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TED EDU with Layla Lohmann, thyroid eye disease educational webinars

Learn about thyroid eye disease so you can best navigate the TED journey.

Education empowers! We are using the TED EDU webinar platform to bring you highly relevant and timely topics related to thyroid eye disease. Each webinar is up to 30 minutes long and packed with practical information to help you navigate the confusing, at times overwhelming, arduous, and often lonely TED journey.

Below is our introductory TED EDU webinar, featuring Layla Lohmann, the host of TED EDU webinars. Layla wears many hats. She is a mom, a dentist, a TED patient, a wife, and a friend. Layla has been living with TED since childhood.

At 12 years old, Dr. Layla Lohmann was diagnosed with Graves’ disease with exophthalmos and 20 years later during her first pregnancy learns she actually has a rare eye disease known as Thyroid Eye Disease.

Dr. Lohmann is a mom of 2 young kids, a wife, a dentist and the co-founder and Clinical Director of Apex Dental Partners, one of the fastest growing dental support organizations in the country. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She has served on the clinical faculty for Texas A&M College of Dentistry, she serves on the Peer Review Committee for the Texas Dental Association and continues to see patients in a private practice. She has built a mentor program for young pre-professionals in their GAP year and has successfully helped over 25 students get into the program of their choice.

In 2020, Dr. Layla Lohmann became involved with several non profit organizations as a patient advocate. After attending art therapy through Prevent Blindness, she was connected with others who are battling TED. From that program, she became one of the 12 builders of the TED Community Organization and is now the host of TED EDU webinars. Through this journey she hopes to reach others with her stories and experiences so no one ever feels alone.

Dr. Lohmann believes an educated person is a smart person, smart people are able to make informed decisions. Informed decisions help bridge the gap between patients and providers because the interdisciplinary approach to healthcare brings everyone into the decision making process. Education is key to understanding your choices.

Thank you for watching TED EDU. The TED Community Organization webinars are provided for educational purposes only. They do not replace medical care or advice from a physician. It is important to work closely with a healthcare provider to manage and treat TED. Please review our TED Community disclaimer.

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This page is made possible by the extensive work done by TED patient: Dr. Layla Lohmann.