February 24, 2018

Lecture Course for the Entire Dental Team
Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Peri-Implantitis The Connection and Treatment

Donald P. Callan, B.S., B.A., D.D.S

Periodontal diseases are chronic, infectious, and inflammatory diseases resulting from exposure of the periodontium to dental plaque, a complex bacterial biofilm that accumulates on the teeth. With periodontal disease the epithelial tissue, connective tissue and bone is damage and the teeth and dental implants may be lost. To understand long term survival of dental implants, the clinician must have a clear understanding of the epithelial tissue, connective tissue and bone relationships to the dental implant surfaces. Evidence suggests that periodontitis and peri-implantitis may be the same and may contribute to the development or progression of local tissue break down and other diseases or conditions. In light of the high prevalence of the periodontal disease, these associations may be important for the maintenance of dental implants. Patients and health care providers must be informed that periodontal intervention may prevent the onset of hard and soft tissue breakdown or progression of various systemic diseases. Are the tissue relationships of dental implants the same as seen with teeth and will the dental plaque attack the dental implant tissues the same as seen with teeth? Will the tissue surrounding dental implants have the same response to dental plaque as teeth?

The purpose of this presentation to provide evidence based information to evaluate the relationships of the hard and soft tissues of connection to dental implants and to determine if these tissues are subject to periodontal breakdown. To understand the mechanism by which periodontal infections may contribute to the destruction of periodontal tissues or the loss of dental implants.

• Understand the hard and soft tissue relationships to dental implants.
• To understand the pathways of periodontal break down about dental implants.
• Identify hard and soft tissue conditions that may contribute to periodontal break down about dental implants.
• Determine the time and sequence for treatment and prevention of failing dental implants.
• To properly to inform the patient of the potential periodontal disease and systemic concerns of dental implants.
• Determine the proper maintenance of dental implants by the patient and the dental hygienist.

DONALD P. CALLAN, D.D.S., received his dental degree in 1975 and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1978. Dr. Callan maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics with an emphasis on tissue regeneration and implant dentistry in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Check-in: TBD, 8:00 AM
Program: Saturday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Dentist: $210.00
KDR Recpient: $189.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $160.00
Special Discount Fee: $130.00 (Will now apply to both Dentist & Allied Dental Professional)
(Must register for Practice Growth…on February 23rd to receive discount)


CREDIT (Course Code: 161836A)
AGD Code: 490/690 Hours: 7

The Dental School thanks PerioSeal for its unrestricted educational grant in support of this continuing
education program.

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