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February 10, 2018
Thomas J. Kepic, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Jodi Deming, RDH

Diane M Daubert, PhD, MS, RDH

2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

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Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:00 am Tom Kepic
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break and Exhibits
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Jodi Deming
12:30 pm -1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Diane M. Daubert

Package Cost
Dentist WSP Member $129
Dentist Non-Member $159
Hygienists/Office Staff WSP Member $99
Hygienists/Office Staff Non-Member $119
Full-Time Student $69

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Thomas J. Kepic, D.D.S., M.S.D..
Course Description
A Historical Perspective Along With Short and Long-Term Follow up of Cases. Establishing an accurate periodontal prognosis is paramount to case success. Prognosis is often thought of as being “static,” established once, and never to change. However, proper periodontal therapy can alter a tooth’s prognosis, if done in time. This course will show both short and long-term cases where prognosis has changed during therapy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
•  Identifying the clinical factors used in assigning prognosis.
•  Understanding the historical research that leads to the modern day concept of prognosis.
•  De ning the new concept of periodontal diseases and host susceptibility as factors used in determining prognosis

About Dr. Kepic
Thomas J. Kepic, D.D.S., M.S.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a former Director for the Ameri- can Board of Periodontology. Dr. Kepic was president for the California Society of Periodontists in 2011 and is past president of the WSP. He is a guest lecturer at several universities in the U.S. and abroad and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kepic practices in Upland, California.

Jodi Deming, RDH

Course Description
Learn how to do what you have thought was impossible. Gain time in your hygiene appointment without compromising but even improving your quality of care.
•  Utilization of air polishing and piezoelectric scaling equipment
•  Application of supra and subgingival air polishing techniques
•  Characteristics and application for various air polishing powders
•  Implementation of air polishing therapy into your treatment protocol
Participants will have a sense of assurance and confidence in their approach to subgingival bio lm control being
effective, efficient and safe.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will gain the following fundamentals:
•  Understand bio lm and it’s management.
•  Understanding the new disease model.
•  Polymicrobial Symbiotic and Dysbiosis- Beyond the red complex.
•  Connect the role of air polishing and piezoelectric scaling to successful bio lm management
•  Differentiate between supragingival and subgingival removal technology
•  Provide greater comfort to patients during clinical procedures
•  Identify steps to integrate air ow debridement into clinical protocols

About Dr. Deming
Jodi started practice as a dental hygienist in 1988. In the early 1990’s frustrated with the understanding of the etiology of periodontal disease became involved with bio lm research. At that time the term was rarely used in dentistry except in the context of dental unit waterlines. As a clinical research associate Jodi was involved with bio lm growth and therapeutic product development evaluating the effect on dental biofilms.

Understanding biofilms, she developed a passion about non-surgical therapy, root morphology, and the results of thorough periodontal debridement. Jodi has worked 28 years mastering non-surgical periodontal therapy techniques and procedures. She currently works in both periodontic and prosthodontic practices.

Jodi is a national and international educator, clinician, and lecturer. She has pre-sented over a 150 lectures and workshops on advanced integration of ultrasonic and hand instrumentation.
Jodi has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Department of Dental Hygiene and at Spear Education. She is a Friends of Hu-Friedy Thought Leader valued for her involvement with bio lm research, instrument development and training. She is nationally recognized as an expert in endoscope and ultrasonic instrumentation.

Diane M Daubert, PhD, MS, RDH

Course Description
This course will provide evidence based information on peri-implant disease with emphasis on a team/interdisciplinary approach to treatment. The program will present research ndings on risk factors for peri-implant disease and preventive measures to incorporate into the implant treatment plan prior to implant placement. In addition, the program will review diagnosis and prevalence of peri-implant disease and innovative non-surgical therapies for disease prevention and treatment. We will cover microbial and epigenetic ndings relative to dental implants.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will gain the following fundamentals:
•  Explain to a patient the risk factors for development of peri-implant disease
•  Apply current literature to assessment of patients for implant treatment and maintenance
•  Identify dental implants in need of non-surgical treatment and those needing referral for surgical treatment
•  Select appropriate non-surgical therapies
•  Understand the microbial complex surrounding dental implants and how they relate to periodontal microbial communities
•  Apply basic science findings to clinical decision making

About Dr. Daubert
Diane Daubert is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Washington Department of Periodontics. She received her dental hygiene education at the University of Washington, followed by her Master of Science and PhD in Oral Biology. Diane has been a member of the Periodontics Department for 30 years. She has authored numerous journal articles on various aspects of peri-implant disease, including clinical practice guidelines for patients with complex implant-supported restorations, prevalence and risk factors associated with peri-implant disease, and titanium corrosion as a modi er of peri-implant health. Her research interests involve basic science, translational and clinical studies on peri-implantitis including prevalence and risk factors, host response to titanium, titanium corrosion as a modi er of the implant microbiome, peri-implant health and epigenetic changes associated with implant health and disease, along with the efficacy of subgingival glycine powder air polishing. She plays a vital role in pre- doctoral periodontal education at the University of Washington along with mentoring periodontal residents in their master’s research. Diane has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontics updates, peri-implant prevalence and etiology, and on changes in the eld of dentistry.

For complete information on this or other seminars, call Todd Goldman at
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