the Bale Doneen Method. Lora continues her education through SSRP, Seeds Scientific Research & Performance Institute, completing their peptide program focusing on disease reversal
and prevention at the cellular level. Her current passion is applying this knowledge to the dental profession, moving from symptom suppression to disease reversal.

Lora is the Vice President & Clinical Director for IDMSS, Integrative Dental Medicine Scholar Society. As a speaker and workshop coach, she helps dental professionals gain the knowledge and skills to address patients’ oral-systemic health. Lora is featured on the Ask Why Medicine and Cheat Codes for Health podcasts, educating the public and colleagues on the new gold standard in oral-systemic care.

In 2017, Lora became the first dental hygienist in the nation to work for a cardiologist in an oral-systemic practice, integrating the Bale Doneen Method into care. In 2020, Lora began working as a care coordinator for Dr. Gina Pritchard at the Prevent Clinic, where she uses her expertise in dental knowledge, manages patient care, and incorporates her passion for improving patients' lives through integrating oral and general medicine into practice.

Lora is the dental speaker for MDVIP Cardio Collaboration and a visiting Faculty Member of the Pankey Institute.

Lora is also a member of the ADHA, ODHA, AAOSH, and SSRP. She has previously served as Continuing Education Chair for the CDHA and was a liaison between the ODHA and the OSDB. Lora has over 28 years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist.

Lora helps coach dental teams with hands-on experiential coaching through IDM. She has been a key speaker and consultant on oral salivary diagnostics for over 15 years, has overseen over 10,000 saliva tests, and has treated over 3,000 salivary diagnostic cases herself in clinical practice.

She is a Key Opinion Leader for the IDM Scholar Society, Prevent Clinic, MDVIP, Pankey Institute, Spectrum Solutions, ProBiora Health, and SuperMouth. In her spare time, Lora spends quality time with her husband and five children and reads oral systemic health research. Fun facts about Lora include that she was a figure skater for The Ohio State University. Conflict of interest: None listed


Friday, April 12

Airway to Pathogens to Plaques: Decoding the Intricate Connection

9 - 10:30 AM
1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

Breaking up with Biofilms: Exploring their Impact on Oral Health

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

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