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Course: Risk Assessment Treatment Planning

Science of the patient evaluation and the impact of current conditions to health without and with treatment.  Provides meaning to the exam data that we collect on our patients.

Course name:
Diagnostically Based Treatment Planning from a Disease and Risk Assessment Perspective

Course length:
Full Day

Course instructor:
John Derango, D.D.S.

Course participants:
The course is based on the philosophies taught by Dr. John Kois. It is an all day course, ideally meant for doctors and staff.

Questions that are addressed:
What is risk assessment anyway?
How do I implement risk assessment protocols into my practice?
How risk assessment simplifies patient communication?
What are the four main areas of dental health to have risk assigned?
How does risk affect my treatment plan?

Course description:
Risk assessment is the new buzz word in dentistry much like cosmetic dentistry was in the last 10 years. This course is the first step in understanding and implementing risk assessment strategies in a general practice. Dental manufactures and insurance companies are now becoming involved in this rapidly developing field. We as dental professionals should have a system to implement these strategies that help our patients maintain their oral health and esthetics.
The program is directed to Drs. and Staff on implementing assessment of risk and disease in an every day practice. By introducing these concepts on a daily basis, patients begin to understand their problems and risks. This basic understanding goes a long way to help patients and Drs. communicate on the simple to very complex treatment recommendations. Many patients will seek treatment when they are ready financially and emotionally with a clear understanding of their problems and risk. Our goal is to be sure that when they are ready we are also prepared with a treatment recommendation that not only eliminates
disease but does not increase the risk to the longevity of their remaining dentition or restorative dentistry.

This course will look at the four areas that contribute to failure of our dentistry or loss of teeth. The four areas we will look at are:
Periodontal (online risk assessment tools and new DNA testing)
Biomechanical (evaluating new caries protocols and structurally compromised teeth)
Functional (occlusion based on Kois Center principles)
Esthetics (case presentations incorporating risk assessment in all 4 areas)
In each section we will cover ways to evaluate disease and risk. Our goal is to show how to involve the patient during every office visit with a basic understanding of this model and what it means to them.

Course objective:
• Serve as a general overview of risk assessment philosophy in an everyday general practice.
• To help the dentist and staff better understand risk assessment and how to use this knowledge to decrease the risk of future tooth loss and to treat patients with a minimal dentistry philosophy
• To help the dentist and staff communicate more effectively by using standardized terminology. This consistent and clear message to the patients helps them better understand their treatment options and risks.
• To better predict outcomes of patients needin restorative dentistry
• To increase patient awareness of their own problems and risk factors and to help transfer ownership of these risk and problems from the dentist to the patient.


Submitted by admin on Thu, 06/16/2011 - 10:10 #


Really informative!!!

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