Continuing Dental Education

CE1702 and CE1702B: Ultrasonics

“Olympic Gold” in Patient Health and Wellness Workshop

Janet Press, RDH

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Friday's class is sold out - but there is still space in Saturday's class!

Course Description

The changing face of Periodontal Medicine and the Oral Systemic connection brings us to an ever expanding model of patient care. Many paradigms which have therapeutic implications related to periodontal therapy have changed. Expanding our knowledge of biofilm pathogenesis, risk factors for periodontal diseases, and the cascading systemic effects of these infections call for the integration of technological advancements in Magnetostrictive and Piezoelectric instrumentation methods that maximize clinical end-point in treating patients to health and wellness.

This live interactive Power Scaling Workshop combines lecture and simulation hands-on clinical education. The program is designed to teach the practicing Dental Hygienist the latest, most advanced, effective, Ultrasonic instrumentation techniques.

  • Expand your knowledge of biofilm infection and the role it plays in treatment decision making.
  • Discover the value and benefit of the 80/20 Principle of ultrasonic’s for prophylaxis, periodontal therapy, and recare risk management.
  • Recognize the biologically acceptable treatment end-point of magnetostrictive and piezo debridement through insert and tip designs.
  • Identify the most common clinical errors when using power scalers that compromise treatment results.
  • Develop “new” power scaler clinical skills that guarantee patient comfort and a biologically acceptable treatment outcome for predictable patient healing.


Janet Press, RDH
Janet Press, RDH

Janet Press, Fellow of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, is a Dental Hygienist in general and specialty practice for 40 years, with 22 years clinical experience in soft tissue lasers. Ms. Press holds Standard Proficiency in both Diode and Nd:Yag lasers. Previously, Janet spent 10 years as Co-Director of the Dynamic Team and the Laser Certification Programs at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. She currently conducts programs and workshops on soft tissue lasers in dentistry, hygiene practice refinement, advanced ultrasonic instrumentation and team development/communication. Janet frequently speaks for organizations, study clubs, national, state and international dental conferences, dental manufacturers and provides private office consulting.


  • Janet Press 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 or Saturday, September 22 or 23, 2017

Washington AGD Educational Center
19415 International Blvd, #410
Seatac, WA 98188

This course is primarily designed for dental hygienists; however, dentists will also find the information useful.

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

TUITION – includes lunch:
Until September 20(after, $25 more)

This course is limited to 25 participants each day.

7 hours each day

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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 each day.