LUNCH & LEARN SEMINARS:

Dear Doctors, Hygienists and Staff:

Our office offers a program for our referring dentists, hygienists and staff – “Lunch ‘N Learn.” We will provide lunch while Dr. Tohme discusses your chosen topics, provides slides and answers any and all of your questions. Dr. Tohme offers a wide variety of topics that will definitely be of interest to your dental team. It is a private lecture which we customize to meet your needs.

This informative program normally lasts approximately two hours which will also provide you and your staff with 1-2 CE credits, as Dr. Tohme is a sponsor of continuing education programs approved by the Ohio State Dental Board.

However we could meet your needs by offering limited topics that could take as little as 15-30 minutes during lunch hours and it could be offered on multiple sessions during multiple visits.

Dr. Tohme will lecture on almost any Wednesday afternoon of your choice. Please complete and return the enclosed information form with 1 or 2 of your preferred topics and your date requested. We look forward to meeting you and your staff soon.

We appreciate our professional relationship and greatly value your trust and confidence in our office. Our goal is to provide an effective line of communication by offering consistent and quality treatment to our mutual patients as we grow and work together as a team.

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1-TOPIC: The new Molecular understanding of the Etiology of periodontal disease The Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Periodontium.

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to bring the most advanced understanding of periodontal disease and the practical implications of daily practice for treatment and referral.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 45 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. Functional anatomy of the periodontium and related structures.
  • 2. Biology of the periodontium and oral physiology.
  • 3. Microbiology of dental plaque.
  • 4. Etiology of plaque associated diseases. The role of local factors.
  • 5. Etiology of plaque associated diseases. The role of systemic factors.
  • 6. Pathogenesis of plaque associated diseases. The role of bacterial pathogens.
  • 7. Pathogenesis of plaque associated diseases. The role of the host response. Progression of plaque associated diseases.


2- TOPIC: Dental Implants

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to clarify the indications for implant placement, case selection, type, location, diagnostic tools, steps and sequence of treatment planning.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Orthodontists, Pediatric Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: two hours or multiple 30-60 minutes lectures.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 2 CE.
MATERIALS: 1:45 hours Power Point presentation, 180 slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. Implants are a valuable option in the treatment plan for a single missing tooth, as co-anchors for partials or full dentures.
  • 2. Loading the crown immediately, in 3 weeks, or after 3 months; indication, case requirements.
  • 3. Implants as a solution for the anterior areas
  • 4. Classification of Implant cases
  • 5. Advantages of implants over fixed bridge placement
  • 6. Advantages of fixed bridge placement over implants
  • 7. New health criteria for case selection, Diabetic, Osteoporosis, bisphosphonate (Fosamax), etc...
  • 8. Treatment of the partially edentulous patient. The role of oral implants.
  • 9. Introduction to the biology of osseointegration.
  • 10. Biology of oral tissues surrounding oral implants.
  • 11. Pathogenesis of peri-implant tissue pathology.
  • 12. Diagnosis and treatment planning for the placement of oral implants.
  • 13. Radiology and other imaging techniques in the diagnosis of oral implants.
  • 14. Maintenance and long term prognosis of oral implants.


3- TOPIC: Bone Graft

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 1 hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 1:45 hours Power Point presentation, 120 slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. Indications for bone grafting with periodontal defects or implant cases
  • 2. Which teeth can be saved?
  • 3. What is the maximum amount of bone regeneration we can achieve?
  • 4. When bone graft and GTR membrane are necessary?
  • 5. Generations of bone grafts through the years from 1900-2007.
  • 1-First Generation: Autogenous Bone Graft (The Gold Standard)
  • 2-Second Generation: Allograft, Xenograft
  • 3-Third Generation: Alloplast, Non vital bio-activated materials, Perioglass, HA
  • 4-Fourth Generation: molecular level research, Emdogain, P15, GEM 21
  • 5-Fifth Generation: Bone Morphogenic Proteins (BMP’s) Experimental.


4- TOPIC: Dental Hygiene Seminars

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed for dental hygienists as well as general dentists and their staff to help clarify the etiology and the progression of periodontal disease, the treatment modalities of choice and when to implement them. We will address when to treat and when to refer, as well the maintenance regimen of periodontal supportive therapy.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Staff.
DURATION: two hours or multiple 30-60 minute lectures.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 2 CE.
MATERIALS: 1:45 hour Power Point presentation, 200 slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. The 5mm mark: myth or reality?
  • 2. How do periodontal pockets shrink: type of the treatment and mechanism of probing depth reductions
  • 3. Periodontal supportive therapy or maintenance program.
  • 4. How you can expand your Hygiene system.
  • 5. When to treat and when to refer.
  • 6. The ethical and the legal responsibilities of detection and diagnosis
  • 7. Scaling and root planing, what is the maximum benefit?
  • 8. Atridox, Arestin, Perio-chip, Periostat: when to use it, what works and what does not
  • 9. The Dental Hygienist's Role in Implant Maintenance.
  • 10. Dental Implant versus Natural Tooth
  • 11. The Implant Maintenance Appointment, Checklist
  • 12. To Probe or Not To Probe?
  • 13. Examination of Implant Prior to Instrumentation, Implant Instrumentation and Debridement Interrelationships of periodontal disease and therapy with other dental disciplines


5- TOPIC: Endodontic and periodontic interactions

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Endodontists, Dental Hygienists and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 80 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. The true Periodontal-endodontic lesions, diagnosis, which to treat first?
  • 2. Vertical Fracture: Red Flags, Diagnosis and treatment options.
  • 3. Failure of the endodontic treatment, causes and clinical manifestations.
  • 4. Apicectomy: The current indications for apicectomy; the maximum success rate.


6- TOPIC: Orthodontics and Periodontic Interactions.

DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 45 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. How to anticipate potential periodontal problems.
  • 2. Gingival hyperplasia, diagnosis and treatment: surgical and non-surgical.
  • 3. Root coverage, diagnosis of active disease versus a stable situation.
  • 4. Methods for root coverage.
  • 5. Frenectomy
  • 6. Surgical exposure of impacted teeth to facilitate orthodontic eruption.
  • 7. Maintenance periodontal therapy during the orthodontic treatment.
  • 8. Dental implant as a viable option for replacement of congenitally missing teeth: the proper age for the implant placement, the need for bone grafts, CAT scan, steps of implant placement, minimum space required and space maintenance during the orthodontic treatment.


7-TOPIC: Esthetic and Cosmetic Seminar: Periodontal plastic surgical indications for the restorative practice.

THE GOAL: The diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with oral soft tissues has been an area of significant development over the past several years. Additionally, increasing attention to esthetics has focused on procedures designed to restore the gingival form and function defined in health. As the primary dental team, the restorative dentist and hygienist must be skilled in the recognition of potential solutions for these advanced gingival conditions and be able to counsel the patient regarding possible treatment outcomes. We will define evaluation and diagnosis of gingival recession, mucogingival defects, esthetic soft tissue deformities and treatment options.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 45 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. The Goals of Periodontal Plastic Surgery.
  • 2. Plastic surgery as a major enhancement to cosmetic work.
  • 3. Elective crown lengthening for cosmetic purposes.
  • 4. Periodontal Plastic Procedures
  • 5. “Gummy Smile” or Uneven Gum Line
  • 6. Long Teeth/Exposed Roots


8- TOPIC: The new Classification of periodontal diseases and conditions.

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes-one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 45 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. Classifications of periodontal disease.
  • 2. Gingivitis: Clinical features and diagnosis.
  • 3. Periodontitis: Clinical features and diagnosis.
  • 4. Pathology of periodontal pockets.
  • 5. Early onset periodontitis
  • 6. Rapidly progressing and refractory periodontitis.
  • 7. Acute periodontal lesions.
  • 8. Gingival enlargement.
  • 9. Desquamative gingivitis.
  • 10. Periodontal lesions in immunocompromised patients.
  • 11. Clinical periodontal diagnosis.


9- TOPIC: Local delivery antibiotics as adjunctive therapy, when and why.

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to determine the etiology and mechanisms of periodontal disease, the phases of the treatment and the mechanism of pocket reduction, evidence based treatment, maximum expectations from scaling and root planning alone or with adjunctive antibiotic therapy.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 120 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:
Atridox, Arestin, Perio-chip, Periostat, when to use it, what works and what does not.


10- TOPIC: Periodontal disease and systemic disease

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to shed the light on the new findings which supports what dental professionals had long suspected: Infections in the mouth can have major impacts on other essential organs in the body.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 60 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:
New studies support findings that Periodontal bacteria may be linked to heart disease and other health problems. Periodontal bacteria can enter the bloodstream and travel to major organs and begin new infections. Research is suggesting that this may:

  • Contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death.
  • Increase the risk of stroke.
  • Increase a woman's risk of having a preterm, low birth weight baby.
  • Pose a serious threat to people whose health is compromised by diabetes, respiratory disease, or osteoporosis.


11- TOPIC: Pathological lesions in an everyday practice:diagnosis and treatment methods.

THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to simplify the diagnosis, the ABCDE rule and the classification of the most common pathological lesions observed in everyday practice; it will also will help in determining the method of treatment, type of the biopsy and deciding when to treat and when to refer these cases
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 60 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE


12- TOPIC: Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal procedures - enhancement to restorative dentistry. With advances in technology, restorative dentistry has evolved in complexity over the last few decades. As a result, collaboration between restorative dentists and periodontists becomes even more critical in the overall optimal care of our patients. In this presentation, periodontal procedures that are commonly used to enhance restorative procedures will be discussed. Indications and limitations of these procedures will also be evaluated in detail. At the end of the presentation, a few clinical cases will be shown for discussion related to clinical application and significance.
THE GOAL: This lecture is designed to describe the most common periodontal surgeries, indications, methods, and expectations.
DESIGNED FOR: General Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Staff.
DURATION: 45 minutes to one hour.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 1 CE.
MATERIALS: 120 Power Point slides and handouts and 15 minutes for Q&A.
SAMPLES OF THE PRESENTATION: PLEASE CLICK HERE

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

  • 1. Pocket Reduction Procedures
  • 2. Regenerative Procedures
  • 3. Crown Lengthening
  • 4. Soft Tissue Grafts
  • 5. Periodontal surgery: General principles.
  • 6. Gingivectomy and local excision: Wound healing.
  • 7. Periodontal flap: Wound healing.
  • 8. Periodontal regeneration: General principles.
  • 9. Treatment of furcation lesions.


13- Custom lectures that can combine any of the above topics or any other topic that you wish to cover.