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Saturday, December 7, 2019
Treating Peri-Implantitis and Other Related Implant Problems
Alan Dalessandro, DDS Ltd

Improve Your Quality of Hygiene Care
Jodi Deming, RDH

The Business Side of Dentistry
Casey Hiers, BSc

319 SW Pine Street,
Portland, OR 97204

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Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration & Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:30 pm: Alan Dalessandro
10:30 am - 11:00 am: Break & Exhibit
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Jodi Deming
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch and Exhibits
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Casey Hiers
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm: OHSU Periodontal Resident Presentations

Package Cost
Dentist WSP Member $69
Dentist Non-Member $99
Hygienists/Office Staff WSP Member $49
Hygienists/Office Staff Non-Member $79
Full Time Students $39

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Treating Peri-Implantitis and Other Related Implant Problems
Alan Dalessandro, DDS Ltd
Course Description
This course will discuss peri-implant disease: how to recognize it, diagnose it, and treat it. There are many concepts of treatment, but what is really the effective method to stabilize the implant and what is realistic for bone regeneration.

Learning Objectives

•  To understand peri-implant disease.
•  To have a thorough knowledge of the techniques and procedures to treat failing implants.
•  Treatment of peri-implant disease with lasers.

Dr. Dalessandro was born and raised in the Chicago area. He received his DDS degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry, Chicago in 1979; did a residency at Rush Presbyterian, St Luke’s Hospital in General Practice and Anesthesia; and went on to get his periodontal fellowship at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. For over 35 years, he has practiced periodontics in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and began placing dental implants in the early 1980s. Dr. Dalessandro was one of the early adopters of Cone Beam CT scanning for bone evaluation, and uses this successfully in his practice with every implant case. He has also studied extensively regarding lasers and their use in periodontics. His teaching experience goes back to the 1990s on a wide range of topics; his goal is to pass knowledge and information along to his colleagues to help them become educated on current trends in dentistry. He is now teaching groups of periodontists and dentists on a regular basis regarding the physics of laser technology and how lasers can be used as a tool to enhance results and help treat failing implants, periodontal diseases, gingival grafting, and many other surgical procedures.

Improve Your Quality of Hygiene Care
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 biofilm control being effective, efficient and safe.

Learning Objectives

•  Understand biofilm and it’
•  s management.
•  Understanding the new disease model.
•  Polymicrobial Symbiotic and Dysbiosis- Beyond the red complex

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 biofilm 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 biofilm 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 presented 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 biofilm research, instrument development and training. She is nationally recognized as an expert in endoscope and ultrasonic instrumentation.

The Business Side of Dentistry
Casey Hiers, BSc
Course Description
This course addresses the #1 challenge in dentistry today THE BUSINESS SIDE OF DENTISTRY. Learn how to maximize your practice, and avoid the common pitalls that can suppress your cashflow. You cannot produce your way to exceptional profitability if proper systems and processes are not in place. We empower dentists and specialists to get off the hamster wheel and treat the business side of your practice with the same expertise as the clinical.
Learning Objectives

•  Uncover the biggest challenges in dentistry today
•  Identifiy areas that prevent maximizing cashflow
•  Discover three areas to improve your practice
•  Hear real life success stories about your peers
•  Overcome poor insurance reimbursements
•  Realize tax surprises should not be acceptable

Casey Hiers presents a program approved for continuing education by the AGD to dentists & specialists at the national, state, and local levels. At the recent Yankee Dental Congress annual meeting, Casey helped educate and empower a sold out audience on topics they were not trained on in dental school, THE BUSINESS SIDE OF DENTISTRY. He has helped dentists around the country lower overhead by double digits, increase earnings by 25%, and save over 600% more for retirement, without producing more or changing lifestyle.

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