Ken Berley, DDS
Saturday, September 16:  10:15AM - 11:00AM  (.75 CE Credit Hour)
Anecdotally, integrative and functional medicine providers have reported improvements in a multitude of cases of cognitive impairment, neuropsychiatric disease, and dementia. Of these reports, very few have published with systematic characterization of their approaches and methods. In 2014 Dr Dale Bredesen, the Director for Alzheimer’s Disease Programs and Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UCLA, published his first article on Reversal of Cognitive Decline in early stages of cognitive impairment. He went on to further clarify 3 major and 3 minor metabolic sub-types of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's. Effectively, this views Alzheimer's as a syndrome as opposed to a single disease entity. There have been nearly 300 hundred drug trials that have failed in their attempts to impact the disease course of Alzheimer's disease. Muti-domain trials - like the FINGER trial - have arrived. We believe a Functional Medicine approach is well suited to address the multi-system syndrome that is Alzheimer's type cognitive impairment. This presentation will outline the 3 major and 3 minor sub-types associated with Alzheimer's type cognitive decline. 1 inflammatory 1.5 glycotoxic 2 Atrophic 3 Toxic/Infectious 4 Vascular 5 Traumatic The purpose of this talk will be to outline the utility of these metabolic characterizations in terms of how they lead inform treatment strategies using a Functional Medicine approach. Case examples will be shared and their will be a cursory overview of key aspects of the medical history, genetics, neuroimaging, neuropsychological testing, lab interpretation with a focus on clinical utilization. 

Ken Berley, DDS, DABDSM, has practiced general, implant and cosmetic dentistry for over 35 years. A concern and passion for the patient's well being combined with his dental experience, led Dr. Berley to complete extensive training in the field of dental sleep medicine to ensure the effective and appropriate treatment of patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Berley has gained recognition among physicians, dentists, and patients for his ability to effectively treat an manage patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea using oral appliance therapy. In 2015, Dr. Berley became the first Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine in Northwest Arkansas and one of only two (as of 2016) in the state of Arkansas, as well as one of 300 worldwide. Dr. Berley is also an attorney and with his knowledge and experience he teaches other dentists across the nation how to effectively treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry as well as local and state dental associations. He is married to his wife Patty who is his office manager, has 3 daughters and is an avid outdoorsman as well as a fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks Baseball team.

Up to 28 CE credits are available for dentists and hygienists presented by American Association of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry, a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to airway health, by the Academy of General Dentistry and PACE - the Program Approval for Continuing Education.  Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 
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