2014 Periodontics for the Entire Dental Team

Course Title: Periodontics for the Entire Dental Team

Date: Friday, November 7- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: Day 1: Morning Session (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Day 2: Morning Session (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Course Description:

Day 1

Morning Session (8 a.m.-12 p.m.):

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


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, along with surgical interventions. This course is designed to provide ample time to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Smokies during the magnificent fall season. Also, at night the city will be decorated in festive lights for the holiday season.

Day 2

Morning Session: (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.):

Cosmetic Dentistry - The Periodontal Link for Restorative Success:

Day 2 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. “Functional” Crown Lengthening
  2. Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
  3. Cosmetic Ridge Augmentation
  4. Reconstruction of the interdental papillae
  5. Root Coverage

Location: The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
705 Cherokee Orchard Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Location & Parking Specifics:
This course takes place in Gatlinburg, TN at The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 705 Cherokee Orchard Road. The hotel is a hillside retreat overlooking the city of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. There is complimentary, on-site self-parking available at the hotel.

Hotel Room Rates: Call (865) 436-9211 to make room reservations. A special rate of $144/night with complimentary internet is available. Rooms are first-come; first served & based on availability. Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 7, 2014.

CE credit: 8 Hours


Early Bird Rate (before Aug. 30): $174; $110 Auxiliary
Standard Rate (after Aug. 30): $199 Dentist; $135 Auxiliary.
Tuition includes handouts and morning breakfast on both days. All fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.

Course Presenter:

Dr. Jacob Shiloah

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jacob Shiloah is a full-time Professor in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, and maintains a part-time private practice limited to periodontics in Memphis, 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. He has conducted 95 continuing education courses nationally and internationally, some of which lasted 2-3 days.

In recognition of his teaching, research and service achievements, he was awarded in 2013, The Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry.