Friday, February 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
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Debi Diaz 
Monterey Bay Dental Society 

Systemic Periodontal Update and Periodontal Regeneration 

This presentation will review the connection between periodontal inflammation and systemic diseases, emerging periodontal regenerative approaches, and gingival augmentation.

C.E. units: 7.0 (core)

Periodontal Regeneration

The section of the course will cover periodontal soft tissue root coverage procedures, periodontal soft tissue non-root coverage procedures, intrabony defects, furcation defects, and emerging regenerative approaches for periodontal reconstruction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current evidence regarding periodontal regeneration.
  • Apply the standards to private practice.
  • Understand what is possible and the extent to which we can “save teeth.”

Systemic Diseases: Implications in Periodontal and Implant Therapy

The connection between periodontal inflammation and systemic diseases is “front page” in the media today. When we treat periodontal diseases and oral infection, does this have an effect on systemic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory diseases, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis? This course will review the aforementioned systemic diseases and the recent research evaluating their correlation with periodontal diseases. Clinical application with emphasis on periodontal therapy will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand where we are in 2020 on current research results regarding perio/systemic links.
  • Review systemic complications that may reflect oral manifestations.
  • Provide clinical treatment recommendations – take it to the chair.

Gingival Augmentation: The Great Coverup

Gingival augmentation is a periodontal procedure performed to enhance keratinized tissues around teeth and dental implants. Gingival recession is an increasing esthetic concern, however, sensitivity, root caries, and restorative complications are also problematic. This lecture will feature 2 sections of the AAP Regeneration Workshop with consensus from experts around the world regarding root coverage and enhancing the gingival biotype. The 2018 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Implant Diseases will be applied.

To be successful, these procedures require an in-depth knowledge of wound healing, indications/contraindications, site preparation, site selection, material selection, technique selection, flap adaptation, and postoperative management. An accurate diagnosis and understanding the etiology of the periodontal problem will aid the clinician in selecting the proper treatment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the etiologies of gingival recession.
  • Understand what root(s) can and cannot be covered.
  • Review the myriad of surgical methods for root coverage.
  • Review the procedures based on evidence.
  • Understand restorative implications: restore with tissue or restorative materials.

Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD


Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD, is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA School of Public Health. She is currently a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics, and faculty at the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care Center Dental Service. She has a private practice limited to Periodontics, oral medicine, and implantology in Los Angeles.