“Never Give Up!” Clinical Therapeutic Challenges
Friday October 25, 2019 – 8:30am to 12:00pm
Protocols for initial debridement are well established, while the challenge for clinicians is to ensure clients with persistent bleeding points are receiving definitive periodontal therapy. To achieve this, we must continually assess our treatment effectiveness by examining outcomes and addressing its limitations for disease progression. This practical and informative session will help to expand your armamentarium, master how to work a furc and provide tools and techniques to boost your confidence in making evidence-based decisions on new approaches to deliver and manage “remedial maintenance instrumentation.” It will focus on specific instrumentation techniques and tips used in comprehensive periodontal therapy, and the detection and removal of burnished calculus. The proof of your application of new skills will be evident in your next bleeding point assessment – and in knowing you never gave up the challenge to achieve successful outcomes in periodontal therapy.
Anna Louise Tolan, RDH. A clinician, educator and lecturer, Anna Louise has three decades of dental hygiene practice, specializing in advanced non-surgical periodontal therapy, dental implant therapy and the medically compromised client. She received her Fellowship from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and serves on several industry advisory committees as a key opinion leader. Her passion and expertise in using evidence-based protocols in the process of care make her a popular instructor and guest speaker at dental hygiene societies, study clubs and dental groups including the ODHA, CDHA and ICOI-ADIA Conferences