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2018 AAO Annual Meeting


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The 7th Annual Meeting will be held May 3-5th, 2018 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort Las Vegas, Nevada. For vendor information please contact Jolene at 775-450-3766. Vendor spaces are limited. 


Hotel Information: The event will be held at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, an off-strip luxury resort located at an open-air shopping center with several restaurants on site, multiple pools, a spa and casino.

Hotel Booking: 
The room block for this event has expired. There are a limited amount of rooms held by AAO, and you may contact Jolene directly at to reserve one of these rooms at the block price of $155/ night + tax and discounted resort fee.


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Meeting Schedule 

Thursday – May 3, 2018 La Sirena Ballroom

8:00 Registration 

9:00 - 11:00  Frank Shallenberger, MD, President AAO - Introduction to Ozone Therapy - History, chemistry, physiology, medical uses of ozone, contraindications.  This is an introduction for practitioners new to ozone therapy and a review in what’s new for those already using ozone therapy. * This is not a certification course.

11:00 – 12:00  Ruhi Cakir, MD -  Monitoring Ozone Therapy with Free Radical and Anti-Oxidant Assays.  Dr. Cakir has spoken to the AAO before.  He is a state of the art practitioner of alternative and integrative medicine in Turkey, as well as an excellent lecturer and teacher. 

12:00 - 1:30  Lunch


Please click this link for information on why all practitioners should attend the Thursday afternoon sessions, not just dentists!

1:30 – 3:30 – Stuart Nunnally, DDS, MS, NMD - The Role of Dentistry in Chronic Disease States. - The role of dentistry in chronic and degenerative diseases has been documented in the literature for over one hundred years.  Scientific data currently reveals that not only toxic metals commonly used in dentistry, but also occult dental infections can have serious systemic implications.  This presentation clearly lays out the most common dental conditions which can lead to systemic illness and the presentation also clearly addresses the appropriate treatment including ozone therapy.

 3:30 – 6:00 Greg Steiner, DDS - The Factors to Consider when Selecting a Bone Graft,Current Bone Graft Technology and the Future of Regenerative Medicine in Dentistry.Bone graft materials are the most invasive and one of the most critical materials we put into our patients. In this presentation, we will discuss what methods dentists use to determine what bone graft material to use and the reliability of obtaining accurate information from those sources. We will also discuss the characteristics of  current bone graft technology and the future of regenerative medicine in dentistry. 

Dr. Steiner received his undergraduate education and dental degree from UCLA. He completed his training in periodontics at Loma Linda University where he received extensive training in scientific research methodology. He currently practices oral regenerative medicine part time in Roseville California  Dr. Steiner has devoted his career to bone and tissue regeneration with a goal of making his patients whole again. He is currently CEO of Steiner Biotechnology a biotech company located in Henderson Nevada. 

 Friday, May 4, 2018 - La Sirena Ballroom

7:30 – 9:00 Registration 

7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast provided in exhibitor's area 

9:00 – 9:30  President's Report.  Dr. Shallenberger will present a synopsis of the recently completed five year AAO sponsored study on the safety, cost effectiveness, and efficacy of ozone therapy.

9:30 – 10:30  Phil Mollica, DDS, DMD – The physics and biochemistry of ozonated water in medicine and dentistry.  Dr. Mollica is the vice president of the AAO and a leading world authority on the dental use of ozone therapy.

10:30 – 11:30  Fadi Sabbah, DDS – Experiments on the physical applications of ozonated water. Dr. Sabah is a founding member of the International Scientific Committee on ozone therapy, and is one of the world leaders in the dental applications of ozone therapy.  He will report on various experiments he has performed that dramatically illuminate our knowledge of the clinical use of ozonated water.

 11:30 – 12:00  Dane Rutledge, EsqDane is a member of the AAO advisory board. Dane will comment on legal dynamics concerning ozone therapy

12:00 – 2:00  Break - Visit with exhibitors; lunch will be on your own

2:00 – 3:00  Dennis Mihalka, DDS - “Water Chemistry and Ozone and Ear Insufflation, Simply Powerful “ - Ozonated water is a more effective antimicrobial on biofilm than ozone gas.  In dental unit water lines, reproducible test results approach zero CFU/ml utilizing ozonated water.  This presentation will review ozonation of IV saline, saline irrigation, distilled water, reverse osmosis, bottled and tap water.  In addition, the effects of chemistry, temperature and time of ozonated water will be reviewed for clinical and personal applications.

Ear insufflation is a minimally invasive, simple, and inexpensive delivery system of ozone gas for the treatment of various common conditions.  An ear insufflation system, with evacuation that eliminates all ambient ozone, will be introduced.

Dennis Mihalka is a retired dentist, who was greatly influenced by Drs. Ed Lynch, Julian Holmes and Bill Domb and utilized ozone along with diode lasers in his dental practice.  Over the last ten years he has developed a 100% effective system enabling dentists to achieve near microbe-free water.   In his installations around the world, Dennis has developed systems utilizing the only materials inert to and Teflon. 

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30 – 5:00  Yoshiharu Okamoto, DVM, PhD - Effects and application of ozonated water on tumors.  For the past ten years Dr. Okamoto has been investigating the clinical use of ozonated waer.  Recently, he published a remarkable a study on the safety of ozonated water and its anti-tumor effects using a tumor-bearing mouse model and normal controls. Local administration of ozonated water (208 mM) was not associated with any detrimental effects in normal tissues. On the other hand, local administration of ozonated water (20.8, 41.6, 104, or 208 mM) directly into the tumor tissue induced necrosis and inhibited proliferation of tumor cells. The size of the necrotic areas was dependent on the concentration of ozonated water.  This research has incredible potential for the treatment of human cancers.  

Dr. Okamoto is a full professor of Veterinary Neurology and Oncology at Tottori University, Japan.  Besides his work in ozonated water, he has also investigated hyperthermia and photodynamic hyperthermia using indocyanine green modified liposome with various light source including diode laser, LED, broad band light source to inhibit cancer growth.

 5:00 – 5:30  Mark Weiser, DDS - "The Oral Cavity…the gateway to the rest of the body". 

One of the most common shortcomings of many practitioners is a failure to examine the oral cavity and to know what to look for.  Dr. Weiser is one of the leaders of the ozone movement in the USA, and a clinical dentist with over 12 years of ozone use clinically.   He is going to give an exciting presentation on what we should be looking for in the mouth when doing examinations. He will be giving you step by step approach to the different oral systemic issues you should be looking for and what medical conditions influence oral conditions and what oral conditions may influence medical conditions. Treating oral pathologies using ozone as well as preconditioning our patients will be presented.

5:30 - 6:00  Panel Q and A

6:00 – 7:30 – Reception with appetizers in exhibitor's area - La Cascada Ballroom


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - La Sirena Ballroom

7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast provided in exhibitor's area

9:00 – 10:00 Pravin Patel, MD - Stem cell Therapy combined with Ozone Therapy to eliminate Diabetes and Arthritis - Dr. Pravin Patel will be presenting today his amazing results in eliminating diabetes and Arthritis using Stem cell therapy and ozone therapy along with specially formulated Ayurvedic herbal medicines. He will also be presenting some case studies and patients experiences in their own words.

10:00 – 11:00  Mingxiong Huang, PhD - A Pilot Treatment Study for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuroimaging Changes by Low-Intensity Pulse-based Transcranial Electrical Stimulation. Dr. Huang is a Professor & Co-Director of MEG Radiology Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Radiology at University of California, San Diego.  He has previously shown that MEG (magnetoencephalography) detection of abnormal brain slow-waves is one of the most sensitive biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury (concussions), with about 85 percent sensitivity in detecting concussions and, essentially, no false-positives.  He will be reporting on his amazing recently published research on six patients with TBIs who had abnormal slow-waves in initial, baseline MEG scans. Following treatment using IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback, MEG scans indicated measurably reduced abnormal slow-waves. The participants also reported a significant reduction in post-concussion scores.  This wok is especially pioneering in that this neurofeedback device can be purchased and used in your clinic right now.

11:00 – 12:00  Constantine Kotsanis, MD - Understanding & Treating Cancer with Integrative Medicine.  For decades Dr. Katsanis has been a leader and pioneer in alternative treatmets for cancer.  He will be presenting a synopsis of what he has found to be most effective.

12:00 – 2:00  Break - Visit with exhibitors; lunch will be on your own

2:00 – 3:30  Silvia Menéndez, PhD - Ozone therapy: from preclinical studies to evidence-based medicine. Dr. Menéndez has been one of the premier researchers in ozone therapy since 1986. She was Head of the Ozone Clinic of the Ozone Research Center in Cuba until 2011.  She is author of two patents, 2 medication registrations and a new therapeutic indication for ozonated sunflower oil, as well as two books, chapters of books, and more than 50 articles, published in peer-reviewed journals for the past 15 years, all in the field of ozone therapy.

By means of different preclinical studies using ozone therapy Dr. Menéndez will be teaching us that there exists enough evidence to support the clinical effectiveness of ozone therapy.  Using animal models it was possible to prove that ozone therapy can activate nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) via moderate oxidative stress (upregulating the synthesis of antioxidant enzymes) and suppress or modulate nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NFκB) and inflammatory responses. Activation of Nrf2 results in protection against neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Also, levels of nitric oxide and pro-inflammatory cytokines, like tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin 1 and 6, were able to be modulated by ozone. In the other hand, mitochondrial integrity and functionality and calcium homeostasis were achieved, as well as adenosine Areceptors (AA1R) activation. The finding that the effects of ozone are mediated by AA1R allows considering other potential medical applications for the ozone therapy, mainly in cardiovascular and central nervous systems, as well as in pain treatment.

3:30 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 4:30 Heinz Konrad, MD - Dr. Konrad is well known to the AAO and to the  international ozone community as a pioneer for over 4 decades in ozone therapy.  He will be discussing several amazing clinical cases he has recently treated.

4:30 – 5:30 Eric Wert, PhD - Multiple Uses of Ozone According to the International Ozone Association. Dr. Eric Wert is the current President of the International Ozone Association’s Pan American Group.  He is also a Project Manager of Applied Water Quality Research at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. In this role, he has performed many research studies involving ozone that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and numerous conference presentations.     

The International Ozone Association (IOA) is a worldwide gathering and technology transfer point for ozone information – bringing together scientists, engineers, technologists, equipment manufacturers, etc.  The organization unites multiple applications of ozone technology to meet many different needs (i.e. municipal, industrial, food, medical, etc.).  Recently, focus has been on municipal water and wastewater applications to successfully remove pathogens and trace organic contaminants from water supplies around the world.  This presentation will provide an overview of the IOA, highlight the many uses of ozone, and discuss the application of ozone for municipal water systems.

5:30 – 6:00  Panel Q and A

6:00 - Adjourn

Here's a glimpse of what you missed if you weren't at the last meeting. Videos of past meetings can be found by clicking the "Meeting and Training" tab above.


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