Advanced Hygiene Therapy - Developing a Comprehensive Approach

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  • AGD Approved:

    8 CEUs

  • Presenter:

    Dianne Glasscoe Watterson   R.D.H., B.S., M.B.A.

  • Date + Time:

    Friday, October 18, 2019   8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Location:

    Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown

    710 Monroe Avenue NW

    Grand Rapids, MI   49503

    (616) 512-5700

    Facility Website

  • Tuition:

    Dentists: $285.00

    RDH/Auxiliaries: $185.00

    RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $145.00

    Add $10/registrant if after: Friday, October 11, 2019

  • Parking:

    Complimentary. Use hotel garage.

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Course Description

Advanced Hygiene Therapy - Developing a Comprehensive Approach
In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus. Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care. In this course, we will explore the multi-faceted treatment planning approach, including scheduling and coding. We will also discuss the assisted model of hygiene care and effective instrument sharpening. We will also explore strategies for dealing with refusal of definitive care.

  1. Etiology of periodontitis/host involvement
    1. Etiology and microbes associated with disease progression
    2. Bacterial complexes and role of viruses
    3. Role of biofilm
    4. Efficacy of various antimicrobials
    5. High velocity lavage
    6. Other risk factors
  2. Systemic interrelationships
    1. Diabetes
    2. Cardiovascular disease
    3. Respiratory diseases
    4. Other systemic diseases
  3. Adjuncts to care
    1. Interdental cleaning aids
    2. Power brushes
    3. Systemic antibiotics
  4. Probing technique
    1. Protocol
    2. Angulation
  5. Clinical process
    1. Step-by-step debridement process
    2. Treatment planning by case type
  6. Scheduling
    1. Time consideration
    2. Recall systems
  7. Teaching homecare/interdental cleaning
    1. Customizing according to patient ability
    2. Changing home care behavior
  8. Coding considerations
    1. Using the most appropriate codes
    2. How to code the gingivitis patient
    3. Site-specific periodontal treatment
  9. Periodontal maintenance
    1. Debridement protocol
    2. Adjuncts to care
  10. Instrument sharpening
    1. Friction-grip stones
    2. Angulation and magnification
  11. Legal issues/refusal of treatment
    1. Informed refusal/informed consent
    2. How to deal with patients that refuse definitive care
  12. Wrap-up and questions

Ms. Glasscoe Watterson's presentation is didactic lecture using a comprehensive student handout and PowerPoint visuals. There is a pretest and numerous fill-in-blank reviews throughout the teaching session with ample time for question and answer interaction with the presenter."


To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200
To register by fax, please send completed registration form to: (603) 736-9208. Download blank form here.
What People Are Saying
  • "Loved it! Learned so much. Handout is awesome. Dianne was interesting and entertaining!"
    - C.M., RDH (Denver, CO)

  • "This is my 3rd seminar with Dianne. I came because I learned so much from her in the first two."
    -S.J., RDH (Columbus, OH)

  • "Best course I’ve attended in many years."
    - T.Q., RDH (Olympia, WA)

  • "She was wonderful! I wish she had been one of my instructors at school. Very informative! I’m really excited to take some of this info back to work."
    - C.D., RDH (Bettendorf, IA)

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the factors involved in periodontal breakdown
  2. Explore the most prominent systemic disease interrelationships
  3. Choose adjuncts to care based on severity and appropriateness
  4. Develop better clinical protocol
  5. Customize home care modalities
  6. Understand which codes are most appropriate for particular case types
  7. Consider how the assisted model of hygiene could be implemented and why it is beneficial
  8. Understand how instrument sharpening can be accomplished easily and effectively
  9. Develop the best approach when patients refuse definitive care for periodontal disease

To register by phone, please call (603) 736-9200

To register by fax, please send completed registration form to: (603) 736-9208. Download blank form here.

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