Dr. Lee Ostler
Dr. Lee Ostler graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. His general dental practice in Richland, Washington has an emphasis on advanced cosmetic dentistry, bite rehabilitation, comprehensive periodontal and oral-systemic health management, dental sleep medicine, and TMJ and trigeminovascular therapy.
He received advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and has been a clinical instructor teaching dentists at the Las Vegas Institute and at continuing education continuums at Baylor University and the University of Kentucky Lexington.
He is a founding member, former board member and past president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, an international organization which focuses on oral-systemic interdisciplinary healthcare and in bringing physicians and dentists together to better co-manage patient care. He sits on the professional advisory council of AAOSH and has been program chair and committee person for the association’s annual scientific sessions.
Dr. Ostler founded and operated an education and marketing company teaching physicians, dentists, and other health professionals the science and practice of oral-systemic health principles. He developed software to support the performance of medical and dental evaluations, and the improved co-management of patient care. For 25 years he has lectured to health professionals from around the world on principles of cosmetic dentistry, TMJ therapies, oral-systemic health, and patient care. He has been a consultant to the dental industry, professional associations, and dental and medical continuing education entities, advising in matters of product and curriculum development, and improved oral systemic healthcare.
He is founder and program chair for the Eastern Washington Medical Dental Summit, an annual gathering of physicians, dentists, and allied health professionals. Through this work he has been instrumental in organizing and teaching health professionals about oral-systemic principles and care, and in bringing hospitals, public health agencies, cancer centers, and medical and dental organizations together to learn oral-systemic healthcare principles.
He is author of several books on the topics of oral-systemic health and medical dental co-management principles, and author of Redox Matters: Connecting the Dots Between Redox Biology and Health (published 2021) – a look at the current and emerging field of cellular health and the role of redox signaling and gene expression in oral and general health.