Advanced Hygiene Therapy – Developing a Comprehensive Approach (Part 2)

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Course Description

Advanced Hygiene Therapy – Developing a Comprehensive Approach (Part 2)

In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus. Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care. In this two-part live webinar, you will learn effective strategies for treating the periodontal patient from A-Z. You will gain a greater understanding of disease pathogenesis and progression and learn why an effective antimicrobial approach is an important part of disease control. We will explore the multi-faceted treatment planning approach that includes scheduling and coding, adjuncts to care, and choosing appropriate home care aids. We will examine documentation for periodontal care and explore strategies for dealing with informed consent and refusal of definitive care.

After attending this live dental CEU webinar, your continuing education verification form will be available in your online account within 2-3 business days. Once issued, you can access your CE verification form at any time.

  1. Common antibiotic therapies in the treatment of chronic periodontitis

    1. Antibiotic specificity and microbial profile

    2. Patient considerations and timing

    3. When to use systemic antibiotics

    4. Reasons why antibiotics might not work

    5. Host modulation therapy

  2. Homecare modalities and customization

    1. Flossing controversy

    2. Alternative interdental cleaning aids

    3. Power brushes

    4. Cleaning around implants

  3. Patient case classification system

    1. Coding considerations and case type

    2. 2018 AAP classifications

    3. Insurance coding considerations

    4. ADA and AAP statements on care following definitive periodontal care

  4. Pain control

    1. Topical agents

    2. Blood pressure guidelines and determining risk

  5. Clinical process

    1. Step-by-step debridement process

    2. Treatment planning by case type

    3. Implementing high-volume suction

    4. Post-scaling considerationsk

    5. How to code the gingivitis patient

    6. Site-specific periodontal treatment

  6. Implementing high volume evacuation

    1. Risks of aerosols

    2. Various HVE systems

  7. Subgingival polishing

    1. Glycine powder

    2. Indications for use

  8. Patients refusal

    1. Radiographs

    2. Definitive periodontal treatment

    3. Documentation of periodontal care

    4. Informed consent and informed refusal

The educational teaching methodology used in this course is a lecture presented via live webinar in concert with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Both the live lecture and the PowerPoint presentation incorporate a variety of audio and visual cues to enhance audience members’ understanding and retention of key concepts. In addition, audience participation will be encouraged and facilitated by group discussions as well as question and answer periods provided for at the conclusion of each section of the live webinar."

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Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss antibiotic usage in treatment
  2. Examine the new periodontal classifications from the AAP
  3. Learn the latest blood pressure guidelines and associated risks
  4. Implement a step-by-step debridement protocol
  5. Understand the difference between prophylaxis and periodontal maintenance
  6. Discuss various ways to implement high-volume evacuation
  7. Understand subgingival polishing with glycine
  8. Develop the best approach when patients refuse definitive care for periodontal disease
  9. Customize home care modalities and best interdental cleaning methods
  10. Understand which codes are most appropriate for particular case types

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