Optimizing Periodontal Non-Surgical Therapy

Hands On Course – Class Size Limited

  • Dates: Wed., October 22, 2014
  • Times: 8:30am–12:30pm
  • Tuition: $150
  • Credit:4 Hours – Participation
  • AGD Code: 490
  • Course #: H11

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Instructors

PAUL LEVI JR., D.M.D. Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

PATRICIA COHEN, R.D.H., B.S., M.S. Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontology, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

DANIEL K. COLEMAN, D.M.D. Rhode Island Periodontics

Description

This course will offer an in-depth methodology for providing effective disease control periodontal therapy, including hands-on techniques for periodontal probing and calculus detection. Topics to be covered will include: the etiology of periodontal infections; the connection between periodontitis and systemic disease; treatment planning and the sequencing of appointments for scaling and root planning. The rationale of periodontal hand instrumentation will be presented utilizing hand instruments. Hands-on use of curets and instrument sharpening will be presented. In addition, the use of systemic and local delivery as adjuncts in the treatment of periodontitis will be discussed.

The hands-on portion will include:

  • Pocket measurement and calculus detection on a novel dental model
  • Instrument sharpening
  • Hand instruments for root debridement

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how to implement a successful Dental Hygiene Program in private practice
  • Understand the newest diagnostics of periodontal infections
  • Understand up-to-date techniques in removing the etiology of periodontal infections