The Soft Tissue Management Hygiene Series Part 1 of 3 – Transforming a Prophy Palace: Calibration for the Team

Tuition Cost: AIDA members: $19.99 per person per session
General Admission: $29.99 per person per session

CE: 1.5 Lecture CE Credits per session
CE Code: 490
Prerequisites: Not required, you may attend each session ala carte Part 2 – October 7 and Part 3 – October 21

Course Description:

Let’s face it, it can be challenging to get the entire team calibrated, especially when it comes to our periodontal protocols. Often, clinicians are left with performing a higher level of care than they bill out for due to the lack of clarify on the protocol, lack of the verbal skills they need to tell a long-term “prophy” patient they are in a higher level of disease, or not having the support from the business team to understand what needs to be submitted to insurance to enhance the patient’s coverage. This three-part series is designed to enhance the team approach to building a soft-tissue management program and will highlight the AAP classifications, treatment modalities, maintenance protocols, risk assessment and management, evidence-based practices, and so much more.

Course Description Part 1: Transforming a Prophy Palace: Calibration for the Team September 16

A prophy palace is an office with less than 10% of patients in a periodontal program. This often happens when clinicians provide more than a prophy in their services but bill as a prophy. This prevents the patient from receiving the non-surgical treatment they need to prevent the progression of their disease. 

Course Objectives Part 1:

  • Identify what a “super prophy is” and learn how to prevent them
  • Review the AAP classifications on Periodontal Disease
  • Access the difference between the treatments based on the classification 
  • Discover a one-hour appointment structure for the dental hygienist 
  • Explore verbiage that will increase patient urgency for treatment


Meet the Instructors: Amber Auger RDH MPH

Amber Auger is a practicing dental hygienist who specializes in detecting and treating dental dysbiosis conditions. With more than 17 years of experience in the dental industry, she has a passion for guiding hygienists in enhancing their clinical confidence, time and business management, and whole-body, patient-specific periodontal protocols. Amber is the 2019 Sunstar Award of Distinction recipient, a contributor to “RDH Magazine”, featured author for “DentistryIQ”, editor of the “RDH Graduate” newsletter, and the host of #AskAmberRDH. Amber is actively mentoring and educating fellow dental hygienists in their careers and in personal growth through Thrive in the Op® on-demand course curriculum and weekly live coaching sessions. Amber is also owner of the Functional RDH® certification that provides hands on and classroom lectures to identify the root cause of dental dysbiosis and ways in which to restore whole-body health based on the latest oral science.



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