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EV3: Dental Hygiene Symposium (Ticketed Course)

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Jennifer H. Doobrow

Gustavo Avila Ortiz

Flavia Q. Pirih

Katrina M. Sanders

Rachel A. Schallhorn


James G. Wilson

Course Description

The Dental Hygiene Symposium will provide an overview of several topics related to the successful management of the periodontal patient. This includes peri-implantitis pathophysiology and treatment, revolutionary approaches to curating integrative medical/dental partnerships, the role of soft tissue in long-term periodontal health and stability, and surgical treatments for soft tissue defects and deficiencies. The 2017 Disease Classification will also be revisited along with a discussion of implementation for optimal patient care. The Symposium will conclude with a panel discussion featuring all speakers providing the audience with a unique opportunity for Q&A.


Educational Objectives

• Understand the pathophysiology of peri-implantitis; recognize current treatment options; and grasp the fundamental importance of the dental hygienist in the prevention of peri-implantitis.
• Comprehend the impact that interdisciplinary care has in effective case selection, treatment presentation, and case acceptance; define implementation science and identify how this emerging discipline is focusing on complex treatment strategies; and learn how to create evidence-based, patient-centric clinical partnerships.
• Understand the critical role soft tissue plays in long-term periodontal health and stability; review surgical treatment for soft tissue defects and deficiencies as well as expected outcomes; and highlight the key role of dental hygienists in identifying soft tissue defects.
• Recognize the main categories of the 2017 classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions; understand the rationale and nuances of the new staging and grading system to classify periodontitis; and discuss the clinical relevance of the new classification for periodontitis.



7:57 – 8:00 a.m.        Sponsor Remarks


8:00 – 8:15 a.m.        Welcome Remarks


8:15 – 10:00 a.m.      Peri-Implant Disease and the Role of the Dental Hygienist in Primary and Secondary Prevention – Flavia Pirih


10:00 – 10:15 a.m.     Networking/Sponsor Break


10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.   Building a Collaborative Foundation: A Revolutionary Approach to Advanced Care – Jennifer Doobrow and Katrina Sanders


12:00 – 12:45 p.m.    Networking/Sponsor Lunch Break


12:45 – 2:30 p.m.      Soft Tissue Considerations for Optimal Periodontal Health and Stability – Rachell Schallhorn


2:30 – 2:45 p.m.        Networking/Sponsor Break


2:45 – 4:15 p.m.        The Gray Areas of the Updated Disease Classification and the Impact on Patient Care – Gustavo Avila-Ortiz


4:15 – 4:45 p.m.        Panel Discussion – Flavia Pirih, Jennifer Doobrow, Katrina Sanders, Rachel Schallhorn, Gustavo Avila-Ortiz


4:45 – 5:00 p.m.        Closing Remarks


Cost: The registration fee for the Dental Hygiene Symposium is $175 per person and includes lunch as well as access to the AAP’s exhibit hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Dental hygienists who register for the full Annual Meeting will be eligible to receive a $50 discount on a ticket to the Dental Hygiene Symposium ($125 vs. $175).


Thank you to Crest + Oral-B for sponsoring this year’s Dental Hygiene Symposium


November 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


American Academy of Periodontology