Registration and Exhibits
Low systemic bone mineral density may have direct implications in periodontal/implant therapy. This course will review osteoporosis and osteopenia, current therapy, and diagnosis. Present medical therapy will also be introduced. Research associated with periodontal disease, tooth loss, and alveolar ridge resorption will be discussed. Practical clinical therapy and application will be presented with an emphasis on periodontal/implant treatment. An update on controversies regarding bisphosphonate osseous necrosis will be reviewed and current recommendations for treatment and prevention.
• Understand the systemic manifestations of osteoporosis
• Review the current literature regarding osteoporosis and periodontal diseases/implants
• Understand current medical therapies
• Review the current recommendations on prevention of ostenecrosis
Break and Exhibits
Gerald I. Drury
This course will look at the clinical and radiographic parameters required to make a diagnosis of different periodontal diseases. Each parameter will be evaluated and discussed with a perspective as to its clinical importance. Dr. Drury will call upon his 40 plus years of clinical practice and teaching of current periodontal literature; and sixteen years as editor of “Periodontal Abstracts” to help with the discussion. The attendees will be provided a strong review of periodontal diagnosis, looking at all the different elements in gathering diagnostic information to best serve their patients.
• Learn to identify clinical and radiographic parameters required for periodontal diagnosis.
• Understand those parameters and their relevance to clinical practice.
• The importance of considering all signs and symptoms in periodontal diagnosis.
Lunch and Exhibits
This lecture will show how the Microscope solves many of the ergonomic problems that plague hygienists in clinical practice, enabling them to work longer and with better clinical techniques.
• How traditional hygiene working positions lead to musculoskeletal pathology
• How magnification improves clinical excellence
• How incorporation of the dental Microscope into hygiene practice drastically improves the ergonomics, quality of care and patient experience.