Regenerating Your Patients Confidence and Your Practice's Bottom Line

The PIA Symposium Conference will help you:

  • Learn how to predictably save teeth with the latest regenerative technology
  • Discuss how to diagnose a hopeless tooth from a compromised tooth
  • Discuss the role endodontics can play in repairing endodontic-periodontal lesions
  • Implement Hard and Soft Tissue grafting strategies into your practice
  • Expand your practice profit and patient satisfaction by learning how to save teeth
  • Learn specific insurance codes and letters of explanation needed to get saving teeth procedures covered

October 23, 2020 - Virtual Event Schedule

The following sessions are LIVE!

LIVE October 23, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST | CEU Credits: 1

Saving Teeth vs. Placing Implants: Regenerating your Practice and Patient Confidence

One of the principal goals of dentistry should be the preservation of the natural dentition. The opportunity to save teeth with advanced periodontal disease has become possible with advances in regenerative tissue engineering and laser treatment. With the emerging knowledge regarding complications associated with dental implants, keeping teeth has become more important. This program will look at how the philosophy in dentistry is shifting back to one of saving teach versus placing implants because of the progress in regenerative materials and techniques.  

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the benefits to maintaining teeth through regeneration and laser therapy versus extraction and replacement with dental implants
  •  Learn the latest biologic, hard, and soft tissue material used in regenerative periodontices around tooth defects
  •  Analyze how periodontal treatment can increase practice production as well as create grateful

Scott Froum, DDS

LIVE October 23, 2020 | 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. CST | CEU Credits: 1 

New Strategies In Maintenance Therapy To Support the Natural Dentition

The art of using a scaler to save the compromised dentition is becoming a procedure of the past. If you graduated one year ago, five, ten, or even 20 years ago, the chances are high that you were taught, in order to save the compromised dentition, a scaler must be placed to the tooth surface. But, what about biofilm, the cause of so many oral diseases? Will a scaler help manage that effectively? Dated protocols in your hygiene department, worn-out instruments that are ineffective, the limited knowledge of home care products can make it harder to have successful cases in your practice. If biofilm management is the name of the game, is it time to reassess our prevention strategies and treatment protocols? During this presentation, we will discuss new methodologies for biofilm management and secondary disease prevention, why tailored home care protocols are best, and how technology like the AirFlow Prophylaxis Master can help save the compromised dentition.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify minimally invasive techniques to manage dental biofilm
  • Describe the aerosol challenges of new technologies for biofilm management and how protecting the clinician and the patient is important 
  • Identify new in-office and at-home biofilm management practices 

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH 

LIVE October 23, 2020 | 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CST 

Ask the experts: Live Q&A 

Join our live Q&A roundtable to get answers specific to your pracitce. This program will look at how the philosophy in dentistry is shifting back to one of saving teeth versus placing implants because of the progress in regenerative materials and techniques. Ask our panel of experts for live , free advice specific to your practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Expand your practice profit
  • Find out which insurance codes will cover your procedures
  • Increase case acceptance and patient satisfaction
  • Learn how to diagnose a hopeless tooth from a compromised tooth

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH 

Scott Froum, DDS

On Demand Sessions: Available at sign up

The following sessions are available at sign up for the event

Saving Teeth & Making Money: Insurance Codes and Narratives of Explanation

Kyle Summerford

CEU Credits: 1

This discussion will focus on how to create a comprehensive offering when presenting the option of saving teeth to a patient. Case presentation will be discussed on how to increase case acceptance by educating the patient using visual aids such as typodont models and regeneration material brochures. A full analysis and breakdown of proper CDT coding to be used by dental practices to utilize and ensure maximum reimbursement of procedures associated with saving teeth. Examples of narratives and templates will be shown and discussed these are required to ensure proper claim processing and reimbursement by dental insurance plans. A brief discussion of typical pricing and how to get the patient in the door to ensure you get the opportunity to present treatment. 

Learning Objectives

  • Make an impact when discussing the treatment plan with your patient
  • Learn to educate your patient by using other methods teaching 
  • Understand and apply proper ADA CDT Coding related to saving teeth
  • Ensure narratives are correct and contain the information needed before insurance plans have the opportunity to reject your claim
  • Increase overall case acceptance 

Dynamic of the Perio-Endo Interface in the Role of Saving Natural Teeth

Marcus Johnson, DDS, MSD

CEU Credits: 1

When treatment planning, the best plan for success is to begin with the end in mind. Before initiating treatment, the practitioner should carefully examine the tooth for caries and fracture, assess for restorability, occlusal function and endodontic and periodontal health. Understanding perio-endo lesions and their respective classifaction is paramount for critically evaluating if and when a tooth can be saved through conventional or unique clinical interventions. Teeth with extensive destruction of tooth structure may demand contemporary treatment practices that expound upon crown lengthening or orthodontic eruption prior to endodontic treatment to efficiently manipulate ideals of biological width and crown to root ratio. When faced with the compromised dentition an immediate restoration should be placed, whenever possible to avoid delaying restorative treatment which is not in the best interest of patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Will be able to identify pathways of infection and develop a sound understanding of the sequence of successfully treating perio-endo lesions with advanced technology like CBCT
  • Limit "cognitive biases" and incorporate the principles of saving teeth as seen in modern endodontic intentions, minimally invasive canal preparations and restoratively driven access designs 
  • Identify techiques and practices to save the natural dentition through concepts of "peri- cervical" dentin, "deep margin elevation" and advanced irrigation and disinfection protocols 

Enhancing Restorative Outcomes with Periodontal and Regenerative Therapies

Jennifer Hirsch Doobrow, DMD, FACD, FICD

CEU Credits: 1

This dynamic and interactive program emphasizes the interdisciplinary team approach to ultimate patient care. Numerous advancements in treatment modalities for periodontal and regenerative therapies have all had a significant impact on comprehensive care dentistry. A highlight of this program will be discussing the fundamentals of periodontal regenerative surgery and the role of biomimetic agents in tissue engineering. Emphasis is placed on advances in hard and soft tissue regeneration and periodontal plastic surgery procedures to enhance YOUR restorative and cosmetic outcomes. Comprehensive treatment planning, proper case selection, and excellent surgical and restorative execution are paramount to achieving optimal functional and esthetic results. Building a solid foundation is essential to your patients' long-term success! 

Learning Objectives

  • Highlight the benefits or Bioactive Modifiers in hard and soft tissue regeneration
  • Communicate the benefits of Perio Plastic Surgical procedures on your Costemtic Outcomes
  • Understand the impact that interdisciplinary care plays in a positive patient experience