Glucose, Gut, and Gums: The Missing Link for Optimal Health

Breakfast & registration – 8 a.m.
Lecture – 9 a.m.
Lunch – 12-1 p.m.
Dismissal – 3 p.m.

Tuition Cost: AIDA members: $99 per person (50% Discount)
General Admission: $199 per person
*Tuition includes breakfast and lunch

CE: 5 Lecture CE Credits
CE Code: 490
Prerequisite: None

Course Description: It is estimated that over 80 percent of Americans are experiencing insulin resistance. One can have insulin resistance for up to 20 years before being pre-diabetic. Insulin resistance impacts every organ and body and is crucial to acute and chronic disease prevention. This course is designed to equip the dental professional to take a more comprehensive look at the root cause of oral and systemic inflammation. The clinician will obtain practical information for chairside implementation.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify how periodontal pathogens affect gut health
  • Define the bi-directional relationship between insulin resistance, diabetes, and periodontal disease
  • Review strategies to evaluate systemic inflammation manifesting orally
  • Discover oral products to promote symbiosis


Meet the Instructor: Amber Auger, MPH, RDH

Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, is a practicing dental hygienist that specializes in detecting and treating dental dysbiosis conditions. With over 17 years of experience in the dental industry, she has a passion for guiding hygienists in enhancing their clinical confidence, time and business management, and whole-body, patient-specific periodontal protocols. Amber is the 2019 Sunstar Award of Distinction recipient, a contributor to RDH Magazine, featured author for DentistryIQ, editor of the RDH Graduate newsletter, and the host of#AskAmberRDH. Amber is actively mentoring and educating fellow dental hygienists in their careers and in personal growth through Thrive in the Op® on-demand course curriculum and weekly live coaching sessions. Amber is also owner of the Functional RDH® certification that provides hands-on and classroom lectures to identify the root cause of dental dysbiosis and ways in which to restore whole-body health based on the latest oral science.



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