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February 29, 2020
Prognosis for the Periodontally
Compromised Tooth

Thomas J. Kepic, DDS, MSD

Change Your Thoughts and
Improve Your Outcomes

Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Improve Your Quality
of Hygiene Care

Jodi Deming, RDH

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, California 95815

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration and Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:30 pm Thomas J. Kepic
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break & Exhibits
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Tricia Osuna
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Jodi Deming

Package Price
Dentist WSP Member $79
Dentist Non-Member $99
Hygienists/Office Staff WSP Member $69
Hygienists/Office Staff Non-Member $89
Student/Resident $35

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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

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

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 celebrated 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!

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 its management
•  Understanding the new disease model
•  Polymicrobial Symbiotic and Dysbiosis- Beyond the red complex

Jodi Deming, RDH
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 on-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 biofilm research, instrument development and training. She is nationally recognized as an expert in endoscope and ultrasonic instrumentation.

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