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You and Your Patients’ Brain Health… What You can be Doing Now
(3.5 CEU Hours)

Dying from Dirty Teeth: Oral Health of the Aged Population, a Problem and Viable Solution
(3.5 CEU Hours)

April 5, 2024

Early Registration by March 29, 2024.

Angie Stone, RDH, BS

Angie began her career in the United States Navy as a Dental Technician. Her assigned mission was to help keep her fellow sailors dentally ready for deployment. After her enlistment she completed degrees in dental hygiene and psychology.

Stone has worn many hats along her professional journey including clinical dental hygienist, sales and educational positions with dental product companies, Director of Hygiene Consulting with a leading consulting company, adjunct faculty in both dental assisting and dental hygiene programs, Editor In Chief for a leading hygiene publication, and Director of Hygiene Recruiting for a recruiting firm. Each of her experiences were unknowingly preparing her for her next mission…serving elders.

Angie’s work with the elder population manifested when her mother-in-law passed away in a nursing home, likely from dirty teeth. As a result, she has spent the last 19 years focused on the dental health of elders. Through her company, Amazon bestselling book, “Dying from Dirty Teeth”, and lectures in 47 states and 6 countries, Angie has made an impact on how elders are understood and cared for by the dental profession.

Her work in residential care communities exposed her to many patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This, and the fact her family is experiencing their third generation of AD, Angie’s calling has pivoted again. After being told she has the gene for AD and that there is nothing she can do to prevent her own diagnosis, Angie went to work to prove that there are things she can do. She now holds certifications as a Brain Longevity Specialist, Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Caregiver.

What she has learned is too important to keep to herself. Bringing education, to the masses of people, regarding reducing the risk of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is the next iteration of Angie’s life work. She is hopeful her journey, pain and learning will continue to help others.

About the Courses

Course Title: Dying From Dirty Teeth: Oral Health of the Aged Population A Problem and a Viable Solution
Presented By: Angie Stone, BS, RDH, BLTS, CDP, CCG

Course Description: As our population continues to age, and more and more people become dependent on nursing home care, the problem of poor oral health is growing quickly. And it turns out that teaching care providers to brush and floss their client’s teeth is not really the best answer. Something needs to be done to stop this epidemic and the needless suffering of our elders. This course addresses oral care issues facing dependent adults, with a focus on nursing home residents and their primary care givers, namely nursing assistants and nurses. This course will get attendees energized about caring for this population. Come hear about opportunities to help this population and feel the excitement!

Course applicable to: All Dental Professionals
Course Length: 3.0 Hours
COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the massive need for dental professionals and nursing professionals to collaborate in order to improve the oral health of dependent adults and describe how people in this population are often times dying of dirty teeth
  2. State why teaching care teams about brushing and flossing dependent elder’s teeth does not translate to improved oral health of this population
  3. List the various simple advanced treatment modalities that exist to improve the oral health of dependent elders
  4. Discuss the ways a dental professional can assist care teams with improving their oral care efforts
  5. Identify how nursing professionals and dental professionals can work together to help dependent adults to not only improve their dental health, but also their systemic health.

Course Title: You and Your Patients’ Brain Health…What You Can Be Doing Now
Presented By: Angie Stone, BS, RDH, BLS, CDP

Course Description: The brain is the most complex organ in the body. It controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates the body. Without an adequately functioning brain people become a shell of a human.
Environment, lifestyle choices and genetics are directly correlated with brain health. What is not being taught is how making choices and taking action can assist with the maintenance of brain function, as well as increase quality of life, health span and longevity.
As the medical professional who likely sees and spends the greatest amount of time with patients, dental hygienists are perfectly positioned to share this information. In fact, hygienists have an obligation to provide information regarding the causation relationship poor oral health has to brain health. By sharing the concepts learned in this course with patients, family and friends and the practicing brain maintenance themselves, hygienists can have a profound effect on the reduction of the number of people who suffer from cognitive decline. It’s possible.
Angie is excited to share this life changing information with you! Come feel her passion, be inspired, have some fun and likely walk away feeling a smidge better than you did before the class!

Course Applicable To: All members of the dental team
Course Length: 3 hours
Course Objectives: After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the dental hygienist in assisting patients maintain brain health
  • Describe various modalities available to ward off cognitive decline for all people
  • Be comfortable having conversations with patients regarding the connection between oral and brain health, no matter the patients’ age

Periodontal Disease Does Not Discriminate Based on Age (covering the new AAP guidelines)-(4 CEU Hours)

The Jaw Bone is Connected to the Ankle Bone – (3 CEU Hours)

(additional information below)

CE credit will not be awarded for any individual who does not fully complete the course.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Handouts (if offered) will be emailed prior to the event to the email supplied by the registrant.

Featured Speaker:
Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS & Ward VanGuilder, MAPT, CIMT


Sponsored By:

Event Schedule
7:30-8am: Check-In/Continental Breakfast
8am-Noon:  Morning Session
Noon-1pm:  Lunch will be provided
1-4pm:  Afternoon Session


Where and When

The Highlands Event Center
355 Wharton Circle Suite 200
Triadelphia, WV 26059

April 5, 2024
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Check-In: 7:30 am to 8:00 am)



  • Discuss oral health challenges of today’s youth
  •  Review systemic considerations of periodontal disease
  • Review comprehensive periodontal assessment and classification, including the new AAP Guidelines
  • Investigate the need for office protocols for comprehensive periodontal assessment
  • Review case study


  • Recall full body anatomical overview and explain the kinetic chain
  • Identify dental instruments, equipment and technology that may improve efficiency, enhance patient outcomes and assist musculoskeletal health
  • Review contributing factors of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
  • Discuss how posture affects the entire body
  • Learn exercises and stretches designed for the dental professional


Lancette VanGuilder graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and has  spent the last 25 years actively involved in dental hygiene leadership, education and  advocacy on the local, state and national level.

Lancette resides in Reno, Nevada and is a past president of the Nevada Dental  Hygienists Association, is a past recipient of the Nevada Dental Hygienist of the Year  and received the Innovative Career Vision Award for her work in all 7 professional  roles of the dental hygienist. She served for 4 years on the board of directors for the  American Dental Hygienists Association and has been honored at the national level  by receiving the ADHA Irene Newman Professional Achievement award, recognizing  her for her contributions to advancing the art and science of the dental hygiene  profession over the last 15 years.  

Lancette is an internationally recognized continuing education speaker and serves as  a key opinion leader in the dental industry. She has been featured on podcasts such  as Dentistry’s Gone Wild and Your Dental Top 5 for innovative access to care  solutions. Most recently, she has published articles in Dentistry IQ regarding mobile  dentistry during a pandemic and the administration of vaccines by dental hygienists.  She works as a clinician in private practice, owns/operates her own mobile dentistry  business, has an AGD PACE Approved national CE company (Hygienist for Health) and  volunteers as a registered lobbyist for nonprofit work.  

Lancette is passionate about ensuring that all communities have access to dental  care, the power of prevention and the utilization of the dental hygienist.

Ward VanGuilder, MAPT, CIMT received his physical therapy degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 1995 and has specialized in occupational health/wellness, injury prevention and rehabilitation, workplace safety and ergonomics for nearly 30 years. Ward is a Board Certified Integrated Manual Therapist and is a recognized leader within the nation’s largest occupational health organization.
Throughout the last 25 years, he has primarily worked with industrial athletes and patients from a variety of work settings. Ward currently oversees a specialty program and manages a large team of specialists including orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, pain management specialists, podiatrists, psychologists and neurosurgeons in California, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. Ward works with a national rehabilitation company and serves as the Director of Advanced Specialist Services.
In his free time, he is an avid mountaineer, mountain biker and skier. He volunteers with the many organizations that support disabled veterans, both locally and abroad. 

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