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BLINDED BY THE LIGHT: Non-Opioid Innovations in Precision Periodontics

A Free  Dental CE Webinar  hosted by Dental CE Academy

On Demand Dental CE Webinar recorded 9.3.2021. Review 12. 31. 2023

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Free Dental CE Webinar. Blinded by the Light: Non-Opioid Innovations in Precision Periodontics. Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed. RF

TITLE: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT: Non-Opioid Innovations in Precision Periodontics


CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 1 credit

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  010 Basic Sciences. Pharmacotherapeutics, Emerging Technology


MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Recorded Webinar September 3, 2021 | Review December 31, 2023

SPEAKER: Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF  BIO

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:  Mobile device, laptop or desktop with internet connection | Google Chrome Browser


  1. Watch the above recorded lecture. Do not fast forward, you may pause and resume at your own pace.

  2. Handout:  Not provided by the speaker

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COURSE SUMMARY:  In the rise of this global health crisis, patients are curious and concerned with regard to their health, wellness, and vitality. However, now more than ever, patients are looking to non-invasive approaches to safely and efficiently manage their disease. With prescriptive tendencies around opioids primarily linked to invasive and advanced dental procedures, practices that are able to provide optimal results with minimal patient trauma are quickly becoming industry leaders. Join Katrina M Sanders as she discusses the blind approach taken not only to write needless prescriptions but also in treating one of the most prevalent chronic inflammatory conditions seen around the world. With a deep focus on precision medicine, you’ll take off the blindfold and deep dive into optimal inflammatory management strategies for the advanced periodontal patient.


  1. Discuss common periodontal procedures oftentimes requiring opioid use for management

  2. Evaluate alternative clinical opportunities for periodontal procedures

  3. Identify the benefits of a precise approach to periodontal therapy via perioendoscopy

  4. Review the results of optimal therapy in a non-invasive approach to treating periodontal disease

  5. Discuss anti-inflammatory products for the adjunctive treatment of periodontitis

Katrina Sanders
Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF 

As a dental professional with a drive and passion for the advancement of preventive care within the community, Katrina Sanders, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed., RF believes it is the responsibility of dental education to produce competent, skilled and empathetic providers who possess the psychomotor and affective skills required to meet the growing demands of the dental industry. Katrina is the Clinical Liaison, Hygiene Excellence and Innovation for AZPerio, the country's largest periodontal practice. She works alongside Diplomates to the American Board of Periodontology to instruct on collaborative professionalism and standard of care protocols while delivering education through hygiene boot camps and study clubs.

DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: This presentation was supported by OraVu. The speaker has received an honorarium from OraVu.

DENTAL CE ACADEMY DISCLAIMER: The views expressed and opinions and materials presented during these live and recorded presentations represent the personal views and opinions of the individual speaker and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Dental CE Academy or its parent company, Virtual Dontics®. Dental CE Academy assumes no responsibility for the content of the presentations made by the individual speakers. Any suggested protocols for treatment, materials, or services may be based upon the speaker's own clinical experience and should not be construed as Dental CE Academy recommended or endorsed. Selected presentations may include exploratory research or experimental procedures and are intended for informational purposes that may lead to interest and scientific breakthroughs in the fields of dentistry.    Dental CE Academy appreciates its educators who share their knowledge and expertise. This level of dedication to dentistry allows our profession to expand and thrive and provokes necessary discussion and understanding.

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