UW School of Dentistry


Perio Topics for Today’s Dental Practice

Morning: Perio Patient Information Management
Afternoon: Nutrition, Lifestyle and Perio: An approach that can change lives
Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD

Friday, November 21, 2014

Washington State History Museum
Mount Tahoma Auditorium
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402

This course is designed for dentists, specialists, and dental residents

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Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until November 19, 2014 (after, $25 more)
$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.

Perio Patient Information Management

Significant numbers of patients are walking into our offices every day with legitimate periodontal treatment needs. There are now more than ever compelling reasons to address these needs: we have the technologies and abilities to address these needs better than ever before. As the economic screws start to tighten, the success of your practice is going to depend upon your ability to do two things:

  • Give patients reasons to follow through with your treatment recommendations.
  • Consistently deliver optimal results in a way that benefits your patients and practice.

This course will show you how to do both. You will learn what we can now say for sure about links between perio disease and heart disease, diabetes, pre-term low birth weight, arthritis, obesity, etc. Then learn how to incorporate these findings into a risk based approach to periodontal diagnosis and treatment that will work in your practice. You will leave with knowledge and materials necessary to maximize the potential of your perio department.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will learn:

  • The latest information on the link between oral and overall health.
  • To develop strategies for identifying higher risk patients.
  • To develop preferred messages to educate and motivate patients and medicine based on oral/overall health links.
  • To develop a preferred diagnostic and treatment protocol for higher risk patients.

Nutrition, Lifestyle and Perio: An approach that can change lives

This course will teach you the nutritional and lifestyle changes that can make an immediate difference in your patients’ (and maybe even your own) oral and overall health. Maximally effective periodontal therapy is about much more than just cleaning teeth. Yes, bacteria initiates periodontal disease, but it is the host inflammatory response that adversely affects oral and overall health. The latest research confirms that nutrition and other host modulation therapies can have significant anti-inflammatory benefits. Come and learn how to determine which patients have a contributing host response and, more importantly, learn the changes that you can make in your treatment protocols to help your patients modulate their host response. You will leave with a clear understanding of how to incorporate a realistic nutrition and lifestyle protocol that can improve the health of your patients, your practice, and even you!

Course Objectives

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

  • Learn a risk based approach to periodontal diagnosis and treatment.
  • Understand concepts of host modulation therapy.
  • Understand the state of the science concerning nutritional intervention as part of periodontal therapy.
  • Develop an in-office system to identify patients who can benefit from host modulation and/or nutritional therapy.


Timothy DonleyTimothy Donley, DDS, MSD MSD is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general practice residency, he practiced general dentistry. He then returned to Indiana University where he received his Masters Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Donley is the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University. He is a lecturer with the ADA Seminar Series. Dentistry Today recently listed him among its Leaders in Continuing Education. He lectures and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

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