Held at the elegant Martini Ristorante, located in the heart of Norwood, this event promises to deliver a unique learning and networking experience. Gain insight into the latest trends and techniques in periodontal treatments, and learn from the vast experience of our esteemed speakers.
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Featuring specialist periodontists:
- Dr Ranu Acharya
- Enhancing Patient Care: When to Refer to a Periodontist - A Guide for Dental Hygienists
CPD Hours: 1.5 hours Scientific
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Registration
6:30pm - Shared entrees
6:45pm - Presentation starts
Enhancing Patient Care: When to Refer to a Periodontist - A Guide for Dental Hygienists - Dr Ranu Acharya
Welcome, dental hygienists! In this presentation, we will delve into the topic of enhancing patient care by understanding when to refer to a periodontist. Our focus will be on the new periodontal classification system and its implications for treatment planning.
We will begin by briefly exploring the previous periodontal classification system. In the new classification system, the incorporation of staging and grading allows for a comprehensive assessment of periodontitis severity, treatment requirements, and predictability of patient response.
As dental hygienists, you play a vital role in maintaining periodontal health. We will discuss the critical endpoints of periodontal treatment, emphasizing the importance of achieving shallow pockets and minimal bleeding on probing. These outcomes reflect optimal periodontal health and stability. We will also examine additional factors such as the patient's immune system, systemic health changes, and the efficacy of non-surgical therapy in challenging cases.
Determining when to refer a patient to a periodontist or continue non-surgical therapy can be a complex decision. We will address this conundrum, providing insights into the considerations involved. Case discussions and evidence-based insights will help us navigate the challenges and explore alternative treatment options for cases with persistent deep pockets and bleeding on probing.
Furthermore, we will emphasize the significance of supportive periodontal care. This ongoing maintenance approach aims to prevent disease recurrence, detect early signs of relapse, and sustain the periodontal health achieved through treatment. We will explore the components and importance of supportive periodontal care in achieving long-term patient outcomes.
By the end of this presentation, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of the new periodontal classification system, appreciate your vital role in periodontal maintenance, and gain insights into the considerations for referral to a periodontist. You will also recognize the significance of supportive periodontal care in optimizing patient outcomes. Thank you for your dedication to enhancing patient care, and I look forward to engaging in insightful discussions throughout the session.
- Understand the new periodontal classification system and its incorporation of staging and grading.
- Recognize the importance of the new classification system in treatment planning for periodontal disease.
- Appreciate the role of dental hygienists in maintaining periodontal health and their understanding of the endpoints of periodontal treatment.
- Gain insights into the challenges involved in determining when to refer a patient to a periodontist or continue non-surgical therapy with the dental hygiene team.
- Explore the components and significance of supportive periodontal care in preventing disease recurrence and sustaining periodontal health.
By the end of this presentation, participants should have a comprehensive understanding of the new periodontal classification system and its implications for treatment planning. They should also appreciate the crucial role dental hygienists play in maintaining periodontal health and understand the considerations involved in determining when to refer a patient to a periodontist. Additionally, participants will gain insights into the importance of supportive periodontal care and its impact on long-term patient outcomes.
Dr Ranu Acharya
Dr Acharya received her dental degree in 2005. She then received her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 2009. In 2018 qualified for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Primary Dental Sciences, and in 2022, received membership of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in the Specialist Dental Practice. She completed Doctor of Clinical Dentistry with specialist training in Periodontics with distinction from Griffith University in 2022.
Dr Steve Soukoulis - Dental Implant Registry
Dr Steve Soukoulis completed his bachelor in dentistry in 1996. He entered a clinical diploma of dentistry in 97-98, whereby he underwent further training in many fields of dentistry including dental trauma, medically compromised patients, dental implantology and periodontics.
Subsequent to this diploma he entered a periodontal Masters program in Adelaide in 1999 after successfully completing his RACDS examinations. Following successful completion of his Masters program in periodontics, Dr Soukoulis entered private practice.
He has been involved in education and development of several dental implant related programs.
In 2014 he was involved with the inception and development of the world’s first online dental implant registry.
Our Event Sponsors:
Our event hand hygiene products and masks are kindly sponsored by Erskine Oral Care.
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Early bird registration ends on the 1st of May 2023.