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Clinical Endpoint... What is Periodontal Maintenance?

Presented by Lora Hooper RDH and Julie Cox RDH

July 1st, 2022

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

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.

Lora Hooper, BSDH, RDH, EFDA

Lora received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University in 1995. Lora is a founding member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and a Preceptor for the BaleDoneen Method. Lora is a member of the ADHA, ODHA, and CDHA. She has served as Continuing Education Chair for the CDHA and as a liaison for the ODHA to the OSDB.

At the Prevent Clinic, Lora is one of our care coordinators. In this position, she is able to integrate her expertise in dental knowledge, managing patient care, and incorporating her passion for improving patients’ lives with implementing oral systemic care into practice. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her children and reading oral systemic health research. One fun fact about Lora is that she was a figure skater for The Ohio State University. She is also co-owner of a business, DHE Method, that provides coaching and resources to implement oral systemic care into practice. She also co-hosts the Ask Why Podcast.

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