CDHBC QAP Competency – TBA
In addition to providing patient care, dental hygienists educate and advise their patients regarding risk for attachment loss, proposed therapeutic options, and treatment experiences. This program will present photographic and radiographic documentation of various clinical cases treated in a private practice setting with non-surgical therapy and surgical therapy. These cases will illustrate how contemporary periodontal therapy can be utilized to provide health and improved aesthetics for our patients. Scientific evidence supporting the periodontal therapy used in each clinical case is examined.
· Identify risks for periodontal attachment loss
· Compare the treatment outcomes for Ultrasonic scaling versus hand scaling
· Review the impact of non-surgical therapy on the subgingival biofilm
· Review the advantages and limitations of locally delivered antibiotics/antimicrobials
· Describe the limitations of non-surgical debridement
· Indications for surgical access for calculus removal
Dr. Tim Hempton is a former clinical instructor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Presently, he is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine were he serves as the Assistant Director of the postdoctoral program in Periodontology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry and also maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA. He has lectured at the several previous ADA Annual Meetings as well as many regional dental meetings throughout the United States.