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Intentional Hygiene

Ms. Reisnour is an accomplished speaker, writer and dental hygienist with 29 years of combined experience working in periodontal, cosmetic, general and dental sleep medicine practices across the United States. She is licensed as a RDH in five states, credentialed as a clinical sleep health educator, and a certified specialist in orofacial myology. She is expertly trained in oral-systemic health using the evidence-based BaleDoneen Method for the prevention of heart attack, stroke and diabetes. This method has been shown in two recent peer-reviewed studies to detect, stabilize and reverse cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of American men and women.


We had the honor to work with Kriston to assist us in bringing our message of oral/systemic health to the forefront of medicine and dentistry. Ms. Reisnour’s expertise in dental hygiene and vascular wellness is exceptional. Kriston is a sought-after speaker and can articulate her message with scientific depth and empathy. As a writer, she is proficient and can write scholarly papers which are regularly approved through the peer review process. It is without reservation that the BaleDoneen team recommends Ms. Kriston Reisnour RDH, BSDH, CCSH, CSOM.


Amy Doneen DNP, ARNP (Co-Founder of the BaleDoneen Method and Co-Author of Beat the Heart Attack Gene)

Amy Doneen DNP, ARNP


As an integrative physician and expert in the oral systemic connection, I recognize exemplary educators when I find them. I have known Kriston Reisnour for over 5 years and have had many opportunities to hear her speak and consider her an authority in her field. She is one of the brightest, most experienced interdisciplinary oral health experts that I have ever come across. 


Kriston has mastered the art of speaking from many platforms: small conference rooms, huge lecture halls, Zoom calls, and hands-on workshops-- as well as in full PPE chairside one-on-one with her patients. I have had the pleasure of joining her on stage, as well as watching her from the audience. 


Not only is she exceedingly well received by her audience because of her knowledge, clarity, and bubbly personality, she is easy to work with, personable, and on-time with her pre-conference paperwork and slide presentations. Her depth of knowledge on a variety of topics ranging from oral hygiene to dental sleep medicine to myofunctional therapy to cardiovascular prevention is vast. This affords her the ability to craft a personal, professional, and entertaining message specifically tailored to her audience. 

While in conference, she spends extra time listening to the other speakers and interacting with the attendees. Her speaking style is highly interactive, with frequent doses of humor. Her high energy, enthusiasm and passion for the oral systemic connection is contagious. 


Feedback from attendees is consistently “off the charts” whether she is the keynote speaker, a panelist or part of an expert line up. I highly recommend hiring Kriston to help set the stage for any successful oral systemic conference. You and your audience will be educated and empowered with mind-altering knowledge to share for a lifetime of improved health. 


Ellie Campbell, DO (Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Board member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health)

Ellie Campbell, DO

Kriston Reisnour has presented at the Washington Dental Hygienist Associations annual symposium. She has presented on the BaleDoneen concept, inflammation in correlation to the oral systemic correlation. She presents her course with a command of the information and a palpable enthusiasm.


She not only coordinated her 6 1/2-hour course material for this year’s presentation, but she also coordinated a hands-on workshop with ACTEON that brought in five different workstations which presented five different pieces of new and relevant technology.


As the chair of the symposium, I not only hear the positive comments and praises of Kriston ‘s course but I also see their written comments on our evaluation forms.

  • “The course was exceptional!”

  • “Great speaker! Thanks.”

  • “This was an eye-opening course. I thought I was pro-active with patients. I’m excited about hygiene all over again to a new height. Thank You."

  • “Excellent course & loved the hands on with small groups”


Her course is spot on with nothing but evidence-based scientific proof of the systemic link between inflammation and heart attack and stroke risk and the role that oral health plays in their prevention and risk reduction. I highly recommend Kriston as a presenter at ADHA’s Center for Lifelong Learning.


Susan Savage, RDH, BSDH

(WDHA Education Chair)

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Chris Kammer, DDS

(Founder of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health)

Chris Kammer, DDS

“Kriston’s presentation on oral health packed more information into one evening than I've received in months of continuous education classes. She made me proud of my profession. I am excited and prepared to change, educate, and give my patients not only optimal care but informed choices in their treatment. In reading her accomplishments and education I feel like an expert has trained me. Her passionate teaching techniques not only gave me confidence, it also excited me in furthering my education to provide the best patient care.

I look forward to attend another one of her presentations.”


Kathy Campbell, PT

(CEO Elite Fitness)

“Powerful and passionate speaker, who motivated me to understand how the dental systems can affect many of the medical systems of the human body. She captivates her audience and has a gift for explaining the most complex health systems into simple terms. She answered my questions professionally and with great explanations, Kriston is clearly an expert in her clinical fields, a truly inspirational speaker, she left me wanting to learn more.”


Angie Haw, RN, BSN

(Pediatric Emergency Department Manager, Sacred Heart Hospital)

Michael Cohen, DDS, MSD

Kriston's strength has been relationship building and communications. She has been one of our Study Club guides and worked with our directors and their club coordinators in helping to operate their study clubs. All of her directors loved her! Kriston brought a "seasoned" maturity to her position, developed with many years of experience in the dental hygiene field.


Michael Cohen, DDS, MSD

(Founder of the Seattle Study Club)

Brad Bale, MD

"WOW!!! Kriston, I just read your whole course. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with how well you covered our method! Thank you so much for getting this out. Your efforts with this may help save millions of lives. Bless you for this!"

Bradley Bale, MD

(Co-Founder of the BaleDoneen Method and Co-Author of Beat the Heart Attack Gene)

"...What I love about Kriston is that she takes very complicated science and breaks it down with great slides and great ways of remembering. Our students gave great comments about how not only they were able to absorb that information but they enjoyed it to the point where some of them went back and watched it again.... She is do dedicated to oral systemic instruction and wellness education that she'll speak pretty much to any size audience. She really has a heart of gold and I highly recommend her for your next event!"


Jamie Dooley, RDH, BIS, CLC

(Executive Director of the National Network of Healthcare Hygienists)

Jamie Dooley, RDH, BIS, CLC

“I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation given by Kriston Reisnour. It exceeded my expectations!! I was fortunate to hear her speak at the Skagit Valley Hospital. She has a real gift for connecting with her audience. She loves what she does which spills into her talks. The passion and excitement for educating others is evident in her unique style of professionalism and enthusiasm which left you feeling uplifted, energized, and motivated to return to your office and deliver optimum care. “


Janette Carroll, DDS

"Kriston is one of the most passionate speakers on the oral systemic connection. By combining her own personal experience as an accomplished dental hygienist, her personal health story, and the continually updated science on the oral systemic connection, she has a gift for presenting energizing and educational presentations. In my experience as an event planner and producer, Kriston always was on time with her materials, engaged with the audience, and customized her presentation for our event. Highly recommend Kriston for your next event!"


Nicki Mackey

(Former Marketing Director for The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Oral Systemic Health Marketing Specialist)

“Your presentation on inflammation was rich with information we needed to hear. Your Expertise is unmatched within the RDH world. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us.”


Charlene Meagher

(KPDHS Meeting Coordinator)

"I just attended the oral health care symposium in Washington where I had the opportunity to hear Kriston speak. Highly recommend the Bale Doneen Method & Kriston!"


Catherine Przykucki, RDH

“Kriston Reisnour, RDH, BSDH, CCSH, COMS is passionate about bringing a practical application of true interprofessional care to dental healthcare providers. Utilizing the Bale-Doneen method, Kriston teaches about the killer impact of oral inflammation and systemic vascular inflammation. Become empowered to save someone’s life. It might be your own.”


Noel Paschke, RDH, MS

(Director of Education ACTEON North American)

Noel Paschke, RDH, MS

A second person here who was privileged to hear Kriston Reisnour speak at the WDHA annual symposium. Phenomenal, you were absolutely in your element. I learned more in the first session than I had in months in school! Wrapped up so many things I've been wondering about. Definitely enjoying getting to know this system more and more. If you have the chance to see her speak, don't miss out. Hope you'll be back next year!


Danielle Mora, RDH

“Kriston, thank you for sharing the dental aspect of sleep related breathing disorders. You are a wealth of knowledge and I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with you. Congratulations on achieving your credentialing as a Clinical Sleep Health Educator.”


Lynda Treadway, RPSGT

(Polysom Program Director at Linn-Benton Community College)

"She was passionate, poised, confident, informative, while still keeping it fun and light."​

Courtney Brea, RDH

Courtney Brea, RDH

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