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Bacteria, Fungi and Parasites…OH MY!-The Use of Phase Contrast Microscopy in Improving Periodontal Case Acceptance & Care-Live Webinar: [AGD Code #’s 013, 495 & 557]


Instructor: Fran Horning RDH,  IAOMT,  IABDM, HDA, AAOSH, ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association)




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.

Course Summary:

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.

 {Teaching method will be lecture format & Q & A period.}

*This program is for the full dental staff-no prior skills needed to attend.

 Credits:         3 CEU’s [AGD Code #’s 013, 495 and 557] 

Instructor:    Fran Horning RDH, IAOMT, IABDM, HDA, AAOSH, ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association)

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).

**The Content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 12/31/2024. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description.does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.

Additional information


Live Webinar Tues. Oct. 24, 2023 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Live Webinar Wed. Nov. 15, 2023 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm