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Our Speakers
Dr. Lou Graham

 Dr. Lou Graham

Dr. Duane Keller

Dr. Duane Keller

Charissa Wood, RDH

Charissa Wood, RDH

Megan Barnett

Megan Barnett MS, CNS

Amanda Hill

Amanda Hill, RDH, BSDH

Courses Offered

Friday, October 7

7:30-8:30am:  Registration and Breakfast

 

8:30-10:30am: Building Your Hygiene Driven Practice, Lou Graham DDS

 

10:30am-10:45am: Break

 

10:45-12:30pm: Hygiene-Driven Dentistry, Lou Graham DDS

 

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

 

1:30-3:30pm: Implants: Solving Challenges and Maintaining Health Long Term, Lou Graham DDS

 

3:30-3:45pm: Break

 

3:45pm-5:30pm: Ask the Experts Part 1: Panel discussion with experienced and successful providers to help your team understand how to position Perio Tray therapy in your practice, how to talk to patients, and best practices for implementation.

 

7:30-10:30pm: Offsite PARTY with live music, food, drinks and firepit.

 

 

Saturday, October 8

7:30-8:30am: Breakfast

 

8:30-9:45am: Nutritional Strategies to Promote Post-Procedural Immune Health and Detoxification, Megan Barnett

 

9:45-10:00am: Break

 

10:00-11:00am: Crashing the Biofilm Party:  Understanding the Path to Safe Dental Unit Waterlines, Amanda Hill, RDH

 

11:00-11:20 Break

 

11:20am-1:00pm: Start with the Need. The Opportunity is There. Charissa Wood, RDH

 

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Detailed Course Descriptions

DAY ONE

 

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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • 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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • 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

DAY TWO

 

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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • 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!

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • 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. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Decide your standard of care and your number
  • Develop realistic goals for your hygiene team
  • Identify your optimal patient candidates for Rx tray therapy.

 

Speaker Bios

Dr. Lou Graham is an internationally recognized lecturer extensively involved in continuing education for dental professionals. His lectures focus on incorporating current clinical advancements through “conservative dentistry.” He emphasizes the same concepts he practices in Chicago, IL: dental health diagnosis, treatment plans for medically compromised patients, conservative treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and customized approaches to periodontal care, implants and laser dentistry. 

 

Megan Barnett is an experienced functional medicine provider, nutritional coach, clinic owner, research writer, public speaker and educator with over eight years in the field of nutrition science and functional medicine. She has worked with Perio Protect provider Kelly Blodgett for several years identifying nutritional causes for patients to prevent and reverse chronic symptoms and promote health and longevity.

 

Amanda Hill, RDH likes to describe her career in dental hygiene as an adventure.  Growing up in and then marrying into the military she has had the opportunity to experience life and dentistry all over the world. Amanda had the good fortune to begin her dental career in an office where excellence was the norm. She had the chance to be stretched and challenged while traveling for courses and learning the latest in clinical care and patient communication. Thus developing a love for learning.  Through her adventures around the world, she became obsessed with finding ways to continue her education and stay current and in connection with the dental industry.  She is a speaker, consultant, and award-winning author.  Amanda's current role is as the clinical education manager for Young Innovations. Recipient of OSAP’s Emerging Infection Control Leader award, a member of the advisory board for RDH magazine, Dentistry IQ, and OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice Editorial Review Board and membership committee, Amanda strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun!

 

Charissa Wood, RDH has been a practicing dental hygiene for 25 years. She is especially passionate about the oral systemic connection and helping her patients cross from poor health to wellness! She has been an avid user and promoter of Perio Tray™ therapy for the last 8 years, helping her patients achieve true health and wellness. In addition to providing patient care, she acts as the hygiene team lead for Atlanta Dental Spa, a four-location practice and has conducted practice consulting to elevate hygiene team systems and production in private practices. She also partners in leading Bulletproof Hygiene to build hygiene culture and champion the profession. Outside of dentistry, Charissa loves spending time with her husband, her two teenage boys, and friends and family. 

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