Continuing Dental Education

Diagnostic Tests in Periodontics: Concepts and Applications – a live webinar

Eraldo L. Batista Jr. DDS, MSc (Perio), DSC (Oral Biology), FRCD (C)

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Over the years, knowledge on periodontal microbiology and immunology enabled the identification of bacteria/molecules that could serve as markers of risk of disease activity and periodontal breakdown. These advances, coupled with the constant progress of biotechnology tools now enable clinicians to monitor some of these markers to promote a chairside surveillance of periodontal health and anticipate periodontal breakdown in treated patients.

This course aims at presenting a review of periodontal disease progression concepts and the rationale behind some of the markers and biological fluids used in periodontal diagnostic tests. Additionally, basic principles of the biotechnological tools used to detect and quantify these markers are to be presented, along with their relative advantages, limitations, and potential pitfalls.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe basic mechanisms of destruction of the periodontium.
  • Understand the peculiarities of periodontal disease progression and candidate markers of this process.
  • Understand the biotechnological approaches used to detect markers of disease and bacteria.
  • Recognize the limitations and advantages of the diagnostic tests presently used in periodontics.

Instructor

Eraldo L. Batista JrEraldo L. Batista Jr received his DDS from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (PUCRS) in 1988 followed by a master’s degree in Periodontology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Soon after he started teaching Periodontics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), also working with Periodontics and Implantology in private practice. In 2000 enrolled in the DSc. Program in Oral Biology at Boston University, graduating in 2005. Back in Brazil, he taught at the Dental School also collaborating with the Medical School and the Graduate Program in Cellular & Molecular Biology at PUCRS. Moved to Canada in 2013, assuming the position of Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2018. Joined the Department of Clinical Dental Sciences-Division of Periodontics at Dalhousie University as Associate Professor in 2020, focusing on teaching and research. Fellow and Speaker of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Section Canada.

Course Logistics

DATE:
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

LOCATION:
Online Webinar

TARGET AUDIENCE:
The Dental Professional

TIMES:
5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time

TUITION:
$69/Participant

CREDITS:
2 hours

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*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.


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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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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 2 continuing education credits.