Component 01:Traditional Scrapodontics vs. Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


  • For those who do NOT have the RDH credential yet. Complimentary

  Northern Virginia Dental Hygienists' Component

2 Hour Continuing Education Course

Live Via Zoom

Traditional Scrapodontics

Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy

Presented by: Bill Landers

 We see patients every day who present with some degree of periodontal issues. This course is designed to help answer our questions on how best to treat the scenarios we are faced with.    


  • Learn the microbiological limitations of scaling
  • Learn how to predict future attachment loss
  • Learn the different between healthy and pathological biofilms
  • Learn how to cure periodontal infections
  • Learn how to get better home care from patients     

Presentation Outline

  • Scaling (Scrapodontics) & Root Planing
  • Root Planing: Why is it contraindicated?
  • Scaling: Effect on biofilms, efficacy (or lack thereof), microbiological limitations
  •  Anti-Infective Therapy: who needs it, how do you know, how to predict future attachment loss, limitations of radiographs, BOP and CAL
  • Microbial Tests
  • Why calculus removal alone isn't sufficient
  • Antimicrobial Agents
  • Systemic Antibiotics
  • Home Care

About our Speaker: Bill Landers

 President, OraTec Corporation, 1992-2019

 Executive Vice President, OraTec Corporation,

       1985-  1992

 President, Dental Scientific Systems, 1982-1985

Bill Landers is the President of OraTec, known for antimicrobial agents, delivery systems and microbiological tests for periodontal infections. He pioneered the development of phase contrast microscopy for dentistry and co-developed the antimicrobial agent TheraSol and the Viajet oral irrigator. He’s widely known for his in-depth knowledge regarding BioScan phase contrast microscopy, BANA enzymatic assays, DNA testing, and cultures.

His lectures topics range from the microbiology and testing of periodontal diseases to immunology, systemic antibiotics and anti-infective paradigms.

Mr. Landers’ knack for making complex science easy to understand and uncommon mastery of PowerPoint has made him a popular lecturer with audiences. He’s given hundreds of lectures at venues ranging from dental and dental hygiene schools, universities and government agencies to dental and dental hygiene societies. He’s also been a featured columnist for the journal RDH. His articles have also been published in Contemporary Dental Hygiene and Modern Hygienist.

While Mr. Landers is the President of a dental company, his presentations are known for being scrupulously non-commercial. Science matters.

To Register:

Course Fee: 

  •   ADHA Members - $20.00  
  •   Full Time Dental Hygiene Student  who does NOT have RDH yet-FREE 
  •   Non-ADHA Members - $40.00 


A Zoom link will be emailed  to registrants a couple of days prior the event.


Problems Registering? Please contact:

Jennifer Thomas at:

Questions regarding the course? Please contact:

Betsy Di Silvio at:

The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 8100 Three Chopt Road, OMG Suite 226, Richmond, VA 23229. 757-609-3661. Contact VDHA

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