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EV3: Dental Hygiene Symposium

October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Maria (Mia) L. Geisinger

Iain L. C. Chapple

Purnima Kumar

Paul S. Rosen


James G. Wilson

Ticketed Course

Cost: The registration fee for the Dental Hygiene Symposium is $175USD per person and includes lunch as well as access to the AAP’s exhibit hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Dental hygienists who register for the full Annual Meeting will be eligible to receive a $50 USD discount on a ticket to the Dental Hygiene Symposium ($125 vs. $175).

CE Credits: 7.75

The Dental Hygiene Symposium will provide an overview of several contemporary topics in periodontology. The Symposium will include a discussion of the link between mental health disorders and periodontal disease and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration as well as an explanation of the critical importance of risk assessment and why it is a critical component of individualized patient care. Attendees will also gain insight into how bacteria affect implant health and identify when intervention can be effective in treating a diseased implant. Emerging ways to save teeth and implants with advanced disease will also be covered. The course will conclude with a panel discussion featuring all speakers and provide the audience with a unique opportunity for Q&A.


Educational Objectives:
• Learn to assess dental patients for signs and symptoms of untreated mental health disorders, understand the link between mental health disorders and periodontal disease, and evaluate emerging data regarding treatment strategies.
• Explain what risk assessment is, why it is important to patients, how it fits in the periodontal care pathway and discuss the need and rationale for periodontal risk assessment in non-dental settings.
• Understand host-microbiome interactions, understand the role of bacteria in protecting implant health, and identify timepoints for ideal intervention.
• Define what is considered hopeless for teeth, discuss the benefits of regenerative approaches to maintaining failing teeth and dental implants, and list what advances are enhancing regenerative approaches.



8:00 – 8:15 am            Welcome Remarks – James G. Wilson, DMD


8:15 – 10:00 am          The Bi-Directional Link Between Mental Health and Periodontal Disease – Maria (Mia) L. Geisinger, DDS, MS


10:00 – 10:15 am         Networking/Sponsor Break


10:15 am – 12:00 pm   Risk Assessment as a Critical Component of Individualized Patient Care – Iain L.C. Chapple, PhD, BDS


12:00 – 12:45pm         Networking/Sponsor Lunch Break


12:45 – 2:30pm           Peri-Implantitis: A Chronic, Non-Healing Wound – Purnima Kumar, DDS, PhD


2:30 – 2:45pm             Networking/Sponsor Break


2:45 – 4:15pm             Redefining That is Hopeless: Evolving Methods to Save Teeth and Implants with Advanced Disease – Paul Rosen, DMD, MS

4:15 – 4:45pm             Panel Discussion – Maria (Mia) L. Geisinger, Iain L. C. Chapple, Purnima Kumar, Paul S. Rosen

4:45 – 5:00pm             Closing Remarks – James G. Wilson


Thank you to Crest+Oral-B for sponsoring this year’s Dental Hygiene Symposium


October 27, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


American Academy of Periodontology