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Continuing Dental Education

Biofilm Management: Are We at a Tipping Point with Guided Biofilm Therapy – a live webinar

Penny Hatzimanolakis, DHP (C), MSC

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

The underworld of subgingival biofilm can be a challenging environment for clinicians. Traditionally, the battle against biofilm communities thriving subgingivally has been fought with a blend of hand and power-driven instruments. In the last 5 years in North America and for over 20 years in Europe, indications for using air-pressured mechanical biofilm disruption technology with the use of low abrasive-based powders for both supragingival and subgingival biofilm have been developed. This evidence-informed review will explore the air-flow mechanism and its clinical application for biofilm management.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the oral microbiome
  • Understand the new immunology concept of symbiosis and dysbiosis relationship
  • Learn to create effective patient care-plans
  • Integrate air-pressured technology and powders into clinical protocols
  • Evidence inform decisions with air-pressured technologies
  • Learn the importance of risk assessments
  • List and describe mechanical interventions that combat mature biofilms


Penny HatzimanolakisSince 1994, Penny Hatzimanolakis‘ practice has been with a periodontic/prosthodontic specialty team. Since 2002, she has fostered learning in the graduate periodontics, undergraduate Dental, and Dental Hygiene Degree Programs at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her scientific investigations are therapeutic modalities for periodontal diseases, including implants. Her doctoral studies in educational leadership and curriculum policy encourage the profession to rethink best practices. She has published and co-authored in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presents nationally and internationally. She’s on several boards and is a key company opinion leader. She volunteers in programs supporting specialized populations. As the founder and CEO of UpScale Consulting and her independent clinical practice, her mission is to support and empower colleagues in delivering comprehensive oral and overall care for the public, including marginalized populations.


  • Ms. Hatzimanolakis has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 37 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and ACDE member schools.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.