No Longer Just a Prophy

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by Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, No Longer Just a Prophy
Speaker: by Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
Category: Periodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
A prophylaxis is reserved for healthy patients with no signs of periodontal disease. The need for more than 20 minutes of subgingival instrumentation during a prophylaxis appointment shifts the focus...more
  • 2.0 (1 Review)
  • Released: 7/1/2012
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

Synopsis:
A prophylaxis is reserved for healthy patients with no signs of periodontal disease. The need for more than 20 minutes of subgingival instrumentation during a prophylaxis appointment shifts the focus from health to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease might be overlooked during a prophylaxis because of four reasons: improper probing technique, insurance roadblocks, unclear practice philosophy and financial profiling. To avoid providing periodontal therapy during a prophylaxis, a three-step plan of action should be followed. This plan includes periodontal assessments, discussing the findings with the patient and taking the time to explain to the patient the treatment that is needed. Understanding the reasons periodontal disease might be overlooked and following a plan of action when periodontal disease is present will assure that prophy appointments do not include unplanned periodontal instrumentation.

Description of Speaker:
Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, is an international speaker and president of Dental Practice Solutions, a dental practice management business specializing in patientcentered solutions, uncovering hidden office potential and maximizing profits. To contact Ms. Seidel-Bittke, e-mail info@dentalpracticesolutions.com, call 888-816- 1511 (U.S. and Canada) or 503-970-1122 (outside the U.S. and Canada) or visit www.dentalpracticesolutions.com for additional information.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • 1. Describe the difference between health and periodontal disease
  • 2. List four reasons periodontal disease diagnosis is overlooked
  • 3. Explain the three critical elements of successful periodontal therapy
  • 4. Discuss how periodontal probing can underestimate periodontal disease
  • 5. Understand the definition of CDT Code D1110

Disclosure:
The CE provider uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained healthcare professional. You may be contacted by the sponsor of this course.

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No Longer Just a Prophy
ghana
User: ghana
Date: 6/18/2013
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
1
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
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Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
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It was missing two or three pages. It also said to fax or mail the test......I was not at a computer with a fax or copier. Unless I was mistaken, I spent the time and couldnt take the test.....it was not like the other courses with Hygiene Towne. Frustrating...
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To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.

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