$50.00

Course Description

In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus.  Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care.  In this course, we will explore the multi-faceted treatment planning approach, including scheduling and coding.  We will also discuss case classification, a step-by-step treatment protocol, and various adjuncts to control aerosols.  We will also explore strategies for dealing with informed consent and refusal of definitive care.

Category:

You do not need to participate in Part I to participate in Part II

Course Description

In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus.  Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care.  In this course, we will explore the multi-faceted treatment planning approach, including scheduling and coding.  We will also discuss case classification, a step-by-step treatment protocol, and various adjuncts to control aerosols.  We will also explore strategies for dealing with informed consent and refusal of definitive care.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the factors involved in periodontal breakdown
  • Discuss the pathogenesis of periodontitis
  • Explore the most prominent systemic disease interrelationships to periodontal disease
  • Choose adjuncts to care based on severity and appropriateness
  • Understand the role of the host in disease progression
  • Define a sequence of care
  • Examine various coding issues
  • Discuss informed consent and refusal of care

Part 1 – Foundation of Disease

Pre-Test – Facts about Plaque and Periodontal Disease

Patent Factors to Consider with Comprehensive Therapy

Understanding Periodontitis

Pathogenesis of Periodontitis

Part 2 – Disease Progression and Adjuncts to Care

Inflammation

Biofilm Considerations

Oral Irrigation Efficacy

Factors that Can Influence Disease Progression

Limitations of BOP

Common Antibiotic Therapies in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis

Part 3 – Pre-Medication, Classification, and Coding

Host Modulation Therapy

Premedication for Patients with Prosthetic Joints

Premedication for Heart Conditions

Homecare Modalities and Customization

Patient Case Classification System

Insurance Coding Recommendations

Pain Control

Blood Pressure Guidelines

Determining Risk / Providing Dental Treatment