This course is designed for all dental practitioners to provide an update on the new periodontal classification system and expand their knowledge base for patient education and case acceptance. Dr. Mary Hamburg will discuss the changes in the classification system and how the latest research on periodontal diseases impacts treatment options and recommendations for patients. Shelly Short will demonstrate how to incorporate the new classification system into your practice as well as discuss the “why and because” aspects of periodontal diseases, plus how it impacts overall systemic health. Updates on maintaining and treatment of dental implants will also be addressed with the current recommendations for probing, cleaning and intervention procedures for addressing failing implants in the dental practice.
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