Periodontal Esthetics and Regeneration

Chairman:  Stuart A. Feldman, D.D.S.     
Co-Chairman:  Julian Leichter, D.M.D.

Guest Presenters                                                           
Dr. Mark T. Damerau
Dr. Cecil White

Periodontal Esthetics and Regeneration

Dr. Feldman received his D.D.S. degree in 1969 from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. He served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps.  He received his Certificate in Periodontics at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. Dr. Feldman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Graduate Periodontics in the Department of Periodontology at the University of Florida School of Dentistry. Dr. Feldman has chaired the section on Periodontology, Periodontal Esthetics and Regeneration at the ACDRC and assists in training both dental hygiene and dental assisting students.   Dr. Feldman has been a  visiting lecturer at the L.D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne and at Nova Southeastern School of Dentistry Department of Graduate Periodontics.   He is Past President of the Palm Beach County Dental Association and the Florida Association of Periodontists. He served as an Executive Council Member of the Southern Academy of Periodontology for six years. Dr. Feldman has presented continuing education programs on a variety of subjects, including Long Term Rusults of Implant Therapies, Periodontal Regeneration with Enamel Matrix Proteins, Autogoneous, Allograft and Alloplast Bone Grafting in Periodontal Defects, Interdisciplinary Therapies to Achieve Optimal Esthetics, including Comprehensive Diagnoses and Treatments for Patients requiring Esthetic Crown Lengthening, Periodontal Considerations for Implant Placements in the Esthetic Zone and a rationale for treatment of questionable teeth.  Dr. Feldman lectures locally and nationally on a variety of topics relating to Periodontics and Implant Surgery.  Dr. Feldman is a Fellow of the american College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  He is in private practice in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Our program focuses on the multi-dimensional aspects of periodontal esthetics and regeneration and their close associations with a variety of dental disciplines. We have assembled a group of lecturers who will present programs unique to their special interests in creating optimal periodontal esthetics, facial esthetics, periodontal regeneration, occlusion and advanced restorative dentistry.  We also invite your participation in our special symposium on Implants in the Esthetic Zone, which covers many aspects of anterior implant surgical and restorative treatments.

Achieving optimal anterior implant/periodontal esthetics requires an understanding of the biologic, anatomic and surgical limitations of both the hard and soft tissues.  A review of protocols are presented to both prevent and develop tissues including papillae tissue with single and multiple implants placement.  The rationale and use of CBCT scans in the diagnosis and treatment planning of implants in the esthetic zone is presented.

Significant lecture material and cliical demonstrations are presented in depth concerning diagnosis and treatment of a variety of periodontal diseases, lesions of peri-implantitis, periodontal regeneration, esthetic clinical crown lengthening, advanced gingival grafting and periodontal treatments that enhance anterior implant esthetics.  A greater amount of material is presented relative to Periodontal Disease diagnosis and treatment modalities.  A discussion of periodontal treatment options including the variety of microbial, disease progression and antibiotic options are reviewed.  A careful review of bond graft materials, membranes and growth factors are presented to obtain optimal results with periodontal regeneration and site development for implant esthetics.  Extensive material is presented to address the diagnosis and treatment of Peri-Iplant Diseases.  A review of treatments for Peri-Implant Mucositis and Peri-Implantitis is reviewed in depth.  The use of periodontal growth factors and stem cells (LSCC) to enhance surgical grafting outcomes are illustrated.  Our program invites all members of the Palm Beach County Hygiene Association to attend our didactic lecture sessions.  The clinical sessions further assist the development of diagnostic and surgical skills.  We invite your participation in our program Periodontal Esthetics and Regeneration.

Several special programs have been added to our program this year.  They include:

  • A comprehensive approach to enhance gingival graft outcome using a variety of materials and techniques.
  • Developing a periodontal prognosis including transition from the natural dentition to the restored dentition and to the implant restoration.
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