Cracking Periodontal Codes with Class and MORE...

Date:  Friday, March 6, 2020 

Time:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

CEU: 5 Credit Hours 

Fee: $ 99

Complimentary for Active PEAK PTM's

$49 for Inactive PEAK PTM's

*Lunch Included*

*End of Program Wine Tasting & FREE Take Home Glass Included*





Troy - Embassy Suites
850 Tower Drive
Troy, MI 48098

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Ramifications of an inadequate periodontal diagnosis lead to:

  • Diseased patients
  • Financially unproductive practices
  • Legal action via negligence


Failure to diagnose periodontal disease is consistently a top complaint filed with state dental boards. The first step in treating and managing a patient's care (with maximum insurance reimbursement) is diagnosing the disease accurately, ethically, and comprehensively.


This course walks through the nine classifications of health and disease as established by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), effective clinical decision-making in the management of each diagnosis, as well as effective coding techniques to best enable insurance coverage.


We will review anatomical and clinical observations that aid in the identification of active disease as well as the system for case types and classifying diseases. Gain guidance in coding, narrative suggestions for informed refusal, and templates for appeals to support advanced coverage by third-party payers.




  • Review clinical parameters involved in distinguishing periodontal classifications, including contrasting terms of gingival disease and periodontitis

  • Discuss the paradigm shift within the nonsurgical approach to periodontal therapy

  • List, describe and differentiate the various periodontal diseases

  • Analyze effective protocols for implementing diagnostic, preventive and periodontal codes

  • Explore future trends of periodontal classification as discussed by the American Academy of Periodontology

9:00am -12:00pm - Presentation
12:00pm -1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Case Studies & Wine Tasting

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About your Presenter

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

A clinical dental hygienist, author and international speaker, Katrina is a vibrant, passionate and charismatic award-winning educator with a unique approach to delivering continuing dental education. A keynote speaker for Smiles At Sea and a distinguished speaker with many dental hygiene study clubs, Katrina’s lectures incorporate a caring, comedic and supportive style. She is passionate about educating, empowering and instilling compassion within the dental hygiene industry. Katrina’s zest for dental hygiene is infused throughout her content as she lectures on provocative topics while leaving participants with a call to action and an abundantly renewed sense of pride for their industry.

Katrina is the founder and keynote speaker for Sanders Board Preparatory, a comprehensive program designed to supplement student learning and enhance understanding of concepts, terminology and procedures commonly discussed in preparation for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

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.

Katrina is a member of Dental Speaker Institute and Dental Speakers Bureau. She is also on the advisory board and is a columnist for, and is a writer for Dentaltown Magazine and Today's Hygienist. Katrina has published articles on the topics of injection failure, local anesthesia techniques and practice management techniques for the millennial patient and has been featured on multiple industry podcasts.

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PEAK Education & Training is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 4/1/2018-3/31/2022. Provider #209195

Cancellation/Refunds: Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the start of the course, will receive a credit voucher valid for 1 year from the date of the cancelled course.