Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation | Hands-On Workshop

  • Sat, May 30, 2020 | 8:00 AM - Sat, May 30, 2020 | 5:00 PM

Anna PattisonAnna M. Pattison, RDH, MS

CE Credits: 8 
Fee: $495

This full-day laboratory course for dentists and dental hygienists is designed to enhance your periodontal instrumentation skills, enabling you to treat patients with greater confidence. This intensive hands-on workshop features continuous TV demonstration and videos by Anna Pattison plus a team of experienced instructors attentive to individualized instruction throughout the day. Advanced instrumentation techniques are taught on periodontal typodonts using sickles, universal curets, Rigid Gracey curets, After-Fives, Mini-Fives, Micro-Minis, Gracey Curvettes, Pattison Gracey Lite curets, Diamond curets and furcation curets. Extraoral, reinforced, cross-arch and opposite-arch fulcrums are incorporated into innovative approaches for furcations, line angles and deep, narrow pockets. 

Prerequisite: Attendance at both "2020 Update on Advanced Periodontal & Implant Instrumentation: Part I" and "2020 Update on Advanced Periodontal & Implant Instrumentation: Part II" lectures.
Supplies Needed: Participants should bring safety glasses. It is recommended to not wear white clothing.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the use of various types of Gracey curets, Micro-mini-bladed curets, Pattison Gracey Lite curets, furcation curets, new sickles and diamond coated files on a periodontal typodont.
  • Demonstrate finger-on-finger, extraoral, opposite arch and reinforced fulcrums.
  • Demonstrate techniques for scaling maxillary and mandibular furcations.

Subject: ​Periodontics
Primary Audience(s): Hygienist
Additional Audience(s): ​Dentist

Speaker Bio

Anna Pattison received her B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California School Of Dentistry in 1967, and her M.S. in Dental Hygiene Education and Administration from Columbia University in 1968. She is a former associate professor and former chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Southern California Ostrow School of Dentistry. In addition to presenting lecture courses and hand-on instrumentation courses for the past thirty-five years, Mrs. Pattison is renowned for presenting faculty in-service instrumentation courses for dental and dental hygiene instructors in the states and abroad. Currently, Anna and her husband Gordon Pattison are co-directors of the Pattison Institute, which offers periodontal instrumentation courses throughout the United States and Canada. Anna is also the former Editor-in-Chief of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.