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Periodontal Surgery Course

An Introduction to Periodontal Surgery -
Dr. Jon Suzuki and Dr. Kevin Suzuki

Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 14, 2015

Drs. Suzuki

ADA Headquarters
211 E. Chicago Ave, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60611

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11 CE Hours 

Although Basic Periodontal Surgical Techniques are not routinely taught in dental school education, clinical skills to include these approaches are invaluable to the restorative dentist.  Crown lengthening and flap surgeries for exposure of sound tooth structure for restorative of one or two teeth is frequently essential in treatment planning. Also, mucogingival surgery for enhancement of keratinized gingiva for prosthetics or pre implant therapies, or for improvement of oral hygiene and gingival sensitivity issues are learned by the restorative dentists in these hands on surgical courses. However, referral to a specialist is also discussed in light of more complex or medically compromised cases. Video clips and surgical case reports will enhance the learning experience for Periodontal surgical skills for the restorative dentist. 

Day 1: Lecture- Ridge Preservation and Advanced Bone Grafting for the General Practitioner

While the literature is filled with information and articles about socket preservation and bone grafting, very little clarifying guidelines are put out for the general practitioner to appreciate the indications and the surgical procedures for successful ridge preservation. The need for General Dentists to understand and explain to their patients how their natural dentition can be saved by bone grafts of periodontal defects is essential for patient management and treatment planning. Before implant placement, severely resorbed edentulous ridges can be augmented with bone grafting to improve implant success rate in the hand of the general dentists.
This course answers the most prevalent questions and covers the basics of indication, contraindication and surgical procedure of ridge preservation bone grafts and periodontal osseous bone grafts.

This course will help you determine when a patient should be referred to a Periodontist.

Day 2: Hands-On Workshop- Periodontal Surgery: Flap Surgery and Crown Lengthening Surgery and Mucogingival Surgery for Augmentation of Keratinized Gingiva

Surgical enhancement of sound tooth structure is frequently a critical component of restorative and prosthetic dentistry.  In addition, crown lengthening surgery may improve gingival esthetics in selected cases.  Osseous re-contouring may be a necessary component of crown lengthening surgery. Prosthetic and Implant treatment planning may require augmentation of keratinized gingiva. Free gingival graft surgery (not root coverage) using Alloderm will be included in this workshop. This hands-on course, coupled with case reports, will provide practical clinical experience for treatment planning and execution of crown lengthening and mucogingival surgeries.

Learning Objectives:

Indications and contraindications for periodontal surgery
How to perform incisions, flap elevation, flap positioning, osseous reduction, mucogingival surgeries and suturing
Manage periodontal surgical patients in the post-operative phase
Discuss consent forms, insurance, post operative care and nutritional instructions

Speaker: Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, MBA, PhD
Dr. Jon Suzuki has a Presidential Appointment as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology in the School of Dentistry at Temple University.  He also serves as Chairman and Director of Graduate Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University. He has been Dean at the University of Pittsburgh, Chief of Hospital Dentistry, Presbyterian University Hospital, and CEO of the Faculty Dental Practice Plan. Dr. Suzuki has published over 150 papers, chapters, and symposia, 200 abstracts, and 1 textbook in Medical Technology.

Speaker: Kevin R. Suzuki, DMD, MS
Dr. Kevin Suzuki graduated with his DMD from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  His residency was in Periodontics and Oral Implantology at Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA, where he also earned his Masters of Science degree.  Kevin trained under the tutelage of Professor Carl Misch , Director of Oral Implantology and Professor Jon Suzuki, Program Director, both at Temple University. Dr. Suzuki is currently an Affiliate Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  He is also a Graduate Periodontics Clinical Professor at Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Suzuki served as immediate past-President of the Washington State Society of Periodontists.