Perio Protect President Duane C. Keller, DMD, FAGD Scheduled to Speak at CDA PRESENTS 2015 in Anaheim, CA

April 23, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
April 23, 2015 - Perio Protect President Duane C. Keller, DMD will be speaking on Friday, May 1, from 4pm to 6pm on Perio Tray® usage, with a presentation to dental professionals entitled "Kill 'em Quick, Dead, and Often." The meeting will be in room 304 C/D in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Highlights of the presentation: Kill 'em Quick, Dead and Often: Periodontal Medicament Carriers and Oral Biofilm Management
The root of periodontal disease is a biofilm infection, which presents significant treatment challenges. Biofilms have defensive capabilities and can adapt to treatment, making treatment less effective. One approach that offers better biofilm management is the delivery of oxidizing and oxygenating agents deep into periodontal pockets with a periodontal medicament carrier. Research shows statistically significant reductions in bleeding and pocketing when prescription tray delivery is combined with scaling. Case studies explain how doctors incorporate the special delivery into treatment plans.

47% of American adults have periodontitis. We can reduce this number if we combine SRP with effective chemical debridement to decrease bacterial loads. Using a prescription tray, patients deliver medication into pockets in short intervals, at home between office visits. Research shows that this delivery combined with scaling leads to more significant pocket depth and bleeding reductions than scaling alone. Learn the science behind this technique to help your patients get better results.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the formation of oral biofilms and challenges treating them.
2. Learn how to incorporate antibiofilm therapies into existing treatment plans.
3. Help patients augment homecare regimes to manage periopathogens daily.

About the author:
When Dr. Duane C. Keller discovered how well the Perio Tray® delivery of medication worked with his own patients, he originally thought the antibiotics delivered in the custom trays were at least as effective as the peroxide gel he prescribed. After all, science clearly showed that antibiotics were the answer to bacterial infections. Except….when they weren't. Antibiotics placed in pockets without peroxide rarely healed as well. Duane studied the problem from a microbiology perspective and collaborated with leading specialists so that dental microbiology became the basis of his periodontal treatment protocols. Dr. Keller graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine and has maintained a successful private practice in St. Louis, MO since 1976. In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Keller works with physicians and physical therapists to provide non-surgical treatment for TMD patients in chronic pain. As the Chief Scientific Officer for Perio Protect, LLC and a former educational officer for the I.A.O., Dr. Keller has been lecturing to national and international audiences for over twenty years. He has published more than 35 articles in professional journals, most recently an article in The Journal of Clinical Dentistry, and has patented numerous dental appliances and treatment methodologies. In 2004, the FDA cleared his Perio Tray® for the placement of solutions in periodontal pockets.

About the company:
In 2004, Perio Protect, LLC went to market with it's FDA-cleared Perio Tray®, which delivers medicaments into the sulcus and periodontal pockets for patients who suffer with gingivitis or periodontitis. PPLLC trains dental professionals on the Perio Protect Method® of treating gum disease. This method of treatment incorporates Perio Tray® delivery of medication into current dental procedures to yield a full periodontal treatment protocol for dental offices. There are currently over five thousand dentists in the U.S. and Canada that offer the Perio Protect Method® to their patients. A great place to see what dentists and hygienists are saying about the Perio Protect Method is

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To book Dr. Duane Keller as a speaker, go to the Perio Protect Speaker Page.

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