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Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases - Learning the Advantages of a New Classification System

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Friday, October 30th, 2020

9 a.m. - Noon

Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases - Learning the Advantages of a New Classification System

Dr. Kate von Lackum

Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 a.m.-Noon EDT (Zoom Presentation)
3 Continuing Education Hours - *Offered in a live interactive format
Please register by Thursday, October 29, 2020

To register, please contact Janet Glover at 502-489-9121 or janet@kyda.org

                  Fees:   Dentist - $50.00
                  Non-Member Dentist - $150.00
                  Hygienist - $35.00
                  Team - $75.00* (For KDA members, only)
(*Team Price Includes - 1 KDA member dentist, 1 hygienist and 2 additional team members. Please list names and email addresses of all participants.)
A classification scheme for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions is necessary for clinicians to properly diagnose and treat patients as well as for scientists to investigate etiology, pathogenesis, natural history, and treatment of the diseases and conditions. This seminar summarizes the proceedings of the World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions. The workshop was co-sponsored by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and included expert participants from all over the world. 
A new classification for peri-implant health, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis was developed by the workshop. An effort was made to review all aspects of peri-implant health, diseases, and relevant aspects of implant site conditions and deformities to achieve a consensus for this classification that could be accepted worldwide. Case definitions for use by clinicians for individual case management and also for population studies will be reviewed.
Staging and grading of the periodontitis aims at directed identification of individual patients who are more likely to require greater effort to prevent or control their chronic disease long-term. This explicitly acknowledges the evidence that most individuals and patients respond predictably to conventional approaches to prevent periodontitis and conventional therapeutic approaches and maintenance, while others may require more intensive and more frequent preventive care or therapeutic interventions, monitoring, and maintenance.
Staging a periodontitis patient classifies the severity and extent of an individual based on currently measurable extent of destroyed and damaged tissue attributable to periodontitis. Staging also assesses specific factors that may determine complexity of controlling current disease and managing long-term function and esthetics of the patient's dentition. The goals for grading a patient include estimating the future risk of periodontitis progression and responsiveness to standard therapeutic principles in order to guide the intensity of therapy and monitoring. Grading also helps the clinician estimate the potential health impact ofperiodontitis on systemic disease and the reverse in order to guide systemic monitoring and co-therapy with medical colleagues.
Objectives: By the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  1. Incorporate the new classification scheme into daily clinical practice
  2. Describe case definitions for periodontal conditions and peri-implant diseases
  3. Use staging of the periodontitis patient to assess the severity, extent and complexity of the case
  4. Use grading to estimate the future risk of periodontal progression and the effects of the disease on systemic health and vice versa
  5. Define peri-implant health and how to diagnose peri-implant disease
  6. Appreciate the effects of mucogingival defects on the periodontium
This course is open to all dental team members.
Dr. Kate von Lackum is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an American Dental Association Recognized Specialty. Although she is a Lexington, Kentucky native, Dr. von Lackum received her dental education and specialty residency training at the University of Florida (UF) College of Dentistry and the UF School of Advanced Dental Sciences. Additionally, Dr. von Lackum trained to become a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), a non-profit continuing education organization committed towards development, research and advanced training in the field of implant dentistry.  Prior to becoming a periodontist, Dr. von Lackum obtained her PhD in Microbiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine studying the Lyme disease infectious agent and spirochete, B. burgdorferi. Dr. von Lackum recently became a certified BaleDoneen Method® provider using evidence-based science and optimal disease treatment to help prevent heart attacks, ischemic strokes and type 2 diabetes.  The BaleDoneen Method is designed to improve and save lives and is being integrated into practice by medical and dental providers on a global basis.
She is an active member in the American Academy of Periodontology, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association (ADA), Kentucky Dental Association, Blue Grass Dental Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. von Lackum is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, visiting lecturer at the Dental Hygiene program at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, and frequent lecturer with the Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association.