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Periodontics: Antimicrobials, Probiotics, and Host Modulation Therapies

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January 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco

Event Category: Conferences and Retreats|Continuing Education

*Our evening programs offer practitioners quality courses at an affordable price.

This course will review the use of locally delivered antimicrobial products (mouth rinses, sustained released antimicrobial products) in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory periodontal disease. The rationale for the use of systemic antibiotics, probiotics and host modulation therapy will also be discussed.

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You Will Learn

  • The prevalence and pathogenesis of inflammatory periodontal disease
  • Risk assessment for periodontal disease
  • Nutrition as it relates to periodontal disease
  • The pros and cons of drug delivery routes for managing periodontal disease
  • Products available and clinical applications for sustained release products
  • The technique for microbial culturing to direct the clinical use of systemic antibiotics
  • Available probiotic products and how to review scientific evidence for their use
  • Scientific evidence for the use of host modulation therapies

Who Should Attend

All dentists and allied dental professionals are encouraged to attend.

Tuition: $75 (includes light sandwich supper)
Program: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check-in: 5:30 pm
Credits: This activity is designated for 3 units of continuing education credit.

William P. Lundergan, DDS, MA, is professor and chair of the Department of Periodontics at Pacific. He maintains a private practice through the Faculty Dental Service Group at Pacific and is a co-editor and author for the fifth edition of Hall’s Critical Decisions in Periodontology.

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