February 1, 2007 - Dr. John Kois
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Managing the Restorative Periodontal Interface; New Paradigms for Predictable Results

Clinical excellence, commensurate with patient satisfaction is essential for the keys to a successful practice. For our restorative patients this may simply mean; no red gums, the absence of "black holes" and teeth that do not appear too long or short. Unfortunately, the average guidelines for intracrevicular tooth preparation may be inappropriate for an individual patient and create unexpected problems that compromise our results. Predictable clinical applications for tooth preparation, tissue management, ridge management and minimizing surgical defects following tooth extraction will be described. A more detailed approach to the surgical and orthodontic support necessary for altering gingival appearance while creating access to sound tooth structure will provide more predictable solutions to our restorative dilemmas.

Dr. Kois received his D.M.D. from the Univ. of Penn. Sch. of Dent. He maintains a private practice limited to Prosthodontics in Tacoma & Seattle and is an Affiliate Prof. in the Grad Restorative Program at the Univ. of Wash. Dr. Kois continues to lecture nationally and internationally, and is a reviewer for the International J. of Prosthodontics. He has authored over thirty articles in the field of Dentistry, and holds two patents as well.

April 27, 2007 - David Meinz
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Relationship Between Nutrition and Total Health

Nutritionist David Meinz claims it's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year's that matters, but rather, what you eat between New Year's and Christmas. In this seminar he reveals the latest about the food you and your patients eat. You'll discover how promoting the sugar bowl can actually decrease - yes, decrease caries formation. You'll also learn the latest on artificial sweeteners, fast foods, and osteoporosis. The usefulness of Calcium and vitamin supplements. A hands-on presentation that will bring you up-to-date on the relationship between nutrition and health.

David Meinz received a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Missouri and is a Registered Dietitian and Fellow in the American Dietetic Association (FADA). A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in the National Speaker's Association, he speaks nationally to dental groups and associations. He is also a contributing editor for the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.

October 19, 2007 - Dr. Robert L. Vanarsdall
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Effects of Orthodontics on the Periodontium

Dr. Vanarsdall gives a very knowledgeable and thought provoking talk on the effects of orthodontics on the soft tissue. What does expansion or non extraction treatment with braces do to the perio condition? What can orthodontics do to help perio problems? I heard Dr. Vanarsdall speak at the ADA convention and I strongly recommend not missing this one. Very entertaining and a great program for hygienists as well - we all have children in braces.

Dr. Vanarsdall is Professor of Orthodontics and Chairman of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics and has served as President of the Eastern Component of the E.H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, Board Certified in both Orthodontics and Periodontics.

He received his dental degree form the Medical College of Virginia and has served as Chairman of the department of Periodontics, and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and has directed Orthodontics at Pennsylvania since 1981. He continues to be on the staff at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, all while maintaining his private practice for over 30 years.

2008 Meeting Schedule

February 8, 2008 - Dr. Roger Levin
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Taking Your Practice to the Next Level

Since 1985, third-generation general dentist Roger P. Levin has embraced one single mission - To Improve the Lives of Dentists. For more than 20 years Levin Group has provided the dental industry with a wide array of consulting, financial and transition services and has partnered with thousands of dentists to help them achieve personal fulfillment and professional success.

An author, international lecturer, columnist, and key industry leader, Dr. Levin has served in numerous capacities for non-profit charitable organizations and industry boards. He is the current Board of Visitors Chair for the National Museum of Dentistry and has been inducted into the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Hall of Fame.

April 25, 2008 - John Kalmar
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Oral cancer and precancerous lesions, Screening devices, Bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis, Common oral conditions, Desquamative lesions

John R. Kalmar, D.M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pathology and Anesthesia at The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry. Dr. Kalmar received his dental training at Southern Illinois University, hospital dental experience at the University of North Carolina and specialty training in oral and maxillofacial pathology at Emory University. He subsequently received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from Emory in 1989. He served as Clinic Director for the School of Postgraduate Dentistry at Emory from 1989-1992 and earned certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in 1991. In 1992, he became a faculty member at the Eastman Dental Center and the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Beginning in 1999, Dr. Kalmar joined the OSU faculty and assumed teaching responsibilities at both the pre-doctoral and post-graduate levels. In 2000, he became director of the graduate program in oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Dr. Kalmar participates in an active oral biopsy service, provides clinical consultations in the Dental Faculty Practice facility and is active in providing CDE and CME to a variety of professional audiences. He has published over 35 refereed articles, several book chapters and Web-based materials on oral pathology and diagnosis. Dr. Kalmar served as senior author for the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial position paper regarding bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaws published May 2006 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

September 26, 2008 - Klaus Lang
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Implant related topics such as treatment of ailing implants, Longevity of implants vs. periodontal treatment

Born in Berne (1942), Switzerland. Professor emeritus, University of Berne, Switzerland (1980- 2008)

Former Executive Dean: School of Dental Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland (1987 - 1989). Former Chairman: Department of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics and Comprehensive Dental Care (1978 - 1992), Former Head of Laboratory of Oral Microbiology (1980 - 1992), Former Chairman: Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics (1992- 2008), University of Berne, Switzerland. Guest Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1986), University of Hong Kong (1994), University of Aarhus, Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark (1994), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia(1999/2000), University of Göteborg, Sweden (2000), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2005), Honorary Professor University of Aarhus Denmark (2006-2010).

PhD: University of Berne Medical Faculty: 1978. M.S. in Periodontics, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA: 1975. Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA: 1972 - 1975. Research Associate in Periodontology (Fellowship Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research) Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark: 1971 - 1972. Certificate in Fixed Prosthodontics, University of Berne: 1969 - 1971, University of Berne, Dr. med. dent.: 1970, DDS: 1968.

Swiss Society of Periodontology, President 1982 - 1985; Secretary General 1985-1996. IADR Periodontal Research Group President 1986 - 1987. IADR Continental European Division, President 1990 - 1991. International Team of Implantology (ITI), President 1997 - 2001. Chairman Swiss College of Dental Medicine 2001- 2005.Organizer: 7th International Conference on Periodontal Research 1986, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th European Workshops on Periodontology (EWP)) 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008. Annual Congress Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) 1980, 84, 88, 93, 97, 2002, 2007 European Association of Osseointegration Annual Scientific Meeting 1997. 1st and 2nd Europen Workshops on Mechanical Plaque Control 1998, 2003. 11th Biennial Congress of the International Academy of Periodontology(IAP) 2007.

Recipient of Awards: Swiss Society of Odontostomatology (SSO): 1968, Professor Extraordinario de Estudios Superiores de Odontologia, Universidad Antonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico: 1980, Honorary Doctor of Odontology (Dr. odont. h.c.) University of Athens, Greece: 1989. International Association of Dental Research Award in Basic Research in Periodontal Disease: 1992, Honorary Doctor of Odontology (Dr. odont. h.c.), University of Buenos Aires: 1994, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCPS Glasg): 1995. Odont. dr. h.c. University of Gothenburg, Sweden 1997.

Editor in Chief: Clinical Oral Implants Research 1990 - , Associate Editor: Journal of Clinical Periodontology 1977 - 2004, Journal of Periodontal Research 1975 - 1985, Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry 2002 - .

Honorary member of the: South African Society of Periodontology 1991, Danish Periodontal Society 1992, American Academy of Periodontology 1998. German Society of Periodontology 1999, Italian Society of Periodontology 1999, Swiss Society of Periodontology 2002.

Published approximately 400 articles of original research in scientific journals; published books: Check List in Dentistry: Comprehensive Treatment Planning; Atlas of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics, Comprehensive Treatment Planning (Thieme); Proceedings of 1st, 2nd, 3rd European Workshops on Periodontology (Quintessence). Proceedings of the 4th and 5th European Workshop on Periodontology (Supplementum J Clin Periodontol), Textbook on Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (4th and 5th edition)

Special research interests: Oral microbiology, Diagnostic procedures, Risk assessment Regenerative techniques, Prevention and therapy using antimicrobials. Epidemiology, pathogenesis and therapy of periodontal diseases and peri-implant lesions. Biological aspects of oral implants. Clinical research.

2009 Meeting Schedule

February 6, 2009 - Jack Caton
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Dilemma of the 6 Millimeter Pocket

Dr. Jack G. Caton is currently Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Program Director of the Advanced Training Program in Periodontics, and Chair of the Division of Periodontics, Eastman Department of Dentistry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. He is a Diplomate and former Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology and a Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Caton serves as an editorial consultant to several national and international periodicals and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Periodontology.

He is the past Commissioner to the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. He received a D.D.S. from the University of California Dental School, San Francisco, an M.S. from the University of Rochester and a Periodontology Specialty Certificate from Eastman Dental Center. He has published over eighty scientific articles and book chapters, and presented before major dental groups both in the U.S. and abroad. He also has a private periodontal practice, which is located in Rochester, NY.

May 1, 2009 - Dennis Tarnow
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Esthetic Implant Dentistry - Controversies and Innovations

Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow is presently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Tarnow has a certificate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has a private practice in New York City. Dr. Tarnow has published numerous articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has lectured extensively both in the United States and abroad.

November 6, 2009 - Michael Glick
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Assessment and Evaluation of the Medically Complex Dental Patient

Dr. Michael Glick received his D.M.D. degree from the Hebrew University, School of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, and his graduate training in Oral Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Professor of Oral Medicine at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and Associate Dean for Oral-Medical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine - Mesa at A.T. Still University, Mesa , AZ.

Dr. Glick's present research focuses on provision of dental care for the medically complex patient. He has published more than 200 articles, book-chapters and monographs on oral medicine related topics, specifically proposing protocols for dental treatment for patients with complex medical conditions. He has also written and co-edited several textbooks including "Dental Management of Patients with HIV" and "Burket's Oral Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment" (11th ed.). He is also an author and co-editor of the American Dental Association's Oral Health Care Guidelines.

Dr. Glick serves on a number of international and national committees on HIV and other blood borne infectious diseases. He is also an American Dental Association Seminars speaker on "Dental Treatment for Medically Complex Patients" and "Emerging Infectious Diseases".

Dr. Glick serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Oral Medicine, is the President of the American Board of Oral Medicine, and is a consultant to the American Dental Association's Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. He also serves as the dental representative on the National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee.

Dr. Glick is the recipient of several awards for his educational and research efforts. He is the Editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association, and he serves on the editorial board of several other professional journals. Dr. Glick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.