Frank Spear

Frank Spear, DDS, MSD

The AES annual scientific meeting is one of those special meetings that draws me to Chicago every February.  Each year the speakers and topics represent a broad range of ideas and techniques that support and challenge those in attendance as they become more confident, knowledgeable, and skilled in providing comprehensive care for their patients.  It’s a great meeting.


Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS

AES meetings exposed me to the best minds in our profession regarding the most current concepts in occlusion, comprehensive care – and the critical importance of the oral-facial complex in overall wellness.  After my first meeting, it was clear to me that I needed to be a life-long learner to stay current, passionate and relevant to my patients.  AES will provide you excellence in continuing education programs and relationships with members that will strengthen your professional leadership skills. It is a great organization that is worth your time.

Peter E. Dawson, D.D.S.

Pete Dawson, DDS

Every practicing dentist has a responsibility for being a continuous student. The AES provides an exceptional opportunity for understanding the essential concepts of occlusion, orofacial pain and TMJ disorders. It is the oldest and largest of the organizations dedicated to this understanding. Any dentist who wants to stay current, will benefit greatly, not only from the information, but also from the association with so many outstanding clinicians who attend this great meeting every year.


Periodontal Prosthodontist

John C. Kois DMD, MSD

The AES has been the premier organization in dentistry providing knowledge and leadership regarding occlusion, oro-facial pain, and TMJ disorders. Their annual meeting in Chicago has continued to provide dentists with a unique opportunity to be exposed to cutting edge research that effects everyday practice. In addition, they have continued to evolve in order to incorporate a patient centered comprehensive care strategy for our patients. Therefore, this meeting greatly benefits all those in attendance and is not to be missed.


63nd Annual Scientific Meeting

February 21-23, 2018 • Chicago



Cariology & Cardiology – Robert Lustig, MD, MSL

Integrative Dental Medicine: Building on the Concepts of Complete Dentistry – DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD

Recognizing Inflammation as the Driver of Arterial Disease with an Emphasis on the Critical Role of Oral Health: The Bale/Doneen Method –
Brad Bale, MD; Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP

Saliva Diagnostics: Advancing Dentistry into Primary Healthcare –
David Wong, DMD, DMSc

Scientific Investigation Committee Report Dr. Aad Zonnenberg
with SIC Sponsored Research Report  by Dr. Terry Tanaka

Evidence Based Oral Systemic Connections – Michael Glick, DMD

The Stomatognathic Connection: Facilitating a Health-Centered Patient –
Kevin Kwiecien, DMD, MS

Dental Caries: A Simplified Treatment Model – Kim Kutsch, DMD

Slaying Dragons: Reflux and Diabetes Detection in the Dental Office –
Susan Maples, DDS

Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer – Eva Grayzel, BA

Periodontal Disease and Modern Medicine: An Opportunity for Healthier Patients – Doug Thompson, DDS

The 3 Deans –Improving Health Through the Expanded Scope of Dental Practice Joel Berg, DDS, MS,
Henry Gremillion, DDS, MAGD,
Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP;

Head and Neck Dissection Workshop – Henry Gremillion, DDS, FAGD; & TBD

Integrative Dental Medicine and Sleep Workshop –
Paul McLornan, DDS, MS & DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD

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