Friday, July 31, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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July 31, 2020: Advanced Periodontal Therapy Part 1 (Webinar) 
Dianne Watterson, RDH, MBA

Important Notes and Announcements:

  •  This program was originally scheduled for a 6 hour program during the Spring 2020 season as an in-peron training. Due to Covid-19, we have elected to reschedule for this new date and transition to a virtual training platform split into two 3 hour programs. If you were previously registered, you have been transfered and contacted by our Local Programs Manager.
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to CHEP's cancellation policy. Please review in detail prior to registering.
  • Greivance Procedure can be gound at the following link - CHEP Grievance Procedure.

Course Description:

In treating today’s periodontal patient successfully, the clinician must customize a treatment plan that goes beyond the removal of plaque and calculus.  Achieving excellent clinical outcomes involves assessing for systemic issues, communicating and customizing home care according to the patient’s level of understanding and ability to perform home care procedures, and choosing appropriate adjuncts to care.  In part one of this two-part course, learn effective strategies for treating the periodontal patient from A-Z.  You will gain a greater understanding of disease pathogenesis and progression and learn why an effective antimicrobial approach is an important part of disease control. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the microbial and host factors involved in periodontal breakdown.
2. Discuss various oral irrigants and their efficacy. 
3. Explore the most prominent systemic disease interrelationships with periodontitis. 

Speaker Information:

Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA has more than four decades in dentistry. Her business, Watterson Speaking/Consulting LLC, is based in Lexington, NC. Since 1997, Dianne has been published extensively, including authoring two monthly columns in national dental publications- one in Dental Economics called “Practice Wisdom” and the other in RDH called “Staff Rx.” Dianne is a well-known provider of continuing education for dental professionals and has presented for associations and major dental meetings across the US. In addition to serving on the editorial board of RDH magazine, Dianne is a co-author of Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, a text used in many hygiene programs. She has published three books: Manage Your Practice Well; The Consummate Dental Hygienist; and Real World Dental Hygiene which won an Apex Award for publication excellence. Dianne was honored by Dentsply™ as a “Distinguished Dental Professional” in 2005. Also, Dianne was honored by Colgate™ in 2009 and 2010 as a “Key Opinion Leader” and serves on their Oral Health Advisory Board. Dianne has been chosen as a Leader in Consulting/Speaking by Dentistry Today every year since 2006. In addition to being a former faculty member in the dental hygiene program at Guilford Technical Community College, she is a member of Christian Medical/Dental Association, American Association of Dental Office Managers, American Academy of Dental Hygiene, and American Dental Hygienist Association. Dianne and her husband, Dave, live in Lexington, NC and have 4 grown sons and 7 grandchildren.

Disclosure: Dianne Watterson reports that she has commercial relationships with Colgate, Designs for Vision, Water Pik and ioTech. The Planning Committee report they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose. There will be no discussion of off label products.

Continuing Education:

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this activity for 3.0 ADA continuing education credits. 

Education Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation, Case Study, Video

Target audience: dentists, dental hygienists

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to register their name and email address on the Webex platform and receive an Attention Rating of 90% or higher in order to receive credits. The Attention Rating is calculated automatically through the Webex system and reported to our team at the conclusion of the program. In order to receive the highest rate possible, stay logged into the training for the duration, do not minimize the training screen, and do not open other screens on top of the training. 

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  You will need the access code announced at the conclusion of the program in order to complete the evaluation.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Registration Information:

Community Dentist - $75.00
Community Hygienist - $60.00
VISN 5 VA Employee - $15.00

Registration will close at the end of the day on Tuesday, July 28. We will not accept registrations after this date.