Update in Periodontics

Faculty of the UW School of Dentistry Department of Periodontics

Friday, April 4, 2014

University of Washington
Center for Urban Horticulture – NHS Hall
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, Washington 98105

This course is designed for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until April 2 (after, $10 more)
$179/Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant and Office Staff
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

* This course is eligible for a 10% tuition discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.

Course Description

Join the UW School of Dentistry’s Perio Faculty for a discussion of current topics in the field of periodontics.

Polymicrobial Oral Communities in Periodontal Health and Disease

Rich Darveau, PhD
This lecture will describe the current efforts to understand how oral polymicrobial communities interact with periodontal tissue. Emphasis will be placed on aspects that concern the maintenance of periodontal health and the disruption of healthy homeostatic mechanisms that result in disease.

Biofilm Removal During the Periodontal Maintenance Appointment

Diane Daubert, RDH, MS
This lecture will examine classical periodontal maintenance therapy in light of current understanding of the oral environment and host response. Emphasis will be placed on review of evaluation of new technologies and new techniques for more classic technologies. Topics included will be ultrasonic and piezoelectric scaling, air polishing, and local delivery antimicrobials.

Provisionalization of Single Implants in Esthetic Zone

Dr. Sul Ki Hong, DDS
Patients with a missing or failing tooth in the anterior esthetic zone have a high expectation in regard to provisional restoration. It needs to blend with the adjacent teeth and fulfill esthetic purposes but also prevent soft tissue collapse, obtain good emergency profile, and provide adequate soft tissue contours. Dr. Hong will describe the fabrication of provisional restorations following placement of dental implants in the esthetic zone.

Immediate Placement and Loading of Dental Implants

Dr. I- Chung Wang, DDS, MPH, MS
Traditionally dental implants were placed on healed edentulous ridge and waited for four to six months before final prosthesis insertion. With much improved surgical techniques and upgraded materials, we may place dental implants at the time of extraction, and even insert provisional or final prosthesis immediately.

Soft tissue grafting: the palate and beyond

Dr. Caroline Herron, DDS, MS
Various techniques for soft tissue grafting and their indications will be discussed.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training 2014

Dr. Frank A. Roberts, DDS, PhD
This standard training for the dental professional will address exposure control. The lecture will satisfy the annual certification requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard published by the OSHA/WISHA regulatory agencies, including methods to control occupational transmission, personal protective clothing and equipment, and emergency management of exposures.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the polymicrobial nature of periodontitis.
  • Critically evaluate daily routines with periodontal patients and gain an understanding of our goals with both classic instrumentation and new technologies.
  • Describe the step-by-step fabrication of provisional restorations and how provisionals can help to optimize esthetic treatment outcomes.
  • Implement the accurate transfer of peri-implant soft tissue emergence profile from the provisional to the final crown
  • Understand the rationale of immediate implant placement and loading, the indications and contraindications of the procedures, and the expectations to share with patients.
  • Discuss current and traditional techniques for soft tissue grafting and indications for treatment.
  • Successfully satisfy annual certification requirements for all dental professionals in Washington State for Bloodborne Pathogens training.


RICHARD DARVEAU received his PhD degree in Microbiology from Washington State University, and worked in industry with Abbot Laboratories and Bristol-Myers Squibb for 14 years as a Research Scientist and Group Leader.  He is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Washington Dental School.

DIANE DAUBERT received her BS in Dental Hygiene and her MS in Oral Biology from the University of Washington.  She serves on the faculty of the Periodontics Department at the University of Washington where she teaches instrumentation technique to both pre-doctoral dental students and periodontal residents.  She is involved in clinical and laboratory research and is currently pursuing her PhD in Oral Biology.

SUL KI HONG is as an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics at University of Washington. He is a board certified periodontist and maintains a private practice in Bellevue, Washington.

I-CHUNG (JOHNNY) WANG received his dental degree from Chung Shan Medical and Dental University in Taichung, Taiwan, his Masters of Public Health from the University of Alabama School of Public Health, and his Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science also from UAB. Dr. Wang is a Clinical Associate Professor in Periodontics at the University of Washington, was the Chief of Periodontics at the University of Washington Medical Center, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. His research includes quantifying the effects of systemic health on periodontal status and the clinical outcomes of immediate and delayed implant placement and loading.

CAROLINE HERRON is a Clinical assistant professor in the department of periodontics at the University of Washington.  She is a board certified periodontist with has a private practice located in Mercer Island, Washington.

FRANK A. ROBERTS is an Associate Professor and Pre-doctoral Program Director in the Department of Periodontics and Director of the RIDE Program at the University of Washington, as well as the Chief of Periodontics at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Roberts teaches in both the pre- and post-doctoral dental programs, and his research involves understanding the molecular mechanisms of tooth enamel development, oral health in chronic neutropenia, and public health dental care in the Northwest.


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University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

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