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Dental Hygiene: Periodontal Therapy Update

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The Objectives: After taking these courses the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify the newest innovations and science based research in periodontal treatment
  • Value and comprehend the use of hand instruments and ultrasonic in the treatment of periodontal disease
  • Understand the evidence based dentistry and application of periodontal therapy
  • Utilize concepts and techniques for hand instrumentation and ultrasonics in periodontal therapy

Bringing together 4 of the most cutting-edge national educators in periodontal therapy and product development this course is a must attend! This course will help you update your protocols and procedures in periodontal therapy and allow the attendee hands-on experience with the latest instruments and ultrasonic devices. Rotating in small groups of 20 to courses including: 

Rotation 1:
2 hours: National speaker: Tree Manilla: Ultrasonic Update, Hands on instruction
The Objectives: After taking these courses the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify and utilize the ultra-sonic methods of instrumentation
  • Value and comprehend the use ultrasonic in the treatment of periodontal disease
  • Understand the evidence based dentistry and application of ultrasonic instrumentation
  • Utilize concepts and techniques for ultrasonics in periodontal therapy

This course will provide the learner with an opportunity to review use of the ultrasonic techniques of instrumentation, see a variety of features available in ultrasonic units, compare and contrast the features of ultrasonic tips. 

Rotation 2:
2 hours: National speaker Marti Santizo: Prevention & Treatment for the Wear & Tear on Oral Tissues and the Periodontium
This course will provide a comprehensive look at prevalent oral conditions and concerns. Included in this program is information to help your patients achieve oral health and understand the connection to their systemic health. Based on current scientific evidence, this course will present assessment strategies and therapies to manage xerostomia, erosion, caries and dentin hypersensitivity.
Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of saliva and causes of xerostomia
  • Identify prevention and treatment of oral complications of xerostomia, in addition to palliative treatment for symptom relief
  • Discuss the prevalence and mechanism of dentin hypersensitivity
  • Differentiate between caries and acid erosion while incorporating therapies for the prevention and management of erosion, caries and dentin hypersensitivity

Rotation 3:
2 hours: National Speaker Karen Siebert and Lory Laughter: Periodontal Instrumentation, hands on instruction
At the conclusion of the course Participants will:

  • Be confident in the basics of general hand instrumentation and ergonomic principles needed to deliver quality patient care
  • Appreciate the metallurgic properties of various hand instruments
  • Practice the principles of instrument maintenance and sterilization recommended by the CDC and OSHA
  • Recognize the benefits of a modified instrumentation technique while actively experiencing sharpen free instrumentation.

Are you looking for a cutting edge hands-on learning experience?  This course will give you a chance to actively explore sharpen-free XP® technology hand instruments, review and strengthen understanding of basic and advanced instrumentation techniques, and apply ergonomic principles that can positively influence treatment delivery and patient outcomes.  
Metallurgic advancements have created a second category of sharpen-free hand instruments.  Participants will learn how and why this technology advances daily practice and periodontal treatment as well as actively experiencing the sharpen-free difference during the course using the instruments on typodonts.  

Limited to 60 participants: First come first serve

Cost: $109 for all 3 courses! At the door price: $139
BONUS! Taco Bar Lunch provided and Free instrument from American Eagle an $89 value!

The speakers:

Tree Mainella is the Vice President of Marketing for Parkell, Inc. Tree has been with the company for 10 years. Prior to Parkell, Tree did Brand Management and Marketing for other major companies such as Shofu, Discus Dental and Pentron. Tree is a Registered Dental Assistant in the state of California as well as a Certified Dental Assistant. Tree is also a trained Dental Laboratory Technician and worked as a Laboratory Associate at UCLA Faculty Practice. She also has a BA in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Tree has been in dentistry for 41 years.

Marti Santizo is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals covering the Pacific and Northwestern United States.  She joined Colgate following a diverse career as a private practice clinical hygienist, a corporate regional manager with Ultradent Products, Inc., and a dental hygiene program director. Marti graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Dental Hygiene with her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.  She received her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.  Marti has over 25 years of experience in private practice; 15 years were spent working with Dr. Gordon Christensen where she was involved with Clinicians Report (CR, formerly known as CRA) research, and lecturing with Practical Clinical Courses.  As a Regional Manager, and a Dental Hygiene Program Director, Marti educated dental hygiene students, territory representatives, and practicing dental professionals on best products and practice techniques.

Lory Laughter has been an active dental hygienist since her graduation from Idaho State University with a BS degree in 1994. In 2015, she earned a Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco. Today she has a variety of career roles including academics, speaking and writing. Lory is an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at University of the Pacific, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In the past, she has been a consultant with Nuvora, Inc and Livionex, a Clinical Educator with American Eagle Instruments, Inc and Dental Hygiene Educator with Interleukin Genetics. A passion for learning has fostered a desire for sharing that passion with all health care professionals. Her monthly column in RDH Magazine helps dental professionals utilize the internet for career and professional development and patient care delivery. Her drive to bring every dental hygienist into the 21st century makes Lory's passionate column a must read for dental professionals.

Karen Siebert has eight years’ experience as adjunct faculty at the College of Lake County in Waukegan, Illinois, teaching courses in oral pathology and dental hygiene theory.  She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Iowa, BSDH, and a 2012 from the University of Illinois, MA in Educational Leadership.  Prior to finding her passion in dental hygiene education, Karen practiced clinically, implementing non-surgical periodontal programs and managing dental hygiene departments in private practice. Karen’s career endeavors have expanded to include offering hands-on instrumentation courses, writing and presenting continuing education courses and webinars, and articles focusing on clinical applications and technology that help us provide quality care and achieve career longevity.


Class Details

1 Sessions

Aptos Main Campus

MultipleInstructor :
1.Lory Laughter2.Marti Santizo3.Tree Mainella4.Dental Hygiene Staff 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/7/2018 - 4/7/2018 Daily - Sat 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: Dental Hygiene Clinic Dental Hygiene Staff  ; Tree Mainella  ; Marti Santizo  ; Lory Laughter