Meet Kathryn

Kathryn Gilliam, BA, RDH, FAAOSH is a published author, consultant, speaker, and Certified Biological Dental Hygienist who is passionate about empowering dental hygienists to elevate the standard of care for their patients. Under Kathryn’s guidance, dental hygienists become oral health care providers who powerfully impact the lives and health of their patients. Comprehensive periodontal care results in improved systemic health and creates loyal patients who accept treatment and refer family and friends. This practice builder is a win-win for patients and care providers.

A graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch, Kathryn has been on the front lines of early detection of oral cancer throughout her over 20-year career as a top-producing clinical dental hygienist. Kathryn teaches all of her client teams and audiences around the country an elegant and thorough head and neck cancer exam that both relaxes patients and raises their awareness of the importance of regular cancer screening. She is an active volunteer for The Oral Cancer Foundation and supports organizations such as The Oral Cancer Cause, Alana Smiles, and Six-Step Screening. Kathryn is a member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and is a member of the board of the Houston Component of the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Kathryn has over 15 years of international coaching experience mentoring private dental practices of all sizes and has delivered impactful continuing education courses to both small and large groups across the country. Kathryn is a graduate of the Bale Doneen Preceptorship for cardiovascular disease prevention for healthcare practitioners and of the Lioness Principle Advanced Transformational Training Program. She has published continuing education courses for and Dr., and Kathryn’s articles have been featured in The Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, AGD Impact, RDH Magazine, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, Modern Hygienist, and Hygiene Mastery Magazine.

Articles featuring Kathryn:

Think Beyond the Prophy: PerioLinks

Dental Entrepreneur Woman

PDA Profiles: Focus on Kathryn Gilliam



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