The Periodontal Co-Therapist: Contemporary Periodontology for the RDH Part 1

The Periodontal Co-Therapist: Contemporary Periodontology for the RDH Part 1

  • Thu, Nov 11, 2021 | 7:30 AM - Thu, Nov 11, 2021 | 9:00 AM

Timothy Hempton, DDS

Subject: Hygiene
Primary Audience(s): Hygienist
Additional Audience(s): Dentist

CE Credits: 1.5

In addition to providing patient care, dental hygienists educate and advise their patients regarding etiology/risk factors, proposed therapeutic options and the treatment experience. This lecture will present documentation of various clinical cases treated with surgical therapy and non-surgical therapy. These cases will illustrate how contemporary periodontal therapy can be utilized to provide health, restore the periodontium and improve esthetics for our patients. Scientific evidence supporting the periodontal therapy provided in each clinical case is examined.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify systemic and local risk factors for the development of periodontal disease and learn how these risk factors affect the periodontal diagnosis.
  • Understand the impact of non-surgical therapy on the subgingival biofilm and value of systemic and locally delivered antibiotics.
  • Recognize the limitations of non-surgical debridement and the indications for surgical intervention.

Dr. Hempton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and also maintains a private practice limited to periodontics and dental implants in Dedham, MA. Dr. Hempton is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He previously served as the Assistant Director of the postdoctoral program in Periodontology at Tufts from 2000 to 2012 and as Program Director from 2012 to 2014.

Dr. Hempton is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is a recipient of the 2005 American Academy of Periodontology Teaching and Mentoring award at Tufts University, the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year Award and the 2014 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching at Tufts University.

PACE Approval 2019