Periodontal Updates


CE Hours:   3    Workshop

Leah MacPherson, RDH, professor, Middlesex Community College and recipient of the National Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award

 Treatment of the periodontal patient begins with a proper understanding of their condition.  The presentation is an up-date in non-surgical periodontal therapy and will include a review of the steps to form an assessment by assessing bone loss and clinical attachment levels. The various types of periodontal conditions, their microbiological profile and their implications on treatment will be addressed.  This presentation will include literature concerning periodontal risk factors, and how to use the information to assess patients for risk.  Discussions will include the host response and the cascade of events which occur in periodontitis as well as highlight some of the periodontal and systemic connections. 


  • Review current theories of biofilm and the microbial complexes
  • Discuss the host response and the cascade of events which occur during periodontal disease in understandable terms
  • Review  a patient’s level of periodontal risk
  • Understand a patient’s periodontal condition using clinical attachment levels, bone loss and health history

Recommended Audience: Dentist, Hygienist

Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment is not met. Call (800) 342-8747 ext. 250 for information on cancellations due to inclement weather. Free cancellation up to 10 days prior to course date.


  • Where

  • Massachusetts Dental Society
    Two Willow Street
    Suite 202
    Southboro, Massachusetts 01745

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