Surgical and Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy: 50 Years of Change

1 Hour 33 Minutes

Tuesday Session, 10:15–11:45 a.m.
Program Track: Treatment of Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases

Moderator: Mark A. Reynolds
Speaker: Jack G. Caton

This presentation will highlight clinical concepts that have been learned and unlearned in non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy. Key therapeutic principles and approaches, ranging from antimicrobial therapy to surgical technique, are considered within the context of advancing technologies and developing evidencebased outcomes. A contemporary perspective is provided on the clinical implications of long-term treatment outcomes that suggest similar endpoints of therapy with non-surgical and surgical methods.

Educational Objectives:
• Identify key therapeutic principles and approaches that have been learned and unlearned.
• Describe current understanding of the role mechanical debridement and plaque control on the success of periodontal therapy.
• Discuss the relative importance of surgical technique on clinical parameters, particularly clinical attachment gain.
• Describe the implications of long-term treatment outcomes on the selection of treatment approach.

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