Gums of Steel

Periodontal Protocol 2.0 | Christian Styles Kammer, DDS & Susan Fait Ertel, RDH, MPH

Gums of Steel Protocol – Introduction

Have your patients got gum disease? Probably. For dentists, the subject of periodontal disease is not as fun and sexy to talk about as cosmetic dentistry; however, the evidence and correlations to serious diseases keep mounting. Get on the bandwagon to sound the alarm about one of the most common diseases around that is mostly left undiagnosed and untreated. Dentists and hygienists have the systems and technology to get most periodontal disease under control without expensive and invasive surgery. Learn the three faceted protocol to assist your practice in changing the lives and even saving the lives of your patients.

Gums of Steel Protocol – Overview

  1. New Patients
    • Explanation to the Patient
    • Periodontal Charting
    • Intraoral Photos
    • Present Literature
    • Give Patient Time
    • Complete the First Exam
    • Schedule a Return Appointment
    • Explaining Your Findings
    • Three Prong Approach
    • Communicating the Need
    • Schedule Next Appointment
    • Decline Treatment
  2. New Patient Summary
  3. Recall/Returning Patients
    • Explanation to the Patient
    • Periodontal Charting
    • Intraoral Photos
    • Present Literature
    • Discuss Home Care Products
    • Communicating the Need
    • Dentist Exam
    • Start and Schedule Treatment
    • Decline Treatment
  4. Goals
    • Case Type I
    • Case Type II
    • Case Type III
    • Case Type IV
    • Case Type V