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"The Biofilm Battlefield"

Presented by Dr. Tom Nabors and Florie V. Mancilla, RDH

August 4, 2023

Exclusive to Direct Diagnostics' clinics, this series offers guidance, support, and education from the oral systemic and salivary diagnostics fields. 

Dr. Tom Nabors

For thirty-seven years, Dr. Tom Nabors has served as a leader in advancing oral microbiology, immunology, and the emerging field of Oral Systemic Health. Following a career in Dentistry, he launched Oral DNA in 2008, the first diagnostic laboratory to focus on the indemnification and diagnostic relevance of oral pathogens. The company was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in 2009 where Tom remained the Chief Dental Officer until 2012. 

He has remained active in the industry working to advance the science as well as its implementation and impact on practice management. Tom received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Health-Sciences and has served in senior roles across numerous professional organizations including the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and as Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Bioscience Research Department

Florie V. Mancilla, RDH

Florie V. Mancilla, RDH is a registered dental hygienist based out of Southern California. She has spent 21 years in the dental field starting her career as an RDA and then progressed to earn her bachelor’s in science from Loma Linda University’s dental hygiene program in 2011. She has served in varied hygiene roles such as specialty dental practices in prosthodontics and periodontics, school based tele-dentistry programs, non-profit public health settings, clinical and didactic faculty for dental hygiene and dental assisting programs as well as a contractor for dental CEU courses. She has been working with lasers since 2012 and is excited to share her laser experience with you. Florie is a board-certified dog mom to Einstein, her travel buddy.

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