Dental Hygiene Symposium

3 Hours 43 Minutes

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. East, 450 AB 

Provided in collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) 

Moderator: Mia L. Geisinger 

This year’s Dental Hygiene Symposium will provide attendees with the latest on the ADHA Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice. This course will reveal solutions to the challenges of providing safe, effective implant maintenance, and peri-implantitis treatment. Attendees will gain further insights into the science and clinical applications of periodontal disease classification with an interactive workshop designed to practice staging and grading in common clinical scenarios. At the conclusion of this program, a panel discussion will help address how to incorporate the periodontal and peri-implant disease classification into the dental hygiene curriculum and the real-life practice of dental hygiene, how industry is embracing and sharing communication about the new classification, and also provide attendees with a unique opportunity for Q&A. 

This full-day program offers the following engaging sessions: 

Session 1: Introduction to the ADHA Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice: Spotlight on Periodontal Disease Classification and Implants – Tammy L. Filipiak, Past President, ADHA 

Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Preventive

Session 2: Answers to Implant Maintenance and Peri-Implantitis Challenges Revealed: How Does the Medical Model and New Disease Classification Align? – Susan Strand Wingrove 

Sponsored by quip 

Session 3: A Review and Workshop on the Periodontal Disease Classification: How Staging and Grading Works – Nicolaas Geurs and Mia L. Geisinger 

Sponsored by Crest+Oral-B 

Panel debrief and audience Q&A 

Panelists: Ann Battrell (ADHA), Tammy L. Filipiak (ADHA), Susan Strand Wingrove, Nicolaas Geurs (AAP), Mia L. Geisinger (AAP), and J. Leslie Winston (P&G) 

Educational Objectives: 

  • Review the ADHA Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice with a focus on the periodontal disease classification and how to implement into practice. 
  • Identify guidelines and protocols for implant maintenance and peri-implantitis challenges and how the peri-implant disease classification aligns. 
  • Gain familiarity with how staging and grading works with the periodontal disease classification system. 
  • Consider how to apply the periodontal and peri-implant disease classification in your daily practice. 
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