Managing Biofilm Imbalance: What Are Our Options? 

Instructors: Kerry Lepicek RDH

Dr. Dennis Marangos
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Webinar Description

1 Hour Webinar
AGD Subject Code: 490/135

Patients often visit dental offices with bleeding gums and visible biofilm, which is usually caused by microbiome dysbiosis. In this course, Kerry will discuss various treatment options such as lasers, to shift patients from dysbiosis to symbiosis. Timely identification and management of periodontal disease can enhance oral health. The importance of utilizing indices to evaluate patients' oral health will be discussed. These indices can provide valuable information about the extent of inflammation and improve communication between the patient and the dental professional. By analyzing the current literature, evidence-based patient recommendations can be presented effectively. The latest research and choices for interproximal cleaning will also be examined. Kerry will demonstrate the selection of appropriate interproximal aids and their effective use to achieve optimal outcomes.

Who Should Attend This Course:

Learn how a diode laser can elevate the dental hygiene department through incorporating surgical (provincial scope of practice specific)  and non-surgical periodontal therapy adjuncts. Additionally, learn the treatment of apthus ulcers and cold sores. Several procedures will be reviewed and demonstrated to highlight multiple benefits for your patients as well as the impressive ROI for the practice.  The Dentist will benefit by attending and understand a strong ROI.

Course Outcomes and Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of indices to use during the assessment process

  • Review research and indications for interproximal cleaning selection

  • Get insights into treatment options to shift the microbiome from dysbiosis to symbiosis

  • Elevate your patient care by enhancing your communication skills

Kerry Lepicek (RDH)

Kerry Lepicek is a registered dental hygienist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in various practice settings and currently works part-time in general practice. As an international speaker, she has delivered lectures throughout Canada, the United States, and Bermuda.  Kerry is knowledgeable on the topics of oral biofilm, halitosis, the oral-systemic connection, and the dental hygiene process of care. Her primary focus is on educating her clients as well as the dental profession on periodontal health and wellness. Kerry is a Key Opinion Leader for Crest + Oral B, OraVital, rdhu, and Voco.  In addition to being a section editor for The Hygiene Corner with Women In Dentistry, she serves on the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health and is a cast member of The RDH View. She will provide you with practical advice that will transform your practice and the health of your clients.

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This Hands-OnLine Live webinar premieres June 10, 2024 at 7:00 PM - 8: 00 PM ET / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT 

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$30 CAD

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AGD PACE Accreditation

Nationally Approved PACE Program
Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by
any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
4/1/2023 to 3/31/2026. Provider ID #401651


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