Locally Delivered Antimicrobials : What Is Their Role in Periodontal Therapy?

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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Treatment of periodontitis principally focus on addressing the removal of etiologic bacteria or plaque biofilm using mechanical non-surgical therapy and, in some cases, surgical therapy as well. However, it has been observed that certain patients continue to experience periodontal breakdown despite ideal therapy and maintenance care. Local delivery of antibacterial agents into periodontal pockets has been extensively developed and investigated as an adjunct to periodontal therapy to improve the treatment outcomes and obtain better sustainable results in these patients.

Learning Objectives:

· Review and learn about the different agents in local antimicrobial therapy.

· Understand the role of locally delivered antimicrobials as an adjunct to non-surgical therapy.

· Understand the application of locally delivered antimicrobials based on clinical judgement and scientific evidence.


Dr. Maninder Kaur is an Assistant Professor and Predoctoral Periodontal Program Director in the Department of Periodontology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry. She received her dental degree from SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, India (2003) and received her Master's in Public Health (2008), Masters in Clinical Dentistry and completed Residency Program in Periodontics (2013) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Kaur is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and lectures on clinical periodontics, inter-relationship between oral and systemic health and dental implantology.


Registration open through 10/17/2020 7:00 AM EST


$20 per person

Continuing Education

1 CE Hour

Zoom Online Meeting

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