Annual End of Summer Meeting

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Course Instructors

Dr. Jacob Shiloah is a Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry and maintained a part-time private practice limited to periodontics in Germantown , TN.

Dr. Shiloah received his dental degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem , and his certificate in periodontics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington . He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has published many articles in all the major dental journals and his work has been cited in modern periodontal textbooks. Dr. Shiloah has presented numerous continuing education courses here and abroad.

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Dr. Nancy J. Williams received a doctoral degree in Higher Education from the University of Memphis as well as a Master of Science degree in Community Health. She received a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Tennessee where she currently serves as Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Dental Hygiene and Associate Professor in the College of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center, Memphis.

She is one of few dental hygienists from across the United States who was trained through a Robert Wood Johnson grant in “Dentistry for the Handicapped Patient.” This fellowship took place from December 1977 through June 1978 at the Child Development Center now known as the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Williams has taught Special Patient Care in the UTHSC Dental Hygiene Program for over 25 years.

She also serves as guest lecturer for 5-7 hours of lecture in the UTHSC College of Dentistry’s Special Patient Care course for third year dental students.

  • September 6-10, 2010
  • 8:00am – Noon each day
  • Location: Destin, FL - Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
  • credit: 20 hours
  • Course Presenters: Jacob Shiloah, DDS & Nancy Williams, RDH, EdD
  • Course Registration Form

Cost and Location Specifics

Early Bird Special - $449 per dentist and $349 per auxiliary. After August 14 - $499 per dentist and $399 per auxiliary. Registration at the door is an additional $25. Continental Breakfast will be provided. Please check the hotel reader board for meeting location. Call 901-448-5386 to register for the CE course.

Contact the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort at 850-267-9500 for hotel reservations and ask for the discounted UT rate OR make reservations online at and use the group code: UTD Rates start at $199 per night.

Course Information

Monday, September 6

Periodontics for the Dental Team – Dr. Jacob Shiloah

While periodontitis is a common disease, it affects only susceptible individuals with risk factors to bacterial insults. Publications in recent years have expanded our horizon and knowledge regarding the roles of these factors in the etiology of periodontal diseases and the effects of oral health status on systemic diseases. A great effort was placed in the past on the impacts of systemic diseases on the periodontium. Diabetes and pregnancy are good examples for this link. However, current data suggests a two-way pathway of interaction and that periodontitis may influence the course and outcomes of systemic diseases. A new field of research in dentistry “Periodontal Medicine” is exploring this link. A conservative, non-surgical treatment approach for patients with mild and moderate periodontitis will also be presented.

  1. Risk Factors for Periodontal Diseases
  2. Periodontal Medicine: The Oral-Systemic Disease Connection
  3. Treatment of Periodontitis: The Non-Surgical Aspects

Tuesday, September 7

Periodontal Surgery in the General Dental Practice – Dr. Jacob Shiloah

The following surgical procedures will be described in great details along with its indications and patient managements:

  1. Gingivectomy
  2. The Modified Widman Flap
  3. Crown Lengthening procedures

Wednesday, September 8

Cosmetic Dentistry – The Periodontal Link for Restorative Success – Dr. Jacob Shiloah

This day will center on the role of periodontics in cosmetic dentistry. Patients’ expectations from dentistry have changed significantly in recent years. The demand for a youthful look and a pleasing smile has become a standard. Current trends in cosmetic dentistry have a great impact on the daily practice of periodontics. This course will provide you with several treatment options to meet some of your patient expectations in the “cosmetic zone” such as “gummy” smile, excessive pigmentations, ridge deformities and denuded root surfaces prior to placement of porcelain veneers.

  1. Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
  2. Cosmetic Ridge Augmentation
  3. Reconstruction of the interdental papillae
  4. Root Coverage
  5. Socket Preservation

Thursday, September 9

Medically Compromised Patients: An Update for the Oral Health Team – Dr. Nancy Williams

This fast paced overview course will cover the latest scientific information related to care of medically compromised patients ranging from A (Alzheimer’s Disease) to Z (Zithromax and latest information on antibiotic premedication and drug interactions that occur among dental patients.) Also included are topics such as management of psychiatric patients, patients who have respiratory diseases, and cancer patients.

Friday, September 10

Medically Compromised Patients (Cont.) - 2 hours – Dr. Nancy Williams

How Chemical Dependency Affects Daily Practice: From Patient To Practitioner – 2 hours – Dr. Nancy Williams

A 2 hour fast paced discussion including an update on drugs of abuse including street drugs, how to identify drug seeking patients, and a short overview on how chemically dependent oral health team members may present and also affect day-to-day practice.