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The Art and Science of Micro-Ultrasonic Instrumentation in Periodontal Therapy: A Workshop (For Dentists and Dental Hygienists) Featuring Dr. Samuel B. Low

Course Closed Course Has Already Been Held
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Credit: 6 hours
Location: School of Dentistry
Cost: $400.00 Dentist
$350.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Dental Ecology

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


Registration Fees: Saturday, December 7, 2013
DDS $400
Team Members $350

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
Although the ultrasonic instrument was originally introduced as a device for removing gross supragingival calculus of tooth surfaces, it is only in the past few years that it has gained popularity as a credible approach to managing subgingival periodontal disease. Several events have occurred to elicit this response, such as:
- Recent emphasis on periodontal care for all patients, especially with non-surgical modalities,
- Credible research demonstrating effectiveness with ultrasonics,
- Equipment enhancements with emphasis on tip size for anatomical negotiation in tandem with patient comfort,
- Increased physical fatigue and ailments by therapists using traditional instrumentation, and
- Consideration for time efficiency.
This workshop will acquaint the dental clinician with the versatility of using ultrasonic instrumentation in periodontal root planning and supportive maintenance procedures.

Course Objectives
1. Describe the current literature justifying the use of power driven instrumentation.
2. Describe the indications and contraindications for their use, including safety precautions.
3. Select the necessary instrumentation commercially available to achieve effective results.
4. Implement techniques unique to this modality, especially in the area of enhancing patient comfort.
5. Incorporate power driven instrumentation into the periodontal component of the practice.

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.

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.

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