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Long-term Prevention of Peri-Implant Complications: Ceramic and Titanium Implants

Course Description:
To prevent peri-implant complications, professional in-office assessment, maintenance, and home-care recommendations are vital. For long-term implant success clinicians need to detect early signs of implant complications, diagnose any complications to provide early intervention and be able to perform professional in-office maintenance treatment. This course will follow the global healthy implant initiative for ceramic and titanium implants based on Susan’s Clinical White Paper: Long-term prevention of peri-implant complications and textbook: Peri-Implant Therapy for the Dental Hygienist: Clinical Guide to Maintenance and Disease Complications.

Learning Objectives:
•  Learn the current research protocols, tools, treatments and complications for long-term prevention of peri-implant disease.
•  Detect: Put into practice biofilm identification and a five-step protocol to assess and monitor dental implants.
•  Diagnose: Understand early intervention guidelines based on American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) peri-implant soft and hard deficiencies.
•  Treatment: Biofilm-focused titanium and ceramic implant maintenance for all forms of implant-borne estorations / prostheses.
•  Provide safe home-care recommendations for titanium/ceramic implants patients.

Progressive PeriodontalTherapy: A Comprehensive Approach to Periodontal Management

Course Description:
Identifying disease at its earliest stages is essential to prevent the progression of oral and systemic diseases. Proper classification our patient’s risk factors, and potential rate of progression enables the dental hygienist’s role to be fully maximized. This creates a practice that is in full alignment with the standard of care, results in raving patients, and a thriving practice.

Learning Objectives:
•  Access the 2017 APP Periodontal Classifications and review case studies
•  Discuss treatment recommendations based on patients stage and grade
•  Evaluate communication techniques to increase patient acceptance
•  Review new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician; including voice recognition technologies, instruments, and new homecare items that will optimize patien compliance.
•  Identify best practices of power instrumentation and latest hand scaling techniques

Dentistry’s Deafening Silence: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Course Description:
Dental Professionals are exposed daily to chronic levels of damaging sounds that result in permanent and irreversible loss of hearing over the course of their careers along with significant systemic health repercussions. This course will show how each dental professionals’ career and quality of life are at risk due to our working environment and a novel solution which can prevent this from happening.

Learning Objectives:
•  Learn how your career as a dental professional jeopardizes your hearing
•  Review literature and statistics to understand why hearing loss is inevitable without
proper protection
•  Understand how hearing loss causes significant systemic health issues

AAP Classification through case study

Course Description:
This course is specially designed for dental hygienists to apply the 2018 AAP Classification in their daily patient treatment. What notes should you record? How do you explain your findings to your patient? How to use the staging and grading charts? Through case studies, we will apply the concepts of the 2018 AAP classifications and practice creating notes.

Learning Objectives:
•  Upon completion, the participants will:
•  Apply the 2018 AAP Classification System into individual patient care plan
•  Improve chairside patient care recommendations by correctly categorizing the patient’s
periodontal condition
•  Create proper notes that follow the new classification

Panel Discussion: You Are Not Alone, Ask Our Panelists and Get Your Answers
Course Description:
The young graduates have questions they would like answers to. Those questions could be related to insurance, benefits, communication, treatment planning, and many others. The presenter will collect the questions directly from the audience and ask the experience panelist to provide their advice. By having a diver panel, the audience will get answers from different angles. The panelist will consist of dentist, specialist, dental hygienist.

Learning Objectives:
•  Find answers based on others experience
•  Understand that he/she is not alone in the journey
•  Be encouraged to ask for help within the profession
•  Continue in the career with a sense of comradery

Change Your Thoughts and Improve Your Outcomes An Update on Protocols, Products and Treatment Options

Course Description:
Two-hour course. 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 of 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

It’s All About Saving Lives! Organ Transplantation, Donation and Recipient Care
Course Description:
Two-hour course. As dental professionals we are able do something unique to help the thousands of individuals in need of our care. As a specific set of healthcare providers treating this unique group, transplant recipients, it is necessary for us to understand their dental care options and oral hygiene needs. Organ transplantation and donation has increased tremendously over the last 10 years yet there is still an immense need for understanding the processes of donation, transplantation and recipient care. Participate in a sharing of organ transplantation and donation information; learn about transplant recipients and their need for specialized dental care. This presentation will offer insight about the ‘how to’s’ of not only dental care for organ recipients but also communication with their families. We will also share insight on how to be a donor; unde stand that process and how to aid in sharing the message with your patients and colleagues on how to - Save Lives! Sharing life’s experiences is a fabulous way to learn!

Learning Objectives:
•  Recognize the need for specialized care for transplant recipients
•  Develop protocols for patient’s dental needs based on medications and oral complications
•  Appreciate and understand organ donation processes
•  Communicate with patients and family to share the need for registration

LECTURE: Complementary and Alternative Local Anesthesia Part-1

Course Description:
Focus 2021: CCLAD Devices & Techniques Lecture* (1.5 hrs)
*Participants must attend Part-1 (pre-lecture) to participate in the
Hands-on-Workshop (Part-2).

To deliver optimal dentistry in a gentle, pain-free manner the value of alternative treatment
strategies must be considered from all perspectives. Expand your pain management perspective beyond basic manual techniques. Computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery (CCLAD) devices & techniques can enhance both clinician and patient comfort. This course and workshop merges clinical experience with current technology to achieve positive pain control outcomes. Focus will be on CCLAD alternatives to common manual injection syringes and techniques, while leveraging anatomical advantages of “short needle IA”, “high IA block”, and “retromandibular” deliver techniques.

Learning Objectives:
•  Understand current CCLAD devices available in North America
•  Consider potential ergonomic risks associated with manual syringes and how
CCLAD techniques can minimize these risks.
•  Apply anatomical evidence to modify common injection techniques.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Complementary and Alternative Local Anesthesia Part-2
Course Description:
Focus 2021: CCLAD Devices & Techniques • Hands-on-Workshop* (4 hrs)
*This course has a pre-requisite - participants must attend Part-1 (pre-lecture) to participate in the Hands-on-Workshop (Part-2).

In this multi-station, hands-on practicum will provide participants opportunities to explore
ergonomic and technique differences between manual syringes and CCLAD delivery devices. Experiential learning will be facilitated with the use of simulators, participant will be able to animate technique and ergonomic principles hands-on. Mentors will address: 3 CCLADs currently available in North America.

Learning Objectives:
•  Contrast manual vs CCLAD devices
•  Experience ergonomic differences between manual syringes and CCLAD devices
•  Contrast manual vs CCLAD techniques to improve clinician ergonomics and
patient comfort
•  Experience technique differences between manual syringes and CCLAD devices
•  Update basic injection techniques and utilize relevant anatomy to increase reliability
of clinical anesthesia outcomes

Periodontics: Fads, Facts and Fallacies

Course Description:
This presentation will provide and entertaining and informative review of some myths and misconceptions surrounding periodontics and implant dentistry. We will also explore what the future holds for the profession and how the role of the dental hygienist is evolving in the era of collaborative care.

Learning Objectives:
•  Dispel some common myths about periodontal and peri-implant disease
•  Separate the facts from the fiction about products and techniques we use every day
•  Discuss future therapies that dental hygienists can incorporate into their practice

An Infection Control Update for the Dental Professional Including COVID Updates

Course Description:
This two-hour course will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Dentistry and subsequent COVID updates regarding proper infection control standards and recommendations.

Learning Objectives:
•  Review the Centers for Disease Control infection control guidelines with the latest COVID updates
•  Demonstrate how to avoid cross contamination in your practice
•  Concentrate on safe implementation of practices that protect you, personnel, and your patients



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