This course will look at the clinical and radiographic parameters required to make a diagnosis of different periodontal diseases. Each parameter will be evaluated and discussed with a perspective as to its clinical importance. Dr. Drury will call upon his 40 plus years of clinical practice and teaching of current periodontal literature at USC, and twenty years as editor of “Periodontal Abstracts” to help with the discussion. He will also be covering perio-ortho, perio-pros and perio-endo relationships. In addition to diagnosis, Dr. Drury will cover etiology, treatment planning, the rational for different treatment modalities (including saving teeth vs. implant placement), prognosis and the importance of good oral hygiene and maintenance. If there is time, several case scenarios as they might appear on the board certification exam will be shown. This course would be good for general dentists, dental hygienists and periodontists who want a review of basic concepts.
The attendees will be provided a strong review of periodontal diagnosis, looking at all the different elements in gathering diagnostic information to best serve their patients. The learning objectives include:
· Learn to identify clinical and radiographic parameters required for periodontal diagnosis
· Understand those parameters and their relevance to clinical practice
· The importance of considering all signs and symptoms in periodontal diagnosis
About the Speaker:
Gerald I. Drury, M.S., D.D.S., F.A.C.D. is Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery and is a WLADS board member. He received his BA, BDS and DDS from the University of Illinois and his MS from the Medical College of Virginia.
Past Director and Chairman, American Board of Periodontology. Clinical Professor and Course Director USC Postgraduate Periodontics. Certified Dental Editor. Editor, Journal of the Western Society of Periodontology. Past President of the Western Society of Periodontology. Peer Review Chairman and Past President California Society of Periodontists. Periodontal Peer Review Chairman, California Dental Association, Ethics Chairman and Board member, Western Los Angeles Dental Society. Former Trustee American Academy of Periodontology, CDA and ADA Delegate and Alternate Delegate. Represented the ABP at CODA and ADA Specialty Board meetings. Faculty LSU Perio Board Review course. Twelve publications, seventeen original articles, over 100 lectures and presentations here and abroad. Over forty five years in private practice (five as a general dentist in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, forty as a Periodontist in Hermosa Beach, California). Awards include: University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Outstanding Teaching and Forty Year Service awards; American Association of Dental Research, Periodontal Research award; International College of Dentists, Editor and Journalism awards; California Society of Periodontists, Outstanding Public Service award; American Board of Periodontology, 25 year Diplomate and Outstanding Service award; Fellow American College of Dentists.
Date: Wednesday, July 22
Location: Online via WebEx
Cost: $25 members, $40 non-members