Wednesday, February 15

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.    Contemporary Periodontal Flap Surgery for the Modern-Day Dental Practice 

CE: 1.0

This course is designed to provide the clinician with both the scientific background and the surgical techniques to perform periodontal flap surgery and achieve predictable results. The participant will gain the knowledge and skills to recognize, diagnose and treatment plan periodontal cases. All phases of periodontal flap surgery from incisions to suturing techniques will be covered in detail.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, participants will have learned:

  1. to diagnose periodontal disease conditions which are indicated for flap surgery treatment planning and how to correctly sequence the different phases of periodontal surgery
  2. to differentiate between repair and regenerative surgical protocols and the expected outcomes
  3. all phases of the surgical procedure from preparation to post-operative follow up
  4. how to expand periodontal services offered in the office and know when to refer


Wednesday, February 15

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.   The Surgical/Restorative Connection in Dental Implant Treatment for the General   

                              Practitioner: Why, Where, When and How for a Successful Long-Term Outcome 

CE: 3.0

This course is designed for both the implant surgeon and the restorative dentist. With implant dentistry becoming mainstream in daily dental practice, it is imperative for the general dentist to rationalize dental implants as a treatment option, successfully treatment plan implant cases and understand the science of implant surgery and restoration.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will have learned to:

  1. evaluate, correctly diagnose and treatment plan patients for implant therapy
  2. sequence surgical implant placement and restorative procedures for a successful outcome
  3. select the appropriate implant and apply the principles of restoratively driven treatment planning
  4. identify the indications for soft and hard tissue augmentation as a part of site preparation
  5. utilize contemporary diagnostic tools to visualize and develop predictable esthetic and functional outcomes

Dr. Jim Grisdale

Dr. Grisdale is a Board-Certified Specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics with a part-time private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Grisdale received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill University, as well as a post graduate degree in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. He then went on to the University of British Columbia where he received another postgraduate degree in Periodontics. Dr. Grisdale was formerly a full-time faculty member in the Department of Periodontics at Loma Linda University in California. Currently he is a sessional lecturer at L.L.U. Dr. Grisdale has published in the area of treatment for dentin sensitivity, implants, bone regeneration and soft tissue periodontal adhesives. He is an active participant in clinical research and the study of contemporary periodontal products.