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Continuing Dental Education

Improved knowledge and selection of biomaterials to achieve more predictable results after periodontal surgery – a live webinar

Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD, M.Perio, FRCD (C)

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


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

Course Description

There is a plethora of available natural and/or synthetic biomaterials which are available for periodontal and surgical therapy that makes the decision making challenging with regards to what graft materials to use. This course/lecture, conducted by a clinical-scientist in the fields of periodontics and biomaterials will provide an evidence-based rationale and insight for the use of bone graft materials and barrier membranes for various periodontal surgical techniques. The course will also focus in detail upon the science and different protocols for use of these biomaterials to achieve predictable clinical results.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to formulate a better understanding of the science and materials choice for various surgical techniques. Based on the knowledge gained in this course, participants should also be able to answer the following questions:

– Why is it important to obtain basic knowledge of the biomaterials we use?
– What is a common classification of bone graft materials and barrier membranes?
– What are the advantages and limitations of the biomaterials currently available?
– What are the principles and the critical factors for successful selection of biomaterials that can impact your clinical procedures favorably?
– What are the different types of bone graft materials? How do they compare?
– What are the different types of barrier membranes? How do they compare?
– What are the most recent developments and the future for novel biomaterial development and innovation?


Dr. Zeeshan Sheikh is currently a Clinical Scientist in Periodontics, Assistant ProfessorTenure Track in the departments of Applied Oral Sciences (AOS) and Dental Clinical Sciences (DCS) at the Faculty of Dentistry-Dalhousie University. Dr. Sheikh was trained as a dental clinician and a biomaterial scientist with clinical and research degrees of Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD and M.Perio in the fields of biomaterials research, clinical dentistry and surgical periodontics and implantology. Dr. Sheikh is a Fellow of the Royal college of Dentists of Canada in the specialty of Periodontics.

In addition to delivering several conference talks, presentations and CE courses both locally in Canada and internationally, Dr. Sheikh has more than 60+ research publications, reviews, book chapters, case-reports and editorials in peer-reviewed and other journals. He has also co-edited three textbooks on Oral Biology and Dental Biomaterials. He is also the recipient of several research awards and prizes and is currently the Chair for the NCOHR-Knowledge Exchange Working Group. Being trained extensively as a clinician scientist in institutions like the Baqai Medical University, Queen Mary University of London, McGill University, University of Toronto and now Dalhousie University, his research expertise lies in developing novel biomaterial options for bone grafting and alveolar ridge augmentation applications.

Dr. Sheikh’s research publications and profile.

Course Logistics

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Online Webinar

All Dental Professionals

8:00am – 9:30am Pacific Standard time


1.5 hours


*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.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Sunday, December 3, 2023. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.