Meetings and Events

2020 63rd Annual Meeting Synopsis and Learning Objectives

E. Dwayne Karateew, D.D.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology and Implant Surgery
Director, Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontology
Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
University of Illinois at Chicago

 Feb 21st PM (Friday), 2020
Hands-on course
" Novel Techniques to Aid in Implant Site Development "
Rehabilitation of missing teeth with dental implant-supported restorations has become a predictable treatment option in dentistry. The stability of hard and soft tissues around the implant is fundamental for long-term success. However, due to factors such as long term edentulism, vertical and horizontal bone loss is expected.  The available bone may not be suitable for optimum implant placement. Ridge manipulation procedures may be applied to increase in the volume of the deficient sites for subsequent implant therapies.   GBR with Allografts, Xenografts or Autograft particulate has long been recognized as the ‘gold standard, however, there are occasions where alternative modalities may be favorable.
Two techniques will be demonstrated and practiced by the participants on porcine jaws.
A lecture will precede the pig jaw hands-on workshop.  Participants will utilize the specific instrumentation engineered for these techniques, which will enable the surgeon to add another technique to their armamentarium
Learning Objectives

  • Develop a familiarization with novel surgical techniques
  • Understand how novel instrumentation can assist in edentulous ridge manipulation procedures
  • Know how to properly use the tools and time the sequence of procedure to ensure predictability

Brian L. Mealey, D.D.S., M.S.

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Graduate Program Director and Director, Specialist Division

Department of Periodontics
University of Texas Health Science Center
Feb 22nd AM (Saturday), 2020
Lecture Topic: “Clinical Management of Dental Patient with Diabetes”
Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and our local area has a high number of these patients. How do we treat these patients differently in the dental office, or do we? This course has a clinical focus and is designed to help dental office personnel become more comfortable treating patients with diabetes. The course emphasizes current medical therapies for diabetes, dental treatment pathways for these patients, and prevention and management of diabetic emergencies in the dental office.

Learning Objectives
Following this course, the attendee will:

  • Understand what diabetes is and its current diagnosis
  • Grasp modern medical management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Comprehend the potential impact of diabetes on dental care
  • Know different strategies for managing dental patients with diabetes

Lecture Topic: “Effects of Ridge Preservation on Wound Healing Following Tooth Extraction”
This course reviews the impact of ridge preservation grafting following tooth extraction. Why bother grafting a socket? What materials or protocols can I use? Ideally, practitioners should understand the wound healing events that take place when we implant a product into a patient. The primary focus of this lecture is the wound healing events that occur after ridge preservation with a wide variety of grafting materials/protocols, including timing protocols related to extraction, ridge preservation, and implant placement surgery.

Learning Objectives
Following this lecture, the attendee will:

  • Understand wound healing following tooth extraction without ridge preservation
  • Comprehend wound healing differences based on type of materials use for ridge
  • preservation
  • Know how the timing allowed between ridge preservation and implant placement may affect wound healing

Rodrigo Neiva, D.D.S., M.S.

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Chair of the Department of Periodontology 

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Feb 22nd PM (Saturday), 2020
Lecture Topic: "Dealing with Ridge Deficiencies: Current options"
The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages, disadvantages, and realistic short- and long-term expectations of the current options available for correction of alveolar ridge deficiencies, and to discuss contemporary options designed to improve long-term stability.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, clinicians should be able to know and understand:

  • Material selection based on material properties and features
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Rationale for Lasso GBR
  • Rationale for Osseodensification
  • Rationale for sloped implant platforms


Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Oral Maxillofacial Radiologist

Private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology in Chicago, IL
Feb 23rd AM (Sunday), 2020 
Lecture Topic: Maxillary sinus anatomy considerations during implant site development"

Implant planning utilizing virtual software programs based on 3D imaging modalities are commonplace. Providing personal care by addressing specific anatomic, abnormalities and pathologies related for each patient in order to help increase predictable successful surgical outcomes.  Long term edentulism or trauma may result in significant loss of the alveolar ridge height in the maxillary posterior quadrants. Sinus floor elevation is a common surgical procedure utilized to gain vertical height for dental implant fixture installation.  This presentation provides information on findings of the maxillary sinuses in CBCT images and their potential effects on the surgical outcome.  This lecture focuses on the effect of anatomical or pathological findings which will may necessitate modifications to ensure surgical success.  Findings such as dimensions of the maxillary sinuses and/or presence of septae in the surgical sites may necessitate modification of the surgical procedure to minimize risk of Schneiderian membrane perforation. Recognition of pathologic conditions requiring treatment prior to surgical manipulation of the sinuses aids with ensuring feasibility of successful Schneiderian membrane manipulation as well as prevention of long-term delay in dental rehabilitation treatments.
Learning objectives:

  • Familiarization with the anatomy of the maxillary sinuses and ostiomeatal complexes
  • Familiarization with the variations of anatomy and their effect on the surgical procedure if any
  • Differentiation between diseases of the maxillary sinuses requiring treatment prior to sinus floor elevation procedure