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Integrative Dental Medicine: Creating Healthier Patients & Practices

July 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2024 @ 2:00 pm


We face a severe health crisis, that is a much larger pandemic than Covid19!

Our western lifestyle affects periodontal & periapical oral disease, vascular disease, breathing disordered sleep, GERD, dental malocclusions, bruxism, poor diets, lack of exercise, excessive weight, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and stress… all examples of the co-morbidities which put every one of us at risk in a viral world!

Dentistry is the medical specialty of oral medicine. Oral health is directly related to complete health: the oral-systemic connection.

We must ask: “How can we stand on the frontlines fighting the health crisis that is destroying our nation?” The answer is through developing a new model that integrates Dentistry & Medicine = Integrative Dental Medicine(IDM). This model is designed to create both healthier patients and practices($).

Dr. Witt Wilkerson will present his 10 years of research and clinical implementation, the subject of his best selling book entitled, “The Shift, the Dramatic Movement Toward Health Centered Dentistry”. Lora Hooper, RDH will present her 20+ years of research and clinical experience, including extensive work in a practice focused on salivary testing, advanced non-surgical periodontal therapy, and cardio-vascular health.

Together, Witt and Lora will lead us into the future of Dentistry’s golden opportunity, to become the leading medical specialty that stands on the frontlines, addressing complete health. Don’t miss this unique learning experience, that will dramatically influence your own health, and will significantly impact your patients and practice!

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the 3 pillars of IDM
  • Introduce the IDM Checklist
  • Introduce a business model for IDM

ADA CERP Certified

The Pankey Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Pankey Institute designates this activity for 14 continuing education credits.


July 26, 2024 @ 8:00 am
July 27, 2024 @ 2:00 pm
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The Pankey Institute
1 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149 United States
305 428 5500


CE Hours
Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson & Ms. Lora Hooper, RDH
$290/ night with private bath
Registration Link

To enhance your learning experience and ease your travel, we offer accommodations on-site at The Pankey Institute. Each bedroom has a full bathroom ensuite and amenities such as TV, hairdryer, small steamers in each wardrobe and plush Pankey Lodge robes for your use. We also have a very large living room and kitchen for your personal relaxation. The One Club at The Pankey Institute is located on the second floor of the Institute.

To inquire about pricing, availability and further information, please contact Participant Services at 305.428.5500 or 1.800.4-PANKEY

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Most courses require a non-refundable deposit. Requests to cancel must be made in writing.
For courses under $500, payment is due in full at the time of registration. Cancellations received prior to 90 days before the start of the course will be honored minus a $50 administrative fee which is non-refundable.
Courses over $500 require a non-refundable deposit at the time of registration. The tuition balance is due 90 days prior to the start date of the course. Requests received prior to 90 days before the start of the course will be subject to forfeiture of the deposit and 50% of the course tuition, however, the remaining tuition may be transferred to another course date.
No refunds or transfers will be issued for cancellations received within 90 days of the start of the course. Please allow 3 weeks for processing of refunds. Pankey reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course or scheduled faculty with advance notice to registrant. In no event shall Pankey be liable for any cancellation or change penalties assessed by the airlines, hotels, or other travel related expenses as a result of course date changes or course cancellations including changes related to weather, natural disasters, or other unforeseen events.

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The L. D. Pankey Dental Foundation, aka The Pankey Institute is a nonprofit corporation organized and chartered in the State of Florida that accepts all registrants regardless of age, race, sex, creed, national or ethnic origin, and it does not discriminate on any such basis with respect to its activities, programs and policies. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.