F02 A – The Periodontal Cotherapist: Practical Periodontology for the RDH

Course Summary

In addition to providing patient care, dental hygienists educate and advise their patients regarding etiology/risk factors, proposed therapeutic options and the treatment experience. This program will review the 2017 classification system for diagnosis as it relates to prognosis and treatment planning. Clinical documentation of various clinical cases treated with non- surgical therapy utilizing ultrasonic, hand instrumentation and adjunctive therapy will be presented. A rationale for surgical therapy will be discussed through clinical cases. Both non-surgical and surgical cases will illustrate how periodontal therapy can be utilized to provide health, restore the periodontium and improve esthetics for our patients. Scientific evidence supporting the periodontal therapy used in each clinical case is examined.

Course Objectives

  1. Review systemic and local risk factors for the development of periodontal disease
  2. Review the 2017 AAP new Classification system for periodontal diagnosis
  3. Review the impact of non-surgical therapy on the subgingival biofilm
  4. Review the value of systemic and locally delivered antibiotics in attachment gain
  5. Describe the limitations of non-surgical debridement and indications for surgical intervention

CE Credit Hours = 3

AGD Code: 490

Dentist Hygiene