We know that healthy gums don’t bleed, therefore having a team approach to inflammation reduction is essential. Often, improper coding prevents the patient from having the coverage they deserve.

Most private practices lack the protocols and systems to effectively treat Periodontal Disease, therefore this course is designed to empower the entire team, both clinicians and business team members.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify 7 steps to promote patient compliance with treatment recommendations, while increasing productivity.

  • Access the 2017 AAP Periodontal Classifications

  • Discuss DNA testing, chairside microscope education, and laser implementation

  • Review new and innovative ways to improve the chairside experience for both the patient and the clinician; including voice recognition technologies, instruments and new homecare items that will optimize patient compliance.


Amber Auger


Amber Auger, RDH, MPH is a practicing dental hygienist and clinical innovations implementation specialist. With over 14 years of experience in the dental industry, Amber provides customized protocols to allow the practice to thrive, refocuses on the patient experience, and utilize systemic approaches to Periodontal Therapy. Amber is a monthly contributor to RDH Magazine, #AskAmberRDH. Amber also provides preventive services abroad yearly and is always happy to have dental professionals join her team.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction & AAP Staging

    1. AAP Grading

    1. Introductory Case Study

    1. Review Cases to Practice the Application of Staging & Grading

    1. The New Normal

About this course

  • 5 lessons
  • Practice Questions