Optimizing Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Course Code: 432RH
  • Cost: $250
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 157 B
  • Credits: 4 CE Hours
Patricia Cohen, RDH is an assistant clinical professor in the periodontology department at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Daniel Coleman, DMD, MS received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Post-doctoral Master of Science, Specialty training and Board Certification in Periodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is a clinical instructor and lecturer in the department of Periodontology at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He was recently recognized as Outstanding Educator of 2019 by Harvard University and the American Academy of Periodontology in part for his work as faculty at HSDM as well as his speaker engagements nationally and internationally, teaching on topics of periodontal health and disease. He has co-authored a textbook entitled; “Non-Surgical Control of Periodontal Diseases” which is used in programs to train new dentists. Dr. Coleman was named one of Incisal Edge Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 dentists nationwide. Dr. Coleman dedicates himself to ensuring that his patients have an amazing experience when working with him through his core values of quality, compassion, and integrity.
Ronald Fried, DMD, MSc is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an assistant professor of oral medicine, infection, and immunity at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a practice in periodontics and dental implants in Brookline, MA.
Paul Levi, DMD is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and an associate clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice in VT.
Rui Ma, DMD is a diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, co-director of the Fairfield County Dental Club, and director of Fairfield County hygiene club. He maintains a private practice in Fairfield, CT.

This course will highlight the current concepts and techniques for providing effective non-surgical management of periodontal diseases in both a lecture and hands-on format. The etiology of periodontal diseases along with skills to help motivate patients to control dental plaque will be briefly reviewed with an understanding that periodontal-peri-implant diseases are systemic. Diagnostic techniques for accurate probing measurements and calculus detection will be discussed coupled with the hands-on use of a novel dental model with a stimulated attachment apparatus. The rationale of periodontal hand instrumentation will be presented with hands-on experience using a universal curette and Gracey curettes. Hands-on experience in instrument sharpening using diamond sharpening cards will be provided. The theory and use of magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonics will be presented with hands-on exercises using a variety of tips. The emerging role and use of air polishing with the latest agents and supragingival and subgingival tips will also be presented. The effective sequencing of appointments for initial periodontal therapy and the development of an effective maintenance program will be discussed.

In this course attendees will:
  • Understand the etiology of periodontal diseases
  • Learn how to improve accuracy in periodontal pocket measurement
  • Improve skills in calculus detection and hand instrument sharpening
  • Enhance skills in scaling and root planning with hand and power instruments
  • Develop a protocol for comprehensive Phase I non-surgical periodontal therapy and for creating an effective maintenance program

This course is also offered on Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 406RH
Recommended Audience: Hygienist

Thanks to HuFriedyGroup for course materials.

Supplies Needed: Loupes