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Celebrating Innovation in Client Care:
The New Periodontal and Peri-implant Disease Classification System

Half & Full-Day Events

  • Understanding the need and benefits of the new global system

  • Explain the classification of systems for periodontal and peri-implant disease and conditions

  • Identify risk factors that can influence the development of periodontal and peri-implant disease and conditions

  • Understand the clinical components for the diagnosis of periodontal disease and conditions, including the new terminology of staging and grading

  • Understand the clinical components for the diagnosis of peri-implant disease and conditions

  • Apply the new system to case studies and envision how this will guide the RDH to enhanced individualized treatment for the client

Essentials for Documentation

Acquire an increased knowledge in strategies that will assist in completing comprehensive and accurate documentation.

  • Create together a framework (with prompts) that will aid the learner in applying the knowledge gained in the recording 

  • Options of standardizing the recording of assessment results, informed consent, self- care goals and post care instructions (Learners will be provided with a downloadable key of commonly used abbreviations and indexes to facilitate a reference document in their dental hygiene manual). 

  • An increased ability to formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis statement and a dental hygiene care plan statement with goals and expected outcomes. 

  • Documenting the collaboration with and referral to other healthcare providers 

3 Key Elements Examined to Elevate Your Practice

Developing your skills in the areas;

Assessment, Communication and Instrumentation.

  • An increased awareness and understanding of a complex yet complete extra oral and intra oral assessment

  • An increased understanding of the value of applying a systematic reproducible sequence to attain a thorough assessment resulting in better client care

  • An increased knowledge and understanding regarding the stabilization and the application of intra-oral and extra-oral fulcrums

  • The ability to analyze and evaluate knowledge and skill to new and already familiar hand activated instruments

  • Identify the all the elements of treatment planning

  • Increase in self-confidence in the learner's ability to use hand instruments and provide best clinical services to clients

Dental Implants and the Process of Care

Learn how the process of care model can apply to dental implants and empower decisions for providing quality care for clients.   

  • Understand the consequences of edentulism

  • Assess and identify opportunities for dental implants

  • Recognize the type of implants and implant parts with prosthodontics options

  • Understand the value in applying the fundamentals of the process of care with therapeutic communication for short and long-term goal setting with clients

  • Apply assessment skills required to evaluate the pre-implant client

  • Identify risk factors that affect implant success

  • Understand the dental implant treatment planning process

  • Utilize evidence-based protocols for monitoring and maintaining dental implants

Half-Day and Evening

Assessment Techniques for Optimal Outcomes

Asking engaging questions and using documentation and tracking techniques can motivate clients to better health with treatment consent and compliance.

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the value of applying a systematic reproducible sequence to attain a thorough assessment resulting in improved client care

  • Analyze tissue and recognize the value of shape, consistency, texture, colour, size and bleeding, and the relationship to debridement required

  • Improve ability to co-discuss and co-discover client indications of treatment required and treatment plan acceptance

  • Contribute to areas of opportunity for clinicians as client educators and build momentum for the quest of ongoing knowledge to elevate skill

Best Practices for Documentation

Explore strategies that will assist in completing comprehensive and accurate documentation.

  • Learners will acquire an increased knowledge of strategies on how to fulfill the requirements that the CDHO deems essential in completing comprehensive, accurate documentation within the client’s chart for each client interaction

  • Create together a framework (with prompts) that will aid the learner in applying the knowledge gained in the recording 

  • An increased ability to formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis statement and a dental hygiene care plan statement with goals and expected outcomes

  • Learners will be able to identify the requirements of intervention documentation in orthodontic and general practice

Never Give Up!  Clinical Therapeutic Challenges

Learn how to care for clients with persistent bleeding points as a result of residual and burnished calculus, by providing definitive periodontal therapy.

  • Identify the potential causes for persistent inflammation and bleeding points

  • Understand the challenges of morphology

  • Develop techniques for detection and removal of burnished calculus

  • Identify and utilize an individualized combination of hand, power and subgingival air flow debridement interventions to successfully impact disease

TO SERVE, PRESERVE AND PROTECT: Treatment planning for life

Enhance skills to educate clients on their oral condition and assist in creating a long-term vision designed to preserve and protect their dentition — and oral health.

  • Identify risk factors leading to deterioration of tooth structure

  • Discuss the effects of xerostomia, systemic diseases, chronic medical conditions, medication, diet and erosion on tooth enamel and tissue

  • Implement strategies to address and prevent the loss of enamel, dentin and cementum

  • Become proficient at preventing, preserving and reconditioning enamel, cementum, dental and oral mucosa

  • Create an approach that educates clients on the value of protecting their teeth and gums and improves client compliance

  • Integrate dental aids and medicaments to promote healing and protect dentition for the long term

Managing the Orthodontic Client; the Integral Role of the Dental Hygienist

Heighten your awareness to: identify the distinct challenges of our orthodontic clients through their treatment journey.

  • To identify clients who would benefit from orthodontic treatment 

  • To review the process of care for the orthodontic client

  • To understand the challenges for clients in orthodontic treatment. 

  • To examine the opportunities and options for support and prevention

  • To examine instrumentation challenges and options for client therapy

  • To identify post-orthodontic treatment options through a thorough re-assessment of your client

Inflammation, Periodontitis and
The Clinical Management

Discover how to enhance your treatment modalities, whether you are providing care for clients who enjoy excellent oral health or those with chronic oral disease.

  • Understand the similarities and differences of peri-implant and periodontal tissue

  • Examine and compare the clinical management protocols for treatment of teeth and implants

  • Develop critical thinking skills and strategies for complex treatment planning

  • Increase knowledge of innovative treatment modalities that will assist in the clinical management of your client

Implant Survival:
It's in Your Hands!

Educate your clients on the importance of maintenance and self-care to protect their implants.


  • Learn to  Assess, Identify, and Monitor as a critical part of implant care

  • Examine risk factors that can affect the success of implants and how to detect early problems such as Implantitis

  • Understand the implications of implant-induced decay

  • Using an evidence-based approach and case studies, address why implants fail

  • Review implant maintenance protocols and how to develop a self-care program with systems and products to help combat implant failure

Battling Biofilm: Re-envision Debridement 

Utilize cutting edge comprehensive biofilm management with airflow debridement technology to dismantle biofilm communities.

  • Understand the basics of biofilm and its management

  • Connect the role of airflow debridement to successful biofilm management

  • Differentiate between supragingival and subgingival removal technology

  • Identify steps to integrate airflow debridement into clinical protocols

The Challenge: Dental Anxiety

Increase your understanding of dental anxiety, fear, and phobia. Create dental anxiety management strategies with your client to assist in achieving improved oral health.

  • Increase your ability to assess and identify patients experiencing dental anxiety, fear and phobia

  • Increased awareness of creating an environment that is trusting and comfortable for our patients to receive oral care

  • Understand the need for reward and recognition

  • Recognize the importance of thorough documentation

You Have the Power to Make It Happen!

Channeling your skills and energies to effect change and achieve positive outcomes for your clients.

This program has 2-focus options Periodontal therapy or Implant therapy

  • Increased understanding of the change process

  • The ability to recognize the 8 components of the change process

  • To identify barriers to increased oral health for your client

  • Create strategies to effect change in behavior and/or treatment options

  • Recognize the achievement of a goal and the need for celebration

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