Post Course Implementation Workshop
Continuation of the course “The Scientist-Clinician in Diagnosis and Long-Term Stabilization of Periodontitis”
Pre-requisite: Completion of the companion online course (see above)
Suggested audience: Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental technicians, office staff
Instructor: Casey Hein BSDH, RDH, MBA
Format: Live video conferencing
CDE credits awarded: 12.5 hrs
Length of course: 12.5 hours
Course DescriptionWhether learning by yourself, or learning together as whole team, this workshop provides a relaxed learning environment to accelerate understanding of what was introduced in the online companion course, “The Scientist-Clinician in Diagnosis and Long-Term Stabilization of Periodontitis”. This allows clinicians and staff to do a ‘deep dive’ into the new periodontitis classification system (2017), and operationalize this diagnostic framework, according to individual practices’ unique settings. Workshop participants will become more proficient in performing periodontal exams and understanding how systemic factors influence the rate of periodontal deterioration – both of which requires more critical thinking than what we’ve practiced in the past. For those clinicians and staff who want to improve clinical outcomes of periodontal treatment and recare, who want to better apply the science of periodontal-systemic medicine, and who would like to experience practice growth, this implementation workshop is a must.
Learning Objectives:Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify hurdles and barriers to implementing the things you learned in the online companion course.
- Analyze your patient population to determine if periodontitis may be underdiagnosed.
- Revise the diagnostic criteria you currently use according to the 2017 diagnostic framework and determine the most effective way to roll out new protocols in your practice.
- Correct clinical skills you presently use to diagnose periodontitis, such as probing technique, calculation of clinical attachment loss, (among others), and identify and overcome things that hijack diagnosis of periodontitis.
- Develop protocols for risk assessment, diagnosing, treatment planning, and long-term stabilization of periodontitis that is customized for your unique practice environment.
- Assess the stability of a periodontitis case and integrate adjunctive therapies that are effective in long-term stabilization during periodontal maintenance.
- Implement long-term risk assessment, including grade modifies such as HbA1c, CRP, obesity, etc.
- Communicate with confidence with patients and their primary care providers on issues relevant to periodontal-systemic health.
- Implement chairside glucose testing.
- Begin the process of building dental-medical collaboration.