Hygiene Study Club “Evidence Based Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy”


Shirley Branam, RDH “Evidence Based Approach to Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy:  Power Scaling & Pain Management”

Monday March 5th, 2012  Embassy Suites Memphis

We are please to announce Shirley Branam we be our guet speaker for our March 2012 meeting.

Shirley is the Central Clinical Educator for DENTSPLY Professional. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan and continued on to complete her Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. Shirley’s background includes over 20 years in clinical and educational experience in the dental assisting and dental hygiene professions. While a member at the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, she held various appointments including hygiene faculty member, staff hygienist in the Graduate Prosthodontic Clinic, and research coordinator assistant Her areas of expertise include clinical dental hygiene, biomaterials, implants, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide sedation. She currently lectures for DENTSPLY Professional covering topics on ultrasonic instrumentation, anesthesia, carries risk assessment, and implant maintenance.

Course Description:

This course is based on current scientific literature and evidence based strategies to give the clinician practical guidelines regarding the use of ultrasonic instrumentation for nonsurgical periodontal therapy.  Ultrasonic instrumentation techniques will be covered extensively following the dental hygiene process of care.

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