Continuing Dental Education

CE1617: The New Wellness Approach to Perio

How to change the life of your practice and your patients

Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD

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Course Description

It is time to do more than just clean teeth. It is time to make the recall visit less of a beauty visit and more of a health visit. Screening your patients for the systemic diseases that can be affected by oral inflammation is the new standard of care in dentistry. This course gives you the knowledge and materials to develop a new approach to the periodontal portion of your practice.

Established links between oral and systemic diseases mean that today’s dentist and hygienist can play a vital role in helping patients improve their oral and overall health. Co-management of the diseases that dentistry has in common with medicine is the next big thing! This course presents the science, the medical knowledge and the communication skills necessary to better manage your patients’ oral and overall health.

A clear strategy for marketing the new message of dentistry is presented in a way that will allow you to better help your practice and your patients. You will learn how to expand the services you provide to your patients. Most importantly, you will gain the confidence to co-manage cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep apnea, obesity, nutrition, etc. This is a fast-paced learn-it-today-use-it-tomorrow seminar which is supplemented with practice management materials which makes managing patient’s oral and overall information easy and efficient. This course is designed for doctors and hygienists.

Course Objectives – As a result of attending this course you will be able to:

  • Fully understand the inflammatory link between oral and overall health.
  • Learn an efficient diagnostic system for identifying patients with systemic health concerns.
  • Master the medicine knowledge necessary to collaborate with medical colleagues.
  • Learn which lab test to order for patients and how to interpret the results.
  • Develop a practice management protocol to use the oral/systemic link to increase case acceptance and to increase case acceptance and referrals.


Timothy Donley is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency, he practiced general dentistry. He then returned to Indiana University where he received his Master’s Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Donley is the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University. He is a lecturer with the ADA Seminar Series. Dentistry Today recently listed him among its Leaders in Continuing Education. He lectures and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.


  • Dr. Donley 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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Columbia Tower Club
701 Fifth Avenue
Columbia Center 75th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

This course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Early Bird until September 16, 2016
$225.90/Current Dental Alumni Member

Until October 26, 2016 (after, $25 more)
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.