Periodontal Therapist Module™

Complete PTM™ or Individual PTM™ Sessions

Transform you career, your patients and your practice.

TitleDate & TimeLocationClinical
Creating the Foundation PTM 101Thursday
Facility TBALecture
Fundamental Clinical Skills PTM 102Friday
Dental CentreClinical
Treatment of Maintenance Patients PTM 103Saturday
Dental CentreClinical
Treatment of a Moderate Periodontal Patient PTM 104Sunday
Dental CentreClinical
Dental Implants and Periodontal Re-evaluation Process PTM 105Thursday
Facility TBALecture
Dental Implants and Periodontal Re-evaluation Case PTM 106Friday
Dental CentreClinical
Treatment of an Advance Periodontal Patient PTM 107Saturday
Dental CentreClinical
Treatment of an Advance Periodontal Patient PTM 108Sunday
Dental CentreClinical
Business of Dentistry and Periodontal Surgical Intervention PTM 109Thursday
Facility TBALecture
Advanced Periodontal Re-evaluation Case PTM 110Friday
Dental CentreClinical
Hygiene Excellence Inc. reserves the rights to make changes, with adequate notice to all participants, to the above dates, times, and or location.


The Periodontal Therapist Module™ (PTM™) offered by Hygiene Excellence Inc.  provides accredited unique science-based continuing education in the form of theoretical lectures and HANDS-ON clinical participatory sessions, ratio 2:1, to enhance the knowledge and skills of dental hygienists to that of a ‘periodontal therapists’.  During three comprehensive weekends, each dental hygienist will enhance their existing roles and responsibilities and achieve a tried and true working model approach to enable dental practices to thrive in the 21st century. 

Mission Statement

            We are committed to a science-based standard of excellence in skill development which benefits the patients, the dental team and the business of dentistry.

Program Objectives

  • The program by Hygiene Excellence will enable each participant to grow individually in knowledge and skill development in the field of Periodontics through a unique sophisticated series of lectures and HANDS-ON participatory sessions.
  • Each participant will be able to execute and transform their existing hygiene department to a periodontal department by receiving comprehensive clinical training as well as an inclusive package of written material in the PTM™ working model binder.
  • Adopt a successful interdisciplinary business approach to general dentistry by understanding all of the current dynamics in the dental office.
  • During the 3 weekends, spanning over 6 months, the participants will have time for implementation and development of their new skills and knowledge in their own dental practice.

Outline of Lecture / Clinical Sessions

PTM™ 101

Creating the Foundation
  • Dentistry in the 21st century
  • Paradigm shift
  • The science of dentistry
  • AAP/CAP standards
  • Effective science-based systems and processes
  • Non-verbal communication

PTM™ 102

Fundamental Clinical Skills
  • Reducing instrument confusion
  • Maintenance kits versus periodontal kits
  • Winning operator-patient positioning
  • De-mystifying sharpening
  • Fine tuning ultra sonics
  • Critical information – first 10 minutes! Documentation – what works, what does not

PTM™ 103

Treatment of Maintenance Patients (Ratio 2:1)

  • Effective chart reviews
  • Observe the timing of dentistry
  • Follow set protocols, guidelines and processes
  • Participate in treating maintenance patients
  • Updating process
  • Dismissal process

PTM™ 104

Treatment of a Moderate Periodontal Patient (Ratio 2:1)

  • Aligning criteria and guidelines
  • 15 points to interpreting radiographs
  • Interdisciplinary dentistry
  • Periodontal records – AAP standards
  • HANDS-ON clinical session – to completion
  • OHI, post op instructions
  • Pertinent handouts Entries

PTM™ 105

Dental Implants and Periodontal Re-Evaluation Process

  • Science and disease process for dental implants
  • Protocols for mucositis versus implantitis
  • Implant evaluation process
  • Documentation
  • Components of a periodontal re-evaluation Entries

PTM™ 106

Treatment of a Dental Implant Case and a Moderate Periodontal Re-evaluation Case (Ratio 2:1)

  • Execute process for treating dental implants
  • Radiograph interpretation for implants
  • HANDS-ON clinical – dental implant case
  • Patient handouts
  • Process for periodontal re-evaluation
  • Full mouth ‘hands on’ debridement  ADPIE and continuum of care process

PTM™ 107 & 108

Treatment of an Advance Periodontal Patient (Ratio 2:1)

  • Aligning data
  • Interpretation of radiographs
  • Antimicrobial regimen
  • HANDS-ON sessions – to completion
  • Utilizing accessory instruments
  • End points
  • OHI, post-op instructions
  • More than just clinical Periodontal complications

PTM™ 109

Business of Dentistry and Periodontal Surgical Intervention

  • Cost of doing dentistry
  • Billing
  • Insurance
  • Estimates for all treatment
  • New roles within dentistry
  • Direct versus indirect contribution
  • Limitations of a periodontal therapist
  • Common periodontal procedures
  • Guidelines for periodontal referrals

PTM™ 110

Advanced Periodontal Re-evaluation Case and Summary (Ratio 2:1)

  • Outcomes of periodontal re-evaluations
  • HANDS-ON session
  • Complexities in advanced cases
  • Time lines Summary

Length of Program
The PTM™ is intentionally executed over three long weekends and spans over six months to allow for personal and professional growth plus allowing for implementation of new knowledge, skills, systems and processes.

Instructor-Student Ratio
1 skilled periodontal instructor: 2 participants (RDH or DDS)

*unique small ratio exclusive to Hygiene Excellence Inc.

Cost: $5850 (no GST)

*Income generated during the PTM™ via patient billing is ~ $3000; net difference is $2850.

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EACH weekend of PTM™ income is generated; payment is staged over 6 months.

  • ALL written material is provided, including a comprehensive PTM™ binder with guidelines, criteria, working model processes, patient handouts and research articles.
  • ALL comprehensive periodontal instrument kits are provided for use throughout the program with ultrasonic machines, accessory instruments, stones, variety of ultra sonic inserts. 
  • Antimicrobial agents are provided.
  • ALL participants’ meals are provided on full day sessions.

Maximum CE credits for dental hygienists with the CRDHA

An INVESTMENT that is a ‘game changer’!

Clinical Sessions

Hygiene Excellence Inc has a great incentive program for patients to become training candidates for the PTM™ program.  Further information will be forwarded to assist participants in the patient recruitment. 

Participants are responsible for providing their own patients for the clinical days, however, strategies along with criteria, guidelines and matrixes are provided to ensure patient’s meet the requirements.  EACH session will be clearly outlined, with EACH participant, to ensure they understand the process for recruiting patients.

All of the patients selected for the clinical sessions will be reviewed, prior to the sessions, by the participants and/or dentists and deemed appropriate in nature with no contraindications medically and/or physically for periodontal treatment.  The patient consent form must be signed and forwarded to Hygiene Excellence Inc.