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May 4, 2019
Prognosis for the Periodontally Compromised Tooth
Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD

Change Your Thoughts and Improve Your Outcomes
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Periodontal-Systemic Links: The Case for Early Intervention of Periodontal Disease
Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA

1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd,
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibits
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Thomas J. Kepic
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break and Exhibits
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tricia Osuna
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Lunch and Exhibits
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Casey Hein

Six (6) hours of continuing education credit will be provided.
The WSP is a recognized ADA CERP Provider.

Package Cost
Dentists $79.00
Non-Member Dentist $99.00
Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $49.00
Non-Member Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $69.00
Full-Time Student $35.00

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Prognosis for the Periodontally Compromised Tooth
Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD

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
•  Identifying the clinical factors used in assigning prognosis.
•  Understanding the historical research that leads to the modern day concept of prognosis.
•  Defining the new concept of periodontal diseases and host susceptibility as factors used in determining prognosis.

About Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD
Dr. Thomas J. Kepic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is a former Director for the American 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.


Change Your Thoughts and Improve Your Outcomes
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Course Description

Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of
new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use along with protocols needs to be discussed with our team as well as the interdisciplinary referrals we have. The process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treatment options and how they are to be utilized.

Learning Objectives
•  Modify diagnosis assistance with the team and rationale for changes in assessment forms and diagnostic tools
•  Distinguish which new-to-market products should be brought into your practice
•  Integrate materials and products for a variety of uses in the dental office from infection control,
dental hygiene therapy, oral cancer screening, patient communication and instrumentation
•  Develop effective communication with patients and assist in the business of the dental practice
•  Formulate strategies that incorporate efficiency in patient treatment for more productive scheduling

About Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
Tricia is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association.
In June of 2018 Tricia will celebrate 40 years as a dental hygienist to share with her audiences. Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years.
She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term.
Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award. An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor, and business owner. Her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations!

Periodontal-Systemic Links: The Case for Early Intervention of Periodontal Disease
Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA

Course Description

Are you under-diagnosing or waiting too long to diagnose periodontal disease? This course explores the significance of periodontal infection in increasing systemic inflammation, and provides a compelling rationale for early intervention of periodontal disease. Casey also discusses the role of the nonbacterial risk factors in amplifying the threat of periodontal disease, and reviews the components of a comprehensive periodontal evaluation, proposing a number of hurdles and conditioned assumptions that hijack diagnosis of periodontal disease. The course concludes by presenting an overview of the new classification of periodontal diseases and discusses the continuum of care between dental hygienists and periodontists.

Learning Objectives
•  Describe to patients how periodontal infection impacts overall health including increasing the risk for diabetic complications, coronary artery disease, stroke, pneumonia, and adverse pregnancy outcomes, among others.
•  Perform a comprehensive periodontal evaluation.
•  Identify the hurdles and conditioned assumptions that hijack the diagnosis of periodontal disease.
•  Identify patients in the earliest stages of periodontal disease.
•  Classify periodontal disease according to the framework established by the 2017 workshop of the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology.

About Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA
With over 40 years’ experience as a dental hygienist in private practice, public health, education, and government, Casey Hein is an internationally recognized speaker and a well-published author including over one hundred scientific articles, consensus reports, white papers, and textbook chapters. She first began speaking about periodontal-systemic links in 2003, and in 2006, she founded (and became the Chief Editor) of the first publication on oral-systemic medicine: Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine. As a pioneer in and advocate for incorporating periodontal-systemic links into everyday patient care in both medicine and dentistry, she is credited as a visionary in establishing models for dental-medical collaboration in oral health care.
Casey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University, an MBA from Loyola University and maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008, and she has been continuously voted among Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants in Continuing Education since 2006. She lives in Western Maryland where she is an avid road biker, skier and hiker.

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