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Saturday, February 9, 2019
Periodontics - Facts, Fiction and the Future
Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS

Implants 101: Managing Your Dental Implant Patients with Confidence
Dean Ahmad, DDS

Periodontal-Systemic Links: The Case for Early Intervention of Periodontal Disease
Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA

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Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Exhibits
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Laurence S. Ambrose
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break & Exhibits
11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Dean Ahmad
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Exhibits
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Casey Hein

Six (6) hours of continuing education credit will be provided.
The WSP is a recognized ADA CERP Provider.

Package Cost
Dentists $65.00
Non-Member Dentist $89.00
Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $45.00
Non-Member Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $54.00
Full-Time Student $35.00

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Periodontics - Facts, Fiction and the Future
Laurence S. Ambrose, DDS, MS

Course Description

This presentation will provide and entertaining and informative review of some myths and misconceptions surrounding periodontics and implant dentistry. We will also explore what the future holds for the profession and how the role of the dental hygienist is evolving in the era of collaborative care.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
•  Dispel some common myths about periodontal and peri-implant disease
•  Separate the facts from the fiction about products and techniques we use every day
•  Discuss future therapies that dental hygienists can incorporate into their practice

Laurence S. Ambrose, D.D.S., M.S. is a board certified periodontist and has been a
full-time staff member at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona since 1998. He is also Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. He received his certificate in Periodontics from the VA Medical Center in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his Master of Science degree through Marquette University. From 1991 to 1995 he was a Commissioned Officer with the United States
Public Health Service and practiced general dentistry on numerous Indian Reservations in northern New Mexico. He is currently an officer with the Western Society of Periodontology and is Past President of the Arizona Society of Periodontists.


Implants 101: Managing Your Dental Implant Patients with Confidence
Dean Ahmad, DDS
Course Description

Maximizing the restorative outcome requires precision implant planning, placement, as well as meticulous understanding and development of the gingival environment. Building a sound knowledge-base will allow you to develop proper implant treatment planning sequences utilizing a digital workflow, understanding implant complications and mastery of periodontal implant maintenance techniques to increase precision, decrease morbidity, and improve esthetic outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
•  Understanding the biology of the peri-implant mucosa and osseointegration
•  Treatment planning for success
•  Ridge preservation techniques for site development
•  Implant surgical and prosthetic complications
•  Implant maintenance techniques

Dr. Dean N. Ahmad was born in Birmingham, England (UK) and was raised in
Miami, Florida. He currently maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of Periodontal Diseases, Periodontal Plastic Surgical Therapies, and
Implant Dentistry in Northern California. Dr. Ahmad received both his graduate certificate in Periodontics and his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the
University of Michigan. He is a Board Certified, Diplomate, Periodontist from the American Board of Periodontology. He has also obtained Fellowship from both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and from the Pierre Fauchard
Honorary Academy.

Throughout his training, he has completed internships in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from both Northwestern University and the University of Miami. He has also lectured both domestically (CDA Scientific Sessions/SDDS…) and internationally. Dr. Ahmad has participated in multiple research projects and published numerous scientific articles. Dr. Ahmad has also attained Clinical Assistant Professorship in Periodontology and Orofacial Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Ahmad is the current president of the Western Society of Periodontology. He is also the past-president of Dental APPNA. Dr. Ahmad is considered an “Expert in the Field in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry” for the Dental Board of California. He is an Examiner in Intravenous Conscious Sedation for the Dental Board of California and is also on the Executive Advisory Board for Carrington College, School of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Ahmad and his team have played a major role in applying innovative medical and technological advances to current Periodontics and Implant Dentistry.

Periodontal-Systemic Links: The Case for Early Intervention of Periodontal Disease
Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA

Course Description

Are you under-diagnosing or waiting too long to diagnose periodontal disease? This course explores the significance of periodontal infection in increasing systemic inflammation, and provides a compelling rationale for early intervention of periodontal disease. Casey also discusses the role of the nonbacterial risk factors in amplifying the threat of periodontal disease, and reviews the components of a comprehensive periodontal evaluation, proposing a number of hurdles and conditioned assumptions that hijack diagnosis of periodontal disease. The course concludes by presenting an overview of the new classification of periodontal diseases and discusses the continuum of care between dental hygienists and periodontists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
•  Describe to patients how periodontal infection impacts overall health including increasing the risk for diabetic complications, coronary artery disease, stroke, pneumonia, and adverse pregnancy outcomes, among others.
•  Perform a comprehensive periodontal evaluation.
•  Identify the hurdles and conditioned assumptions that hijack the diagnosis of periodontal disease.
•  Identify patients in the earliest stages of periodontal disease.
•  Classify periodontal disease according to the framework established by the 2017 workshop of the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology.

With over 40 years’ experience as a dental hygienist in private practice, public health, education, and government, Casey Hein is an internationally-recognized speaker and a well-published author including over one hundred scientific articles, consensus reports, white papers, and textbook chapters. She first began speaking about periodontal-systemic links in 2003, and in 2006, she founded
(and became the Chief Editor) of the first publication on oral-systemic medicine: Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine. As a pioneer in and advocate for incorporating periodontal-systemic links into everyday patient care in both medicine and dentistry, she is credited as a visionary in establishing
models for dental-medical collaboration in oral health care.
Casey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University, a MBA from Loyola University and maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008, and she has been continuously voted among Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants in Continuing Education since 2006. She lives in Western Maryland where she is an avid road biker, skier and hiker.


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