Periodontal Therapy: Dilemmas and Solutions, New Periodontal Classifications, Practical Ergonomics,
Hand and Power Instrumentation, Sharpening and Biofilm Airflow Workshop
This course is designed to enhance dental hygienists understanding and practical application of the latest concepts and techniques in periodontal therapy. Treatment modalities for periodontal disease, vertical bone and muco-gingival defects will be presented. A discussion of short and long term prognoses based on the evidence in the literature will be explained. The course provides a review and updates on best practices for treating periodontal disease using new technologies and techniques. The speakers will recommend solutions for time management, increased clinician comfort enhancing ergonomics and common sense ideas for working smarter, not harder! A component of this course includes demonstrations and practical application of techniques through a workshop format.
Due to the nature of the hands on component of this course, attendance is limited.
Outline of topics and speakers:
9:00 - 9:30 am Sign in attendance and light refreshments
Dr. Ksenia Baxter, Periodontist
9:30 am -12:15 pm Periodontal diagnosis and 2018 AAP periodontal classifications
Periodontal dilemmas and solutions
Treatment options: traditional surgery, vertical bone loss, furcations and MGJ defects
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch and Vendor Fair
Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed., FAADH and HF speaker from Chicago
1:00 - 4:45 pm Biofilm Battle Weapons:The latest in biofilm removal for disease prevention and control
Airflow therapy with glycine powder
Power and hand scalers for implant maintenance
Ergonomics in practice: instruments, seating, loupes and lights
Periodontal instrument review and sharpening
Practical application and workshop
Dr. Ksenia Baxter, DMD, MDSc is in a periodontal practice in Bethel, CT. She completed her Doctorate and Post Graduate degrees at UCONN.
Ms. Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed. is an adjunct faculty at Nova SE University, Department of Periodontics, Davie, FL. Joyce is the owner of PLS, continuing education and consulting service, based in CT and co-owner of Dynamic Dental Education (DDESuccess.com) An online continuing education course as well as a study guide for the CSCE (Prometric) exam. Her dental hygiene, dental hygiene education and psychoeducation degrees were received from NY Tech, University of Bridgeport and Temple University.
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.
Disclosure: Joyce Turcotte is a Key Opinion Leader for the Hu-Friedy Mfg Co. and Surgitel. There are no conflicts of interest for Dr. Baxter to disclose.
Sponsors: We appreciate the support of the contributing sponsors: Hu-Friedy and more sponsors to be announced.