- Health and Wellness
- Integrative Dental Medicine
- Oral Systemic Connection
- Virtual Presentations
Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM
Nearly 70 percent of Americans take nutraceuticals and dietary supplements, usually without any form of guidance from health care practitioners.
Dental professionals offer longer appointments and see patients more consistently than their medical counterparts. This presents an opportunity for dental professionals to be one of the best, unbiased resources of health information for patients. Educating patients about their overall health is a major factor in helping the patient obtain their most radiant, aesthetic smile. It also translates into better health for our patients, easing the burdens of aging placed on our society, and help to keep your patient load growing in solid fashion.
Dentistry is the melding of: art, science, form and function. While upholding teachings of her traditional western dental training, Amy Dayries respects a patient’s desire to practice alternative and homeopathic solutions to their oral and systemic health challenges. This requires a working knowledge of methods and practices used in medicine and dentistry in other parts of the world including: traditional herbals, Ayurvedics, Galenic and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques.
Connecting Oral Systemic Health to Over-The-Counter Remedies and Dietary Approaches
Over-the-counter and traditional herbal remedies, natural supplements and homeopathic remedies can significantly impact oral-systemic health, but they are not necessarily free of risks or side effects. Dentists need to be able to give patients the space to disclose this information, help them make informed choices and educate them regarding oral systemic connections. Most systemic disease has signs visible in the mouth. The mouth is part of the gut, which contains the majority of the body’s immune system cells.
Connections between the mouth and whole-body inflammation, the latest on nutrition and dietary trends and the effectiveness of vitamin and mineral supplements will be explored in this session.
This course features an overview of the most commonly used herbal remedies patients may already be taking, their most common effects, interactions and side effects, as well as lesser-known supplements that may be discussed with patients who have visible signs of oral-systemic disease.
The focus of this session will be on a wide range of supplements the dental team should consider when speaking with patients about their health history, the specific impact herbs and supplements may have on patients’ oral and systemic health and what important contraindications exist for the most commonly available OTC supplements, herbs, and alternative treatments.
- Discuss connections between oral health and heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, and other disorders
- Discover modern diet choices that support better health and lower inflammation
- Identify which commonly prescribed drugs deplete essential vitamins and minerals and how to help patients counter the effects
- Explore how nutritional and herbal supplements can support oral and systemic health and any contraindications
- Receive and review a reference guide for helping patients make informed choices in terms of value, variety and quality when purchasing supplements or OTC remedies
Suggested Format: Full or Partial Day; Lecture, Workshop
Suggested Audience: Dentist and Team
Drugs and Nutrition Depletion — If the course is a workshop format, participants will have opportunity to learn through a “taste test” utilizing OTC products which lock in the learning and enables them to educate their patients by sharing their first-hand experience.
Dentistry is the melding of: art, science, form and function. While upholding teachings of her traditional western dental training, Amy M. Dayries, DMD, FAIHM respects a patient’s desire to practice alternative and homeopathic solutions to their oral and systemic health challenges. This requires a working knowledge of methods and practices used in medicine and dentistry in other parts of the world including: traditional herbals, Ayurvedics, Galenic and Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques.
Dr. Dayries’ personal experiences with lead and mercury poisoning toxicity and experiences raising children who needed to focus better in school, sparked her passion for nutritional counseling and the herbal arts. Dr. Dayries often recommends natural alternatives and homeopathic solutions to the oral and systemic health problems of her patients. She is accredited and SMART certified by the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) meaning that she follows an established protocol to reduce exposure to patients, staff and the environment when she removes amalgam fillings.
Dr. Dayries graduated from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1996. More recently, she studied completed an 18-month long herbal medicine program for health care practitioners before becoming the first dentist to complete a 2 year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).
Dr. Dayries lectures on the topic of Integrative Dentistry for colleagues across the country. She also offers healthy lifestyle seminars at local farmers markets and writes Whole Body Happiness: a news column for a local Atlanta magazine called Country Club Living. She was recently featured on The United Intentions Radio Show.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Cosmetic Dentists
- Hinman Dental Association
- American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
- International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Holistic Dental Association
- Georgia Dental Association
- Alpharetta/Norcross Study Club
- ALF Interface Academy
- Northern District Dental Society
- Spear Study Club
- Seattle Study Club
— M. Suzor, RDH
“Thank you so much for an amazing evening with our study club.”
— S. Odom, RDH
“An excellent presentation! Let’s see more of this rising star.”
— Attendee, American Dental Association Annual Session 2017
“I have received advice regarding new treatments and cures for my chronic illness from many others. Thank you for your carefully considered advice and trusted recommendations.”
— K. Martin
“I enjoyed your seminar! Thank you for the time and energy you have given to this important subject.”
— Sutton, RDH
“Thank you so much for this seminar and all the useful information. I intend to make very good use of it personally and professionally.”
— K. Adkins, RDH
Why choose Amy Dayries?
- Dr. Dayries hosts The Whole Healing Radio Show on the United Intentions Radio Network where she regularly interviews healthcare experts on a variety of oral health topics.
- She is the first dentist to complete a 2 year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).
- Dr. Dayries lectures on the topic of Integrative Dentistry for colleagues across the country.
- She offers healthy lifestyle seminars at local farmers markets and writes Whole Body Happiness: a news column for a local Atlanta magazine called Country Club Living.