Oct 15-16, 2021

12 CE Credits

We're confident that George Washington would have been able to save his teeth if he had had access to Perio Protect.

Come to PerioProtect2021 to discover the best ROI in dentistry. You can end the infectious cycle of gum disease and grow your practice. The annual session is our best CE event, combining scientific discoveries with practical implementation, case study applications, office organization tips, patient presentation skills, plus marketing strategies. At the in-person live event, you also have helpful opportunities to interact with other doctors and teams who have Perio Protect experience and will learn from their success. Attend PerioProtect2021 and spend two days to transform your practice with a sustain focus on your periodontal services, new profitability, and best practices to improve periodontal health.

Our Speakers

 Dr. Anissa Holmes


Dr. Duane Keller

Gary Kadi


Dr. Joseph and Illene Noetzel

Dr. Andrea Foley

Dr. MJ Hanlon

Dr. Brian Davey
Tanya Dunlap, PhD
Thomas J. Bauer
Chris Jurist Baus
Dr. Bruce Cochrane
Dr. Eric Goulden and Dr. Barb McClatchie
Courses Offered

Friday, October 15

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


8:30-9:30am: Treating Periodontal Disease in the Post-Antibiotic Age, Tanya Dunlap, PhD


9:30-10:30am: NGS and Osteogenic Potential, Dr. Duane Keller


10:30-10:45am: Break


10:45-11:45am: What Successful Dentists Do Differently, Gary Kadi and Dr. Brian Davey


11:45am-1:00pm: Lunch


1:00-1:45pm: Why the Heck Are We Using Insurance Companies Anyway?, Dr. MJ Hanlon


1:45-3:00pm: CBD and Oral Health, Chris Jurist Baus and Tom Bauer


3:00-3:15pm: Break


3:15-4:00pm: Taking it to Heart: Case Studies on Oral Health Impacts Dr. Barb McClatchie and Dr. Eric Goulder


4:00-5:30pm: Ask the Experts Part 1: How Do They Do That? Panel Discussion with Experienced and Successful Providers Dr. Andrea Foley, Kathe Swanson RDH, Drs. Ilenne and Joseph Noetzel, Dr. Bruce Cochrane.


Saturday, October 16

8:30-10:30am: Ultra-Case Acceptance Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes


10:30-10:45am: Break


10:45am-12:30pm: High Return Marketing Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes


12:30-1:30pm: Lunch


1:30-2:45pm: Ask the Experts Part 2: Treatment Planning for restorative work and periodontal therapy with Dr. Kelly Blodgett, Meghan Dunham RDH, Dr. Duane Keller, Dr. Brian Davey.

Perio Protect, LLC. Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 7/1/2021 to 5/31/2025. Provider ID 305521

Detailed Course Descriptions


Treating Periodontal Disease in the Post-Antibiotic Age, Tanya Dunlap, PhD

Reducing a chronic infectious burden, like gum disease, on the immune system makes it possible for the body to focus on other infectious or inflammatory challenges. We’ve tried Antibiotics. They have a temporary effect and the infectious cycle continues. You can treat your patients more effectively with long-term success using prescription tray delivery of hydrogen peroxide gel deep into periodontal pockets. Research shows that this delivery combined with SRP leads to more significant pocket depth and bleeding reductions than SRP alone. This presentation review the benefits of hydrogen peroxide, patient candidate selection, treatment protocols and office logistics to make implementation easy.  1 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify the benefits and limitations of antimicrobials with oxidative and oxygenating reactions for biofilm management.
  • Recognize patient candidates who can benefit from Rx Tray therapy and the appropriate tray treatment protocol.
  • Compare patient results with a simple number that helps patients understand the importance of treatment.

NGS and Osteogenic Potential, Dr. Duane Keller

Next Generation DNA Sequencing offers a robust analysis of oral biofilm, detecting more than 50,000 microbes and classifying them as gram positive or gram negative and as aerobes, anaerobes, facultative anaerobes or fungal species. This comprehensive analysis gave Dr. Duane Keller unique insights on the kinds of shifts that occur in microbial samples as he tracked diseased sites that were treated and subsequently presented as healthy. 1 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.


Learning Objectives:

  • How biofilm populations shift from disease to health
  • How to extract pocket samples for analysis
  • Two different ways to use this testing

What Successful Dentists Do Differently, Gary Kadi and Dr. Brian Davey

Good dentistry does not always translate into profitability and financial success. With reverse engineering, we show you how to determine the revenue potential for your practice and how you can reach it using the hygiene department as the engine of growth.


You believe in and practice oral systemic health, and now it's time to get your team and patients on board. Our meta-data of a thousand practices and 6 million treatment plans shows that only 8% of patients are presented perio treatment and only 4% accept. This has got to change - and you can do something about it. 1 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.


Learning Objectives: at the end of this course, you will know

  • How to position your office as a Complete Health Practice
  • How to use a Healthy Mouth Baseline and a simple standard of care for patient education and team organization

Why The Heck Are We Using Insurance Companies Anyway? Dr. MJ Hanlon

Current payment methodologies and arising new methodologies in direct reimbursement indicate dentists should reconsider using insurance companies. An evaluation of direct reimbursement dental membership plans shows that it creates a reliable recurrent revenue, it increase uninsured patient visits by making dental care services more accessible. It improves patient engagement, treatment acceptance and satisfaction. It create direct relationship with patients that remove all the hassles and costs associated with insurance and third party administrators. 0.75 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.


Learning Objectives

  • How to set up an effective dental membership plan
  • Benefits and limitations of available dental membership plans currently in used reliable.
  • Predictable method for increasing recurring revenue streams and why this is so important to the health of your business. 

CBD and Oral Health, Chris Jurist Baus and Tom Bauer

There is a clear trend toward natural ingredients in dental products and new interest in the potential of CBD products. This presentation explores the possibilities of augmenting dental care and practice using CBD products, specifically mouth rinse and toothpaste. The scientific literature is expanding rapidly and data will be examined. 1.15 CE, AGD Subject Code 730.


Learning objectives:

  • Understanding the difference between Hemp products
  • How CBD may be effective in Dental Practice 
  • In-depth review of specific  products for dental care

Ask the Experts Part 1: How Do They Do That? Panel Discussion with Experienced and Successful Providers Dr. Andrea Foley, Kathe Swanson RDH, Drs. Ilenne and Joseph Noetzel, Dr. Bruce Cochrane.

Highly successful  providers discuss how they implemented and sustained Perio Tray therapy in their practices. Send you questions in advance to support@perioprotect.com. 1.5 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.



  • Understand how other offices have successfully implemented new treatment therapies and protocols.
  • Gain new ideas and insights into office organization and patient presentation.



Ultra-Case Acceptance Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes

Your priority is patient health. You’re also running a business and need to be successful. These priorities are compatible and can be achieved with excellent verbal skills. In this interactive workshop, you will get pearls that you can use right away in everyday practice. Learn how to tackle the barriers to get past the money, hold teams accountable to present treatment that will benefit patient health, and help patients understand the importance of your treatment. 2 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.


Learning objectives:

  • Better understand the best words for case presentation and how to build rapport with patients.
  • Understand the process of using emption vs logic in your case presentation.
  • Get past the barriers that can be created by cost or fear of rejection and hold teams accountable to have conversations with patients. 

High Return Marketing Workshop, Dr. Anissa Holmes

This workshop is specifically designed for professionals who are ready to integrate prescription trays into your practice as well as those wanting to grow the complex care aspect of their practice –cosmetic, implant, clear aligners/airway, and rehabilitative dentistry. We will review the essential strategies of marketing to new and existing patients with an eye to implement proven systems that do not distract you from your essential role providing care. 1.75 CE, AGD Subject Code 550.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to identify:

  • Marketing strategies lead to higher case acceptance.
  • Little known ways to leverage Facebook and Google to attract more high-value patients.
  • Funnel marketing techniques for practice growth.

Ask the Experts Part 2: Treatment Planning for restorative work and periodontal therapy with Dr. Kelly Blodgett, Meghan Dunham RDH, Dr. Duane Keller, Dr. Brian Davey.


A new patient presents to your office with decay, moderate periodontal disease, and an old crown that needs to be replaced. The panel discusses this scenario and others showcasing the balancing act you face every day addressing patient health and financial concerns. 1.15 CE, AGD Subject Code 490.



  • Understand the value of a comprehensive treatment program for case acceptance.
  • Gain new ideas and insights into treatment options with prescription tray therapy.
Speaker Bios

Dr. Anissa Holmes is dentistry's leading digital marketing expert, having trained thousands of practices on how to leverage social media to grow their practices effectively. Dr. Holmes has built a following of 50,000 Facebook followers for her own practice, has built multiple million dollar plus practices using the proven marketing frameworks that she now teaches and shares with audiences worldwide. Dr. Holmes has trained with the best of the best in Facebook strategy, online marketing, funnel building, automation and sales, and applied that cutting-edge knowledge to build highly effective, repeatable processes for stress-free dental practice growth.


Dr. Duane Keller graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1976. He maintains a successful private practice in St. Louis, MO with an emphasis on TMD patients in chronic pain. Dr. Keller is an Academy of General Dentistry Fellow, served eight years as the Chairperson for the IAO Education Committee, and currently serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Perio Protect LLC. He has presented hundreds of CE courses in twenty-five years and has published more than 40 articles in professional journals. Dr. Keller has patented dental appliances and treatment methodologies and received clearance from the FDA for his Perio Tray® medicament carrier in 2004.


Gary Kadi is the visionary voice of NextLevel Practice and has for the past 20 years interrupted the status quo of the dental world. Author and documentarian, Gary’s books have sold over 100,000 copies and include Million Dollar Dentistry, Raise Your Healthy Deserve Level, The Dentist, and Dentistry for the Millennial Mindset including his newest book, Million Dollar Dentistry: Bounce Back from Anything. Gary is a powerful educator and advocate for Dentistry, bringing national attention to the oral-systemic connection and believes in the complete health dentistry model.


Dr. MJ Hanlon, RDH, DMD, MBA has an extensive background in the field of dentistry. She is highly involved with the Massachusetts Dental Society and will become its fourth female president in 2020. In addition, she has served in many roles on the Yankee Dental Organizational Committees, ADA House of Delegates, and was Chair of Yankee Dental Congress 2017 meeting.


Dr. Brian Davey was one of the first dental practices in the San Diego area to offer a comprehensive approach to patient care, focusing on complete health dentistry. Good oral health helps reduce the risk of disease in other areas of your body and enhances your overall health.


Thomas J. Bauer is currently Managing Partner at Imbue Botanicals, LLC. As a proven senior executive and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of industry and start-up experience, he has founded and run more than half a dozen companies. Tom has extensive C-level management in a variety of companies and industries, including medical technologies, medical sterilization equipment and packaging, sterilization services, hemp, mortgage and financial services, and consulting. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology and his Masters in Higher Education Administration.


Chris Jurist Baus has over 20 plus years of high level sales experience, marketing and management experience in the Technology, Marketing, Medical and Cannabis industries my goal is to deliver exceptional campaigns, compelling products in all verticals for every touch point and channel with the brands we work with or the brands we develop.


My focus is to develop business relationships and partnerships around the globe, develop strategic sales campaigns from concept to completion and nurture small and large accounts to drive sales within an organization.


Tanya Dunlap, PhD is the Managing Director for Perio Protect, LLC where she has worked since 2005. She coordinates clinical research involving prescription tray delivery. She also offers CE courses on the science behind prescription tray therapy and the important implications of the research data.

What makes this meeting one of a kind?

The annual meeting is the best, most comprehensive Perio Protect seminar offered. If you’ve already implemented prescription Perio Trays® into your pro­tocols, this meeting can help you take the therapy to the next level for healthier patients and a healthier practice.


If you’ve never attended one of our training programs, this is a perfect opportunity to hear from other doctors and teams who have Perio Protect experience.

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