Ms. Kim Miller Periodontal Disease/Dental Hygiene Peoria, AZ
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Thursday Courses
TH203 - Prevention Convention
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC B405/406A
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $150.00  Other Fee: $90.00

8-8:45 a.m.

Ms. Rachel Wall and Ms. Jamie Marboe    

Health Failures and Success in the Hygiene Chair

Take the first step in transforming your hygiene team into true healthcare professionals. Through stories and strategies, you’ll be inspired to up-level the impact you have on your patients' well-being, preparing you for a day of learning ways to integrate wellness and clinical strategies into your day-to-day practice.


8:45-9:30 a.m.

Ms. Kim Miller

Inflammation and Health   

What do you do when scaling and root planing yields less than the desired result?  This session will give you insight into adjunctive products and therapies that will help your patients control their biofilm infection.  Healthy gums don't bleed! 


9:30-10:15 a.m.

Ms. Jamie Marboe and Ms. Emme Sanders

Real Life Hygiene Results

Experience a new way of thinking about periodontal diagnosis. Through real life case studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) new staging and grading periodontitis classification system.


10:15-11 a.m.

Dr. Hazel Glasper 

Engaging the Medical Community 

Research is showing a tremendous increase in the number of connections between oral health and systemic health.  Sometimes it is difficult for us to transfer our knowledge, and clinical patient diagnosis to our medical colleagues.  Dr. Glasper has successfully integrated her capabilities as a dental/total health care provider with her local medical community.  Today she will share her techniques for success in maximizing the role of dentistry in the complete health of her patients.


Lunch is on your own from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


12-1:30  p.m.       

Dr. Brad Bale and Dr. Amy Doneen

America's #1 Killer:  Your Role in Reducing Cardiovascular Deaths

We now live in a wonderful era in which cardiovascular disease can be removed from the number one spot for death, disability and cost.  Many common conditions that are associated with increased heart attack and stroke risk will be reviewed.  The exciting technology and knowledge which makes possible generating a clinical guarantee of establishing and maintaining the health of arteries will be discussed. Oral health will be presented as a critical element in the guarantee of arterial wellness. Published clinical data will be shown illustrating the effectiveness of the BaleDoneen Method.  Participants in this course will be able to translate what they learn into a program to enhance their own arterial health, as well as their patients’.


1:30-2 p.m.

Dr. Michael Gelb

GASP: Your Role in Airway Health 

An important component of the prevention of cardiovascular disease and dementia is airway, breathing and sleep. The dental team is well poised to recognize, help diagnose, and treat sleep disordered breathing as a key part of the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia.


2- 3 p.m.

Rachel Wall Leads Panel Q & A with Bale, Doneen, Gelb, Glasper, Marboe, Miller and Sanders

This panel of experts will answer questions and share their personal experience and those of the dental teams they mentor across the nation that have successfully integrated the concepts shared throughout the day.



Friday Courses
FR135 - Beat the Biofilm Blues
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $85.00  Other Fee: $85.00

Effective biofilm removal is a critical step in achieving disease remission and ideal clinical outcomes. This hands-on course will explore many of the available options for managing biofilm infections. Attendees will have an opportunity to experience first-hand several types of products and technology. The presentation will also help the attendee understand the efficacy and science of sub-gingival air polishing and develop a skill set to treat peri-implantitis. The course will provide exposure to slow release hydrogen peroxide and healing homeopathic products.

FR152 - Unleash the Power of Ultrasonics
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Type: Participation    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $195.00  Other Fee: $195.00

Experience the power of ultrasonic technology and learn how to help patients achieve periodontal disease remission. With a wide variety of tips and inserts, you can treat any patient with any case type while improving ergonomics and reducing operator fatigue. This course features both Piezo and Magnetostrictive technology. The course will help attendees understand scientific rational supporting ultrasonic technology, explore tip/insert designs for various applications, integrate ultrasonics as your primary instrumentation, improve patient comfort/clinical outcomes, and understand how to care for equipment.

Saturday Courses
SA356 - Product and Technology Integration for the Dental Hygienist
Time: 8:30 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A305
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

How am I supposed to fit that into my already packed hygiene appointment? If you are asking yourself this question, you are not alone. This program will assist the dental hygienist in quickly assessing individual patient needs and concerns while identifying opportunities for product and technology integration during continuing care and periodontal maintenance visits. The attendee will learn about products/technology enhancing patient care, understand proxemics, recognize the “F” word and why it turns patients off and learn communication skills for increasing case acceptance and compliance.

Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses