2011 Meetings

February 11, 2011
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Evidence Based Treatment in Clinical Implant Dentistry: Recent Advances.
Presented by Dr. Monish Bola, Director of Post-Graduate Periodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy

Continuing Education Credits: 6

Socket Augmentation vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Four Critical Factors in Decision Making.

Implant dentistry is about achieving predictable functional and esthetic results, long term. This lecture will present recent evidence on the decision-making process of when to perform socket augmentation vs. immediate implant placement. Management of hard and soft tissue deficiencies around implants will be presented. Additionally, the use of Cone Beam CT in the decision making process will be discussed.

1. Implant Infections. With more immediate implants being placed, there has been an increased incidence of apical implant infections. The etiology, management and prevention of this condition will be discussed in detail.

2. Socket Healing - New Evidence. Recent evidence in understanding the healing of an extraction socket has influenced the timing and the placement of implants. This new information has led to predictable outcomes with shortened treatment times.

3. Implant for Patients on Bisphosphonates - Recent Guidelines. This information will provide a practical approach in everyday clinical dentistry in the management of these patients.

4. The Biometric Implant. New and innovative research and technology focused on the concept of Bioimesis will be presented including its application in clinical dentistry.

Dr. Bhola is a Diplomate of the Amer. Board of Perio. & Assoc. Prof. & Dir. Of Post-Grad Perio. Dr. Bhola received is DDS from UD Mercy, his MSD from Indiana Univ. Sch. of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Waterford, MI. and has lectured at local, national and international levels and several publications and abstracts in leading journals.

April 1, 2011
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
Implant Technology - Is there room for improvement and if so, can it be documented?
Presented by Dr. David Cochran, Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Director of Post-Graduate Periodontics at the University of Texas San Antonio

Continuing Education Credits: 6

A.M. Session: Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is a highly successful therapy. Predictable outcomes can be achieved with a variety of products suggesting that success is more dependent on biological principles. Recent innovations in implant logy will be examined in light of evidence based studies. These innovations will be focused on implant materials and implant design.

P.M. Session: Tissue Regeneration in the Oral Cavity - Can Mature Functional Bone and Periodontal Ligament (PDL) be Accomplished by Growth Factors? Marshall Urist discovered in 1965 that a substance within our bones could be isolated and used alone to stimulate (induce) new bone growth. The evolution of this material will be traced to today whereby our patients benefit from the therapy in the oral cavity. Periodontal ligament, a much more complex structure, also can be enhanced through the application of protein therapy. Insights into stimulating PDL regeneration with protein factors will also be examined.

Dr. Cochran is a graduate of the Univ. of Virginia and received his D.D.S. and Ph.D in Biochemistry from the Medial College of Virginia. He also was trained in Periodontology at Harvard school of Dent. Medicine. He is Prof. & Chairman of the Dept. of Perio at University of Texas Heath Science Center in San Antonio Dent. School. He is a Diplomate of the Mer. Board of Periodontology. He has published many scientific articles and abstracts on various periodontal biochemistry and implant topics.

November 4, 2011
To be held at: Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
Registration 8:30am, Lecture 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Systemic Impact of Periodontal Disease: What does it mean for Health Professionals?
Presented by Ms. Casey Hein, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Periodontics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Continuing Education Credits: 6

Scientific investigation conducted over several recent decades has provides impelling evidence that periodontal disease may increase the risk for a number of inflammatory-driven disease states. Dentists and Dental Hygienists are well positioned to counsel patients in prevention of cardiovascular diseases and screen and appropriately refer at-risk patients. After attending this course participants should be able to:

1. Provide an overview of the theoretical etiological mechanisms implicated in the inflammatory pathway linking periodontal disease to systemic consequences.

2. Describe the role of dentists and dental hygienists in insuring oral-systemic health, including progressive diagnosis, appropriate treatment and/or referral of periodontal disease; screening patients for systemic diseases/conditions; and reinforcing key health messages about achieving and sustaining overall health.

3. Through real life case presentation this course will expand participants appreciation of the significance of periodontal disease and will provide a template for incorporation of evidence of periodontal-systemic relationships into clinical protocols.

Ms. Hein received her BS in Hygiene from West Virginia University and an MDA from Loyola. She is Director of Education for the International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health and Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Periodontics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.