Understanding and Managing Perio- and Peri-Implant Bone Loss

2 Hours 29 Minutes

Monday Session

Moderator: Thomas W. Oates 

Program Track: Treatment of Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases 

Developing innovative therapeutic approaches to manage periodontal and peri-implant bone loss begins with understanding the role of the host in pathologic bone diseases, from periodontal diseases to osteoporosis. Along with defining advances in the molecular controls regulating bone, tooth and periodontal tissue development, this knowledge offers exciting new prospects in regenerative therapy. 

Educational Objectives: 
• Discuss current understanding of the host response to microbial challenges in the breakdown of periodontal connective tissues and bone. 
• Learn metabolic bone diseases, and their treatment strategies that can impact periodontal care. 
• Gain regulation of bone metabolism, tooth and periodontal tissue development leading toward unique regenerative therapies.