SOLD OUT: The Art of Furcation Navigation with Ultrasonic Instrumentation Hands-On Workshop

Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd


Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Code: T25 Cost: SOLD OUT Date: Thursday, Oct. 27


CE Credits:  3 Hour Participation  |  Subject: Periodontal/Ultrasonic Instrumentation |  Recommended for: Hygienists | Notes: 23 Hygienists attendees. Attendees bring loupes if desired.

This course examines the need for proper foundational skills with periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique with both magnetostrictive and piezo technology. A review of furcation anatomy through a 3D application will be utilized to explore the nuances of multi-rooted teeth.

A review of proper adaptation, angulation, and adaptation will be discussed as well as the features and advantages of using ultrasonics in deep periodontal pockets to achieve better clinical outcomes. These fundamental principles will then be applied to advanced instrumentation in the periodontal patient with a focus on furcation involvement and areas of challenging anatomical access. An examination of periodontal hand instruments will be covered to maximize instrumentation in the Stage III and Stage IV patient. Maintenance of ultrasonic inserts, tips will and hand instrumentation will be discussed along with optimum water management and individual patient considerations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) process to periodontal instrumentation
  • Develop an understanding of the role ultrasonic instrumentation in biofilm reduction and access to anatomical
  • Identify the steps to ensure thorough removal of deposits and biofilm utilizing slim and ultrathin inserts/tips with an exploratory
  • Examine current trends in implant maintenance and the need to be current with the research when choosing debridement

About the Speaker:

Marianne Dryer is a dynamic speaker, educator, and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention, and radiology technique. She is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University, and received her Master’s in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine. Marianne was the first-year coordinator at Collin College in Dallas Texas for six years where she was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year. She has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College since 2007, and Program Director since 2019. Marianne is also a Periodontal Instrumentation Instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc., an educational program for dental and dental hygiene faculty.  Financial Relationship – none reported.

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