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Nancy J. Miller, RDH, BA

Nancy J. Miller, RDH, BA

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Power Off Biofilm!

Friday, April 28   |   9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Three (3) CE Hours  | Category B

Course Description

While air polishers have been around for 3 decades, their use was generally restricted to supragingival stain removal.  Like ultrasonics with micro tips, their use with finer size powder particles is evolving into the next treatment modality for preventative and periodontal therapy.  What do you need to know about this latest technological application?  How can you incorporate it into your clinical routine? How can they be used around implants? We now have Perio Classifications for Implants and so how can we use Airflow in practice?

While micro ultrasonics are now considered standard of care in periodontal therapy, what else are you using them for?  What technological advances have there been since you were in school or your last CE Course?  Is there really a difference between piezoelectric technology and magnetostrictive units?  Are there any new inserts on the market? Is there any superior way to adapt ultrasonic instruments to the type of patient in your chair?

Course Objectives

  • Biofilm’s role in inflammatory disease/problems of inadequate removal
  • Air polishing subgingivally using glycine/erythritol powders
  • Air polishing practical hints and tips
  • Implant maintenance and peri-mucositis treatment following AAP codes
  • Contrasts in piezoelectric/magnetostrictive technologies
  • Latest in ultrasonic units and inserts
  • Use both technologies on healthy not just perio patients
  • Ergonomics and Aerosol control

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Speaker Bio:

Nancy Miller is a practicing Dental Hygienist with over 40 years of clinical experience, 15 in a periodontal practice. She currently practices 1 day weekly with a general dentist in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In 1992 Nancy began her own consulting and lecture business, ultraconcepts.   She presents lectures and hands-on courses on topics such as ultrasonic instrumentation, air polishing for biofilm removal, ergonomics, assisted hygiene, and the business side of dental hygiene.  She also contracts to do onsite clinical coaching in your own practice setting.

She is also a Dental Practice Management Coach with Jameson Management since 1998. She specializes in clinical department coordination with the business team and corporate relationships.

A former Oral B Advisory Board member, she was one of MODERN DENTAL NETWORK’S 25 Top Women in Dentistry for 2016.  She is also a Key Opinion Leader and product evaluator for several manufacturers including Hu-Friedy Group, Crown Seating, and is a panelist on the Cellerant Group for Best of Class Hygiene Awards debuting in 2021.