Periodontitis and peri-implantitis are among the most prevalent diseases in the oral cavity. The role of the clinical team in the treatment of these diseases is essential to obtain satisfactory long-term results. In this context, we designed a course on advanced periodontal treatment techniques designed by and for the dental hygienist, combining theoretical and practical sessions.

In this two-day course, various topics related to periodontal and peri-implant diseases will be reviewed and developed, to give the hygienist a complete vision of the management of the periodontal patient and patients with implants.

What will you learn?

To diagnose periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

To perform non-surgical treatment, its clinical protocols, and the instruments used, both basic and advanced.

To carry out non-surgical treatment, both periodontal and implants, and the role played by the hygienist in this part of the treatment.

To treat halitosis and postoperative sensitivity.

To plan a periodontal treatment appointment.

To plan a periodontal maintenance appointment both in the periodontal patient and in the patient with a prosthesis on implants.

Learn to handle the different situations with the conflictive / uncooperative patient.

To improve the performance and economic benefit of the hygiene cabinet.

Know the strategies for an adequate sequence of treatment and correct compliance with maintenance appointments.

Know how the dental hygiene cabinet should be managed effectively.

Know what the periodontal clinic model is like and the relationship between the periodontist and the hygienist


Anatomy of the periodontium. Differences with the diseased periodontium. Differences between gingiva and peri-implant mucosa.

What are the periodontal sicknesses? Classification and risk factors.

Peri-implant diseases. Diagnosis, prevalence and etiopathogenesis. Diagnostic techniques in periodontics. Clinical and radiological examination.

Diagnostic techniques in periodontics. Advanced examination: microbiological and genetic tests.

Periodontal probing and preparation of periodontogram.

Instrumental for carrying out non-surgical treatment.

Systemic phase of treatment. Control of risk factors: tobacco, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases. Motivation for plaque control.

Scaling and root planing. Concept and evidence of its effectiveness. Basic instrument. Probes and curettes, sonic, ultrasonic, rotary instruments, air polishers.

Periodontal reevaluation. Scraping limitations. Evaluation parameters.

Presentation of new instrumentation systems. Treatment bases for mucositis and peri-implantitis. Implant prosthetics. Basic concepts.

Antiseptics and antibiotics in Periodontics. Ergonomics.

Practice: Practical session of scaling and root planing. Identification of curettes, cutting edges and sharpening. Automatic sharpeners and stones. Instrument organization.

Scaling and root planing on phantoms. Insertion, activation, fulcrum, etc. Presentation of new instrumentation systems. Air polishers.