FIRST FRIDAY WEBINAR DECEMBER 2022:
Presented Dr. Tom Nabors, Julie Cox BSDH, RDH, EFDA, and guest Andrea Owens, RDH
December 2, 2022
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.
Julie Cox, RDH
Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree of science as well as her EFDA certification at The Ohio State University. She has provided compassionate and comprehensive dental care for 15 years. She has extensive experience in individualized treatment of periodontal disease. She believes deeply that identifying the root causes of periodontal infections is the key to successful treatment.
She also has over ten years of experience in dental consulting. Julie is very passionate about coaching and empowering clinical providers on the topic of the oral systemic connection.
Julie’s role with Direct Diagnostics is to coach clinicians on the importance of detecting high risk oral pathogens to aid not only in the treatment of periodontal diseases, but also to lower the risk for other systemic events.
Andrea Owens, RDH
Andrea Owens, RDH is a dental hygienist in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked with Dr. Tom Nabors for over 12 years. She's the clinical advisor for Total Patient Service and teaches No More Hygiene. Andrea leads a MasterMind group of hygienists through the Crown Council Network.