8 - 10 a.m.
Program Track: Imaging and Emerging Technologies
Moderator: Myron Nevins
Speakers: Donald S. Clem, III, Allen S. Honigman, and Samuel B. Low
Contemporary treatment regimens have provided significant
success with periodontal regeneration and osseointegration,
but both are challenged by patient susceptibility to
inflammation. Periodontitis and peri-implantitis demand
attention at their early stages, but too frequently encounter
delays that progress from gingivitis to the loss of alveolar
bone. Laser treatment regimens have demonstrated a
valuable role when addressing the need for control or
correction of the periodontal hard and soft tissues. This panel
will present their clinical experiences to resolve inflammatory
diseases. They will review current knowledge and address
when and how to improve the dental health of patients and
compare the laser predictability to traditional therapies.
• Explain the evidence for specific lasers to treat
• List the capabilities of lasers to decontaminate the implant
surface and identify when to use a laser approach when
treating periodontal disease.
• Recognize the limitations and decisions relative to
treatment of peri-implantitis.
• Review the most promising regenerative therapies to solve
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