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- Caleb Robinson, DDS

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- Bret Cope, DDS

“Our office worked with Kathryn to improve patient care and team communication within our hygiene department and to align our whole team to support the hygienists. Kathryn is a joy to work with and truly cares about her clients and their patients. We all learned so much from her! She has an extensive knowledge base and is always learning so she can bring the latest and best information to her clients. Our hygiene team felt heard and supported during her program and her approach to teaching helped them see how vital their role is in helping their patients attain and maintain their oral and overall health. Kathryn is always available to help and having her support when we’ve had questions has been wonderful. Our hygienists have improved their communication skills, teamwork, and their level of patient care since Kathryn’s coaching. Their metrics are much better, too! I would highly recommend working with Kathryn if you want your hygienists to reach their full potential!”

- Carrie Pumphrey, DDS

“I was thrilled to hear Kathryn Gilliam present recently at Dental Speaker Institute’s annual conference.   Her passion for and understanding of her topic was evident.   Her delivery was masterful and held the rapt attention of her audience.  At one point, I even had goosebumps because I was so moved by her message.  I’ve worked with hundreds of dental speakers over the past 20 years.  Kathryn is a rare gem.  If you have the opportunity to include Kathryn Gilliam on your program, do it!  You’ll be thrilled that you did.”

- Vanessa Emerson, Founder Dental Speakers Bureau, Founder Dental Speaker Institute


“Kathryn has a thorough grasp of the critical role oral health plays in arterial wellness. Her presentations illuminate the link between periodontal disease and arterial inflammation, as well as how inflammation can be extinguished by managing and eradicating periodontal disease.”

- Bradley F. Bale, MD, Cofounder of the Bale/Doneen Method, Medical Director, Heart Health Program Grace Clinic, Adjunct Professor School of Nursing, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center


“I had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Gilliam when she engaged our hygienists in her coaching program. Although there is often staff resistance when a coach is brought on the scene, Kathryn was able to reach our hygienists and excite them with a new perspective on patient care and oral health. Kathryn’s hands- on approach, kind and gentle nature, and incredible knowledge earned her the respect from our team. Her suggestions were taken to heart and readily implemented. Our hygiene team was already terrific but with Kathryn’s guidance they became even more accountable and continuously exceeded their established goals. I am grateful to have an exceptional hygiene department that continues to over- deliver to our patients daily. It is such a pleasure for me to regularly read reviews from patients who rave about their individual hygienist. I am indebted to Kathryn for the role she played in setting the bar so high. Although it has been a few years since we’ve worked with Kathryn, her name comes up often, especially when our senior hygienists are mentoring new additions to our growing hygiene department. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Kathryn Gilliam to anyone interested in establishing a top-notch team.”

- Carin J. Solomon, DDS

Thanks for your presentation at the Star of the South. While the content and statistics made me uncomfortable, I now have a sense of urgency to be on the front line on behalf of my patients. Your patients are lucky to have such a caring health care professional in their corner. It is clear to me that you are doing God’s work in raising awareness on the oral cancer front. I wish you well and am very grateful for the lives you have saved.”

- Ron Bautsch, DDS, MS

“Kathryn Gilliam was nothing short of amazing to work with. Her content on Celiac’s was extremely detailed and current, and all of our attendees thoroughly enjoyed her course. She was also tremendously flexible with converting her course from in-person to an online ZOOM webinar. With the ongoing pandemic, our state dental hygiene association had to adapt our normal spring conference to an online format, and she willing jumped in! I hope to bring her back to Virginia to speak to dental hygienists’ across the state again!”

- Emilie M. Bonovitch, BS Biology, BSDH, RDH, Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association President 2018-2020

“Kathryn is an amazing coach and resource for any office and team looking to take their practice to the next level in patient care. The education, tools and resources she provides makes successful implementation a breeze.
Highly recommend!!!”

- Meghna Dassani, DDS

“I just wanted to thank you…in 2018 I attended your course at the Oregon dental conference about oral cancer screening. I’ll admit since graduating from dental hygiene school I had not been the greatest at doing my cancer screenings. Your course reminded me just how important it is. I made it a point to provide this service for every patient since listening to your lecture. In October I found a swollen lymph node in the neck of one of my patients. I asked him to see his MD if it didn’t go away within 2 weeks. Today I discovered he listened and undoubtedly he has cancer. As sad as that is I’m grateful that I was able to help him find it sooner. Thanks for reigniting my commitment to my patients with oral cancer screenings!”

- Kayleigh Trombly-Krall, RDH


“Kathryn Gilliam is one of the most committed to excellence speakers in the field of whole health dentistry. She delivers her messages with tremendous knowledge and passion for the patients’ overall health. She understands a healthy mouth is truly a healthy body. Kathryn is also an oral cancer advocate creating awareness and education for early diagnosis. Dentists love Kathryn’s team approach for the practice to become known as the “go to practice” that is interested in the patients’ total health, not just their teeth. That alone is one of the best marketing features for tomorrow’s dental practice. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear this talented dental speaker again and again.”

- Linda Miles, Speaker, Consultant, Author


“Kathryn Gilliam is a truly remarkable hygiene clinician, industry leader, and inspiring speaker!  She is passionate and knowledgeable about the oral systemic link, its effect on patients’ lives, and our ability to influence patients’ health and well-being.  One of the best speakers I’ve heard on this topic!”

- Katherine Eitel Belt, Founder and President Lioness Learning, Inc

“When I attend a CE course, I hope to leave with at least one pearl that I can implement when I get back to the office. I left Kathryn’s course with a notebook full of gems to implement! During Kathryn’s course, Three Minutes to Save a Life, the audience of dentists, hygienists, assistants, and administrative team members was absolutely riveted. No one checked their cell phone or left the room while Kathryn was speaking. As a meeting planner, I could not have been more pleased with my choice to hire Kathryn to lecture at my premier event. I’ll be inviting her back to South Dakota again and again!”

- Amy Giese, RDH

“It is my honor to know and recommend Kathryn Gilliam for speaking and consulting services. Kathryn possesses a robust range of dental knowledge and experience and is deeply committed to making a difference in the health of our patients and our practices.

Her truest passion lies in the leading-edge areas of early oral cancer detection and care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, as well as the integration of oral systemic awareness into clinical practice.

I have had the pleasure of experiencing Kathryn’s interesting, enjoyable and informative presentations. Her style is clear and professional and she is extraordinarily approachable on every level. Her command of the oral systemic science and her ability to express herself in a professional manner is exemplary. She is a polished speaker with content that is timely and inspiring. I would highly recommend Kathryn’s courses/presentations, which are suitable for the entire dental team.”

- Lisa Marie Samaha, DDS, FAGD



“I found the information Kathryn shared in her PerioLinks seminar to be extremely beneficial. She presents advanced concepts with expertise and she makes complex ideas clear and easy to understand. Kathryn inspires the dental team to recognize the oral-systemic connection and gives easy to follow strategies to implement this information in practice. I’m excited to use these strategies to benefit the total body wellness and keep patients healthier. I highly recommend her courses.”

- Patti Sooy, Director of Coaching, Business Development Coach, Productive Dental Academy


“Kathryn Gilliam is the ultimate expert on oral cancer and how to help oral cancer patients. Kathryn has written articles and courses on this important subject, and addresses both large audiences and small. Her expertise and passion are evident in her presentations. And she is fun and easy to work with. If oral cancer is your topic of interest, Kathryn is your only choice for a top speaker.”

- Janet Hagerman, RDH, BS, Speaker, Author, Coach

“Kathryn is passionate and knowledgeable about oral health care and she is at the forefront of the oral-systemic movement. Her presentation to our organization was informative and entertaining and gave us a lot to talk about going back to our individual offices and teams. Kathryn is a go-to person for professional education and a great mentor to her colleagues. Our organization will happily invite Kathryn back again and again.”

- Jessica Smith, RDH, BS, Vice President of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Hygienist Association, Regional Coordinator for the Oral Cancer Foundation in Louisiana. Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction 2014 Recipient

Linda Miles

“Kathryn does a great job of incorporating information that is accurate and useful in your everyday life. With all the statistics presented on how periodontal disease can impact the whole body, you know this gal has done her homework. You will not be disappointed with Kathryn at the front of the room!”

- Ryan D Rutar, RDH, BSDH, MA, President-Elect Nebraska Dental Hygienist's Association

Linda Miles

“We were fortunate to have Kathryn Gilliam provide a presentation at our Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association Fall Session. The presentation, Hot Stuff: The Fire Within – The Dangers of Oral Inflammation, was fantastic! The concept of changing dental hygiene practice into a Wellness Practice was so motivating. Kathryn provides the latest scientific information with practical protocols for implementation. I recently started working in a new joint medical-dental public health practice. This information is perfect for what we need to combine both disciplines for our clientele. The information Kathryn shares is truly essential for any practice or individual hygienist that cares about the patient’s whole health. Systemic health knowledge is crucial to me as I also provide hygiene services to an Alzheimer’s care facility through my own business, Preventive Dental Hygiene Care. Dental health can no longer be separated from the rest of the body! I highly recommend you attend a course given by Kathryn to elevate your practice to that of a Wellness Healthcare Professional.”

- Cynthia Carlson, RDH, BS, PH-RDH

“I met Kathryn Gilliam when she was the guest speaker presenting head and neck cancer examinations at another seminar I was attending in the USA. Lucky me, I wasn’t let down! I learned a totally new approach to performing a cancer screening. My colleagues and I have now implemented Kathryn’s techniques and principals and we use them on every patient daily. Our patients appreciate our attention to their overall health and feel safe with our thorough exam. I feel so good knowing I have elevated my skills and I believe I’m saving lives! Thanks, Kathryn!”

- Marie Pors, RDH, Denmark


“I was very fortunate to be a part of the PerioLinks coaching program and I highly recommend it. Kathryn’s knowledge and leadership skills were a tremendous help to our team. She enabled us to grow and reach goals beyond our expectations. Kathryn’s coaching has enriched the quality of care we feel is so very important to give our patients. PerioLinks training improved our communication with our patients and strengthened our time management skills. I continue to use the gems she taught me every day as I continue to do what I love: help and educate my patients to be the healthiest and most knowledgeable that they can be.”

- T. Gorman, RDH

“As a practicing dental hygienist for 44 years, this [Three Minutes to Save a Life] is one of the best courses I have ever attended! Kathryn is a delightfully open, honest, dedicated, and motivating speaker! It’s a course you don’t want to have end! You will be getting cutting-edge education, the latest diagnostic tools, tips, and lifesaving knowledge. It is a patient-oriented, practice-building and sensational skill-building course. Kathryn is a great speaker who is so enjoyable to listen to. I find her unique in her presentation….. it’s all about empowering us to be our best, to do our best, and enable the patient to be their best! Her closure is heart-warming and heartfelt!”

Past NDHA President
Past ADHA Delegate
Past ADHA Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award Winner

- Gwen M Johnson, RDH, BSDH

“Kathryn presented at the 2018 Oregon Dental Conference. I registered for, “Oral Cancer: Three Minutes to Save a Life.” Kathryn’s 3-hour presentation was so compelling, I returned for her afternoon session, “Hot Stuff: The Dangers of Oral Inflammation” even though I originally registered for a different course. Excellent presentations, packed with useful, eye-opening information that showed how we can follow her motto, “We’re not just cleaning teeth, we’re saving lives.” I am grateful for your knowledge and passion to teach and walk your talk. You are a blessing.”

- Dorothy Davis, RDH