Periodontal Therapist Module™

Three possible weekends to expand and enhance skills and knowledge.

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
Finally… a Step-by-Step Implant Protocol 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
Get OFF the 3 Month Merry-Go-Round PTM 109Thursday
Facility TBALecture
Advanced Periodontal Re-evaluation Case PTM 110Friday
Dental CentreClinical
Hygiene Excellence Inc. reserves the rights to make changes or cancellations, 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 PACE approved science-based continuing education in the form of theoretical lectures and hands-on skills.  The hands-on skills in the PTM™ are in a clinical participatory session with a ratio 2:1. The goal is to strive for a higher standard of care in the field of Periodontics and Implantology. During the three possible comprehensive weekends, each dental hygienist will enhance their personal skills and knowledge. Each weekend is independent from the rest and does not guarantee nor imply additional weekends. Customize your continuing education path!

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

  • Grow individually in knowledge and skill development in the field of Periodontics and/or Implantology through a unique sophisticated series of lectures and hands-on participatory sessions.
  • Create insight for change in the dental office’s fundamental systems and clinical processes to allow for evolution of dentistry.
  • Integrate new skills with structured guidelines based on the AAP 2017 classification of periodontal diseases and implant diseases.
  • Provide input into the business component of a practice with direct and indirect productivity.

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
  • Hands-on Clinical – collect critical data in first 10 minutes

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

Finally… a Step-by-Step Implant Protocol

  • Science and disease process for dental implants
  • Protocols for mucositis versus implantitis
  • Implant evaluation process including the IMI
  • Case studies in treating implants
  • Documentation
  • Entries
  • Continuum of periodontal health

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

Get OFF the 3-Month Merry-Go-Round!

  • Appreciate the intricacies in diagnosing, treatment planning and executing appropriate periodontal therapies.Billing
  • Adopt the new guidelines and recommendations from the AAP 2017.
  • Identify the criteria for surgical treatment of commonly encountered periodontal conditions.
  • Review options for periodontal patients when conservative treatment is not enough.
  • Realize the enormous benefits of interdisciplinary treatment with periodontology as the core.

PTM™ 110

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

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

Length of Program
The PTM™ is comprised of three different unique weekends. Customize your dental education journey and benefit from the flexibility of one weekend or all three weekends. Each weekend is its own CE event, by participating in one weekend you can decide on your path forward. One weekend does not imply successive weekends. Ultimately PTM™ allows personal and professional growth at your rate and allows 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:   Session I (PTM 101 – PTM 104) $2700

            Session II (PTM 105 – PTM 108) $2250

            Session III (PTM 109 – PTM 110) $1800

*no GST is required

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  • ALL written material is provided, including a comprehensive PTM™ binder with guidelines, criteria, working model processes, patient handouts and research articles.

Maximum CE credits for dental hygienists with the CRDHA

Maximum CE credits eligibility with the CRDHA

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. No guarantee by Hygiene Excellence exists for patient’s participation. Strategies are provided like a short notice list of patients for each session. Criteria, guidelines and matrices are provided for patient selection, however, degree of complexities of patients will vary. Each session will be 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 will be provided and must be signed and forwarded to Hygiene Excellence Inc.