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Precision Periodontal Medicine and the Hygienist: A Critical Role for Maximum Health

Instructor: Dr. Douglas Thompson


Social Events

Friday Evening
Welcome Reception
The first night of the course, attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome Reception” at Birch where they can better acquaint themselves with other classmates and the Kois Center Team.

Course Hours

7:00 am –  5:00 pm

Daily Lunch provided at Birch featuring the award winning Executive Chef Jeffrey Kessenich

Credit Hours

14 credit hours

018 Physiology 1 hr.
495 Non-Surgical Therapeutic Management 7 hrs.
738 Case Presentations 3 hrs.
560 Appointment/Recall Procedures 1 hr.
734 Diagnosis & Treatment Planning 2 hrs.


Course Price

2021: $1,995.00

2022-2023: $2,495.00

Languages Offered



In order to register your Hygienist please have them create a Kois Profile by going to our website: www.koiscenter.com and click join in the upper right hand corner of the web page. Individual profiles are required for course registrations.

Periodontal disease detection criteria and methods to treat active disease are changing. It is becoming clearer and clearer that periodontal disease is not just an oral problem; it is a systemic problem.  This new approach features early disease detection, up to date diagnostics, and the latest in treatment and maintenance protocols.  Traditional dental hygienists are being transformed to periodontal therapists and they can have a huge impact on a patient’s overall health.  Establishing a vision for a comprehensive periodontal policy that is embraced by the entire team can transform routine hygiene services to value added experiences of Personalized Periodontal Medicine.  This approach will provide professional growth and result in healthier patients, a healthier practice and healthier teams!

Questions from Hygienists that will become clear when working with Dr. Thompson:

  • How do I blend the current systemic health information into patient conversations?
  • Can I achieve personal, as well as financial growth, by applying the strategies in this course?
  • Can I really have an impact on my patient’s health beyond the teeth?
  • I want to advance our care, but I don’t have time to do anymore. Does this process take more time?
  • What are the benefits of using salivary diagnostics in periodontal medicine?
  • Can some processes be delegated to give me more time for patient care?


This two-day course is designed to be a transformational course and workshop for the hygienist, any hygiene assistants, and even the dentist who is serious about advancing the periodontal and overall health of their patients, the health of their team and the health of their practice.  Learn how saliva testing is an important factor in diagnostic data gathering for treatment considerations as well as patient education and disease monitoring.  A thorough understanding of the oral systemic link, the key diagnostic components in data gathering, staging and grading for simplified communication, understanding the complexity of the host immunoinflammatory response, treatment plan options and how to personalize maintenance are all key features of the course.

Featuring a series of case studies, you will see that practicing this way is 21st century periodontal care.  An implementation tool kit with forms and documents to create a systematic process, including a series of patient educational materials, is provided as part of the course.  On the second day, in a workshop setting, the entire process is revisited and reinforced with a series of hands-on exercises that guide the entire process. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, and adding organized structure, you can radically transform your practice and demonstrate to your patients your true concern for their overall wellness.

Course Objectives

  • Increase the awareness of the significance of periodontal disease, what it means to overall health, and how to enhance patient and team discussions for increased treatment acceptance.
  • Establish a vision for an office-wide periodontal policy that provides structure, aligns values, and a disease management approach that can be followed by the entire team.
  • Learn the key features of early disease detection.
  • Learn the 5 diagnostic keys and how they are collected and processed.
  • Learn treatment planning, with treatment protocols that work, and the process to take an active diseased patient to periodontal stability.
  • Discuss the use of clinical adjuncts to control inflammation and the rate of clinical attachment loss.
  • Learn how to help your patients maintain periodontal stability, year after year, and use metrics to reinforce their efforts.
  • Learn the key features of the periodontal maintenance process, how to set ideal recare frequency, and the methods to convert more patients to periodontal maintenance for their increased overall health and increased practice revenue.
  • Provide language and communication techniques to explain to patients their own “periodontal story” and provide a method for an optional written report at the new patient exam.
  • Reveal implementation challenges in leading a new periodontal standard of care.
  • Reinforce the above objectives in a series of workshop exercises on day 2 of the course.

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