A live presentation of the "Perio/Hygiene 2000" seminar delivered in October is available on a seven-hour video from Dr. A. Steven Gutter & Associates. Dr. Gutter speaks on how to deliver the finest nonsurgical perio care in the general practice hygiene department. This includes therapeutic end points, new pharmacotherapeutic approaches, genetics and risk factors, ultrasonic mechanical debridement, and compliance with plaque control and maintenance with behavior-modification approaches.
Communication effectiveness is enhanced by role-playing practice of a number of scripted conversations with patients, leading to high case acceptance and patient loyalty. A focus is on transitioning the recall patient into long-term cosmetic and restorative dentistry. The videotape includes two 200-page handbooks, a test, and eight ADA CERP credits. For more details, call (800) 433-4907.