DATE: Sunday, April 14, 2019

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, Centennial Complex, 24760 Stewart Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 490

Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD

Private practice of Periodontics and Implantology
Bowling Green, KY

Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols for Periodontal Disease


The future of dentistry is squarely focused on the role that a preferred level of oral health plays in overall health. That means dentistry can no longer just be about helping patients clean and save their teeth. Clearly, it is time for savvy dental care providers to resign from the oral hygiene police and join the wellness force. This presentation will show you how to do just that! Attendees will leave with the knowledge and materials necessary to more efficiently diagnose and treat their patients in this new age of wellness.


Attendees will learn:

  • What we can say for sure about the role oral inflammation plays in overall health (and to whom we should be saying it to).
  • The new message of dentistry: How to deliver it throughout your office.
  • A new wellness examination protocol: how to effortlessly incorporate screening for the wellness factors that affect oral and systemic health (and can increase case acceptance).
  • New treatment protocols based on priority patients and priority sites.

Joseph Kan, DDS, MS

Professor and Course Director
Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Esthetic Peri-Implant Tissue Defects, Science, Art & Limitations


Vertical tissue regeneration to optimize anterior implant gingival esthetics is always daunting. While regenerating tissue vertically is achievable, it is not necessarily translating to soft tissue esthetics, especially in the final few millimeters where the tissue meets the prosthesis. This often means the difference between having an esthetic-looking implant restoration versus a long crown without papillae or crown with artificial gingiva. This presentation will focus on various treatment (orthodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics) concepts of soft and hard tissue augmentation to attain those critical final millimeters in the event of partially edentulous vertical defects in the esthetic zone.


Attendees will learn:

  • Bone/gingival graft, artificial gingiva: When to do what
  • Bone/soft tissue graft concepts and limitations.
  • Ortho concepts and limitations.
  • Artificial gingiva concepts and limitations.

Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor,
UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics
Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry
Faculty, Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Department of Dentistry
Private practice limited to periodontics

The Great Cover-up: Mucogingival problems, soft tissue augmentation, and techniques


Gingival augmentation is a periodontal procedure performed to enhance keratinized tissues around teeth and dental implants. Gingival recession is an increasing esthetic concern, however, sensitivity, root caries, and restorative complications are also problematic. This lecture will feature two sections of the AAP Regeneration Workshop with consensus from experts around the world regarding root coverage and enhancing the gingival biotype.

To be successful, these procedures require an in-depth knowledge of wound healing, indications/contraindications, site preparation, site selection, material selection, technique selection, flap adaptation, and postoperative management. An accurate diagnosis and understanding of the etiology of the periodontal problem will aid the clinician in selecting the proper treatment.


Attendees will:

  • Understand the etiologies of gingival recession.
  • Understand what root(s) can and cannot be covered.
  • Review the myriad of surgical methods for root coverage.
  • Review the procedures based on evidence.
  • Understand restorative implications: restore with tissue or restorative materials.

Brian Goodacre, DDS, MSD

Assistant Professor
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Erik Sahl, DDS, MSD

Director, Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Digital Regeneration: Practical applications for periodontal and implant treatment


Regenerating the edentulous alveolar ridge in preparation for prosthetic and dental implant therapy is vital to the successful outcome of treatment. With dental implants becoming the standard of care for replacement of missing teeth, the development of new workflows to streamline the process is warranted. This lecture will discuss the diagnosis and classification of edentulous sites and introduce some newly emerging technology promoting bone and tissue regeneration.


Participant will:

  • Be able to classify ridge defects and the predictability associated with augmentation.
  • Become familiar with the available grafting materials and their respective uses and properties.
  • Be able to introduce new and digital workflows that will provide the attendees a peek into the future of bone regeneration.

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