In recent decades, we have observed enormous technological advancements, which is driving healthcare in many ways. Oral healthcare is no exception, from new midlevel providers to new self-care tools. This presentation will review current protocols in preserving implant health and the treatment of peri-implantitis, including the new classification scheme for periodontal and peri‐implant diseases and conditions. We will discuss the evolution of caries diagnosis and the paradigm shift in its management. The clinical management of xerostomia will be addressed, consistent with the findings of published systematic reviews. New products such as personalized, automated brushing tools will be showcased.
This lecture will provide an overview of the major highlights from the recent world workshop on the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. New definitions and descriptive terminology introduced in this new classification will be discussed with the scientific rationale behind these changes. Staging and grading of periodontitis which aids in personalized treatment approaches to patients incorporating severity of disease, complexity of treatment, rate of progression, and risk factors of smoking and diabetes, will be discussed.
Gingival recession is a common periodontal defect. Soft tissue graft procedures are highly predictable procedure to treat muco-gingival defects. This lecture will describe how to identify gingival recession that is at a risk for further breakdown. The possible etiologies, the various way of treating the gingival recessions will be also discussed. The first step of treatment is to identify gingival recession. Early identification will often result in a simple procedure with a predictable result.
It is important for all members of the dental team understand the thought process of how to identify recessions and mucogingival defects so that all dental practitioners can help explain to patients the diagnosis and treatment options for the best and most predictable outcomes. Topics Include: Diagnosis of mucogingival problems, When to perform soft tissue graft, Who are the acceptable candidates, What are the treatable defects, What are the available and most predictable techniques, Rational for mucogingival surgery, Indications for mucogingival surgery, Free gingival graft technique, Connective tissue graft technique
Excessive gingival display, commonly referred to as “gummy smile” can compromise esthetics. There are many causes of excessive gingival display that include skeletal, developmental and dental. Treatment of the excessive gingival display may require periodontal, orthodontic, orthognathic and restorative options. This presentation will review some of the diagnostic considerations and therapeutic options.
Knowledge and proper understanding of Diode lasers in hygiene is imperative in the integration of lasers into practices. Lynn Atkinson RDH has used diode lasers for the last 25 years with impressive treatment acceptance, patient satisfaction and positive outcomes. Join us for a presentation with clinical case studies and learn how to involve your entire team in this exciting technology.