Finding the Connection Between Chronic Disease and Hidden Oral Infections   (SOLD OUT)

Our patients` oral health will have a PROFOUND influence on their overall systemic health journey. Effectively integrating Oral and Dental health together with Systemic Health and Nutrition into the comprehensive treatment of our patients can have profound positive effects on health outcomes. We have seen a HUGE increase in chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders and cancer. The current published literature shows a strong association between these systemic diseases and oral disease and infection. In many cases, this may even be a causative association. As dentists, we may be contributing to the problem by using toxic materials and failing to eradicate hidden infections. In this presentation, we`ll provide dental professionals with the knowledge needed to feel confident evaluating oral health conditions and knowing what steps to recommend to their patients so they can eliminate the things in the mouth that are making them sick.

In this presentation we will discuss:
• What effect can toxic materials can have on overall health and what steps can a health-focused Dentist take to SAFELY remove them?
• What are some common sources of infections in the jaws and teeth and how do we deal with these "hidden infections"?
o What does the published endodontic and medical literature say about Root Canal therapy?
o What does the published Oral Surgery literature say about Fatty-degenerative Osteonecrosis or "cavitations" and why they occur.
• TMJ...How imbalances in the jaw joint and muscles can cause chronic stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and impede healing.
• Sleep Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea is associated with many chronic health problems. What can a Biologic Dentist do to control and RESOLVE these issues?
• How do we know what materials the dentist can use for your treatment? (Biocompatibility testing)

  • Course Code: F2
  • Fee:Included In Registration
  • Time:9:00am-11:30am
  • CE Credit:2.5
  • Audience:
    Dentist Dental Hygienist Dental Assistant
  • Seating Taken:
  • Supported by:Professional Dental Services
Speaker: Dr. Sergio Montes

Dr. Sergio Montes, DDS, NMD

Dr. Montes’ passion is helping fellow health professionals understand the implications of dentistry and oral disease on our systemic health and how good Health-Focused Dentistry can hugely improve health outcomes. He has lectured across the country on a variety of dental topics. Initially trained as a traditional “drill-and-fill” dentist, Dr. Montes felt called to follow a unique professional journey that has taken him deep into the world of integrative health and Dentistry. Following dental school, he established and built a successful health-focused dental practice in Northern Arizona which has grown to become one of the premier clinics for biologic dentistry in the area. Dr. Montes has also worked in 2 multi-doctor dental clinics in Utah where he’s helped to build interdisciplinary teams that continue to bring healing to their patients. He currently practices at Dental Solutions in Bountiful, Utah were in addition to providing direct patient care, they host the Holistic Dental Education Series, an annual series of 7 seminars where practitioners from across the country and around the world come to be trained in how to diagnose and treat oral health problems in a health-focused manner. Dr. Montes earned a degree in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Montes worked as a research scientist at the Sarver Heart Center and published numerous scientific articles on virology, aging, and heart function. Dr. Montes earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa and later completed a program in Integrative Medicine and Dentistry at the ACIMD through which he became a Board-certified Naturopathic Physician (ANMA). Dr. Montes is a founding member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry and has been a presenter at their annual sessions and is a contributor to the Ozone Master Classes, a group of physicians and dentists dedicated to the advancement of Ozone-oxygen therapies. Dr. Montes and his soulmate Lisa live at the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Northern Utah with three of their six kids, and their dog Axl.