ELC20-WEB8: Mandibular Incisors – Managing Thin Tissue in the Anterior Mandible
Moderator: Dr. Chris Richardson, AAP Vice President
Speakers(s): Dr. Ashley Hoders, DMD, MS, FACP and Dr. Nicole Olivares, DDS
Dr. Hoders has disclosed that she is a speaker for SPEAR Education. Dr. Olivares has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.
Program Track: Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Therapy
Course Description: The anterior mandible, specifically the mandibular incisors, are the teeth most commonly affected by gingival recession. Diagnosis and treatment planning can be challenging in this area because several factors influence health and stability.
Dental hygienists play a role in identifying recession, encouraging patients to follow through with a referral, and maintaining health following treatment. This one-hour webinar will extend understanding of how to evaluate recession, identify when referral is indicated, consider what is possible with soft tissue grafting procedures, and determine the most effective way to promote stability with maintenance and patient education. Originally broadcast on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CT.
• Consider why the anterior mandible is most commonly affected by recession.
• Review how to evaluate recession and how to identify when a patient can benefit from referral.
• Discover what treatment options are available and what the goals of treatment are to better understand and communicate expectations.
• Discuss tips and tricks for promoting health and stability through maintenance and home care.
Course length: 1 hour
Original release date: May 11, 2020
Expiration date: May 11, 2023
The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.