Cracking Periodontal Codes with Class - Diagnostic Decisions
Katrina Sanders, RDH, M.Ed.
2 CE Credits
Failure to diagnose periodontal disease is consistently a top complaint filed with state dental boards. The first step in treating and managing a patient's care (with maximum insurance reimbursement) is diagnosing disease accurately, ethically and comprehensively. As diagnostics continually evolve, dental providers are encouraged to put down the scaler and pick up the probe. Active and appropriate diagnosis leads to comprehensive and effective therapy.
This course walks the dental provider through the nine classifications of health and disease as established by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), as well as effective clinical decision-making in the management of each diagnosis. The struggle for appropriate diagnostics to maximize insurance coverage remains a common stress in the dental office.
Upon completion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Understand clinical parameters involved in distinguishing periodontal classifications, including contrasting terms of gingival disease and periodontitis.
- Discuss the paradigm shift within the nonsurgical approach to periodontal therapy.
- List, describe and differentiate the various periodontal diseases.
- Analyze effective protocols for implementing diagnostic, preventive and periodontal codes.
Disclosure of Commercial Support: Katrina Sanders is a consultant for Dentsply Sirona Preventive.
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ 6pm
Location: Heritage Baptist Church 1849 Perry Hill Rd, Montgomery, AL 36106
Cost: $10 fee includes Dinner
Please RSVP by February 22nd to Reserve Your Spot
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Continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 5/1/2019 to 4/30/2022. Provider ID# 371290