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The Five "Musts" For Creating An Effective Periodontal Program in the Dental Office FEATURING Dr. Samuel B. Low

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: The Friday Center
Cost: $295.00 Dentist
$195.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Dental Ecology

Please Note: No on-site/walk-in registrations will be accepted at this event.

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Registration Fees: Friday, December 6, 2013
DDS $295
Team Members $195

Discounted Rate to Attend Both Courses
on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7
DDS $625
Team Members $495

To register for both courses at the discount rate, please call 919-537-3400.

Course Description
Are you ready to place quality periodontal care and management into the practice of general dentistry? This is the course where the dentist and entire team join in the process of developing change! Take the frustration out of delivering periodontal care and develop a systems approach with success by patient case acceptance, tooth retention and financial reward. With periodontitis being the major contributor for tooth loss in the practice of dentistry, the dental TEAM, including the dental hygienist, must be committed to resolving the disease process through a systems approach for effectiveness. Participants will learn how to develop realistic non-surgical therapies and the respective reevaluation with emphasis on new local delivery antimicrobial systems and micro-ultrasonics. Also covered will be methods to establish a quality periodontal maintenance program that enhances the restorative practice. Finally, the course will empower the dental hygienist with expanded work descriptions beyond the prophy and help the dental team create positive interactions between dentists, periodontists, and dental hygienists through communication skills and continuous quality improvement.

Course Objectives
1. Standardize the collection of periodontal data in a time efficient manner to determine accurately the prognosis of restorative abutments considering when to extract and place implants.
2. Identify successful parameters to determine tooth survival in short and long term prognosis.
3. Develop decision making protocols in choosing between various forms of power instrumentation and various micro thin tips
4. Determine the efficacy of utilizing various laser wavelengths in sulcular decontamination, degranulation, new attachment, and bone regeneration
5. Investigate computer system approaches to risk assessment determination
6. Establish a quality periodontal maintenance program that enhances the restorative practice including insurance reimbursement.
7. Create positive interactions between dentists, periodontists, and dental hygienists through communication skills and continuous quality improvement.
8. Develop realistic non-surgical therapies and the respective reevaluation with emphasis on new anti inflammatory systems including micro-ultrasonics and laser technology , and nutraceuticals as probiotics and anti-oxidants

Cancellations and Refunds
Since considerable advance planning is necessary for this continuing education program, a registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by November 29, 2013. The cancellation fee is necessary to cover materials and facilities costs incurred for each participant, which are non-refundable to us. No refunds will be issued after November 29, 2013.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

About the Speaker

Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, College of Dentistry; Associate faculty member of the Pankey Institute with 30 years of private practice experience in periodontics, lasers and implant placement. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Low provides dentists and dental hygienists with the tools for successfully managing the periodontal patient in general and periodontal practices and is affiliated with the Florida Probe Corporation. He was selected Dentist of the Year by the Florida Dental Association, Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Texas Dental School, and the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award. He is a Past President of the Florida Dental Association and past ADA Trustee.

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