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Nonsurgical Therapies in Periodontal Disease Management: Local & Systemic Input

Nonsurgical Therapies in Periodontal Disease Management: Local & Systemic Impact

Friday, March 28, 2014 

Would you like to increase your success with periodontally compromised patients? Would you like to know what to expect in pocket reduction from your non-surgical periodontal therapies?

Pharmacotherapeutics have given us a wide array of treatment options to improve outcomes in the management of periodontal disease. Renowned guest speaker, Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan, will give you the “when,” “why,” and “how” of these new approaches as she explains: 1) newer diagnostic and screening techniques, 2) genetic, environmental and acquired risk factors, 3) the variety and nature of periodontal pathogens, and 4) local and systemic host modulating therapies (HMTs) and their impact. You will benefit from Dr. Ryan’s extensive clinical, academic and research experience and will return to practice with fresh ideas for improving clinical outcomes in your periodontally involved patients.


With the information conveyed in this continuing dental education program, you will be able to:

  • apply new periodontal screening tools.
  • explain the systemic impact of local disease.
  • identify patients at greater risk for periodontal disease.
  • propose risk reduction strategies to your patients.
  • evaluate the locally applied and systemically administered therapies available to reduce microbial load.
Who Should Attend

Dentists, dental hygienists and other members of the dental team who would like to better understand contemporary assessment and management strategies available for their periodontally compromised patients.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures and discussion.

Guest Speaker

Maria Emanuel Ryan, D.D.S., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Biology and Pathology, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, New York; Medical Staff, University Hospital at Stony Brook Medicine. Dr. Ryan received her specialty training in periodontics at the University of Connecticut Health Center and her Ph.D. in Oral Biology and Pathology from the Graduate School at Stony Brook University. She is a nationally and internationally known speaker and author who has published over 75 original scholarly works; her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, private foundations and industry sources. Dr. Ryan has received several awards and high honors, holding several U.S. patents based on her work at the University. Dr. Ryan is actively involved in teaching, research and clinical practice. She serves on several scientific, dental and medical advisory boards.

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