CE Opportunity: Optimizing Hygiene, Regenerative and Implant Dentistry in the Everyday Clinical Practice


Tuesday, June 06, 2017


In Association with Dr. Thomas Wanat III



This program focuses on innovative approaches to establishing optimal periodontal therapy in the hygiene department and discusses regenerative therapies in everyday clinical practice. The program provides practices with tips and tools to optimize periodontal therapy and explore the advances, capabilities and benefts of periodontal regeneration. Emphasis is placed on implementing efective treatment protocols and how biologic modifers, particularly enamel matrix derivative, are used to regenerate lost hard and soft tissue. Establishing efective practice and patient communication to enhance case presentation and case acceptance of these therapies is a highlight of the program. Crestal bone maintenance is a key component in the long term success of a dental implant. The presentation will examine how factors such as implant design and surface technology impact maintenance of crestal bone around a dental implant. Current trends in restoration of implants will also be discussed.


• Implement systems to create a more periodontally aware practice

• Establish evidence-based periodontal treatment protocols

• Understand the biologic basis for bone and soft tissue response

• Understand the indications, method of use and regenerative potential of enamel matrix derivative and other biologic modifers

• Implement effective communication to help treatment acceptance


Speakers: Tracy Butler, RDH

Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Registration, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Program

Location: 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, Alaska 99514, 907/277 7727

Audience: DH – Dental Hygienist, DA – Dental Assistant.

CE credit 2.0 Hours


RSVP http://straumann.cvent.com/cartwright060617

Questions? Contact Peter Cartwright, Straumann Territory

Manager at 907/231 2465 or peter.cartwright@straumann.com


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Speaker: Mrs. Butler has 27 years of diverse experience in the dental industry from chairside and beyond. Tracy is a registered dental hygienist, thought leader, motivational speaker, sales leader/coach and change agent. She believes the key to every successful treatment outcome begins with an accurate assessment leading to a co-diagnosis between the patient and dental team. Tracy’s clinical experience began in a busy comprehensive restorative practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. She attended the Dawson Academy and is a graduate of the Aesthetic Advantage Institute mastery level study. Mrs. Butler spent over 11 years on faculty at Palm Beach State College dental hygiene program & research clinic and considers few things more rewarding. Tracy feels blessed to have been mentored and coached by the leading authorities in occlusion, function/relation, complete care dentistry and the business of dentistry. Tracy’s commitment to ultimate patient care propelled her to pursue a career in implant and regenerative dentistry with Straumann, USA . She was appointed National Director of Hygiene Education and Professional Relations in 2013 and is proud to lead the initiative for Straumann in elevating dental hygienists and the entire dental team throughout North America.

2017 Spring CE/Business Meeting


Alaska Dental Hygienists’ Association
Spring CE/Business Meeting
Saturday April 29, 2017

ANCHORAGE: Southcentral Foundation Nuka Wellness & Learning Center
Tribal Drum Room 110, 4805 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
FAIRBANKS: Live Streaming to Murie Bldg at UAF room 107
Morning Speaker: Kris Potts, RDH, BS, FAADH
Afternoon Speaker: Sherri Lukes RDH, MS, FAADH

Please print this registration form if you wish to attend:  AK DHA APRIL 29 2017 Registration Information

Morning CoursePreventive Prehabilitation of the Oncology Patient

Speaker: Kris Potts, RDH, BS, FAADH

Course Description: It’s more than screening for oral abnormalities and cleaning the
teeth of patients diagnosed with Oral Cancer. Cancer of any type affects everyone, if not
personally then as a friend, family member or the patient that comes into your office. This
course covers oral concerns of cancer patients and their caregivers, products to aid in
their treatment of those oral concerns and, a few other aspects of care you may not have
previously considered.

Afternoon Course: Oral Pathology and the Assessment Process: It’s Risky Business

Speaker: Sherri Lukes RDH, MS, FAADH

Course Description: This course will review the assessment portion of the dental
hygiene process of care, specifically in relation to oral pathology and lesion detection.
The range of descriptors for lesions and anomalies will be presented with lesion
examples for each descriptor. Cases with the various types of lesions will be presented
with a differential diagnosis discussion with audience participation. Emphasis will be
placed on detecting lesions that are suspicious for oral cancer and differentiation of
similar appearing lesions.

Pre-Registration ends Saturday, April 8th . After April 8th registration will only be accepted at the door.