AAP Annual Meeting · Vancouver, British Columbia · Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Vol. 3, No. 3 Investigating the age-old question Which should you do first? Brush or floss? New study may provide the answer. Who do you call in your time of need? New campaign offers insights into moments when Henry Schein came through in a pinch. Show off your ULD radiation levels Planmeca explains its certification program to increase dialogue with your patients. »page 4 »page 6 »page 10 More to explore n Time is counting down here at the AAP’s 104th Annual Meeting, but if you haven’t truly explored the exhibit hall yet, it’s not too late. In addition to the more than 300 booths showcasing the latest peri- odontal products, services and tech- nologies, there are a variety of events going on that will further enhance everything you have been learning in the classrooms. Periodontal Career Fair Are you a new practitioner or recent graduate looking for that perfect job, or an established periodontist look- ing for a partner or an associate? If so, the Periodontal Career Fair is the place to be. It is a great opportunity for employers and recent graduates to meet, network and get the leads you have been looking for. It’s open today from noon to 2 p.m. Member Resource Center Are you an AAP member? You won’t want to skip a visit to the Mem- ber Resource Center (booth No. 927). There, you can purchase AAP scrubs and other branded merchandise, hear about the AAP’s strategic priorities and initiatives, network with mem- bers from around the globe in the International Lounge and enter a drawing for a chance to win $150 in free AAP merchandise. Speaker Studio Visit the Speaker Studio at booth No. 533 for an opportunity to interact with some of the academy’s expert speakers. Participate in a Q&A session or a group discussion with invited speakers in an intimate setting. From 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. today, William V. Giannobile, DDS, MS, DMedSc, will discuss “Emerging Regenerative Approaches to Perio- dontal Reconstruction” while from 5 Attendees stroll the exhibit hall floor during the 2017 AAP Annual Meeting. (Photo/today Staff file photo) 1 to 1:20 p.m., Joseph Y. Kan, DDS, MS, will talk about his live stream- ing surgery, “Explore Anterior Single Immediate Implant Placement & Pro- visionalization in the Esthetic Zone.” The exhibit hall closes at 3 p.m., so make sure to take advantage of all these opportunities before it’s too late. AAP publishes proceedings from best evidence consensus meeting on lasers Periodontal experts address clinical efﬁcacy of laser usage in patient care By The American Academy of Periodontology Staff n The American Academy of Peri- odontology (AAP) has published its “best evidence consensus” (BEC) panel proceedings on the topic of laser usage. The proceedings are the result of the second BEC meeting, a model of scien- tific inquiry rooted in the best available published research and expert opinion. The BEC meeting on lasers was held in Chicago in February 2017. The latest BEC meeting brought together a panel of 10 experts to dis- cuss the efficacy of laser usage, either when used alone or as an adjunct to non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis. 8see LASERS, page 3
4 perio news AAP Annual Meeting — October 30, 2018 Brush or ﬂoss ﬁrst? Study suggests ideal sequence for removing plaque Flossing before brushing may reduce plaque and help maximize beneﬁts of cavity-ﬁghting ﬂuoride By The American Academy of Periodontology Staff n Researchers have found that flossing before brushing may be the ideal sequence for the most thorough removal of dental plaque. The report is featured in the Journal of Periodon- tology (JOP), which is published by the AD American Academy of Periodontol- ogy (AAP). Titled “The Effect of Toothbrushing and Flossing Sequence on Interden- tal Plaque Reduction and Fluoride Retention: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial,” the study assessed 25 participants who were asked to brush their teeth first, then use dental floss to clean the spaces between their teeth (brush-floss). In a second phase, the same group was asked to use floss, then brush their teeth (floss-brush). Researchers found that the amount of plaque between the teeth and in the mouth overall was significantly reduced when participants used the floss-brush approach. The researchers contend that as flossing loosens bacteria and debris from between the teeth, brushing afterward (when the mouth is rinsed with water) further clears the mouth of these particles. Plaque bacteria are the primary culprit behind the development of periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that occurs when bacteria accumulate below the gum line. Peri- odontal disease can lead to swelling, irritation, gum recession and tooth loss if left untreated. “Patients often ask which step should come first in their daily oral hygiene routine,” said Steven R. Daniel, DDS, president of the AAP. “While this study finds that flossing before brushing may result in the reduction of plaque, it’s important for everyone to remember to do both every day to maintain the health of their smiles.” The study also found that fluoride, a mineral that aids in the prevention of cavities and tooth decay, remained in the mouth at higher levels when participants flossed before brushing. Study subjects used a fluoride toothpaste during both phases of the investigation. “As with choosing the right type of toothbrush and interdental cleaner, patients should also consult with their dentists on whether a fluoride toothpaste is best for them,” Daniel said. The AAP recommends flossing regularly, brushing twice a day and undergoing yearly comprehensive periodontal evaluations for the pre- vention of periodontal disease, which is treatable and often reversible with proper and timely care from a peri- odontist. The complete study can be found on the JOP portal of the Wiley Online Library at https://onlinelibrary.wiley. com/journal/19433670.
6 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 30, 2018 Henry Schein launches ‘Rely on Henry Schein’ brand campaign Campaign features customer success stories involving the support of Henry Schein By Henry Schein Staff Here in Vancouver To learn more about Henry Schein and how it can help your practice, stop by the booth, No. 301. To learn more about the ‘Rely on Henry Schein’ campaign, go online to www.henryschein.com/ relyonus. n Henry Schein Inc. has announced the launch of a brand campaign titled “Rely on Henry Schein” that conveys the stories of customers dis- cussing the critical role Henry Schein plays in their success. The campaign initially features three dental practices and their unique stories that reflect the com- pany’s mission to help clinicians be more successful so they can focus on delivering the best quality care. The #relyonhenryschein campaign features videos on the company’s website and social media pages along with advertising placements in den- tal trade magazines as well as Henry Schein’s own publications. The launch features the stories of three dental practices and their own- ers: LIC Dental Associates, and Dr. Ish- winder Saran, of Long Island City, N.Y.; Roschella & Zinger Dental Group, and Drs. Karen Roschella and Ann AD of Zinger, of Marriottsville, Md.; and Cli- nique Dentaire Tapiero Bouhadana, and Drs. Maurice Tapiero and Anne Bouhadana, Saint-Bruno-de- Montarville, Quebec, Canada. Each story details an event in which Henry Schein’s expertise allowed the prac- tice to prosper in a time of need. More stories will roll out during the balance of the year and through 2019. “We strongly believe our high- touch, full-service value proposition makes a positive difference in the lives of our customers, and we can think of no better way to convey that message than to have our customers tell their story in their own words,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and CEO of Henry Schein. “We are honored that these excep- tional professionals would allow us to share their experience with Henry Schein, and we look forward to bring- ing more success stories to life in the months ahead.” Each story explores a particular event that led the customer to call on Henry Schein for help. In “Built from the Ground Up,” Saran tells the story of how Henry Schein helped him establish his first practice. In “Equip- ment Down!”, Roschella and Zinger explain how Henry Schein reacted quickly to avoid the loss of potentially weeks of customer visits by a sudden equipment failure. And in “The Come- back,” the husband-and-wife team of Tapiero and Bouhadana describe the tragic loss of their practice to a fire and the work Henry Schein did to get the business up and running. To see these stories and more about the campaign, go online to www. henryschein.com/relyonus.
8 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 30, 2018 Choose the ‘WireLess’ light that’s best for you By Designs for Vision Staff n Designs for Vision’s LED DayLite® WireLess™ Mini and LED DayLite WireLess headlights free you from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modular designs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. Prior technology married a cord- less light to one pair of loupes via a cumbersome integration of the bat- teries and electronics into the frame. The LED DayLite WireLess headlights are independent of any frame/loupes. The patent-pending design of the LED DayLite Wireless headlights is a new concept: a self-contained head- light that can integrate with various platforms, including your existing loupes, safety eyewear, lightweight headbands and future loupes or eye- wear purchases. Best of all, the LED DayLite Wire- less headlights can be easily trans- ferred from one platform to another, expanding your WireLess illumina- tion possibilities across your eyewear options. AD 5 The LED DayLite WireLess Mini and LED DayLite WireLess headlights. (Photo/Provided by Designs for Vision) The LED DayLite WireLess Mini weighs less than 1 ounce, and when attached to a pair of loupes, the com- bined weight is half as much of inte- grated cordless lights/loupes. The LED DayLite WireLess pro- duces more than 40,000 lux at high intensity and 27,000 lux at medium intensity, while the intensity of the LED DayLite WireLess Mini is 27,000 lux. The spot size of each of the LED Here in Vancouver To see the LED DayLite WireLess Mini and LED DayLite WireLess headlights, stop by the Designs for Vision booth, No. 527, or contact the company to arrange a visit in your office at (800) 345-4009 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DayLite WireLess headlights will illuminate the entire oral cavity. The LED DayLite WireLess is pow- ered by a compact, rechargeable lithium-ion power pod. The Wire- Less Mini is powered by specialty rechargeable lithium-ion cylindrical cells. Both LED DayLite WireLess headlights come complete with three batteries/battery pods. The charging cradle allows you to independently recharge two batteries/battery pods at the same time and shows the pro- gress of each charge cycle.
10 exhibitors AAP Annual Meeting — October 30, 2018 Planmeca USA introduces its ULD certiﬁcation program By Planmeca USA Staff n Back in March, during the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Planmeca USA introduced a unique certifica- tion program designed to encourage dialogue between patients and their dental practitioners on imaging radia- tion levels. The Helsinki, Finland-based den- tal technology company, with North American headquarters in Roselle, Ill., manufactures and sells imaging equipment, such as the Planmeca ProMax® 3D family of units. This CBCT system has a unique ultra-low-dose (ULD) feature that delivers a lower dose of radiation while achieving imaging quality that allows practitioners to provide an optimal diagnosis. AD “A Planmeca ProMax 3D system using ULD can drastically reduce patient radiation by up to 77 percent — without a statistical reduc- tion in image quality,” said Planmeca USA in a press release. To help encourage these conversations about imag- ing safety, Planmeca USA developed a complimentary ULD certification program exclusively for Planmeca ProMax 3D ULD-capable systems. Here in Vancouver To learn more about the Planmeca Pro- Max 3D family of units or the Planmeca ULD certification program, stop by the booth, No. 317. The company cited a study pub- lished by Dr. J.B. Ludlow and D. Koivisto that demonstrates radiation doses used in dental imaging can be reduced without loss of diagnostic quality. The company is not aware of any other dental imaging manufac- turer, with an independent study, that can claim the same. Because of attention in the lay press about this issue, it’s more likely that dental patients, too, may have questions and concerns. ULD certiﬁcation program features: • Planmeca ULD certified office display materials to inform patients that you are using advanced safety/ quality care X-ray equipment. • Access to downloadable digital materials for use on your website and social media outlets to educate and market your practice as Planmeca ULD certified. searchable database of Planmeca ULD certified dentists, for prospec- tive patients who seek low-radiation imaging practices in their area. • A complimentary program avail- able to all practices using Planmeca ProMax 3D Ultra Low Dose enabled systems. The Planmeca ULD certification registration program is available at www.planmeca.com/na/uld/. To see the study, go to https://goo. • Ability to become part of a gl/UPW5vL.