The PIA Symposium: A conference for all dental professionals (Video)

June 22, 2020
Saving teeth and stressing teamwork in this new era of dentistry will be highlighted at the upcoming PIA Symposium in October. Here's why this event might be perfect for you.

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz has an informative conversation with her fellow dental professionals Scott Froum, DDS, Michelle Strange, MSDH, and Ron Frezel, VP of marketing at Geistlich Pharma North America. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz says that she teams often with her dental hygienist, implant surgeon, and manufacturers.

She asks Dr. Froum how practice has changed since returning after COVID-19, and he acknowledges the large learning curve. He says that for patients, it’s important to begin by stressing your infection control practices.

Strange acknowledges that hygienists have had to become much more creative in their prevention education and efforts with patients. For one thing, hygienists are looking even more closely at home-care discussions.

From a manufacturer’s perspective, the changes have brought about more opportunities for partnerships with dental professionals, explains Frezel. How can those partnerships benefit everyone?

All of this and much more information will be shared and discussed at the PIA Symposium to be held October 23-24 at the Norris Convention Center in Dallas.

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.