Non-Surgical Periodontal Instrumentation: What's In Your Cassette?

Penny Hatzimanolakis, RDH


Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: F08 Cost: $0/$0 after Sept. 29 Date: Friday, Oct. 28

CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Periodontics/Instrumentation |  Recommended for: Hygienists

Non-surgical delivery of periodontal therapy (debridement) is the cornerstone of phase 1 care. However, the application, especially with advanced disease, requires time, exceptional skills, and an understanding of the fundamental instrumentation (power or hand) concepts. With advancements in technologies and newer theories, like the current AAP/EFP, clinicians may question their instrumentation selection and be uncertain about navigating scaling and root planning or sequencing with teeth and implants? This session focuses on practical solutions to meet the inevitable challenges of periodontal instrumentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand symbiosis and dysbiosis theories in the oral/systemic microbiome.
  • Learn to plan periodontal instrumentation based on the current American Academy of Periodontology Classification.
  • Learn to sequence and implement periodontal instrumentation for individualized patient-centered care.
  • Determine what clinical versus therapeutic end-points are.
  • Current trends in instrumentation and sharpening.

About the Speaker:

Since 1994, Penny’s primary practice setting is with a periodontics/prosthodontics specialty team. At the University of British Columbia, since 2002, she has facilitated learning in the graduate periodontics, undergraduate Dental, and Dental Hygiene Degree Programs. Her scientific investigations are therapeutic modalities for periodontal diseases, including implants. She has published and co-authored in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presents nationally and internationally.  As the founder and CEO of UpScale Consulting, her mission is to support and empower colleagues in delivering comprehensive oral and overall care for the public. Financial Relationship – none reported.

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