Mary Hamburg DDS, MS

The Three Letter Word in Dentistry: SRP Moving Patients from Compromised to Compliant

Friday, April 1   |   12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

One and a half (1.5) CE Hours  | Category B


Course Objectives:

• Proficiently diagnose and treatment plan periodontal diseases that incorporates patients
chief concerns and objectives
• Learn the ins and outs of SRP in a periodontal practice
• Streamline treatment of periodontal disease from a compromised to a controlled status

Course Description:

A healthy periodontal support structure is paramount to a successful treatment. Understanding diagnosis, coding and supportive periodontal therapy are key to long term acceptance and compliance. Sadly, nothing sinks patient’s acceptance of treatment faster than non-surgical periodontal therapy. Though necessary to maintain a healthy mouth, patients are hesitant to sign on for scaling and root planning for many reasons. Whether it’s understanding their disease state or the financial considerations, I will address how to handle the obstacles to patient acceptance. Being able to discuss patients concerns and fears and move toward treatment is important for SRP as well as fluoride treatment. Don’t let patients waylay treatment with their dirty words. We will discuss tools and studies in support SRP and fluoride treatment with a healthy mouth as the endpoint versus the alternative of resistance and neglect.


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Speaker Bio:

Dr. Mary A. Hamburg is a 2008 graduate of the OU College of Dentistry, where she also received her periodontal and implant specialty training (2011).  She has served the Oklahoma City metro area as a board-certified periodontist for the last 10 years. She is a member of the Oklahoma Dental Association Board of Trustees, currently serving as Editor of the ODA Journal.  She has also served as an executive board member of the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists for the last 10 years. Hamburg is the Interim Director for OUCOD’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program and maintains a clinical practice at Dental Implants and Endodontics of Oklahoma in Midwest City. Hamburg and her husband Dustin live in Norman with their two boys, Daxton [10] and Caden [6].