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Oct 5

ACT Dental Hygienist’s LIVE Course October 5-6, 2023

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - October 6 @ 3:00 pm

Thursday: Disease Prevention & Wine Tasting Workshop Friday: Cracking Periodontal Codes with Class – Diagnostic Decisions

Join us in welcoming Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF to the ACT Dental World Headquarters for these incredible two days of learning!

Thursday: Scale all Day, then Rose’: a Disease Prevention & Wine Tasting Workshop


As the landscape of healthcare continues to evolve in the Post COVID-19 era, so does the professional and ethical responsibility of the dental hygienist. Now more than ever, our community is educated and knowledgeable on infection control, disease susceptibility, risk factors and the importance of prevention. This is the time to reassess our profession by focusing on the integral role dental hygienists play as preventive and infection control specialists in the field of allied healthcare. Join level I sommelier Katrina M Sanders as she discusses the optimal approach to achieving healthy pink gums while sampling some of her favorite wines! Course includes a robust discussion of modern techniques available to the dental preventive expert in controlling, preventing, and managing the sequelae of disease transmission. Participants walk away with advanced knowledge of futuristic techniques in disease prevention while learning about and subsequently tasting sommelier-selected wines.


• Evaluate the current landscape and subsequent evolution of preventive dentistry.

• Discuss modern trends, techniques and advances in the prevention and control of disease transmission.

• Identify available techniques and products for use in the disease prevention as well as futuristic trends for the dental professional.

• Learn about the optimal terroir of wines while experiencing the 5 S’s of wine tasting.

Friday: Cracking Periodontal Codes with Class – Diagnosing Decisions

Ramifications of an inadequate periodontal diagnosis lead to diseased patients, financially unproductive practices and of greatest concern: legal action via negligence.

Failure to diagnose periodontal disease is consistently a top complaint filed with state dental boards. The first step in treating and managing a patient’s care (with maximum insurance reimbursement) is diagnosing disease accurately, ethically, and comprehensively.

As diagnostics continually evolve, dental providers are encouraged to put down the scaler and pick up the probe. Active and appropriate diagnosis leads to comprehensive and effective therapy. This course walks the dental provider through the nine classifications of health and disease as established by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), as well as effective clinical decision-making in the management of each diagnosis.

The struggle for appropriate diagnostics to maximize insurance coverage remains a common stress in the dental office. Katrina Sanders RDH, M.Ed authored a textbook which is used in dental hygiene schools to teach the foundational details behind periodontal diagnostics and coding. This course walks the dental billing team through effective coding techniques to best enable insurance coverage.

We will review anatomical and clinical observations that aid in the identification of active disease as well as the system for case types and classifying diseases. Gain guidance in coding, narrative suggestions for informed refusal, and templates for appeals to support advanced coverage by third-party payers.


Review clinical parameters involved in distinguishing periodontal classifications, including contrasting terms of gingival disease and periodontitis

• Discuss the paradigm shift within the nonsurgical approach to periodontal therapy

• List, describe, and differentiate the various periodontal diseases

• Analyze effective protocols for implementing diagnostic, preventive and periodontal codes

• Explore future trends of periodontal classification as discussed by the American Academy of Periodontology


ACT Dental World Headquarters

220 E. Buffalo Street

Suite 320

Milwaukee, WI 53202


Day 1 – 2:00 – 5:30 -Scale all Day, then Rose’: a Disease Prevention & Wine Tasting Workshop (Wine and food pairings will be provided during the lecture)

Day 2 – 8:00am – 3:00PM -Cracking Periodontal Codes with Class – Diagnosing Decisions (Breakfast and lunch are provided)

9 CEU will be earned in this course AGD code: 490


General Mitchell International Airport-MKE (9.5 miles to our office)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport- ORD (78 miles to our office)-Coach USA provides coach roundtrip charter bus service from the O’Hare airport to the Amtrak Intermodal Train Station in Milwaukee (½ mile from the ACT Headquarters). A one way bus ticket is $31 and round trip is $56. You can download this PDF guide on how the buses work to and from O’Hare or you can click this link to purchase bus tickets here.

Suggested Hotels-all within walking distance to ACT Dental Headquarters:

The Journeyman HotelACT rate 787072477

Homewood Suites

Hilton Garden Inn

If you are local and plan to drive, you can find convenient parking nearby ACT World Headquarters, by clicking HERE. Additional parking and tips to explore the Third Ward Information about the Historic Third Ward in Milwaukee

For more information, contact Laura at ACT Dental: 800-851-8186, [email protected] 

ACT Dental and Katrina RDH LLC will not be held responsible for behaviors outside of the event.


Cancel more than 30 days prior to event you will receive 100% refund.Cancel 29-15 days prior to event you will receive a 50% refund.Cancel 14 – 8 days prior to event you will receive a 25% refund.Cancel less than 7 days from event there will be no refund of the course fee.*** This course outline represents the speakers and activities that have been booked at the time of publication; however, speaker or activity cancellations occasionally occur, for reasons beyond our control. If that happens, we may substitute another speaker or activity, or make a change to the schedule, without giving registrants prior notice.

  • All programs offered by ACT Dental will be for scientific and educational purposes only and will not promote the products of the company directly.
  • ACT Dental is responsible for the control of content and the selection of presenters and moderators.
  • ACT Dental may work with or accept financial or in-kind support from other organizations, but those organizations must first agree in writing that they will not direct the content of the program. Outside organizations or their agents will respond only to requests initiated by ACT Dental for suggestions of presenters or sources of possible presenters.
  • ACT Dental will record the role of the company or its agents and ensure that all names/roles are disclosed to participants prior to attending a program.
  • Control of Content and Selection of Presenters and Moderators: ACT Dental is responsible for the control of content and the selection of presenters and moderators. Preferred Partners agree not to direct the content of the program. Preferred Partners will respond only to ACT Dental -initiated requests for suggestions of presenters or sources of possible presenters. Preferred Partners will suggest more than one name (if possible); will provide speaker qualifications; will disclose financial or other relationships between Preferred Partners and speaker; and will provide this information in writing. ACT Dental will record the role of the Preferred Partners


October 5 @ 2:00 pm
October 6 @ 3:00 pm


ACT Dental World Headquarters
220 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 320
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States


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