Dr. Susan Maples climbed from being an effective, busy clinician doing tooth-based dentistry, to an accomplished and fulfilled total health and advanced restorative dentist, performing at the forefront of her profession. Susan recognized first-hand the declining health trajectory in America, and wanted to help. She saw that patient’s mouths provided plenty of telltale signs of systemic disease, putting her preventive team in a perfect position to help patients turn things around and reclaim their health, happiness and positivity.
Spearheading Total Health Dentistry (or Integrative Dental Medicine) has become her passion. In 2015, Susan co-authored the book, BlabberMouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life, where readers learn how the mouth reveals early signs of disease in the body.
As a recognized expert in mouth-body connections, Susan has become a sought-after speaker for her ability to inspire just about anyone—medical and dental professionals, business executives, and team members—but Susan’s real passion is to help children. She believes they are our future and need to be put in the driver’s seat for a preferred future of better wellness. To reach them, Susan knew that she needed to help their parents better understand how to roll up their sleeves and become brave parents. And thus, the concept of a book for parents was created.
“I have come to learn that lifespan and healthspan are two very different things. Unhealthy adulthood begins in childhood."16 December 2021
“A Brave Parent doesn’t have to be the birth parent at all—it can be anyone who sees that child’s wellness better than they can at any given moment. With my own child I continually prayed for adults who would see the best in him and conspire for his best interest despite societal norms, expectations, or fear of crossing the line and gaining a one-star review on Facebook. A Brave Parent is one who is willing to empower children to make choices that best serve their long-term health and capabilities—and not to make choices that feed their detrimental, short-lived gratifications.”16 December 2021
“Often our greatest challenges morph into our most precious gifts. I have experienced myself how a child can take the driver’s seat for a lifetime of health. I am passionate about helping you teach your children how to drive, navigate, avoid potholes, and avert life-threatening obstacles.”16 December 2021