Founder of PerioLinks, LLC, and dental team coach, speaker and author, Kathryn Gilliam, RDH, BA, delivers practical protocols to integrate knowledge of the oral-systemic link seamlessly into clinical practice. Her presentations empower dental professionals to develop dental wellness practices, to achieve outstanding results through extraordinary patient care and to create exceptionally productive dental hygiene departments. A practicing clinician, Kathryn delivers powerful presentations based on her passion for the early detection of head and neck cancer and the critical role of the oral-systemic connection in clinical practice. Kathryn combines her passion for patient care with her love of writing. Her articles and continuing education courses have been published in numerous respected industry journals, including The Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, AGD Impact, Dental Economics, RDH, Dentistry Today and Hygiene Mastery Magazine.
Vibrant, energetic and fitness-conscious, Sandy Wexler, a pediatric nurse who appeared to be in perfect health, was shocked to learn during her routine dental check up that she had a large suspicious lump on the right side of her neck. Sandy had not noticed anything different about her neck until that moment and thought it must be simply a swollen lymph node due to a subclinical infection of some kind. She assumed a course of antibiotics would easily remedy the situation.