The 44th Annual International Periodontal and Implant Symposium - General Sessions

Friday, January 25, 2019 8:30 AM - Saturday, January 26, 2019 4:30 PM

SPEAKERS: Gil Alcoforado, DMD, PhD., FICD, FACD, FPFA, Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD, Neema Bakhshalian, DDS, PhD, Nitzan Bichacho, DMD, Leandro Chambrone, DDS, MSc, PhD, Chris Chang, DDS, PhD, Lee Culp, CDT, Alfonso Gil, DDS, MS, Dan Grauer, DDS, PhD, Kenneth S. Kornman, DDS, PhD, JosÈ Carlos Martins da Rosa, DDS, MsC, PhD, Michael R. Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed), Isabella Rocchietta, DDS, MSc, Navid Sharifzadeh, DDS, MS, Jenny Son, DDS, MS, Pascal Valentini, DDS


The theme of this year's symposium will be: "The secret sauce: the missing elements of clinical success". In our clinical practices, we often incorporate various material, techniques and protocols, based on scientific studies, as well as experience. However, as clinical practice is both an art and a science, certain essential elements may make the difference between those, who consistently achieve excellent outcomes, versus those who fall short. The secret is not necessarily a matter of skills, intelligence, or competence, that distinguishes those, who achieve excellent clinical outcomes, from the rest. Those achieving the absolute best outcomes, have developed specific protocols, using specific material and techniques and they faithfully adhere to their protocol. Wouldn't you like to know what is the "secret sauce" of the top clinicians in the world? The faculty of the 44th International USC Periodontal & Implant Symposium is composed of world-renown clinicians and experts, who have agreed to share their secret sauce with the participants of the symposium. The program boasts five days with a diverse range of educational opportunities. The two-days of general sessions will include lecture presentation and case presentations, as well as expert panel discussion. In addition, there are a variety of surgical and prosthetic hands-on workshops on models, animal jaws, as well as three cadaver workshops. Although the majority of the general-session presentations are interdisciplinary in nature, there are also sessions designated as "Surgical Track", "Restorative Track" and "Dental Hygiene Forum" that focus on specific disciplines. The program is sure to inspire you and provide material, which are very germane to clinical practice. This is an educational opportunity not to be missed by the entire oral healthcare team, including specialists, restorative dentists, dental hygienists and dental technologists.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. 506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. 

Topics to be covered:

  • Patient Peri-implantitis: The future nightmare in Implant Dentistry
  • Management of the Extraction Site: State of the Art and Clinical Applications
  • Towards a biologically-oriented aesthetic implant restoration at the smile zone. Where do we stand?
  • What orthodontics can do for you? Top secrets for esthetics enhancement
  • Unique Digital Workflows, from Surgery to Restorative
  • Periodontal Soft Tissue Augmentation: novel techniques and predictive factors
  • Ortho-Perio considerations in positioning of the upper incisors
  • Staging and Grading your Patients: The New Classification of Periodontal Disease
  • Immediate Dentoalveolar Restoration (IDR) - Technique and Bone Biology
  • The influence of insertion torque on primary stability, implant survival and marginal bone loss
  • Laser for Peri-Implantitis Therapy
  • Vertical ridge augmentation
  • Regenerative Techniques For Soft Tissue Enhancement Around Implants
  • How technology has changed the process of restoration
  • What Can we Learn from Complications in Sinus Floor Elevation?


Fri - Sat, Jan 25 - 26, 2019 - General Sessions. (Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles) 
Before/After 12/1/18: Dentist $545/$625, Auxiliary $465/$530 
* Tuition includes option to attend Dental Hygiene Forum



University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

All speakers must disclose to the audience any proprietary, financial or other personal interest of any nature or kind, in any product, service, source and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith that will be discussed or considered during their presentation. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC does not view the existence of these interests or uses as implying bias or decreasing the value to participants. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, along with ADA CERP, feels that this disclosure is important for the participants to form their own judgment about each presentation.

Please be cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practice.


  • When

  • Friday, January 25, 2019 - Saturday, January 26, 2019
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
    506 S Grand Ave
    Los Angeles, California 90071

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