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Contemporary Concepts in Non-surgical Periodontal Disease Management

Contemporary Concepts in Non-surgical Periodontal Disease Management

Friday, April 1, 2016

Would you like to know more about the role inflammation plays in periodontal disease? Are you up to date on the most current concepts in reducing periodontal inflammation? Are you familiar with the role that genetics play in all of this?

Recent studies show that the incidence of periodontal disease is far greater than we have been led to believe, yet dental offices are submitting fewer claims for periodontal procedures. Renowned periodontist, Dr. Herb Bader, will help you resolve this disconnect by taking you beyond what probing and radiographs can tell you and giving you the most current and definitive diagnostic approaches in periodontal assessment. You will learn how genetics factor into periodontal disease and how easy it can be for you to incorporate salivary diagnostics to improve the periodontal and overall health of your patients.

This program is funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from DenMat and OralDNA Labs.


You will leave this continuing dental education program better prepared to:

  • discuss the causes of periodontal inflammation and how it relates to overall health.
  • explain the role of the immune system in resisting the affects of gingivitis and periodontitis.
  • describe how a patient’s genetic makeup may predispose them to periodontal disease.
  • identify salivary diagnostic tools available for the assessment and prognosis of periodontal disease.
  • interpret laboratory reports derived from salivary test submissions.
  • select the most effective management techniques and products for your patients with periodontal disease.
  • convey to your patients the importance of reducing periodontal inflammation.
Who Should Attend

Dental team members who would like to understand the role of genetics in periodontal disease risk, its role in inflammation, and the latest diagnostic tools to guide therapeutic recommendations.

Educational Method

Illustrated lectures and discussion

Guest Speaker

Herbert Bader, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D., has been a highly regarded lecturer in periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he received post-doctoral training as a research fellow in periodontology. Dr. Bader is considered a thought leader in periodontology who has long sought to improve the understanding and treatment of periodontal disease and the association between oral disease and systemic health. He is widely published in the literature and has been recognized year after year as one of the top 100 clinician/educators by Dentistry Today. He is a Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentistry, a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon’s honor society, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Osseointegration. He also maintains an active periodontal practice in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Dr. Bader serves as a scientific advisor to OralDNA Labs.

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