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Orthodontic & Periodontal Esthetics

Orthodontic & Periodontal Esthetics - Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Wednesday-Saturday, May 4-7, 2016

Would you like to provide more periodontal and orthodontic procedures in your practice?

Learn how to incorporate orthodontics and periodontics into your complex patient cases. You will enjoy the hands-on experience with fixed and removable orthodontics to enhance anterior esthetics, as well as the hands-on training with electrosurgery to lengthen crowns and improve gingival contours. You will benefit from the expertise and practical experience of several dynamic speakers. The small-group format will give you the individual attention needed to develop skills that will improve your esthetic results and expand the services that you can provide in your practice.


After completing this continuing dental education course, you will be able to:

  • diagnose and treatment plan orthodontic and periodontal treatment as part of the overall restorative and esthetic treatment plan.
  • obtain high quality orthodontic records.
  • perform limited orthodontic treatment for anterior esthetics with fixed appliances and with a removable orthodontic system.
  • perform limited periodontal recontouring with an electrosurgical unit.
  • fabricate a surgical stent to guide crown lengthening, reshaping of interdental papilla and other recontouring needs.
  • incorporate limited orthodontic and periodontal procedures into your practice.
Who Should Attend

This course is open to any dentist who wants more practical experience with orthodontics and contemporary periodontal techniques. This course is a core module in the "Postgraduate Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry."

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, round-table case discussions. A patient is not needed for this module.


Here’s what previous attendees liked about the course:

“Good material, updated information.” Dr. Martin Salazar, Indianapolis, Indiana

“The Ortho-Perio course is one of my favorites in the esthetics program. Very practical, eye-opening information and techniques from high-quality, expert instructors.” Dr. Kristen Berning, Dubuque, Iowa

“Great variety.” Dr. Anna Miller, Dubuque, Iowa

“The speakers were great!” Dr. Michelle Verrier-Davis, Portland, Maine

“There was lots of data that I can use every day!” Dr. Dennis Nierengarten, St. Cloud, Minnesota

“Well worth the trip from the east coast.” Dr. Peter Davis, Lewiston, Maine

Course Instructors

Scott P. Arbit, D.D.S., M.S., is a Board Certified Orthodontist in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Arbit received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and a master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Arbit has served as the president of the Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists and the Wisconsin Society of Dentistry for Children. He currently serves as Director to the Midwest Society of Orthodontics. Dr. Arbit has lectured on TMD and varied orthodontic topics.

Roger G. Ettel, D.D.S., M.S., Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Periodontology, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota; consulting faculty, Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Ettel is currently in full-time practice limited to periodontology in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

James R. Miller, D.D.S., M.S., Board Certified Orthodontist in private practice at Advances in Orthodontics, P.A., Golden Valley, Minnesota; Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Orthodontics, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Miller was a full-time faculty member in Orthodontics at the School of Dentistry from 2003-2011. He founded the University of Minnesota Orthodontic Faculty Practice in 2007, which is a critical access provider to an underserved child and adolescent population.

W. Peter Nordland, D.M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Periodontics, Loma Linda University; President and Co-founder of the Periodontal Plastic Surgery Club. Dr. Nordland has developed this subspecialty and is considered an expert in the field of Oral Plastic Surgery. He has introduced many new surgical procedures and has developed his own microsurgical instrumentation. He is also the Director of the Oral Microsurgical Residency Program at the Newport Coast Oral-Facial Institute. He has presented over 150 professional papers and lectures internationally. In addition, Dr. Nordland has authored or co-authored three textbooks, written chapters as well as several journal publications on Periodontal Plastic Surgery. He is in private practice limited to Periodontology in La Jolla, California.

Paul S. Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences; Director, Dental Implant Program, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin also maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice. He is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary Restorative Dentistry: Levels I-III at the University of Minnesota.

Gerald S. Samson, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama @ Birmingham and at St. Louis University Department of Orthodontics. Dr. Samson is a visiting lecturer for orthodontic postgraduate programs at eight universities in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. He also reviews articles for The Angle Orthodontist on the subject of orthodontic mechanics. In addition, Dr. Samson completed a pediatric dental residency at Emory University in 1979 and has been in private orthodontic practice since 1981.

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