Meetings and Events

2021 64rd Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives

Saturday, February 27, 2021 

Synergy of Reconstructive Hard and Soft Tissue Surgery:
The Role of Bioengineering in Clinical Practice

By: Maurice A. Salama
Biologic Modifiers can often be synergistically combined with periodontal plastic surgical techniques, guided bone regeneration and various osseous grafts to effectively establish the optimal foundation for functional and esthetic implant restorations. Vertical soft tissue and interdental papilla enhancement is frequently combined with innovative second-stage periodontal plastic surgery to create an ideal restorative frame.

The three-dimensional reconstruction of the implant receptor site comprises three distinct phases:

  1. Development of the hard tissues
  2. Reconstruction of the soft tissue
  3. Shaping of the tissues through the restorative profile

This program will cover the importance of CBCT 3D Planning in Reconstructive Dentistry. Site preparation techniques for conventional restorative dentistry as well as prior to and at the time of implant placement utilizing new bioengineering protocols will also be featured and introduced as treatment planning options in everyday clinical practice..

Educational Objectives:

  1. Diagnosis and classification of implant recipient sites using CBCT and 3D software.
  2. Augmentation techniques available at the time of extraction.
  3. Management of the “deficient” site through horizontal and vertical augmentation techniques.
  4. Evaluation of new techniques and bioengineering technologies for future applications

Dr. Maurice A. Salama completed his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, where he received his BS in Biology. Dr. Salama received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he later received his dual specialty certification in Orthodontics and Periodontics, as well as his implant training at the Branemark Center at Penn.

Dr. Salama is currently on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia as Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics. Dr. Salama is a permanent member of the Scientific Committee of the world’s leading online Dental Education Website

He is also a member of the Team Atlanta Dental Practice which is a multidisciplinary practice world renowned for their clinical research in reconstructive and esthetic dentistry.

Sunday, February 28, 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