Date: 5/4/2017- 5/6/2017
ADA CERP: Credit Hours - 12.5

Location: The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Map to Event: Click here for directions
Cost: Dentist/MD $375; Team Members $295; UNC School of Dentistry Alumni $275
Sponsor: Department of Periodontology
The registration period has closed for this event.


This program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sunstar.


Poster Presentations:
The poster boards are 4x6 which includes the frame. 
The internal area is 45” x 69” , a cork board covered with fabric.
Push pins will be supplied.


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Course Description:
This course is a showcase of current concepts in periodontics and implantology including disease diagnosis, treatment and management. The impact of Periodontal Medicine on strategies for patient management and our profession will be discussed. The goal of the meeting will be to highlight selected state-of-the art topics in Periodontology and Periodontal Medicine with an emphasis on clinical care. Presentations will provide practical relevance for practitioners – bringing clinical science to patient care. Distinguished speakers include physicians and periodontal clinical masters, who will bring relevance to periodontal implant diagnosis and treatment. Themes will include managing peri-implantitis, trends in regeneration of bone and soft tissues, and new technologies in periodontics that are shaping the future of our profession. 

The program will feaure hands-on demonstrations and tours.  During the main 2-day conference for each topic there will be a plenary session followed by content-specific lectures followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions and answers from participants.

Educational Objectives: At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

1) Identify challenges and opportunities of current periodontal diagnoses and therapies from evidence based dentistry to patient-based therapy.

2) Recognize the global impact of periodontal disease from an overall health standpoint and the challenges that arise from the changing landscape of dentistry.

3) Translate clinical relevance of new findings in oral-systemic disease links to aid the practitioner in providing the tools necessary for advising patients.

4) Discuss new technologies in periodontology that are rapidly evolving and impacting the practice of dentistry and health care policy.

5) Identify the increasing role of microbial and genetic testing on the practice of periodontics.

Schedule at a Glance
Thursday 4:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Reception at the UNC School of Dentistry
Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm Session at the William and Ida Friday Center
Friday 6:00pm – 9:30pm Banquet at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center/Carolina Club
Saturday 8:00am – 4:30pm Session at the William and Ida Friday Center


UNC Faculty
Silvana Barros, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology

James Beck, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Dental Ecology

Kimon Divaris, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Julie Marchesan, DDS, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontology

Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontology

Antonio Moretti, DDS, MS
Graduate Program Director and

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology

Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD, MMSc
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Periodontology
Director, Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases

Jonathan Reside, DDS, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontology

Flavia R. F. Teles, DDS, MS, DMSc
Research Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology

Ricardo P. Teles, DDS, DMSc
OraPharma Distinguished Professor
Vice-Chair, Department of Periodontology

Shaoping Zhang, DDS, PhD, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
Research Fellow and Attending Dentist
General Oral (GO) Health Clinic

Guest Faculty
Michael C. Alfano, DMD, PhD
President of the Santa Fe Group
Professor, Dean and Executive Vice President Emeritus
New York University, New York, NY

Gary C. Armitage, DDS, MS
Professor, Orofacial Sciences
UCSF School of Dentistry
San Francisco, CA

Kenneth S. Korman, DDS, PhD
Co-Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer and Director
InterLeukin Genetics
Waltham, MA

Evie Lalla, DDS, MS
Professor of Dental Medicine
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY

Phoebus N. Madianos, DDS, PhD
Faculty of Dentistry
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Jukka H. Meurman, MD, PhD, Dr. Odont.
Professor of Oral Infectious Diseases
University of Helsinki

Panos N. Papapanou, DDS, PhD
Professor of Dental Medicine
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
New York, NY

Mariano Sanz, MD, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chair Periodontology
University Complutense, Madrid, Spain

Souvik Sen, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair of Clinical Neurology
Department of Neurology
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC

Maurizio Tonetti, DMD, PhD, MMSc, FRCPS, FRCS
Executive Director

European Research Group on Periodontology
Hong Kong, China

Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD
Senior Member of Staff, Chair, Department of Applied Oral Sciences

Oral Biology and Periodontology
Forsyth Dental Institute
Cambridge, MA

Atsuhiko Yamamoto, DDS, PhD
President, Perio-Implant Hospital Autis
Osaka, Japan



The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDE’s term of recognition is May 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

The UNC School of Dentistry designates this course for up to 12.25 hours of continuing education credits.

Conflict of Interest:
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational course will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.  As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The school is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Registration and Fees:
Dentist $375; Team Members $295; UNC School of Dentistry Alumni $275

The registration fee includes course materials, CE credit and all meals listed in the agenda. All registrations must be received by April 27, 2017. Guests may accompany a paid attendee to the Thursday Reception for $25 and the Friday Night Banquet for $75.

UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs.

Cancellations and Refunds:
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, April 21, 2017. Cancellations must be received in writing either by fax 919-445-2110 or email to cde@dentistry.unc.edu. The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.  No refunds will be issued after Friday, April 21, 2017. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies

ADA Statement:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.  If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education course, please call 919-537-3400 no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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