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2024 Annual Convention 

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AI Periodontal Disease 2 CEs

6/14 - 8:30am-10:30am

  • From 75 US dollars
  • Stave Island

Course Description:

Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing and Classifying Periodontal Disease Speaker: Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.Ed. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the capability to improve the accuracy and efficiency of periodontal disease classification and diagnosis, which is vital to achieving the best outcomes for patient care. Currently, there has not been a significant improvement in the methodology for detecting bone loss and assessing the severity of attachment apparatus loss despite the recent updates in the periodontal classification system. This course introduces the clinician to artificial intelligence and its application to periodontal disease assessment. It provides an overview of AI concepts and terminology and explains how AI systems provide more efficient, reliable data configurations for appropriate therapy recommendations. Attendees will have an opportunity to visualize examples of AI applications depicting clinical attachment loss and compare the exam findings to non-AI periodontal charting. A hallmark feature of the updated AAP Classification System brings opportunities for more case specific patient care. The need for calibration and clinician alignment with the new classification system while incorporating AI technologies will be discussed along with narrative examples for documentation recommendations. Educational Objectives: - Attain an understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in dentistry. - Identify the value of incorporating AI into the staging and grading process as it relates to clinical efficiency and calibration. - Discuss the new staging/grading system for periodontal disease and how it will benefit patient care and management. - Recognize the impact AI has on patient communication, ethical detachment, and treatment acceptance. - Develop individualized homecare regimens with AI utilizing staging and grading to motivate and encourage patients to improve their oral health.

Terms & Conditions

Registration: Registration is REQUIRED. Photos: A photographer will be present at the event, taking photos for the Maine Dental Association to use in future flyers, brochures, social media posts, and on our website. If you do not wish for your photo to be displayed, please notify the Maine Dental Association immediately. Any photos captured with you in it will be removed. Contact: / 207-622-7900 Cancellation / Refund: Requests for cancellations/refunds must be emailed to Therese Cahill,, no later than May 31, 2024. After this date, no refunds - including for absences due to illness (including COVID-19), late arrivals, weather, or parking difficulties - will be granted. The Maine Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Maine Dental Association designates the identified activities for one to seven continuing education credits.

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