Implant Care Practitioner Training Program: Level 1
The dental implant surgical and restorative markets are forecasted to reach 12.32 billion by 2021. Such substantial industry growth indicates that many dental hygienists will encounter patients with implant dentistry within their clinical practice. With the increased incidence of peri-implant diseases, studies have indicated the maintenance phase to be the most important aspect for long term success. While protocols for implant maintenance remain unclear, the role of the dental hygienist in the preservation of peri-implant tissues has been recognized internationally. A 2015 consensus report published by the 10th European Consensus Conference (EuCC) addressing peri-implant inflammation acknowledged that detection and prevention of peri-implant diseases is contingent upon the diagnostic and therapeutic skill of the clinician.
This multifaceted hands-on program will explore the fundamentals of laser science, periodontal endoscopy, subgingival air polishing with glycine powder and instrumentation in the non-surgical treatment of peri-implant and periodontal diseases. Working with simulation exercises, this workshop is designed to build confidence and gain clinical understanding for dental hygienists’ in the delivery of advanced treatment protocols.
Join us. Your journey to become an Implant Care Practitioner (ICP) begins here!
Upon the completion of this program through lecture, participation, and discussion, participants will achieve the following:
- Understand etiology and identify factors associated with peri-implant diseases.
- Understand implant surface characteristics and prosthesis design.
- Discuss the use of treatment aids, such as lasers, periodontal endoscopy, and subgingival air polishing therapies for enhanced clinical results.
- Describe and understand soft-tissue lasers, their characteristics, and applications
- Recognize periodontal endoscopy as a standard of care for treatment of moderate to advance periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
- Recognize the role of the Implant Care Practitioner (ICP) and Implant Care Coordinator (ICC) as valuable members of the dental implant team
- Learn how the dental hygiene profession can collaborate to better serve the population of patients with advanced implant dentistry.
The course is limited to 15 participants onsite at the Forum, our educational site. The program takes place over 2-days (Saturday and Sunday) from 8 am to 5 pm.
CE Credits: 16 hours
Facialart Dental Forum is an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. AGD accepts the formal continuing education programs of this program provider for Fellowship, Mastership, and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
Course Dates 2018
November 3-4, 2018
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Diagnostics & Assessment
- 2D vs 3D imaging
- Thin vs thick tissue bio types
- Probing techniques
- Magnified sub-gingival visualization
- Identification: mucositis vs. implantitis
Nonsurgical Treatment Strategies
- Advanced instrumentation
- SGAP techniques
- Diode laser effects
- Step by step sequencing
- Patient management
- Communication skills
- Financial-related issues
- Patient education and remediation
- Increase case acceptance
Preventative Techniques & Implant Maintenance
- Individualized scheduling
- Frequency of re care
- Occlusal appliances
- Specialty brushes
- Magnetic oral irrigation
- Systemic rick factors
- Inadequate bone
- Implant failure
- Occlusion issues
- Prosthetic designs
- Emergence profile
- Single, multiple, and full arch
- Screw retained vs. cement retained
The Forum leaders consist of experts, leaders, and teachers in the field of implant dentistry. Each brings unique talents in both clinical and management practices that elevates the forum experience.
Miranda Beeson, RDH, BSDH, ICC
Implant Care Coordinator: General Practice
Michelle Strange, RDH, BHS, MSDH
Registered Dental Hygienist & TePe Oral Health Educational Manager
Jill Grassmick, RDH, AAS
Registered Dental Hygienist & Fellow of Academy of Laser Dentistry
Registration fee (both days) $895.00
Early bird registration $795.00 ( September 30, 2018)
- includes meetings, educational materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks
COURSE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
- Cancellations 30 days prior to the program are refundable minus $100 cancellation fee
- Cancellations within 30 days are not refundable.
If paying by check, please download the registration form. Submit one form for each participant.
'The Forum' Conference Room
Programs are held at our state-of-the-art conference room in Bethesda, MD. The conference room has direct link to our on-site surgical operating suite for live demonstrations.
4825 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814