The 33rd Annual Dr. Peter Fedi Periodontics Lecture: “The Use of the Periodontal Risk Score in Clinical Practice: Benefits in Achieving Long-Term Periodontal and Systemic Health for our Patients.”
Thursday, April 11
9 - 10:30 AM
1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Periodontal Risk Score (PRS) combines seven factors to provide a score that gives a patient a percentage of the likelihood they will keep their teeth for 15 and 30 years and not lose them to periodontal disease. As “physicians of the mouth,” Dr. Robert Levine uses the PRS for all his patients and believes it significantly motivates patients to accept treatment and to take responsibility as an active participant/co-therapist in planning their treatment, resulting in the “achievement of their long-term periodontal and systemic health.” Levine believes the PRS should be considered the standard of care.
This session will enable participants to:
- Describe the use and benefits of the PRS.
- Recognize how the use of the PRS translates clinical outcomes (LANAP therapy) into patient “value” (case acceptance).
- Identify the indications and periodontal case types that will respond favorably using the PRS based on case studies presented.
- Describe how your team of health-care professionals are empowered by the use and presentation of the PRS to patients.
Robert Levine, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Levine is a Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and has clinical teaching positions at the University of North Carolina, University of Illinois, and University of Pittsburgh. He maintained a full-time private practice at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics for over 35 years. He is a graduate from Temple University School of Dentistry and received his post-grad certificate in Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a member of the US ITI Section Leadership Team and its incoming Chair in 2024. He also is a Fellow, and current President of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons, and is a Diplomate, and a Board of Director of the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Levine has authored over 100 publications and 5 book chapters. Conflict of interest: Geistlich, NA, Straumann, I.T.I.