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Contemporary Ultrasonics; Evidence-based, Time-saving
Contemporary Ultrasonics; Evidence-based, Time-saving

Speakers: Amanda Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD and Donna Lavoie, RDH

Program Track: Research

Course Description: Developed to engage and enthral, this 60-minute session shatters preconceptions of didactic, one-way learning. The first half of this lecture is aimed at directly involving participants via participation with a smart-phone app to improve the clinician’s confidence in chairside assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of periodontal health and disease based on the new Global Classification System for Periodontal Health and Disease. Created primarily for its use as a chairside tool in the staging and grading of periodontal disease, this app was developed by dental hygienists for dental hygienists. The second half of this lecture builds on the foundational knowledge of periodontal disease classification with the presentation of primary results of a randomized control trial (RCT) undertaken to compare contemporary ultrasonics as a stand-alone method compared to the traditionally taught “blended approach” with hand instruments. Learn directly from the primary dental hygienist involved in this study with over 25 years of experience of the clinical outcomes of a split-mouth design RCT conducted in 37 participants having undergone non-surgical sanative therapy. Attendees of this session will learn of the significant time saving approach of an average of one minute per tooth time less associated with a masterful approach to contemporary instrumentation compared to the blended approach of ultrasonics and manual instrumentation (over two, 90 minute SRP appointments or one, 3-hour SRP appointment). Prepare yourself for an upgrade in your approach to practice as we provide an evidence-based consensus for the methodology used to improve periodontal outcomes in patients with periodontal disease. Armed with the information and technology provided in this seminar, you will be in a position to change the future of dental hygiene! Sponsored by: Dentsply Sirona

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess, evaluate and effectively treatment plan based on the new global classification system for periodontal health and diseases
  • Identify a significant time saving approach through results of a methodological study comparing ultrasonic instrumentation alone compared to a blended approach with hand instruments
  • Implement unique training methods aimed at providing dental hygienists with a masterful approach to contemporary ultrasonic instrumentation selection and sequencing for the treatment of periodontal cases

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: 26 June 2020

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Standard price: 25.00
Discounted price: 10.00
You could save: 60.0%