Hygiene Driven Dentistry, Dr. Lou Graham
The obstacles and challenges we face day after day continue to change so fast in our profession. This course will dive deep into how you can resist signing up for PPO after PPO and how to transition your office for such. We then dive deep into how diagnostics and protocols have changed and why you must be open to grasping these changes to advance your practice with far greater treatment plan acceptance. From the new patient exam to hygiene re-care exams, learn how to create new protocols and case presentation strategies for far superior outcomes.
- Review the latest approaches to running and growing your team and your business.
- Update the team on the latest diagnostic approaches for a general dental practice.
- Learn the latest methodologies to compliment hygiene growth and how adjunctive therapies are bringing us far more success in treatment.
Implants: Solving Challenges and Maintaining Health Long Term, Dr. Lou Graham
Face the truth, not every implant is placed in the ideal position and not every patient has the ideal setting for the final restoration. The challenges can include access via limited vertical opening or limited vertical interocclusal distance or clearing up periodontal disease before treatment can begin.
Whether to utilize the traditional single screw one-piece approach, the cementable crown, or even the combination termed the hybrid approach, are all viable options in implant dentistry. As the restorative dentist, you must understand what your options for long term success. Treatment coordination and planning for optimum results often involves superior diagnostics utilizing CBCT imaging, and the latest options in digital scanning for communication with both the patient and lab and excellent patient homecare.
- Why CBCT is for every GP
- How to increase the patient saying "Yes" to treatment
- Case presentations that are step by step to take back to the “chair” Monday.
- Which cement is the only biocompatible cement for implant cemented crown.
- Why the “flipper” really belong in the ocean for most cases.
- Stock abutments versus milled, oh be serious…
- Long term issues and maintenance approaches
Nutritional Strategies to Promote Post-Procedural Immune Health and Detoxification, Megan Bartnett
Dental providers have a unique opportunity to educate their patients about the impact of nutrition on their oral health. While traditionally, this advice may have been limited to factors such as sugar intake, research supports a much closer look at the connection between nutritional status and oral health outcomes. Now, more than ever, providers are faced with the impact of poor nutritional status on health outcomes, putting the onus of nutritional counseling on the healthcare community, at large. Nutrition is the foundation of optimal immune function, tissue health, circulatory performance, detoxification efficiency, and microbial balance. Targeted improvements in nutritional status prior to oral interventions can lead to significantly better outcomes.
- Identify critical nutrition factors that prepare a patient for oral interventions and procedures
- Understand nutrition strategies that support oral and gut-mediated microbial immune response
- Use three simple tools to boost detoxification pathways for faster post-procedural recovery
Crashing the Biofilm Party: Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines
Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWLs) are in the news and on OSHA inspection checklists. But the process of testing and treating waterlines is often misunderstood or even forgotten about. Science shows us that many of the aerosols we are producing in our operatories come directly from the biofilm growth in our DUWLs. And just like the biofilm in the mouth, it can be stubborn to remove. How can you keep you and your patients safe? In this dynamic presentation, attendees will learn the why, how, and the what of dental unit waterline compliance. From testing to daily maintenance, this course will turn you into a Waterline Warrior and motivate you to go back to the op and Crash the Biofilm Party!
Understand the importance of clean dental unit waterlines
Define the steps needed to “pass the test”--shock, test, treat, maintain
- Discuss products on the market that can make your job easier
Start with the Need. The Opportunity is There. Charissa Wood, RDH
The need and opportunity are clear: half of American adults have chronic periodontitis. By the time they reach 65, 70% of Americans are afflicted with a disease that is preventable. Most of them have co-morbidities. Millions more have gingivitis and also need your care. With Perio Protect, you can provide better homecare with better results and your office will benefit too. Simply focus on the need for early disease detection, treatment, and long-term sustainable health.
We need to put patients’ oral health into a larger context of general wellness. Once we have this framework, we will workshop your goals for patient health, practice case presentation for easy delivery, and translate all of this into practice growth.
- Decide your standard of care and your number
- Develop realistic goals for your hygiene team
- Identify your optimal patient candidates for Rx tray therapy.