Periodontal Pearls: Lasers, Soft Tissue Procedures and the New Classification for Periodontal Disease

Mar. 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Subject: 490 Periodontics

Credits: 1.5

Thursday, March 5: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. CST

Audience: Dentists, Dental Staff

Fee: $75 Members, $75 Member Staff, $125 Non-Members, $37.50 Students


This course will review the proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions. Topics include a description of laser-assisted therapy, its mechanism of action and several case presentations; keys to success; pearls for treatment; and a video demonstration of laser surgery for the treatment of periodontal disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how lasers work, including by viewing video presentations of procedures such as the laser-assisted new attachment procedure and laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure
  • Determine the mechanism of action, compare different wavelengths and review modalities of treatment for soft tissue and hard tissue lasers
  • Understand soft tissue defects around implants and review the new classification system and example treatment options
  • Learn the maintenance protocol for patients after laser-assisted therapy
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