“This year’s meeting has so much to offer to the dental community, including any dental patient or potential patient,” says Dr. Stuart Froum, president of the AAP. “The 100th Anniversary meeting will offer a comprehensive look back at how far periodontics has come, while comprehensively addressing the changing dynamic of the specialty and its effect on patient outcomes, their overall health, and on global health care,” he says.
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Event highlights include the following:
- Pillars of the Past, Foundation for the Future| Saturday, Sept. 20 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
Revered periodontal thought leaders discuss the evolving art and science of periodontal dentistry. Where have we come from, where are we today, and what are the challenges and opportunities for the future? Experts will discuss the impact implants and other technologies have had on periodontal therapies, and will share insights on how of periodontics’ shifting paradigms will affect on dentistry and healthcare as a whole.
- The Periodontist in the Treatment of the Diabetic Patient | Sunday, Sept. 21 – 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
As a condition intimately linked with inflammatory periodontal disease, diabetes affects 26 million people in the United States. This session will assess the influence of periodontal disease in the management of blood sugar control for diabetic patients and the unique challenged presented to dental practitioners, physicians, and patients in the dual care of diabetes and gum disease.
- Global Perspective on Periodontal Medicine | Sunday, Sept. 21 – 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Experts review the rapidly growing body of research that addresses the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health. Attendees will understand the latest evidence supporting periodontal disease’s links to diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and pregnancy.