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ODHA Annual Session Saturday Morning Speaker

Edie Gibson

Edie Shuman-Gibson, RDH, MS, PhDc will be speaking at the 59th ODHA Annual Session on Saturday, September 19th at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. 

She will be speaking about the following: 

Demystifying Peri-Implant Maintenance: An Evidence-Based Approach

Peri-implant complications, just like periodontal complications, may appear similar during visual examination. How do you decide which technology (Plastic? Titanium? Ultrasonic?) is the best choice for treating your implant clients? It is critical to know how to differentiate between and determine the underlying cause of the complication in order to properly treat the disease. Knowing the “why” of the problem is paramount for treatment success and patient engagement!

A comprehensive understanding of signs, symptoms, and etiology of peri-implant complications, along with the most current, evidence-based maintenance protocols, including revolutionary periodontal regenerative options, will be discussed in this program.

It will cover:

  • Understand the history of and rationale for dental implants: Why Implants?
  • Assessment & treatment protocols for peri-implant mucositis, implantitis and cement residue implantitis (cementitis).
  • In-office regenerative options
  • Instrumentation and maintenance procedures for optimal patient care
  • Technologies to help create a customized home care protocol to improve patient compliance

Edie incorporates real world experiences and humor into all her programs, making difficult subjects fun, empowering, and thought provoking for the entire TEAM! She is an internationally recognized speaker, a Registered Psychotherapist in CO, and a 2013 Sunstar RDH Award of Distinction recipient. Edie was also the first hygienist invited to speak in Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Dental Society in 2012.

Edie is a Clinical Trainer for The Implant Consortium, Certified Speaker for Straumann, and a Professional Educator for Waterpik. She is the former Executive Director, Certified Educator and founding Fellow of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries (ADIA). She served on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Practical Hygiene, serves on the Governing Council for American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH), and has published numerous articles. Edie is a Thought Leader and Key Opinion Leader for several dental companies, and a contributing author to the bestselling book, Overcoming Mediocrity.

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