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Course: Dental Professional Courses

Module: Zero Tolerance for the Bloody Prophy & What To Do About It - Complete Course with Assessment Test

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Audience: Dental professionals and students
Prerequisites: None
All dental hygienists and dentists involved in providing prophylaxis have experienced, “the bloody prophy”. In fact, across the country today bloody prophys are being provided, and patients sent out the door with an appointment to provide this same service again in 6 more months! Given compelling research that reveals a strong mouth-body connection to overall health, clinicians should develop a zero tolerance for providing ongoing bloody prophys. This course examines the reality surrounding making a conversion from prophylaxis to therapeutic care for existing patients along with the scientific, clinical and business rationale for doing so.


Participants will learn:


• How to distinguish between preventive and therapeutic treatment
• How the incidence of periodontal diseases should impact clinical services
• How biofilm infections becomes a ‘game changer’ for the patient’s care
• What to say to bloody prophy patients, scheduled for routine cleanings and how to treat their disease
• Why team continuity is vital to successful shifts in current procedures
• How healthier patients can lead to healthier profits


Philips Oral Healthcare is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/15 to 12/31/18. Provider ID #217878.



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