Office of Continuing Education 


501 South Preston Street, Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
Fax: (502) 852-3994

Body Modifications - Are there Periodontal/Restorative Implications?
Vendor New Product Showcase

Co-Sponsored by Dental Hygiene Legacy - All Dental Professionals Welcome!

Guest Speaker: Margaret Hill, DMD

Event Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013

LOCATION: University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Room 125
(Lunch Not Included)

Education Method: Live Interactive Format
Lecture: CEU(s) - 3

On-Site Registration/sign-in: 8:00 AM. - 9:00 AM
Course: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

For any questions regarding Legacy Events, please contact Jennifer Baker @ (502) 852-1318


This course explores the psychological implications and motivation for body modifications and discusses their dental and periodontal implications.



Participants learn how to:
1. Explore psychological implications and motivations for body modification.
2. Discover types of tooth modifications that patients may have or may request.
3. Discuss restorative and periodontal implications of toot modifications.
4. Discover types of intraoral and extraoral piercings.
5. Explore risks of piercings and postoperative issues that dental professionals may see.
6. Discuss periodontal implications with piercings, and possible surgical solutions.
7. Discover other uses for tattoos besides ornamental.
8. Discuss types of scarification.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m Vendor New Product Showcase 
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session/Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lecture 

*Must attend both sessions to receive (3) CEUs

I. History of Body Modifications
a. Psychological implications
b. Motivation
II. Permanent and Temporary Tooth Modifications
a. Den al and periodontal implications of tooth modifications
III. Piercings
a. Intraoral/Extraoral
b. Most common locations for oral piercings
c. Postoperative issues
d. Risks associated with oral piercings
e. Healing times
f. Dental implications with radiographs
g. Fractured Teeth
h. Periodontal implications
i. Recession
ii. Clefts
iii.Bone loss
i. Repair of tissue loss
IV. Other Oral Modifications
V. Tattoos
a. Medical uses
b. Permanent makeup
VI. Scarification
a. Cutting
b. Branding
c. Electrocautery

About Margaret Hill, DMD:

Margaret Hill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Louisville, where she also serves as the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education. She received her DMD degree and a General Practice Residency certificate from the University of Louisville. After completing her certificate in Periodontics from the University of Kentucky, she practiced in Elizabethtown, KY. Dr. Hill is a Diplomate of the Amercian Board of Periodontology. In addition to her administrative and research responsibilities, she teaches in the dental hygiene, DMD and postgraduate programs, and practices periodontics with the with the University of Louisville Dental Associates.


FEES On-Line Registration by 11/1/2013 2:00 PM On-Site Registration after 11/1/2013 2:00 PM
Dentist: $100 $135
Hygienist: $40 $75
Auxiliary: $40 $75

Register On-Line: (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA Only)

****Payment by Check or Money Order available for on-site registration only****


We reserve the right to cancel, modify date, revise course content, revise program faculty and activities. Pre-registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded. 

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy.

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