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No Longer Just a Prophy

No Longer Just a Prophy

No Longer Just a Prophy

Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
on behalf of Dental Town

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
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Launch date: 08 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 24 May 2017

Reference: 170692

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

A prophylaxis is reserved for healthy patients with no signs of periodontal disease. The need for more than 20 minutes of subgingival instrumentation during a prophylaxis appointment shifts the focus from health to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease might be overlooked during a prophylaxis because of four reasons: improper probing technique, insurance roadblocks, unclear practice philosophy and financial profiling. To avoid providing periodontal therapy during a prophylaxis, a three-step plan of action should be followed. This plan includes periodontal assessments, discussing the findings with the patient and taking the time to explain to the patient the treatment that is needed. Understanding the reasons periodontal disease might be overlooked and following a plan of action when periodontal disease is present will assure that prophy appointments do not include unplanned periodontal instrumentation.

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Objectives
1. Describe the difference between health and periodontal disease 2. List four reasons periodontal disease diagnosis is overlooked 3. Explain the three critical elements of successful periodontal therapy 4. Discuss how periodontal probing can underestimate periodontal disease 5. Understand the definition of CDT Code D1110
Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

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Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
on behalf of Dental Town

Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, is an international speaker and president of Dental Practice Solutions, a dental practice management business specializing in patientcentered solutions, uncovering hidden office potential and maximizing profits. To contact Ms. Seidel-Bittke, e-mail info@dentalpracticesolutions.com, call 888-816- 1511 (U.S. and Canada) or 503-970-1122 (outside the U.S. and Canada) or visit www.dentalpracticesolutions.com for additional information.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.50 Hours

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