Schedule of Events

8:30 Registration and Exhibitors available
9:00 Dianne Watterson “Advanced Hygiene Therapy”
Noonish Lunch and Learn with Exhibitors
1:00 Amber Riley “Patients, Pills & Pathologies”

Course Descriptions

Advanced Hygiene Therapy-Developing a Comprehensive Approach
Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, MBA, GC-C

Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communication and customizing home care, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care. In this course, we will discuss the pathogenesis of periodontitis, factors that influence disease progression, scaling and debridement protocol, pros and cons of laser usage as an adjunct in periodontal debridement, implant maintenance, and much more.

Patients, Pills & Pathologies, Why Medical History Clues are Critical to General Dental Treatment
Amber D. Riley, MS, RDH, FAAFS

As patient longevity increases, so will the number of conditions, diseases and potential disabilities that these patients will present with in our dental chairs. Participants will receive an up-to-date, concise review of the more common medical disorders that are encountered within general dentistry and specific dental management recommendations. We will also discuss neurologic, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse. Additionally, drug interactions that are significant to dentistry will be reviewed.