Meet Dentists and Physicians at the following Events:

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 Meet me in Orlando, Florida April 14-16 2016 at the

Academy of Laser Dentistry meeting.

Which topics interest you the most?

Even if you haven’t decided to go to the conference, I will schedule a free phone overview of the info and send you a free report you can share with team, patients and physicians. If you are going, the free phone overview will prepare you to learn even more.

I will lecture on three topics:

1. “How to Transition into a Dental Medicine Model” is suitable for both novice and advanced laser users.  Dentists are encouraged to attend with or without their hygienist.

Since periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that can cause chronic inflammation which leads to chronic disease, it would seem that clinically successful  non-invasive therapies such as laser, ozone and periodontal  trays would be widely implemented in dental offices. Yet my dental practice code analysis of hundreds of practices nationwide shows over 50% of the 100 patients seen per month have gum disease, but the average practice billed only $2,500 per month in periodontal therapies (4,000-4999.99 codes).  In 2012, one hundred seventeen million people, half of all adults-,have at least one chronic disease[1]and forty eight percent of deaths are caused by heart disease and cancer alone[2]costing $717 BILLION.[3],[4]Add in the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes ($245 billion in 2012[5]) for a total of $962 BILLION just for the top three chronic illnesses.

Today, my vision of physicians and dentists cross referring; using a combination of therapies to eliminate gum disease as a chronic disease risk factor hasn’t changed. My understanding of the difficulty of changing the existing dental model has. To change a system, thinking and paradigms must shift.  The new system is often  “out of the box” and the opposite of what we assumed to be true. I pinpoint specific changes in thinking and protocol to create a dental medicine practice.  Understanding these changes may help dentists become more health centered and rightfully claim their role as health care providers resolving our current health care crises.

  • Objective 1 Defining the dental medicine role via periodontal health, sleep disorders and TMD.
How changing Periodontal protocols makes entry into sleep disorders and TMD easier.
  • Objective 2  Understand Dental Medicine Protocol Change Factors regarding diagnosis; treatment planning, presentation and tx delivery. How to get the team and patients on your “health mission”.
  • Objective 3  How to translate health research into a call to action for dentists, team, patients, physicians to actually change how patients are diagnosed, TX planned, Presented and treated even though insurance doesn’t cover all procedures.
  • Objective 4  How to get the physician involved to co-manage patient care that leads to referrals. I will share real client testimonies.

2. “Measuring Efficacy of Periodontal Therapies: A Scientific Approach” is suitable for both novice and advanced laser users.  Dentists are encouraged to attend with or without their hygienist.

31 states now allow hygienists to use lasers for Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy. Typically, hygienists see 128 patient each month.  They measure, diagnose and co-treatment plan each of those patients. Many incorporate Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy.

But how effective is LAPT? How do you measure efficacy of LAPT or any other hygiene therapy or combination of therapies? When and how should LAPT be incorporated into treatment planning? How do outcomes determine what to do next?

A step by step approach to measuring hygiene therapy outcomes will be outlined and how to use that information to determine next steps for the patient.

Attendees will see that when they scientifically measure outcomes, a “one size fits all” soft tissue management approach and perhaps their current diagnostic protocols may be challenged.

This lecture is a must for anyone  practicing  TMD or Sleep Medicine as the protocol presented integrates with both modalities.

Objective 1 Changing attitude and approach by scientifically evaluating treatment outcomes by answering: Is Perio active, in remission or in a holding pattern? What is “healthy”? How to baseline tissue damage, active disease, Inflammatory levels, A1c, health and family health histories, genomes?  New knowledge about tx efficacy when “after” therapy tests compare to baseline. Learners learn when to retest for comparison, how tests are evaluated and determining if results show short or long term improvements and communicating results with patients.

Objective 2  Measure the outcome of periodontal therapy(ies) to determine changes in the level of:

1. Active periodontal bacterial infection
2. Periodontal tissue health
3. Systemic health involvement

Objective 3  How to baseline, re-test, compare and interpret patient health histories, family health histories, blood pressure; probing scores, bacterial enzyme test, A1c and C-Reactive Protein dry blood  tests, Interleukin gene and perio Pathogen tests to determine TX efficacy.

Objective 4  Correcting outdated knowledge as learners see what is necessary for treatment success and what to do if partial treatment was done. How to choose which combination of tx modalities to use. Will learn what to do moving forward with the patient, no matter therapy outcomes. As the learner understands their new role in health management, they will know when to involve the patient’s physician and how to manage that relationship. The ultimate outcome is to alter the habits of the learner to better patient health.

3. “How Dentists Can be Patient Advocates with Physicians” is suitable for both novice and advanced laser users.  Dentists are encouraged to attend with or without their hygienist.

12,500 Americans daily turn 50 years old. Two in three will contract heart disease.  One in four will become diabetic.  Six of 10 will manage more than one disease,doubling needed doctor visits and worsening our physician shortfall.  Learn how dentists can work with physicians to prevent systemic diseases.

Objective 1  Change routine hygiene visits into patient wellness assessments. How to use patient health histories, family health histories, new bacterial testing and probing to diagnose inflammatory health risks, not just periodontal disease so you can speak to MD re:health.

Objective 2  Show how to treatment plan and present 3, 6 and 12 month perio programs that change patient behaviors so you can prove periodontal disease remission to MD’s and increase case acceptance even though insurance doesn’t cover all services.

Objective 3  Show how to get full team support creating healthy patients. Take the “selling” out of hygiene. Patients will ask for treatment and refer their family members before they even know the cost. This must happen before MD involvement.

Objective 4  Use Wellness Assessment Review of Findings to involve physicians support via patient care co-management, which also improves case acceptance. Real cases will be presented to show you how it is being done nationwide.

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