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October 5, 2019
The New Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions
(Staging and Grading of Periodontitis)

Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSC, MS

Change Your Thoughts and Improve Your Outcomes
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

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

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibits
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Satish Kumar
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break and Exhibits
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tricia Osuna
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Lunch and 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 $79.00
Non-Member Dentist $99.00
Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $69.00
Non-Member Hygienists / Assistants & Office Staff $89.00
Full-Time Student $35.00

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The New Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions
(Staging and Grading of Periodontitis)

Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSC, MS

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of the major highlights from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions.

Learning Objectives
•  Name the new terminologies introduced in the 2017 classification
•  List the key changes in classification introduced in the 2017 classification and compare them with the 1999 classification
•  Interpret the multi-dimensional staging and grading system for periodontitis classification

About Satish S. Kumar, DMD, MDSC, MS
Dr. Kumar’s educational background includes advanced specialty training in periodontics, oral medicine, temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain, all at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kumar is a board-certified specialist and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Medicine, and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kumar also has a vast experience in teaching and mentoring dental students and residents since 2007. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Periodontics at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to joining ASDOH, Dr. Kumar taught and provided patient care at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California and at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Kumar is a certified evidence reviewer by the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) where he also teaches the practice of applying best available clinical research evidence to patient care. He is an invited lecturer and provides continuing education courses in his areas of clinical expertise throughout the country. He has won several awards for his efforts in education as well as research including American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Foundation’s Educator Scholarship and AAP’s Balint Orban Memorial Award. Dr. Kumar has published about 60 original articles, reviews, critical summaries and book chapters. He serves as a peer-reviewer for several leading academic journals. Dr. Kumar is a member of American Academy of Periodontology, Western Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, and American Dental Education Association. Dr. Kumar provides care of private patients on a part-time basis at the Greater Phoenix Periodontics and Implants, Mesa, AZ.


Change Your Thoughts and Improve Your Outcomes
Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Course Description

Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use along with protocols needs to be discussed with our team as well as the interdisciplinary referrals we have. The process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treatment options and how they are to be utilized.

Learning Objectives
•  Modify diagnosis assistance with the team and rationale for changes in assessment forms and diagnostic tools
•  Distinguish which new-to-market products should be brought into your practice
•  Integrate materials and products for a variety of uses in the dental office from infection control,
dental hygiene therapy, oral cancer screening, patient communication and instrumentation
•  Develop effective communication with patients and assist in the business of the dental practice
•  Formulate strategies that incorporate efficiency in patient treatment for more productive scheduling

About Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH
Tricia is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association.
In June of 2018 Tricia will celebrate 40 years as a dental hygienist to share with her audiences. Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years.
She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term.
Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award. An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor, and business owner. Her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations!

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
•  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.

About Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA
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, an 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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