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MDDS Presents: Straightforward Ultrasonic Debridement /HANDS-ON A Simplified Approach to Ultrasonic Instrumentation

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Straightforward Ultrasonic Debridement /HANDS-ON A Simplified Approach to Ultrasonic Instrumentation
Presented by Ms. Cynthia Fong, RDH, MS

Straightforward Ultrasonic Debridement
This course provides the fundamentals of ultrasonics that will enable clinicians to immediately incorporate ultrasonics in clinical practice for the purposes of complete periodontal debridement. It will begin with a discussion of the changes that have occurred in the treatment of periodontal disease and its impact on the use of power scalers and end with recommendations for appointment sequencing. Emphasis will be placed on differentiating between technologies and providing clinical recommendations, including patient medical/dental considerations; equipment set up; and insert sterilization/replacement guidelines. Detailed instructions will be presented on the rationale for the use of a variety of inserts; instrumentation techniques and sequencing.

HANDS-ON: A Simplified Approach to Ultrasonic Instrumentation
This hands-on workshop will begin with a discussion of the changes in the treatment of periodontal disease and its impact on the use of ultrasonics. Emphasis will be placed on detailing the fundamentals of ultrasonics (including differentiation between scaling equipment) with a focus on ultrasonic instrumentation for the purpose of gross ultrasonic debridement, definite debridement and de-plaquing. Patient cases will be utilized to prescribe instrument selection, sequencing and to assist in selecting the appropriate technology that will meet the individual needs of the patient. At the completion of this workshop, the participant will gain the confidence and skills necessary to immediately incorporate the use of power scalers into clinical practice.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must complete the Straightforward Ultrasonic Debridement lecture prior to attending this hands-on workshop.

Ms. Cynthia Fong is a dental hygienist and a national and international speaker who presents continuing education courses and academic lectures on topics related to disease prevention and therapeutic oral care.  She is a graduate of Union College and Columbia University.  Previously she was a faculty member at the University of Medicine and Dentistry – New Jersey Dental School.  Ms. Fong has been a member of and has held several leadership positions with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association of Dental Schools.  Previously she served as a committee member of the American Dental Association National Board of Test Constructors in Dental Hygiene and as a Board of Director for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (formerly North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners). Ms. Fong has been recognized for her efforts and contributions to the profession as a recipient of national, state and local awards including the Warner-Lambert/ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene.

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Continental breakfast provided. Lunch provided for attendees taking both the lecture and hands-on courses.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Lecture: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Hands-on: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

$99 MDDS Member (Lecture only)
$99 MDDS Member Staff (Lecture only)
$150 Non-MDDS Member (Lecture only)
$150 Non-MDDS Member Staff (Lecture only)

$225 MDDS Member (Lecture & Hands-on)
$225 MDDS Member Staff (Lecture & Hands-on)
$275 Non-MDDS Member (Lecture & Hands-on)
$275 Non-MDDS Member Staff (Lecture & Hands-on)

CE Credits: 4 Lecture Only
6 Lecture and Hands-on

Format: Lecture/Hands-on

Cancellation Deadline: November 9, 2018
Registration Deadline: November 13, 2018

2 Easy Ways to Register
Online – available 24 hours/day
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Phone In
Available Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm at (303) 488-9700

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted and are entitled to a refund provided they are received at MDDS by the cancellation deadline. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after the cancellation deadline.

MWDI Parking Information
For your convenience, we have free parking in two retail garages within the Beauvallon building (east-facing side). Both garages are accessed from Lincoln Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Parking in these garages is available on a first-come, first-served basis. **If you are attending a large course/event at the MWDI, we recommend arriving early in case the garages fill and alternative parking must be secured. Be aware – the garages come up quickly after you cross 9th Avenue and both have left lane entrances. All numbered spaces within both retail parking garages (without “Reserved” signs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not park in any spaces with a red sign that says “Matrix” or “KCNC.” Do not park in the residential parking. Residential garages are at the back of the retail garages. The north and south garages are not connected. Both have open parking available. See link for more information.


November 16, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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