Emerging Trends in Periodontics in the 21st Century: New Dimensions in the Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Saturday, April 23

2 - 5:30 PM

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

About the Course

Emerging concepts of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, novel periodontal treatments and technologies are introduced every day to dental professionals. Deciding on which treatment philosophies and technologies to incorporate into daily practice to provide the most effective care for our patients can be overwhelming. This course is designed for the entire dental team and will provide a comprehensive, in depth view on the past, current and future concepts of periodontal treatment including the management of those patients who do not respond to conventional periodontal treatment.

This session will enable participants to:
•Learn the differences between current and emerging concepts of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease
•Contrast and compare current and new periodontal treatment philosophies
•Evaluate new technologies and treatments and decide which will be of most benefit to your practice
•Understand the link between periodontal disease and systemic disease
•Negotiate between evidence based and non-evidence based periodontal therapy


Jim Grisdale, BA, DDS

Dr. Grisdale is a Board-Certified Specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics with a part-time private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Grisdale was formerly a full-time faculty member in the graduate periodontal residency program at Loma Linda School of Dentistry and is currently an invited lecturer. Dr. Grisdale lectures extensively in the United States and Canada and has lectured in Southeast Asia and Europe. He is a mentor for Periodontic and Implant Study Clubs. Dr. Grisdale has published in the area of treatment for dentin sensitivity, implants, bone regeneration and soft tissue periodontal adhesives. He is a member of several professional societies.

Conflict of Interest: None reported

Jim Grisdale, BA, DDS