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Thursday, April 20, 2023, 8 am - 11 am 

3 Clinical Hours

Course Fee: Dentists: $68, Other: $28

AGD Codes: 495

Speaker: Dr. Sam Low

Course Title: Innovative Periodontics: "How to" From Techniques to Products 

Course Description:

Want to utilize the dental hygienist's time more productively? Looking for a quality resource for "what's new" in dental products, systems and technology? Periodontitis is a major reason for tooth loss and systemic complications. We create the user-friendly perio approach from patient acceptance scripting to chair side positive action. You will incorporate time tested and new technologies to find and manage periodontal disease. Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and fair success with patient case acceptance, tooth retention and financial reward.

Course Objectives:

  1. Empower the dental hygienist with expanded work descriptions beyond the "prophy"
  2. Develop "realistic" non-surgical therapies and the respective re-evaluation with emphasis on "new" anti-inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonics and laser technology, and nutraceuticals such as probiotics and anti-oxidants
  3. Determine the efficacy of utilizing various laser wavelengths in sulcular decontamination, degranulation, new attachment, and bone regeneration 
  4. Review successful parameters to determine tooth survival in short and long term prognosis
  5. Establish a quality periodontal maintenance program that enhances the restorative practice, including third party reimbursement
  6. Achieve greater positive interaction between dentists and the team through improved communication skills 

lowSpeaker Bio: As an associate faculty member of the L.D. Pankey Institute for 25 years and Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry, Dr. Low's many years' experience training dental professionals is evident in his straightforward, informative, and entertaining teaching style. Dr. Low's presentations focus on creating positive interactions between dentists, periodontists, and dental hygienists through communication skills and continuous quality improvements to enhance esthetics, tooth retention, and implant placement.