**Prerequisite requirements - Please refer to the full conference listing for details
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10: 30 p.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
From Pockets to Pathogens: Maximize Technology for Optimal Periodontal
Periodontal Disease • 2 CE
Amber Auger, RDH, MPH
1. Review pathogens that cause periodontal disease and how these can afect systemic health
2. Break down the new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician,
including voice recognition technologies and hand and power instrumentation
3. Evaluate innovative home care items that will optimize patient compliance
Has your hygiene team plateaued in their production? Turning treatment recommendations into completed
treatment requires inspired clinicians who have the tools to increase patient compliance. This course review
pathogens that cause periodontal disease, and how these can afect systemic health. Review educational strategy
to promote change for periodontally susceptible patients, as well as break down innovative ways to improve the
chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician, including voice recognition technologies, intraoral
cameras, hand and power instrumentation. The course evaluates home care items that will optimize patient
10: 30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
Mission Possible: The Endgame for Perio
Preventative • 2 CE • $20
Tanya Dunlap, PhD
1. The benefts and limitations of antimicrobial and mechanical therapies for bioflm control
2. How and why antimicrobials with oxidative/reduction reactions efectively manage bioflms
3. How to incorporate localized antibioflm therapies into existing treatment plans
4. How to help preserve the health of your implant, cosmetic, and restorative cases
Most periodontal patients struggle between ofce visits, and it’s no wonder why. Toothbrush, rinse and foss
don’t reach past 3mm. Break the cycle of gingival infammation and disease with the power of oxygen delivered
deep into periodontal pockets via a prescription tray. If you are frustrated by tissue that chronically bleeds, by
patients who fearfully refuse treatment, or by inefective homecare, then this is your course. Scaling combined
with prescription trays leads to better reductions in pocket depths and bleeding than scaling alone. Your
patients need this help and they can only get it from you.
11: 30 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m.
The Technology Checkup: A Periodic Evaluation of Your Software
Practice Management • 2 CE
Ann Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd, FADIA, FAADH
1. Discuss electronic dental records and how they enhance the patient experience
2. Review basic HIPAA requirements as they pertain to electronic dental records
3. Examine dental practice management software and key data the hygienist should understand
4. Explain basic practice management principles as they relate to dental hygiene practice
Practices are utilizing practice management software to enhance the patient experience and improve overall
care. Most dental teams, however, are only surviving with the software and not thriving with its use. As dentistry
moves toward the medical model of care, technology and software will become a more integral part of the
hygienist’s practice and patient care. As a hygienist, do you understand your software and technology, or are you
just surviving with it? This program will review what the hygienist needs to know about practice management
software and what data is important to the hygiene practice.