Salivary Diagnostics: How does it fit in with Your Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy; 2 CEUs - On Demand Webinar
Almost 47% of North American adults experience some form of periodontal disease. In spite of our efforts to mange this life-threatening disease, its incidence and prevalence have constantly increased during the past 3 decades making it the 12th most prevalent global pathology. In order to make a positive impact we must evaluate our current methods of assessment and treatment, and make changes that can bring about improved treatment outcomes, as well as a reduction in systemic risk.
So where does salivary testing fit in?
When we incorporate pathogen testing as part of risk analysis it helps us understand how the pathogenic profile is contributing to disease as well as the overall burden. This is valuable information that will guide us in developing an individualized active therapy treatment plan using the appropriate tools that will decrease bleeding, inflammation, address the host response, and begin shifting the biofilm to a healthier balance.
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Target AudienceDentists, Hygienists, Auxiliary team
Teaching MethodVideo of Lecture w PowerPoint Presentation
Course Materialsoutline and objectives
As an outcome of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Explain the benefits of microbial analysis as a risk assessment tool.
- Describe some of the testing methods available.
- Identify various risk factors and assessment tools that will guide us in our treatment planning.
- Describe specific analogies that will assist our communication with clients to better understand their condition.
- List several non-invasive treatment modalities that address both the bacterial burden and inflammatory component of periodontal disease.
- Identify health strategies, products and modalities that can aid in the maintenance phase of treatment.
Original date (date the video was created): 1/30/2022
Expiry date (date the video will be retired): 1/29/2025
Presenter: Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH
Lorraine has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 1985. She has presented webinars of various topics. She is passionate about the Oral Systemic Connection and has been actively implementing protocols and strategies that promote oral health, reduce oral-systemic risk, and inspire medical/dental collaboration.
Disclosure: The presenter is a Clinical Coach for OraVital Inc.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/2014 – 12/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
Caution: ADACERP guidelines states that participants must be aware that there may be potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not received supervised clinical experience or demonstrate competency.
The Dental Assisting National Board accepts ADACERP recognized courses.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/22)