Meetings and Events

2021 64th Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives

Saturday, February 27, 2021 

Tunnel periodontal flap procedures- strategies and techniques to optimize outcomes for gingival recession treatment

Presented by Jim Janakievski DDS MSD

Program Description:
Pouch/ tunnel periodontal flap procedures have evolved over many years. Today, there are multiple techniques, materials, instruments and protocols available for tunnel flap procedures. The clinician must choose the best approach for treatment based on patient needs, clinical skills, site anatomy, and available scientific evidence. Through customization of treatment for the patient, optimal outcomes can be achieved.


  1. To understand the evolution of tunnel flap procedures.
  2. To understand the surgical considerations when preparing a tunnel flap.

Jim Janakievski D.D.S., M.S.D.
Jim Janakievski received his D.D.S. from the University of Toronto, which was followed by a general practice residency. After several years in general practice, he completed his post-graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received a certificate in Periodontology with a M.S.D. degree and a fellowship in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Janakievski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He is a reviewer for several dental journals and has published in the area of interdisciplinary dentistry, dental implants and tooth autotransplantation. Dr. Janakievski maintains an academic position with the University of Washington where he served as assistant director of the Graduate Periodontics program and is currently an affiliate assistant professor.

Dr. Janakievski teaches at Spear Education in Scottsdale Arizona. In addition, he participates in practice based clinical research through the McGuire Institute. He maintains a private practice in Tacoma, Washington.

Contact Information:
Jim Janakievski D.D.S., M.S.D.
4050 S. 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
T: 253-752-6622
M: 206-229-2253

SATURDAY, February 27, 2021 

Emerging Concepts in Periodontics and Oral Implantology 2020

Presented by Professor (Emeritus) Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

This course will emphasize the emerging trends and concepts of Microbiome and Immune Response in relation to Systemic Diseases, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Gastric Ulcers, Neoplasias, and other conditions. Concepts of pathogenesis and immunology related to viral infections and periodontal diseases will be presented with extensions to systemic diseases and conditions.

Contemporary clinical approaches for surgical and non-surgical management of Peri Implantitis and Implant Failures will be presented, with a focus on LAPIP Laser therapies using Case Reports.

 Course Objectives:

  1. Understand Microbiome and Immune Response in relation to systemic diseases.
  2. Relate new concepts of Pathogenesis and Immunology to Viral Infections and Periodontal Diseases.
  3. Recognize potential etiologies of Medications and Osteoporosis on Implants failures.
  4. Be able to treatment plan surgical and non-surgical therapies for Peri-Implantitis.


Professor (Emeritus) Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA

Dept of Microbiology and Immunology (School of Medicine)

Dept of Periodontology and Oral Implantology (School of Dentistry)

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. USA