Generously Co-Sponsored by The Pacific Dental Conference Trust and the Toothfairy Gala with an unrestricted educational grant
Dr. Ashley Hoder
CDHBC QAP Competency – D.2
Soft tissue management strategies for teeth and implants are critical to achieving rewarding results for our patients and our team.
Soft tissue recession is a common condition with a multifactorial etiology. This section will focus on reviewing when a site can benefit from treatment and what goals our efforts are directed towards. A perio-plastic, minimally invasive tunneling approach will be highlighted for root coverage-directed procedures, and we will also discuss situations requiring coordinated treatment/collaborative care.
Soft tissue management during tooth replacement begins with understanding the consequences following tooth removal. Treatment planning should be directed towards minimizing these changes. Surgical management strategies for the soft tissue foundation that focus on taking advantage of what exists naturally will be presented.
Dr. Ashley Hoders grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL and graduated from the George Washington University, where she was also a Division I All-American Student Athlete (swimming).
She received her DMD degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, graduating with research honors and receiving awards for ethics and professionalism, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.
She went on to complete advanced training in general dentistry at University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore before entering private practice in Maryland.
Her passion for providing excellent care and building relationships led to her decision to pursue post-graduate training in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the accredited University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
While at the University of Texas, she earned a Masters of Science degree in Dentistry and also became the sixth graduate and first woman to complete this dual specialty program, receiving certificates in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
She is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Periodontology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontics, and is the only female to hold this distinction in the United States.
In addition, Dr. Hoders has contributed to advancing the fields of periodontics, prosthodontics, implant dentistry, and oral health education through her published research, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry.
She believes in collaborating with other dentists to best serve patients utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach. She joined Dr. Jim Janakievski in private practice in Tacoma, WA and further contributes to the dental education of the community by leading and being involved with study clubs for both doctors and hygienists.
Dr. Hoders is currently a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, American Academy of Periodontology, Pierce County Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Washington State Dental Association.