Meetings and Events

2021 64rd Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives

Friday, February 26, 2021
Afternoon Session

State of the Art of Dynamic Guided Surgery and a Simplified Technique for Block Allografts
(including a Hands-on Lab)

By: Dr. John Russo
Periodontist, Private Practice
Sarasota, Fl

Course Description:
This half day course will cover two different topics. The first hour of the lecture will be an overview of Dynamic Guided Surgery, specifically covering the X-Nav protocol. The theory, workflow, technology and specific cases showing dynamic guided surgery will be demonstrated.
The advantages and disadvantages of dynamic guided surgery will be covered. The second hour of lecture will cover the technique of block allografts for ridge augmentation. A review of the literature on block allografts will be given as well as a simplified approach to performing block allografts. Several cases will be shown as well as the use of rhBMP2 to mimic an autograft. A decision tree of when to use autografts vs. allografts will be given. Immediately after the lecture on block allografts, a hands-on program will be given, limited to 40 doctors to practice the simplified block allograft technique on artificial maxillae.

Course objectives:

  1. Understand the workflow of obtaining a patient tracker, using it while taking a CBCT, taking
    an intraoral scan, merging the DICOM data and the STL file and planning the virtual
    prosthesis and the implant.
  2.  Appreciating the differences between dynamic guided surgery vs. static surgical guides.
  3. Know which locations in the mouth are predictable to perform block allografts and which
    areas are contraindicated.
  4.  List the differences between an autogenous block and a block allograft.
  5. List the steps in performing a block allograft including a rapid hydration technique, shaping
    of the block, block fixation and releasing of the flap.

Dr. John Russo is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He completed his periodontal training and earned a Master in Health Sciences degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been in private practice in Sarasota, FL for twenty-eight years and is a clinical assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Division of Periodontics. Dr. Russo is a Past-President of the Southern Academy of Periodontology. He has been a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Board of Trustees for four years. Dr. Russo has been the course director, for the past eighteen years, for a bone and soft tissue grafting, hands-on cadaver course given through the Medical University of South Carolina. This course has over 1500 alumni.

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

Team Expectations When Restoring the Full Arch:
Technology and Clinical Challenges with “All on X”

By: Dr. Maurice Salama
Full Arch restorations have always presented itself with clinical and technical challenges, from working in the clinic with the patient, to the laboratory bench, and to the need for improved communication between the involved team members. With the speed that the technology has improved, so has the way we diagnose, treatment plan and restore the full arch patient. What hasn’t changed is the sound prosthodontic principles. This lecture will highlight some of the clinical challenges, materials and the protocols needed to meet the expectations of the team to deliver a successful outcome.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Cover common treatment modalities for fixed full arch implant candidates
  • Understand factors involved in treatment planning for immediate extraction or the edentulous arch
  • Review role of CAD/CAM in full arch prosthetics
  • Understand indications & process for immediate load full-arch prosthodontics
  • Understand the role of CBCT and 3D software for diagnosis and planning

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