Learning Objectives: After completion participants of the course will:
- Know the history of the use of phase contrast microscopy in dentistry.
- Understand the use of phase-contrast microscopy in identifying periodontal pathogens to improve case acceptance.
- Understand why pathogen identification is important, how easy it is to do and how and why your periodontal therapy acceptance will skyrocket.
- Learn alternative therapy recommendations for the elimination of periodontal pathogens in office and at home.
Because of the known oral-systemic link, it is more important than ever to have your patients understand and accept periodontal treatment. Unfortunately, many patients resist acceptance and ownership of their disease, which is a daily battle for the hygienist and the dental office. But how can we fight a battle if we don’t know the enemy? Seeing is believing and the use of a phase contrast microscope during case presentation will not only engage your patient to accept their disease, but they will also willingly accept treatment. Using modalities such as phase contrast microscopy, balancing pH and additional evidence-based alternative protocols will successfully improve your case acceptance and patient care. Here you will not only dramatically improve case acceptance your Perio department will thrive which in turn will create a successful practice.
Credits: 3 CEU’s [AGD Code #’s 013, 495 and 557]
Instructor: Fran Horning RDH, IAOMT, IABDM, HDA, AAOSH
Fran graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1984 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. She was introduced to Biological dentistry immediately upon graduation through the use of Phase Contrast Microscopy and now has returned to research and find the root cause and prevention of disease by utilizing Holistic modalities. She has established working relationships with many medical providers in the field of Alternative and Integrative Medicine and is one of the founding members and on the board of the first Holistic Chamber of Commerce in the state of New Jersey. Fran is the Qualitative Director of the largest biological practice in the state of New Jersey. She is also a public speaker who presents across the country on biological modalities, moderating and presenting webinars, creating Continuing Education courses, a ghost writer for articles and blogs on Holistic dentistry and has created many YouTube videos. She has experience in Public Relations, marketing and Social Media, and is an active member and works with the IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology) and the IABDM (International Academy of Biological Medicine and Dentistry) and is also a member of the HDA (Holistic Dental Association), and AAOSH (American Academy of Oral Systemic Health).