The Periodontal Co-therapist: Contemporary Periodontology for the RDH:   (SOLD OUT)

In addition to providing patient care, dental hygienists educate and advise their patients regarding etiology/risk factors, proposed therapeutic options and the treatment experience. This program will present documentation of various clinical cases treated with surgical therapy and non- surgical therapy. These cases will illustrate how contemporary periodontal therapy can be utilized to provide health, restore the periodontium and improve esthetics for our patients. Scientific evidence supporting the periodontal therapy used in each clinical case is examined.

Learning Objectives:
• Review systemic and local risk factors for the development of periodontal disease
• Review the impact of non-surgical therapy on the subgingival biofilm and value of systemic and locally delivered antibiotics
• Describe the limitations of non-surgical debridement and indications for surgical intervention

  • Course Code: F05
  • Time: 9:00am-11:59am
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana E
  • CE Credit: 3
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Timothy J. Hempton

Timothy J. Hempton, DDS

Dr. Hempton is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He previously served as the Director of the postdoctoral program in Periodontology at Tufts. Dr. Hempton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and also maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and is a contributor to their advice column for Dental Hygienists, “Ask the Expert.” Dr. Hempton received the Deans Award for Excellence in preclinical teaching at Tufts University in 2014, the Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award in 2011 and The American Academy of Periodontology Mentoring award in 2005.

Courses by Timothy J. Hempton