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Scaling and Root Planing: Old & New (ONSITE)
April 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$99
Marina Protopopova, DDS, MSD attended Medical College, Odessa, Ukraine and the Medical University School of Dentistry in Volgograd, Russia. After moving to the United States, she attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, receiving a DDS in 2013 and an MSD in Periodontology in 2017. She worked as a general dentist in both Russia and Denver and volunteered at a free dental clinic in West Bend, WI. Dr. Protopopova is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry, Department of Surgical Sciences. There is no conflict of interest to disclose.
It can be confusing when it comes to periodontal treatment planing, initial scaling and root planing, periodontal maintenance, implant maintenance. In terms of scaling and root planing, many dentists will watch patients with 5+mm pocket depth for a period of time. Oftentimes these patients get worse, they become symptomatic, bone loss is significant, and they are referred to a specialist. To treat these bone loss cases and deep pockets can be challenging. It is more beneficial and successful to treat those cases at an earlier stage. So, when is that point? What pocket depth is good for maintaining and at what depth is it better to refer to a specialist? The goal of this course is to have a better understanding of these issues so we can deliver better and more efficient quality care. A new classification of periodontal disease will help us to understand it and will be incorporated in this course.
Be able to establish maintenance interval.
Be able to determine when is appropriate to deliver local antibacterial.
Be able to evaluate appropriate maintenance for dental implants.
Diagnose periodontal conditions that require scaling and root planing, utilizing a new periodontal classification.
Efficiently and timely complete scaling and root planing.