Colleen Rutledge
Instructor Colleen Rutledge
Product Id 601997
Duration 60 Minutes  
Version Recorded
Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
Refund Policy
Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months

Treatment Planning Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Cases


This one hour interactive webinar introduces both dentists and hygienists into the world of non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Early periodontal therapy eludes the best of clinicians without consistent diagnostics and comprehensive treatment planning. Key components such as consistent periodontal screening, probing technique and risk assessment are a few of the topics that will be discussed at this interactive course. Learn technique tips and rationale for popular locally-applied antimicrobials including: PerioChip (2.5 mg clorhexadine gluconate), Arestin (1 mg minocycline), Atridox (10% doxycycline gel). Treatment planning exercises will allow every participant to implement these skills first thing Monday morning!

Why you should attend:Participants who are eager to increase the quality and variety of services with the hygiene department will not leave disappointed! In addition to learning about three popular locally-applied antimicrobials, the highlight of the course is actually doing treatment planning exercises at the end of the course. Career-changing information awaits each attendee!

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Increase patient compliance - even in this economy!!
  • Easily implement several locally applied antimicrobials
  • Learn the importance of risk assessment in differentiating between gingivitis and early periodontal cases
  • Learn easy steps to increase patient satisfaction and boost referrals
  • Review Case Studies which outline dramatic increases in production
  • Offer your patients greater value and variety of hygiene services
Who Will Benefit:
  • Dentists
  • Hygienists

Speaker Profile
Colleen Rutledge, RDH enjoys a multifaceted career as a dental hygiene consultant, national speaker, practice administrator and well-respected dental hygienist focusing on the non-surgical approach to managing periodontal disease. Her dental career began 30 years ago in Philadelphia after completing a dental assisting externship at Temple University and graduating class president from National School of Health Technology. She continued her education and earned a Degree in Dental Hygiene at Coastal Carolina Community College in North Carolina and was the recipient of the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award. While in private practice, Colleen diligently incorporated several modalities of periodontal therapy in both insurance-driven and fee-for-service practices. Her skillfully honed communication skills positively affected patient compliance, subsequently increasing daily hygiene production by over 40%.

Her passion for providing dental offices and patients with evidence-based preventive care resulted in the establishment of her own consulting company Perio-Therapeutics & Beyond (, which offers hands-on expert clinical hygiene consulting by teaching over-the-shoulder techniques in non-surgical periodontal therapy procedures. Published in several dental publications including Dental Economics and Dentistry Today, Colleen is recognized as a “Leader in Dental Consulting”. She is a member of several organizations including Speaking Consulting Network and several speakers’ bureaus.

Colleen’s speaking programs provide inspiration and motivation to dental professionals across the country. She is a popular speaker, presenting at major dental conferences such as Thomas P. Hinman, Greater New York, and Yankee Dental Congress.

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