Course Details

Progressive Periodontal Therapy: A Comprehensive Approach to Periodontal Management

Amber Auger, MPH, RDH


Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code: Cost: $35 | $50 after 9/28 Date: Thursday, Oct 24

Subject: Periodontal Therapy |  Audience: All Attendees  |  CE Credits: 3 hours Lecture

Course Description:

Identifying disease at its earliest stages is essential to prevent the progression of oral and systemic diseases. Proper classification of a patient’s risk factors, and potential rate of progression enables the dental hygienist’s role to be fully maximized. This creates a practice that is in full alignment with the standard of care, resulting in raving patients and a thriving practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Access the 2017 AAP Periodontal Classifications and review case studies.
  • Discuss treatment recommendations based on the patient’s stage and grade.
  • Evaluate communication techniques to increase patient acceptance.
  • Discover common billing errors that prevent insurance coverage.
  • Review new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician including voice recognition technologies, instruments, and new home care items that will optimize patient compliance.
  • Identify best practices of power instrumentation and the latest hand scaling techniques.

About the Speaker: Amber Auger, MPH, RDH, is a practicing dental hygienist that specializes transforming the clinical mindsets of dental professionals. Amber equips dental teams with the skills they need to elevate the current standards of preventive care. With over 17 years of experience in the dental industry, she has a passion for guiding hygienists in enhancing their clinical confidence, time and business management, and whole-body, patient-specific periodontal protocols. Amber is the 2019 Sunstar Award of Distinction recipient, a contributor to RDH Magazine, featured author for DentistryIQ, editor of the RDH Graduate newsletter, and the host of #AskAmberRDH.

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