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DIGITAL
TREATMENT
DIAGNOSTICS
ROOM
Have You Joined the Movement?
By Wendy Briggs, RDH
The latest statistics show that approximately 64.7 million
Americans have periodontal disease. Science has shown
today more than ever before the link between periodontal infections and many
other serious systemic health risks, heart disease, diabetes, several types of
cancers, even Alzheimer's disease. Recent papers published by the American
Heart Association even state that it appears up to 50% of all heart attacks are
triggered by oral bacteremia. This highlights more than ever before how critical it
is that we are taking action when we see periodontal infection in our practices.
The sad state of affairs is that Dentistry IQ published statistics that less than 3%
of all dental codes submitted are in the periodontal category. How can this be?
If more than 60 million adults have some form of periodontal disease, why are
they not accepting and receiving the care they need? How can we create a higher
sense of urgency and awareness in our practice to help patients move forward?
I am excited to be a part of a new movement, "Fight Periodontal Disease".
This effort will help patients understand the importance of this therapy, and
accept our recommendations more readily. This effort will also help clinicians
Detect, Diagnose, and Treat Periodontal Disease. Many clinicians understand
the importance of treating periodontal disease, yet may lack the systems and
technology to aid in this effort. This partnership between ACTEON and
Henry Schein is making it possible for dentists and hygienists to have the tools
needed to realize higher levels of effectiveness in periodontal care every day.

The simple beauty of ACTEON's
"Fight Periodontal Disease"
movement is that by using the
SOPROCARE camera your hygiene
team will more easily be able to
detect inflammation caused by
periodontal disease. The patient
will be able to view powerful
images that illustrate the severity
of the plaque buildup, and
inflammation present in their own
mouth. This entire movement will
empower dentists and hygienists
to partner together to diagnose
disease, and then treat it.
This system will also help us
get higher payment by insurance, as we can provide the images as additional
supportive documentation when submitting insurance claims. Those utilizing
the new 4346 code for Gingival Inflammation are finding these images incredibly
helpful to get reimbursement.
We have been advocates of the SOPROCARE camera for several years, it is a
powerful tool!

EBG Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to empower your hygiene team
and your patients and pledge to DETECT, DIAGNOSE, and TREAT periodontal
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5.5"Go to www.fightperiodontaldisease.com to "Join the Movement".
By taking the pledge, you will be able to provide tools to help
your team enhance
patients' understanding of the urgency of their problem. One of the key issues
often faced in the dental treatment room is the difficulty of providing a measure
of proof that there is disease. Periodontal disease doesn't typically have pain, or
noticeable signs and symptoms. This makes it incredibly difficult to gain patient
acceptance.

About the Author: Wendy Briggs is a registered Dental Hygienist with more than
25 years of experience. For more than 16 years, Wendy has helped thousands of
dentists take control of their practice and uncover millions of dollars of unseen/
untapped revenue by serving their patients at a higher level.

Patients with gingival inflammation are already in your practice. As a leader in
health care, you have the vision to make positive changes for your patients by
pledging to DETECT, DIAGNOSE and TREAT. The ACTEON periodontal protocol
is to perform a SOPROCARE screening of every patient's mouth. This is the gold
standard of periodontal care.

In addition to her managerial expertise, Wendy has one of the most highly
regarded hygiene and periodontal programs in the industry. For help with
implementation of the I Promise protocol, Wendy's team is ready and willing to
help. You can contact them at www.hygienediamonds.com, or by calling
877-732-2124.

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