Challenges in Periodontics: Update and Periodontal Diseases and Treatments

Dr. Arndt Guentsch graduated and received his training in Periodontics in Germany. He earns a (DMD) in 2001 and a PhD in 2011 from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in Germany as well as a Master degree in Health Business Administration (MHBA) in 2013 from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Nuremberg. Dr. Guentsch is board certified from the German Society of Periodontology (2013). His passion is to combine clinic and research. Dr. Guentsch authored approximately 100 publications, more than 40 of them were published in peer-reviewed journals. From 2001 until 2014 he was a faculty member at the University Hospital in Jena, Germany and in 2015 he joined the Department of Surgical Sciences at the Marquette University School of Dentistry as an Associate Professor.

Dr. Guentsch has no conflict of interest to disclose.

Course Description:

Half of American adults suffer from periodontal disease. Besides caries, gum diseases are the major cause for tooth loss. However, periodontitis is not only affecting oral health but there are also clear systemic links. A structured diagnosis and treatment approach can not only save teeth but also protects the patient’s investment when prosthetic rehabilitation (including implants) is necessary. Topics to be covered include causes, diagnostics, hygiene, surgical and non-surgical treatments, prognosis, maintenance and drugs.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the causes of periodontitis.
  • Know how much diagnostics is necessary.
  • Identify whether to extract or not.
  • Discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options.


Date: 11/9/2017

Registration Ends: 11/7/2017 11:59 PM

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Credits: 3 hours - Lecture

Location: Marquette University School of Dentistry

Cost: $99

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