Continuing Education Contributes to Higher Quality of Care

In a couple of weeks I’ll be attending the 97th American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida.

The AAP is made up of more than 8000 periodontists and general dentists from all 50 states as well as around the world.

The purpose is to advance the periodontal and general health of the public and promote excellence in the practice of periodontics through continuing education, patient information resources, support and advocacy for periodontal care.

I am a strong believer that continuing education leads to the highest quality of care for our patients. That is why I am attending the annual AAP Meeting and continue to invest in continuing education for LANAP and other procedures through advanced training opportunities.

As I attend lectures and hands-on workshops, I’ll learn the latest research and ways to improve patient care. Despite advances, brushing, flossing and early treatment of periodontal disease still plays a significant role in successful treatment and reducing the risk of serious life-threatening diseases such as lung disease.

The earlier we can get patients into treatment, the better chance we can effectively control the disease and prevent the spread to other systemic diseases.