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Virtual CE: Staging and Grading Periodontitis presented by North West and Metro East Components
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Category: North West Component

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Are you a hygienist wanting to increase your confidence with diagnosing periodontal disease? A lot has changed in recent years. The 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions resulted in a new classification of periodontitis characterized by a multidimensional staging and grading system. We will watch a video presented by Marianne Dryer, RDH, MED and then jump into breakout rooms to work on patient cases.

A little about Maryanne Dryer: Marianne Dryer is one of dental industry’s most outspoken educators on subjects of periodontal instrumentation and a champion of early and advanced introduction to ultrasonic instrumentation into dental hygiene curriculums. She was the first-year coordinator at Collin College in Dallas, Texas for six years where she was recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for Advisor of the Year. Since 2007 she has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College and also provides faculty in-service programs on the 2018 AAP Classification Updates. Marianne is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s in Education from St, Joseph’s College of Maine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the historical timeline and evolution of the AAP Classification System.
  • Discuss the new staging/grading system for periodontal disease and how it will benefit patient care and management.
  • Create treatment modalities that are evidence-based protocols for specific types of periodontal diseases according to the new classification system.
  • Identify patients who may benefit from adjunctive strategies of disease management and overall health surveillance based on the updated classifications
  • Correctly Stage and Grade patients with periodontal disease

Speaker: DeAnn Dardis, RDH, BSDH, EPP


DeAnn Dardis is an Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist with over 20 years of combined experience in private practice, public health, and education. DeAnn has worked as an RDH for Multnomah County Dental Department and as a Faculty Member for Portland Community College’s School of Dental Hygiene.  At PCC she is currently the primary instructor for Community Oral Health, Local Anesthesia, and Research. She is passionate about innovation, utilizing evidence-based research to advance the profession of dental hygiene, and is committed to teaching her students how to provide better and safer dental hygiene care. DeAnn is a graduate of Portland Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program and received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Oregon Institute of Technology.


She is a member of ODHA and enthusiastically provides leadership in her role as ODHA Director NW Component.  DeAnn receives continuing education through her membership of the American Dental Educators Association, and the University of New Mexico Division of Dental Hygiene’s Dental Public Health, Pain Control and Clinical Education, and many other reputable organizations. DeAnn loves community outreach and works to increase access to dental care. Locally she has volunteered for Mission of Mercy, Give Kids a Smile, Medical Teams International and Compassion Clinic and has also volunteered overseas in Thailand.