Course Details
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers: Paul Levi Jr., DMD; Rui Ma DMD
Fee: $89/DDS; $59/Staff
AGD Code: 490
Prerequisite: Morning session

This course will provide an in-depth format of clinical therapy for effective disease control periodontal therapy, including the most effective use of periodontal universal and Gracey curettes, specialized Gracey curettes, magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic instrumentation, the use of air polishing, and when to best utilize it. A sequence for mechanical non-surgical periodontal and peri-implant therapy will be provided. The adjunctive use of local and systemic medications will be discussed. The course will conclude with a comprehensive discussion of what can be accomplished with non-surgical periodontal/peri-implant therapy. Learn how to implement a successful non-surgical disease control hygiene program, and the rationale behind it.

Learning objectives:

  • To learn how to use hand instruments most efficiently for scaling and root planing.
  • To understand the differences between magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic scalers and how and when to use them in conjunction with hand instrumentation.
  • To present a novel approach to non-surgical periodontal therapy utilizing air polishing.
  • To understand what can and cannot be achieved with non-surgical periodontal therapy.

This course is designed for dentists and hygienists.

Co-sponsored by MDA Insurance and MDA Services.

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