DATE: Sunday, October 7, 2018

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

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson 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

Dr. Richard Nathan
Richard Nathan, DMD, MS

Clinical Professor at UCSF and UOP Dental Schools
Private Practice in San Francisco for 35 years


This course will provide a practical overview of non-surgical and surgical periodontal techniques for teeth and implants of interest to the general dentist, dental hygienist, as well as dental support staff. Topics will include a discussion of the etiology and the pathogenesis of periodontitis and peri-implatitis. This analysis of "health to disease" will, in a logical and clear manner, outline the role of external factors as well as the host immune response in periodontitis/peri-implantitis.

Of special interest will be an extensive overview of laser periodontal therapy for teeth and implants. This topic will include current research and clinical approach using diode, NgYag, ErYaG as will as CO2 lasers. Also included will be a tutorial on basic non-surgical crown lengthening for the general dentist.


  • Describe how to effectively maintain patients who refuse referral to the periodontist 
  • Learn the basics of the non-surgical crown lengthening technique
  • Discuss the role of the immune system in the progression of periodontal disease


  • Define periodontitis and peri-implantitis
  • Discuss treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis
  • Describe the connection of periodontitis and other systemic diseases
  • Discuss laser therapy in periodontics

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