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September 16th- Team Session

Implant Maintenance & Assessment For The Dental Hygienist & General Practitioner 

Course Description:

Long-term success of dental implants is highly contingent upon effective hygiene maintenance therapy and this therapy is different than traditional methods used for teeth. Let us share with you the techniques you need to feel confident that you are doing the most for your patients. Learn about new techniques that you and your hygienist can use to improve health around implants and teeth. Hone in on techniques with hand instruments you already have and learn about new technologies that can drastically improve treatment outcomes. Understand the causes of implant disease and when implant complications need to be referred to a periodontist. Learn about the non-surgical and surgical options available for your patients.


San Francisco Marriott
Union Square

480 Sutter St

San Francisco, CA 94108


6 CE



8:00 am Breakfast

12:00 pm Lunch

8:30- 4:00 pm Presentations

About Jodi Deming, R.D.H. 

Jodi started practice as a dental hygienist in 1988. In the early 1990’s frustrated with the understanding of the etiology of periodontal disease became involved with biofilm research. At that time, the term was rarely used in dentistry except in the context of dental unit waterlines. As a clinical research associate Jodi was involved with biofilm growth and therapeutic product development evaluating the effect on dental biofilms.
Understanding biofilms, she developed a passion about non-surgical therapy, root morphology, and the results of thorough periodontal debridement.
Jodi has worked 28 years mastering non-surgical periodontal therapy techniques and procedures.She currently works in both periodontic and prosthodontic practices. Jodi is a national and international educator, clinician, and lecturer. She has presented over a 150 lectures and workshops on advanced integration of ultrasonic and hand instrumentation. Jodi has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry Department of Dental Hygiene and at Spear Education.   She is a friend of Hu-Friedy Thought Leader; valued for her involvement with biofilm research, instrument development and training. She is nationally recognized as an expert in endoscope and ultrasonic instrumentation.

Dr. Nicole Olivares     Periodontist

Dr. Olivares received her BS in Biopsychology from UC Santa Barbara, her DDS from UC Los Angeles and did her residency in periodontics at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is board certified; a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Olivares practiced periodontics in Portland after completing her graduate program and has extensive training in the full scope of periodontal and implant surgery. She has particular interest in the treatment of chronic periodontitis, reconstructive periodontal surgery, implant placement, bone grafting and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Olivares is full-time at SFPerio, a private practice in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Kirk Pasquinelli     Periodontist

Dr. Pasquinelli received his periodontal training at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry, Division of Graduate Prosthetics and has taught continuing dental education at both UCSF and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He is on the faculty of the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education and is a consulting editor of the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Pasquinelli continues to teach nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles in the periodontal and restorative dentistry literature. Dr. Pasquinelli maintains a full-time private practice at SFPerio in downtown San Francisco dedicated to periodontics, esthetic and pre-prosthetic oral surgery, as well as dental implants.