Renee C. Graham, R.D.H. (formerly the Dr. Roberta Shaklee course)
***Due to an emergency, Roberta Shaklee will NOT be able to present the previously scheduled courses.
***Renee' C. Graham, R.D.H., M.Ed., will present the courses listed below.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Course: SHAKLEE AM
Dental Implants: Assessment & Maintenance Strategies
Implant maintenance is essential to the long-term success of dental implants. Through debridement of microbial deposits from the surface of implant components without altering the integrity of the surface requires customized protocols for professional and self care supportive therapy. Based on current scientific evidence, this course presents assessment and treatment strategies that facilitate successful implant maintenance therapy.
Upon the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
•Discuss dental implants as a viable treatment option for tooth replacement.
•Differentiate implant system components, materials, and surface properties.
•Assess implant health following current recommendations for evaluation of soft tissue, hard tissue, occlusion, and mobility.
•Establish home care protocols customized to meet the individual needs of each implant patient.
•Facilitate effective debridement and enhance treatment outcomes by utilizing instrumentation techniques appropriate for the various surfaces accessed during hygiene procedures.
C.E. Credit: 2.5 Clinical
Of Interest to: D,H,C,B
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Course: SHAKLEE PM
Win the Battle Against Biofilm: Leverage the Power of Ultrasonics
This course is based on the current scientific literature and evidenced-based strategies to provide clinicians practical guidelines regarding the use of ultrasonic instrumentation. Ultrasonic instrumentation techniques will be covered extensively following the dental hygiene process of care and utilizing hands-on activities. Patient cases demonstrating successful treatment with ultrasonic instrumentation will be shared.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Differentiate the advantages and limitations of the various technologies which drive power scaling units.
• Compare and contrast the three E’s of hand, sonic, and ultrasonic instrumentation techniques: effectiveness, efficiency, and ergonomics.
• Describe the technology of ultrasonics and define key terminology, including acoustic streaming, acoustical turbulence, cavitation, lavage, frequency, power and stroke pattern.
• Identify and assess pretreatment considerations for the use of ultrasonic instrumentation to include patient’s medical history, clinical indications, and contraindications.
• Identify various modifying factors which influence and/or change instrumentation protocols such as root anatomy, furcations and oral conditions.
• List criteria for the appropriate selection of ultrasonic inserts, both standard and modified.
• Demonstrate the correct technique for utilization of the ultrasonic scaler to include insert and power selection, lavage flow, grasp, fulcrum, tip adaptation, and stroke.
• Implement ultrasonic instrumentation to facilitate thorough periodontal debridement and enhance clinical outcomes.
Credit: 2.5 Clinical Hours
Of Interest to: D,H,C