About Shelby Kahl
Shelby Kahl owns an integrative dental hygiene practice in Fort Collins, Colorado. Shelby initiated the concept and feasibility of co-locating dental hygienists into medical practices. In 2013, The Journal of Public Health Dentistry published the results of the Dental Hygiene Co-location 1.0 pilot project in conjunction with the Children’s Outcomes Research Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora CO, USA. She advocates that collaborative practice in health-care occurs when multiple providers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services to deliver the highest quality of care in a variety of settings.
Shelby Kahl RDH, registered dental hygienist, offers integrated dental hygiene services when investigating mouth and tooth infection. Shelby considers the meridian system of the teeth and body as a messenger. When indicated, she utilizes EAV biofeedback, saliva, blood chemistry and/or digital x-ray to create an individualized dental hygiene treatment plan.
Shelby L. Kahl, BSc RDH, owns and operates an integrative dental hygiene practice on the Front Range of Northern Colorado. Her comprehensive dental hygiene practice includes saliva testing and Perioscope-aided periodontal therapy. Her contributions to the profession revolve around the conceptual idea of oral health and its integral role in the diagnostics of systemic health.
With more than 30 years of experience in the profession, Ms. Kahl has served on the Board of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, as President of the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, and is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Ms. Kahl received the Colorado 2010 Bronze Environmental Achievement Award for demonstrating exemplary sustainable business practices and patient care.
International presenter and nationwide entrepreneurial coach, Ms. Kahl delivers animated and informative sessions for dental professionals and prospective dental hygiene entrepreneurs, while representing holistic oral medicine. She is an advocate for change, challenging today’s professional to participate in the future of collaborative medical and dental practice through preventive and therapeutic systemic health.
Ms. Kahl believes the future of oral care lies in the culmination of dentistry and medicine. She is actively involved in several research projects, including field work in methylation and the relationship with endocrinology and periodontal disease. Most recently published in the Journal of Pediatics, is the supportive evidence to integrate the co-location of dental hygienists within pediatric medical practices. She believes the drive to evolve the profession of dental hygiene into an integrated complimentary role is key to the future of the dental hygiene profession.