Testimonials from Patients and Professionals!
Regenerative Periodontal Endoscopy - RPE - utilizing perioscopy technology, is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and cost-effective treatment for periodontal disease. Patients appreciate a non-surgical option, the nearly-painless procedure, and the considerable savings in time and money. Dental professionals appreciate referring their patients for an effective, non-surgical periodontal disease solution.
I approached Judy Carroll RDH, of Perio Peak Innovations to learn how to incorporate perioscopy into my dental hygiene/periodontal therapy skill sets. I have long admired her ability to help her patients conquer periodontal disease. Her before and after images speak volumes. I want the same results for my patients. Judy has put together an innovative, comprehensive and thought provoking nonsurgical periodontal therapy program. She trained me on using the endoscope subgingivally, and while challenging, I totally loved it! I could see the immediate benefits of using this tool. That stubborn piece of calculus came off quickly, easily and with minimal effort. Seeing is indeed believing. It’s so rewarding to properly treat my patients thanks to the training Judy provided. Her passion for and knowledge of periodontal disease and health is beyond what’s being taught in traditional programs. You and your patients will greatly benefit from her expertise.
Barbara K. Tritz RDH, BS, MSB
I am a dentist in Mt Vernon WA and have hired Judy to train my hygienists. The reason I hired her? Her understanding and thoroughness of gum disease treatment is unsurpassed. Standard of care in evaluating and treating gum disease and bone loss should include blood work up and an evaluation of overall body health. Anything short of this is not being thorough in getting to the root cause of gum disease. My hygienists have the utmost respect for Judy and her quest for helping patients receive optimum care. They have witnessed first-hand, themselves the value of her treatment protocols and we are very proud that we have taken our own hygiene program to a higher level, thanks to Judy. She continues to touch many lives. Healthcare is an ongoing learning process. If we can save teeth and improve health without gum surgery, what a gift.
Janette Carroll, DDS
I really love seeing your presentation! I want to thank you for presenting again this year. I know it’s a long commute, but I really appreciate your enthusiasm and dedication to education and patient service. The treatment you provide is invaluable and is changing people’s lives! I have talked to only a few students so far, but they really enjoyed your presentation as well.
I truly admire your work and find you extremely inspiring and a vital asset to the dental community!
I know you are inspirational to students as well, I think especially because you share their soon-to-be alumni, and are so innovative and a life-long learner. Since graduation you have researched and developed such a ground breaking and successful approach to patient care and wellness that I respect and I think students feel the same way.
Thank you again,
Katie Fleming. RDH. BS
2nd-Year Lead Instructor. Dental Hygiene. Shoreline Community College
I am thrilled to report the tissue and bone regeneration has dramatically improved since I saw Sherrie in January. We took new images of the teeth. I had my hygienist do a polish. We also took some extra images. I told Sherrie I would like her to do the next follow up cleaning with you (the 6-month check). Let me know your thoughts. Attached are a few images of the anterior area.
Thanks again Judy for your fantastic results!
G. Reed, DDS
I just took your course in Butte, MT remotely. I now wish I would have been there in person. It is not often that a CE course ends up being worth my while. Your information addresses all the concerns I have struggled with for the 35 years I have been practicing! There are just so many other factors then just brushing and flossing. So thank you! And even tho I feel that I am approaching the end of my career I would still like to learn and implement the techniques you are practicing. However, unfortunately, I don't think an endoscope in is the cards. My employer just purchased a Cone Beam CT. We did however just purchase new cavitrons and now am thinking we should return and exchange for piezio. (Do you use it all the time for maintanace and recall appts as well?)
In any case, I am curious about the cost and logistics for your fast track course. Also, I failed to download your handouts and print them. Would it be possible to email them to me?
Thank you for you excellent presentation and information. It is refreshing and hopeful to have options which will enhance the care I give, to actually accomplish the goals for periodontal health and not just being stuck with "blind scaling" and offer more support then just the brushing/ flossing spiel.... which is so frustrating
And it would be great if you moved to Montana!! Hope you return soon.
I just have to tell you what an inspiration you have been for me in encouraging us to treat our patients with overall wellness. I was wondering how I can get a hold of a copy of the slide/picture showing the circulatory system with the gingival inflammation insert? I absolutely need this to use chair side for patient education. Please let me know where I can order one. You have really started a fire in me to be a better preventive advocate for my patients. Thank you! The best dental seminar in Traverse City in a long time!
Jill Cook, RDH
On behalf of Nothland Dental Hygienists and the Michigan Dental Hygiene Association, I would like to thank you for speaking at our Annual Spring Seminar. We have received such positive feedback! Your material was fresh and your passion contagious. We hope to have you back to Michigan in the future!!
Allison Foch, RDH
Thank you so much for allowing me to spend the day with you - I learned so much. You create miracles! It was great to see you in action! My head is still reeling with all this information. I look forward to the medical blood work up paper. It would most certainly be exciting to do this kind of healing – and I’d love the opportunity to work with you in the future. Please keep me in mind and I will be in touch for more training.
Barbara Tritz, RDH
Thank you for agreeing to present at Shoreline Community College again this year. After working with you and learning the art of perioendoscopy, I learned first-hand how your innovative approach to periodontal therapy has given periodontal patients a new, successful NON-SURGICAL option for treatment of their disease. Your evidence-based presentation and clinical results are unparalled in the dental community. I truly admire your hard work and the amazing, positive results you consistently deliver for periodontal patients. The education you provide our students is unique and invaluable before they graduate and have the opportunity to educate and treat patients themselves.
As a dental hygienist and dental hygiene educator, I know educating students about perioendoscopy is one of the most valuable topics we can present to them because the work you are doing with Regenerative Periodontal Endoscopy really is the best treatment option for patients who suffer from periodontal disease. We frequently refer patients from Shoreline Community College to you because we know you will provide the best therapy available.
I look forward to continuing to work with you and learn from you.
Katie Fleming, RDH, BS
Dental Hygiene Professor Shoreline Community College
I have attached your course evaluation with the comments provided.
Thank you very much for speaking at our Symposium. Your course was VERY well received.
Susan Savage, RDH, BSDH
WSDHA Education committee, chair
Comments from professionals attending the lecture "A New Era in Periodontal Therapy"
- Doing a great job. Both classes were great!
- LOVED this woman!! Excellent presentation would love to see her share with periodontists
- Good job Judy! WOW!
- Please have Judy Carroll back soon-the best class in many years!
- Bring Judy back!!
I am a dental hygienist living in Venice, Florida and will soon be speaking about Emdogain on behalf of Straumann. I am writing to ask your permission to reference you and the significant contributions that you are making to the profession and to the public? We are living in exciting times for treating periodontal disease. I believe you are an inspiration and mentor for all of us. If other hygienists knew of your work, it is my hope that we could mobilize and change the way dental hygiene is practiced nationwide. In addition, hygienists would be able to understand the practical applications for the dental hygiene profession.
If you have any insights or contributions to add about your experience with Emdogain, I would be grateful.
Midge Junghans, CRDH
Thanks to you my tooth has been saved! It has been almost a year since you performed RPE which brought my bone loss back to normal and all my probing depths to 3 or less. If it had not been for our mutual friend, Trisha O’Hehir RDH, recommending you I would have lost my front tooth. I would sincerely recommend you to anyone with bone loss who wants to avoid having extraction or periodontal surgery. Thanks again and we would like to visit with you again.
Phyllis Ley, RDH, Sedona, AZ
In the forty years of practicing periodontics, trained by Dr. Timothy J. O'Leary who was most intent on initial preparation, I have not seen such magnificent results, nor thoroughness of attention to detail as with Chad. Several years ago T gave up conventional periodontal surgical methods for LANAP, which I find works amazingly well. Not only from the standpoint of clinical results, but that of patient acceptance. However, the results I saw following your treatment were truly amazing. The incorporation of a multitude of approaches and having him whole heartedly accept these recommendations which led to the results has given him an opportunity to maintain and retain his teeth.
I am particularly interested in the application of Emdogain and the clinical results and histology associated with long termed results utilizing your approach. Do you have any literature recommendations published not by those who sell Emdogain or the Perioscope? I would be most interested in reading them. Also, when you do have incomplete anticipated results (failures) what do you ascribe as the reason(s) for the failure.
Again, exceedingly nice results you have achieved. I also will be calling to talk with you about training with the Perioscope.
Page P. Barden, D.D.S., M.S.D., F.L.C.O.I.
I would like to update you as to the progress of:
After having treatment with yourselves, Miriam joined our practice for maintenance and has since been attending every 3 months for hygienist visits and 6 monthly dental review appointments. I am pleased to report her progress has been excellent. Miriam has maintained her commitment to oral hygiene and regular visits.
Whilst there are still fine, minor deposits of calculus there has been no bleeding on probing and no evidence of marginal gingivitis since we have been seeing. All pocketing sites are within 5mm except the LR7, which is currently 6mm, but this is an improvement on the 9mm recorded prior to your treatment.
I wish you all the best,
Dr Kam Chana
BDS (Lond), Dip Con Sed (Newc), PGCert (Restorative), PGCert (Aesthetic), PGCert (Dental implants)
Far Headingley Dental Care
174 Otley Road
Thank you so much for agreeing to be a guest on Cross Link Radio. Your story is amazing! I also really love your approach to periodontal treatment of disease. The status quo is why so many are still considering periodontal disease as incurable. HA! Keep on keeping on!
Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH
I'm hopeful that Kathy and Fergie will find your presentation as valuable and enlightening as I have. I also think that learning to work toward the levels that you've achieved will simply raise the level of patient care and clinical acumen. I'm happy to hear that you're having trouble keeping up. With all the airy-fairy marketing going on out there, what better way to achieve success than by simply becoming a better clinician. Which, of course, is not simple!
Norm Johnson, DDS
Good Morning Judy,
Thank you so much for presenting at the OPSC meeting, it was a most engaging and thought provoking presentation! The feedback from the other members was really positive. I truly enjoyed it, and like I said it was the first time I could see how the endoscope worked in the defects - great videos and animation.
Stig Osterberg, DDS, MS
Periodontal Specialty Practice
I just came back from my dental check-up and am ecstatic. As bad as it was (up to 9, 10 and 11mm), now I have a lot of 3, 4 and 5s. My dentist is very pleased by the progress and I had to remind him again that I did not have any surgery at all.
Number #14 was in pretty precarious situation and even you were not sure we could save it or not. Well, we see bone growth albeit very faint but the tooth feels a lot of more solid than last year.
So do you think I should invest in another treatment to aid in the progress? I am still religiously taking all the supplements such as vitamins D, B, C, E, calcium, fish oil, and Periostat. If you think another treatment will be beneficial, I will happy to go up there again.
This is to formally thank you for your services which you provided to me on 24 April 2012. I came to you from Australia because I have an aggressive form of periodontal disease and had limited options for treating it in this country. My dentist was quite certain that I was going to lose my teeth, which was a shocking assessment and prompted me to seek alternate care.
Today I just got back from my dentist here in Sydney. They were very impressed with the outcome of this procedure, and will be contacting you shortly to discuss a few things with you about how to better assist me. It seems that the pockets between my teeth and gum have shrunk considerably and there has been a minimum of gum recession. I hope my dentist will get training from you so that they can offer it here in Sydney.
In all, this was a great outcome. I still don't have perfect teeth, but I believe I've stepped back from the precipice of losing all of my teeth. I have also recommended this service to everyone that complains to me about their teeth. Hopefully you will be able to provide this service soon in Australia, and I'll do whatever I can do to help you with this.
Scott Eggert, Sydney Australia
Please find the attached periodontal probing record performed on Ms. Miller today. With the exception of tooth #14, the results have been remarkable.
Ms. Miller was understandably happy. Please include this probing in her chart.
Alan E. Friedel, DDS
Dr. Vinayak's comments after presenting the RPE protocol and case studies to 1000 senior and future periodontists at the Indian Society of Periodontology: "I had a huge response from the conference...They were indeed taken back by your protocol which produced a pocket depth reduction of 10 mm...I have given your reference to many clinicians who asked me about this."
I am a UK registered dental hygienist and my relationship with Judy, is that I have reviewed and maintained her patients following RPE treatment. I also know her as I'm a clinical advisor to a US based dental journal and web site which she has also contributed to.
Judy is quite simply a leader in her field and devotes all her clinical time to this form of treatment. She will leave no stone unturned in treating periodontal disease and lives and breathes RPE. My only concern is that she hasn't time to have a life of her own outside of dentistry!
I'm sure that she has informed you that the major benefit of the treatment is that you will achieve surgical results without the surgery.
I highly recommend her to you.
You can check out my details on my web site: www.dentalvillage.co.uk and click on 'about us'.
I hope this has helped and I hope everything works out OK for you. Keep me informed.
Tim Ives, RDH
I am Catherine, a dental hygienist in Washington. Last week we saw Carol, a patient of 10 years. I have personally treated Carol and I am excited and astounded at her health and results after seeing you last August. I would like to learn more about your endoscopy procedures and training. Thank you for taking such good care of Carol and quite possibly, changing the way we treat all our patients in the future. Honestly, this is the most exciting treatment I have ever witnessed in my almost 20 years of practicing dental hygiene.
Catherine, RDH, BS
Pat yourself on the back. You do great work!
Albert Frydman, DDS, MS, Periodontist
I can't thank you enough for allowing me to come to your office and observe RPE. What an eye opening experience this was for me. I have come home with a lot to think about but I definitely think it should be the standard of care for our periodontal patients. You are a wonderful trail blazer, keep leading the way! Thank you so very much and I will be in touch!
Frances Tryon, RDH
Yesterday, I saw a patient you treated in March for 9mm pockets around #15 (where you found some residual orthodontic cement, calculus and occlussal trauma). I am happy to report to you that she now has 2-3mm pockets there and no swelling or bleeding. Thanks for you great work!
I encouraged her to write to you as well. She is thinking about sending her Mom to you as well.
Paul (Gentle Dental)
I just wanted to thank you for your time this past Friday. The information was very interesting and I think the Perioscope is awesome! I also appreciate the time you spent with me on the 30th when I was observing. I am very excited to have found someone who is familiar with the Piezo ultrasonic. I will definitely be calling you for a teaching experience.
Thank you again. You have sparked something in me!
Talk to you soon,
Thank you so much for your presentation on Perioscopy to the Second-Year Hygiene students. It was so interesting and your enthusiasm is inspiring! I'm looking forward to working with you more in the future as you share your vast knowledge on this valuable topic with us.
Have a great holiday!
Carolyn Christensen, RDH
Faculty Shoreline Dental Hygiene Program
Hi Judy --
I LOVE watching you work. I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know what an inspiration you are to me. You teach me something new every time I see you, but more importantly, you make me WANT to be a better hygienist!
I hope your day was a good one - I've got my eyes open wide looking for patients that I know would benefit from your special hands!! Just let me know if we could get together again soon…to play with the scope, like my note said I'm open on Friday Sept 2nd or I could try to open up another Friday if that works better - just let me know if another day is better and I will change my schedule around.
Well, Thanks so much again, for being the passionate hero you are to me. I hope one day to be half as good as you.
WSDHA wants to thank you for making our symposium a success. We couldn't have done it without you!
Peggy & Jolene
Thank you ever so much for the presentation to the Premiere Study Group. Everyone thought you were great!
Daniel Friendman, DDS, PS
Implants and Periodontics
You are such an amazing, talented, and intelligent person! You have so much passion and life! It's refreshing to see someone follow their convictions and integrity, following their heart! You are truly a pioneer in your field, and it's such an honor and pleasure to know you and claim you as a friend! Vic and I are very impressed with what you do and your knowledge! We're blessed to know you and you enrich our lives! In whatever you do we will always support you in your quest for excellence. We look forward to seeing you again or learning from you.
God bless-thank you,
Dr. Louanne Bursell, Vic, & Moose
Hello from Anchorage, Alaska! I must write to you to express my gratitude. Because I had come from so far, you allowed me to be the only student in the workshop that day. You arranged for me to see patients and I got hours of hands-on experience with the perioscope. My expectations were exceeded, and my excitement about hygiene was renewed. I have already shared my experience with colleagues and patients alike. You can bet I'll be back for more. Your passion truly inspires me.
Ana Pereira RDH
Thank you so much for letting me come to observe you for the day. You are amazing! I have spent a lot of time and money in courses wondering if they could teach me something I did not know or could not already do better. Watching you was the greatest learning experience I can remember during my lifetime! I would love for you to be my mentor.
Lisa Schulze, RDH
Thank you for the informative perio class. Your information was excellent and well organized, with great visuals, well done! I'm perhaps an "old fashioned hygienist" (UW grad '65) and seem to get very good results with conservative techniques-however, it's always best to be informed of the latest technology and approaches to provide our patients with optimal oral health. Keep up your excellent work!
Patty Doyle, RDH
Thank you for the informative and very interesting perio presentation. You possess a great deal of passion and pizzazz- a great combination! Keep up the good work!
Dear Mrs. Carroll:
Thank you very much for your presentation of the Non-Surgical and Preventative Periodontics to the members of GSDHS. The material that you presented was very organized and enhanced their understanding of the subject. Member comments were very positive and everyone particularly enjoyed the slides of the before and after cases.
Again, thank you for the excellent presentation.
Andrea Bennett, RDH
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your knowledge and expertise with our group! It is much appreciated.
The Lake Washington Dental Hygienists' Society
To dental professionals,
After 25 years as a dental hygienist, I was not expecting to ever see a new protocol that would get me excited about my profession, a protocol that actually works, and raises the bar for patient care.
Last Autumn I decided to see a periodontist because I was losing bone, especially around my mandibular anterior teeth. Not only was there recession, but my colleagues were probing a few 4mm pockets. How could this happen to me, a RDH, with excellent home care, good nutrition, etc., and on a 4 month recall? Well, the periodontist boldly told me that the regular prophies I was getting were inadequate, that hygienists were leaving calculus on all of the roots. He suggested root planing with perioscopy by Judy Carroll, and said "It will make a huge difference."
Well, I immediately got an appointment. When Judy used the perioscope (48X magnification) we could see microscopic and burnished calculus on all of my roots! In each sulcus there was granulation tissue. This was not the fault of the hygienists who were treating me. They are great hygienists. But we cannot remove what we cannot see or feel!
We, in the dental field, have microscopic calculus on our roots, like our patients. How much disease it causes depends on our immune system, how our bodies respond to the calculus and bacteria on the roots. With perioscopy the roots can be thoroughly cleaned. Personally, I don't want any calculus or inflammation subgingivally. I would highly recommend that you, dental professionals, consider perioscopy for yourselves and your patients by Judy Carroll at PerioPeak Innovations.
Kolleen Cole, RDH, BS
Thank you for taking the time to speak to me the other night. It was truly inspiring and put a spark back in me that I haven't had in a while. I got into hygiene to make a difference and kind of lost focus somewhere along the way. After talking to you, I posted some of our conversation and your website. My class is truly excited about the perioscopy and hopefully created some buzz in them. Good luck with all that you do, your amazing and don't forget that.
Lisa Behrens RDH
THANK YOU so much for inviting me to your lecture-it was inspirational and very informative. As I gain more experience I hope to work one day for a periodontist who has a perioscope…Even though I haven't been practicing long at all I know that I do not do the best job I can do (no matter how thorough I am) simply because I do it blindly.
I really wish I was at least shown what a perioscope is and what it does while I was in school….Shoreline students are so lucky to have you as their speaker! I am still on the look out for a patient to refer to your practice for tx...
Thank you again for sharing your knowledge, experience, and passion!