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Oct 15-16, 2021

12 CE Credits

We're confident that George Washington would have been able to save his teeth if he had had access to Perio Protect.

Come to PerioProtect2021 to discover the best ROI in dentistry. You can end the infectious cycle of gum disease and grow your practice. The annual session is our best CE event, combining scientific discoveries with practical implementation, case study applications, office organization tips, patient presentation skills, plus marketing strategies. At the in-person live event, you also have helpful opportunities to interact with other doctors and teams who have Perio Protect experience and will learn from their success. Attend PerioProtect2021 and spend two days to transform your practice with a sustain focus on your periodontal services, new profitability, and best practices to improve periodontal health.

Our Speakers
Dr. Anissa Holmes

 Dr. Anissa Holmes

Dr. Duane Keller

Dr. Duane Keller

Gary Kadi

Gary Kadi

Dr. Joseph and Illene Noetzel

Dr. Joseph and Illene Noetzel

Dr. Andrea Foley
Dr. Andrea Foley
Dr. Cary LaCouture

Dr. Cary LaCouture

Dr. Brian Davey
Dr. Brian Davey
Tanya Dunlap
Tanya Dunlap, PhD
Thomas Bauer
Thomas J. Bauer
Chris Jurist Baust
Chris Jurist Baus
Bruce Cochrane
Dr. Bruce Cochrane
Dr. Eric Goulder and Dr. Bark McClatchie
Dr. Eric Goulder and Dr. Barb McClatchie
Dr. Kelly Blodgett
Dr. Kelly Blodgett
Meghan Dunham, RDH
Meghan Dunham, RDH
Kathe Swanson, RDH
Courses Offered

Friday, October 15

7:30-8:30am:  Registration and Breakfast


8:30-9:30am: Treating Periodontal Disease in the Post-Antibiotic Age, Tanya Dunlap, PhD


9:30-10:30am: NGS and Osteogenic Potential, Dr. Duane Keller


10:30-10:45am: Break


10:45-11:45am: What Successful Dentists Do Differently, Gary Kadi and Dr. Brian Davey


11:45am-1:00pm: Lunch


1:00-1:45pm: It's Not If, But When, Dr. Cary LaCouture


1:45-3:00pm: CBD and Oral Health, Chris Jurist Baus and Tom Bauer


3:00-3:15pm: Break


3:15-4:00pm: Heart Attacks are Optional: How Dentists Collaborating with Physicians can Save Their Patient Lives, Dr. Barb McClatchie and Dr. Eric Goulder


4:00-5:30pm: Ask the Experts Part 1: How Do They Do That? Panel Discussion with Experienced and Successful Providers Dr. Andrea Foley, Kathe Swanson RDH, Drs. Ilenne and Joseph Noetzel, Dr. Bruce Cochrane.


Saturday, October 16

8:30-10:30am: Ultra-Case Acceptance Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes


10:30-10:45am: Break


10:45am-12:30pm: High Return Marketing Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes


12:30-1:30pm: Lunch


1:30-2:45pm: Ask the Experts Part 2: Treatment Planning for restorative work and periodontal therapy with Dr. Kelly Blodgett, Meghan Dunham RDH, Dr. Duane Keller, Dr. Brian Davey.

Perio Protect, LLC. Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 7/1/2021 to 5/31/2025. Provider ID 305521

Detailed Course Descriptions


Treating Periodontal Disease in the Post-Antibiotic Age, Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Reducing a chronic infectious burden, like gum disease, on the immune system makes it possible for the body to focus on other infectious or inflammatory challenges. We’ve tried Antibiotics. They have a temporary effect and the infectious cycle continues. You can treat your patients more effectively with long-term success using prescription tray delivery of hydrogen peroxide gel deep into periodontal pockets. Research shows that this delivery combined with SRP leads to more significant pocket depth and bleeding reductions than SRP alone. This presentation review the benefits of hydrogen peroxide, patient candidate selection, treatment protocols and office logistics to make implementation easy.  1 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.



  • Identify the benefits and limitations of antimicrobials with oxidative and oxygenating reactions for biofilm management.
  • Recognize patient candidates who can benefit from Rx Tray therapy and the appropriate tray treatment protocol.
  • Compare patient results with a simple number that helps patients understand the importance of treatment.

NGS and Osteogenic Potential, Dr. Duane Keller

Next Generation DNA Sequencing offers a robust analysis of oral biofilm, detecting more than 50,000 microbes and classifying them as gram positive or gram negative and as aerobes, anaerobes, facultative anaerobes or fungal species. This comprehensive analysis gave Dr. Duane Keller unique insights on the kinds of shifts that occur in microbial samples as he tracked diseased sites that were treated and subsequently presented as healthy. 1 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.



  • How biofilm populations shift from disease to health
  • How to extract pocket samples for analysis
  • Two different ways to use this testing

What Successful Dentists Do Differently, Gary Kadi and Dr. Brian Davey 

Good dentistry does not always translate into profitability and financial success. With reverse engineering, we show you how to determine the revenue potential for your practice and how you can reach it using the hygiene department as the engine of growth.


You believe in and practice oral systemic health, and now it's time to get your team and patients on board. Our meta-data of a thousand practices and 6 million treatment plans shows that only 8% of patients are presented perio treatment and only 4% accept. This has got to change - and you can do something about it. 1 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.



  • How to position your office as a Complete Health Practice
  • How to use a Healthy Mouth Baseline and a simple standard of care for patient education and team organization

Not If But When, Dr. Cary LaCouture

Dr. Cary LaCouture uses this phase every day to explain the importance of Rx tray therapy to patients. However, knowing that patients need and will benefit from treatment does not translate into effective patient education or efficient practice management. Learn how he combines his passion for patient health with sustained team focus and real time dentistry. You too can master the lifecycle of analog to digital and learn how to apply the principles from Atomic Habits to increase team driven dentistry, patient engagement, and case acceptance.



  • The flow of real time dentistry as it applies to multiple aspects of clinical care.
  • How to develop a hygiene driven program that is team executed and health centric.
  • The importance of small habitual change and the daily practice of “sustain and maintain.”


CBD and Oral Health, Chris Jurist Baus and Tom Bauer

There is a clear trend toward natural ingredients in dental products and new interest in the potential of CBD products. This presentation explores the possibilities of augmenting dental care and practice using CBD products, specifically mouth rinse and toothpaste. The scientific literature is expanding rapidly and data will be examined. 1.15 CE, AGD Subject Code 730.



  • Understanding the difference between Hemp products
  • How CBD may be effective in Dental Practice 
  • In-depth review of specific  products for dental care

Heart Attacks are Optional, Eric Goulder, MD, FACC and Dr. Barbara McClatchie, DDS

Cardiologist Eric Goulder, MD, FACC and Barbara McClatchie DDS have developed an innovative practice together to help patients avoid heart attacks and strokes. Patients with periodontitis and caries have significantly higher risks of arterial inflammation and ischemic strokes. In this presentation they review a case study on how the dental team gave this patient his life back.       



  • How this collaborative model of care works
  • Technologies and tests used in this practice for diagnosis and treatment
  • How to support patients’ long term optimal oral and arterial health

Ask the Experts Part 1: How Do They Do That? Panel Discussion with Experienced and Successful Providers Dr. Andrea Foley, Kathe Swanson RDH, Drs. Ilenne and Joseph Noetzel, Dr. Bruce Cochrane.

Highly successful providers discuss how they implemented and sustained Perio Tray therapy in their practices. Send your questions in advance to 1.5 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.



  • Understand how other offices have successfully implemented new treatment therapies and protocols.
  • Gain new ideas and insights into office organization and patient presentation.



Ultra-Case Acceptance Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes

Your priority is patient health. You’re also running a business and need to be successful. These priorities are compatible and can be achieved with excellent verbal skills. In this interactive workshop, you will get pearls that you can use right away in everyday practice. Learn how to tackle the barriers to get past the money, hold teams accountable to present treatment that will benefit patient health, and help patients understand the importance of your treatment. 2 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.



  • Better understand the best words for case presentation and how to build rapport with patients.
  • Understand the process of using emption vs logic in your case presentation.
  • Get past the barriers that can be created by cost or fear of rejection and hold teams accountable to have conversations with patients. 

High Return Marketing Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes

This workshop is specifically designed for professionals who are ready to integrate prescription trays into your practice as well as those wanting to grow the complex care aspect of their practice –cosmetic, implant, clear aligners/airway, and rehabilitative dentistry. We will review the essential strategies of marketing to new and existing patients with an eye to implement proven systems that do not distract you from your essential role providing care. 1.75 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.



  • Marketing strategies lead to higher case acceptance.
  • Little known ways to leverage Facebook and Google to attract more high-value patients.
  • Funnel marketing techniques for practice growth.

Ask the Experts Part 2: Treatment Planning for restorative work and periodontal therapy with Dr. Kelly Blodgett, Meghan Dunham RDH, Dr. Duane Keller, Dr. Brian Davey.


A new patient presents to your office with decay, moderate periodontal disease, and an old crown that needs to be replaced. The panel discusses this scenario and others showcasing the balancing act you face every day addressing patient health and financial concerns. 1.15 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.



  • Understand the value of a comprehensive treatment program for case acceptance.
  • Gain new ideas and insights into treatment options with prescription tray therapy.
Speaker Bios

Dr. Anissa Holmes is dentistry's leading digital marketing expert, having trained thousands of practices on how to leverage social media to grow their practices effectively. Dr. Holmes has built a following of 50,000 Facebook followers for her own practice, has built multiple million dollar plus practices using the proven marketing frameworks that she now teaches and shares with audiences worldwide. Dr. Holmes has trained with the best of the best in Facebook strategy, online marketing, funnel building, automation and sales, and applied that cutting-edge knowledge to build highly effective, repeatable processes for stress-free dental practice growth.


Dr. Duane Keller graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1976. He maintains a successful private practice in St. Louis, MO with an emphasis on TMD patients in chronic pain. Dr. Keller is an Academy of General Dentistry Fellow, served eight years as the Chairperson for the IAO Education Committee, and currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Perio Protect LLC. He has presented hundreds of CE courses in twenty-five years and has published more than 40 articles in professional journals. Dr. Keller has patented dental appliances and treatment methodologies and received clearance from the FDA for his Perio Tray® medicament carrier in 2004.


Gary Kadi is the visionary voice of NextLevel Practice and has for the past 20 years interrupted the status quo of the dental world. Author and documentarian, Gary’s books have sold over 100,000 copies and include Million Dollar Dentistry, Raise Your Healthy Deserve Level, The Dentist, and Dentistry for the Millennial Mindset including his newest book, Million Dollar Dentistry: Bounce Back from Anything. Gary is a powerful educator and advocate for Dentistry, bringing national attention to the oral-systemic connection and believes in the complete health dentistry model.


Dr. Cary LaCouture, Chief Dental Officer at SSun Health, graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1985. In addition to lecturing on High Tech Health Care & Practice Management he serves internationally in clinics located in Cambodia, Haiti, Malaysia, Rwanda & Jamaica. 


Dr. Brian Davey was one of the first dental practices in the San Diego area to offer a comprehensive approach to patient care, focusing on complete health dentistry. Good oral health helps reduce the risk of disease in other areas of your body and enhances your overall health.


Thomas J. Bauer is currently Managing Partner at Imbue Botanicals, LLC. As a proven senior executive and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of industry and start-up experience, he has founded and run more than half a dozen companies. Tom has extensive C-level management in a variety of companies and industries, including medical technologies, medical sterilization equipment and packaging, sterilization services, hemp, mortgage and financial services, and consulting. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology and his Masters in Higher Education Administration.


Chris Jurist Baus has over 20 plus years of high level sales experience, marketing and management experience in the Technology, Marketing, Medical and Cannabis industries my goal is to deliver exceptional campaigns, compelling products in all verticals for every touch point and channel with the brands we work with or the brands we develop.


My focus is to develop business relationships and partnerships around the globe, develop strategic sales campaigns from concept to completion and nurture small and large accounts to drive sales within an organization.


Dr. Barbara McClatchie is on a mission to enrich the quality of life for every person she meets. Her practice, Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, employs a team of professionals specializing in general restorative dentistry and uses researched-based methods that ensure optimal oral, mouth and heart health. As an accredited provider of the BaleDoneen Method, she works in partnership with the Heart Attack Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio and supports other dentists to help patients prevent heart attacks and strokes. She is a founding member of American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, an organization bringing medical and dental professionals together as patient advocates for better patient outcomes.


Eric Goulder, MD, FACC is the founder of the Heart Attack Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio (HASPC), which opened in July 2017 in Worthington, Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1976, he worked for twenty years at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He then worked for ten years as a cardiologist, affiliated with Marietta Memorial Hospital, until he opened the HASPC of Central Ohio. In 2012, Dr. Goulder was introduced to the BaleDoneen (BD) Method, which incorporates the most current, research-based information along with painless non-invasive tests, simple blood tests and genetic information to help predict and prevent heart attacks and ischemic strokes. He has since become an accredited provider of the BD Method. At the HASPC, Dr. Goulder will check and treat patients for hidden heart attack and stroke risk using the BD Method, which is employed by hundreds of practitioners worldwide.


Tanya Dunlap, PhD is the Managing Director for Perio Protect, LLC where she has worked since 2005. She coordinates clinical research involving prescription tray delivery. She also offers CE courses on the science behind prescription tray therapy and the important implications of the research data.

What makes this meeting one of a kind?

The annual meeting is the best, most comprehensive Perio Protect seminar offered. If you’ve already implemented prescription Perio Trays® into your pro­tocols, this meeting can help you take the therapy to the next level for healthier patients and a healthier practice.


If you’ve never attended one of our training programs, this is a perfect opportunity to hear from other doctors and teams who have Perio Protect experience. 

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