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Friday 8 May - Hygenists Programme - Hall 10

0800 Coffee and Croissants - Technical Exhibition
1100-1130 Coffee break 1300-1400 Buffet Lunch 1530-1600 Tea break

Moderator: Lisa Mains, Dip DHDT
0900-1700 A Journey through Biofilm Pathogens: Moving towards the whole Body Therapy
Tracey Lennemann USA,
Carole Brennan UK,
Iain McElarney, UK

This intensive day programme will take you on a journey through the world of periodontal pathogens, what they are, how they affect us and what importance they play in peri-implantitis and periodontitis.
You will get a first hand look from a microbiological perspective at the pathogens and how they are analysed.

The course will show you how to create a communication concept for advising and motivating your patient to accept analysis and treatment, and discuss non-compliance and complications.

You will be given guidelines to which patients are more susceptible to the pathogens and offer you complete treatment options and solutions for those patients which test positive for the pathogens along with contraindications for implants.

Objectives include:

  • Understanding microbiology and the links to periodontitis and peri-implantitis
  • Identifying current strategies for biofilm & patient management
  • Modifying dental treatment plans in relation to patient's overall therapeutic regimen

Are you tired of being the tooth cleaning person?
Are 20 minute scales and polishes exhausting for you?
Do you feel you never have enough time to properly treat your patient?
Or perhaps you have been doing this for so long you forgot was it was that brought you to this profession.

Duties as a dental hygienist have changed and are much more detailed then just scaling and polishing a bit of homecare instructions. Think of yourself as a co-therapist working together with the dentist. We all know how important it is to have created a solid foundation for dental implants.

In short, periodontal treatment needs to be completed before the implant is placed. But, the past 20 years of dental research has given us new insights into the treatment of periodontal disease. The way we look at bacteria (biofilm), supra and subgingival calculus, and the links to systemic and genetic conditions have changed the way we care for and treat our patients today.

Before we begin periodontal treatment, it is vital that the proper pre-therapy procedures and treatments are performed along with having an organised practice management system in place. (See Thursday's course). This will help prepare the patient and the team for the next steps of periodontal therapy, implant procedures and maintenance.

  • Biofilms vs. dental plaque and what has changed
  • Role it plays in peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis
  • Patient selection and motivation
  • Patient specific testing
  • Patient specific treatment planning
  • Full mouth disinfection, what and when to administer
  • Photo dynamic laser therapy, what is it?
  • What are the costs?
  • Complications and contra-indications
  • Dental hygienist and dentist involvement
  • Bacterial species & periodontal pathogens
  • Initial steps for pre-therapy management
  • Why DNA Testing, when is it recommended?
  • How to recognize the patients
  • Various treatment guidelines
  • Antibiotics, when and what to prescribe
  • When and how often should I retest?
  • How do I “sell/recommend" it?
  • Effect on peri-implantitis

Tracey Lennemann RDH BA Tracey Lennemann RDH BA

Tracey Lennemann is an international professional speaker and trainer. She has been a practising clinical dental hygienist since 1986 in the USA and in Europe.

Tracey holds an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and BA in Dental Hygiene Washington, USA. She is a member of the ICOI, ADIA and DGOI. Tracey is Zig Zaglar Company T3 Trainer and has developed her own motivational training programmes and workshops for dental teams. Tracey is CEO of in2moton Ltd and develops individual workshops for dental practices, private continuing education programmes, Study Clubs, symposiums and dental associations. She lectures for a variety of dental companies in Europe, UK, USA and other countries internationally.

Carole Brennan EDH Cert Ed (PCE) Dip OHE (JEB) Carole Brennan EDH Cert Ed (PCE) Dip OHE (JEB)

After qualifying as dental hygienist from the Royal Air Force School of Dental Hygiene in 1978 Carole worked in a variety of clinical settings, from Oral Surgery Department, NHS and Private practice. In 1982 she became a dental hygiene tutor at the RAF Dental Hygienist Training Flight and after taking the Queens Commission became the Officer in Charge of RAF Dental Hygienist Training involved in the development of the 'two year' dental hygiene course within the RAF.

Carole has lectured widely and published articles in the dental press. She is currently the Chairperson for the Thames Valley Regional Group of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and continues to work in practice alongside a GDP, periodontologist, implantologist and cosmetic dentist.

Iain McElarney MSc Iain McElarney MSc

Iain McElarney graduated in 1999 with an MSc in Medical Microbiology from University of the West of England. His thesis concentrated on the development and modification of oral biofilm.

After spending 6 years in pathology sales, he moved to MAST Diagnostics. Managing challenging projects enabled him to become involved in many areas of infectious disease and oncology diagnostics. He is currently working with Dentalyse, a division of MAST on market development for an exciting new range of molecular tests for diagnosis of sepsis. Dentalyse started in 2005 after the realisation that despite being part of standard dentistry practice in Europe for many years, high quality DNA diagnostics was not available in the UK. As Managing Director, Iain is often invited to present to specialist groups around the UK. He has found that casting a modern light on risk analysis and patient specific therapy has proven to be of great value to practices, patients and himself.