Southern Academy of Periodontology (SAP) 2023 Winter Seminar is organized by the Southern Academy of Periodontology (SAP) and will be held from Jan 20 - 21, 2023 at Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Course Description: (“The Phantom of the Opera-Tory” - 4 Hours CE Lecture)
The biggest challenge facing all Clinicians Today is providing safe and effective dental treatment for their medically complex patients. All Dental Practitioners must be aware of the medical implications of the agents used only in the practice of Dentistry and the dental considerations of medications frequently prescribed for the treatment of Multiple Systemic Conditions.

This Program will provide an overview of dental Pharmacology to The Whole Dental Team. A special emphasis will be given to those Medications that are prescribed or administered in the practice of Dentistry whose actions and effects, as well as interactions with other drugs, may affect the treatment of systemic Disease.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to:
• Define the Pharmacology of Opioid and nonopioid analgesics.
• Explain the appropriate prescribing practices for nonopioid analgesics and opioids in managing Acute Dental Pain.
• Examine Local Anesthetic Agents concerning the Mechanisms of Action, Negative Effects, and Contraindications.
• Review the pharmacology of the Anti-infective Agents commonly used in Dentistry and their clinical Evaluation.

Class Description:

(Evidence-based Peri-implantitis Management as well as the Risks Associated with Empirical Dental Treatments - Eight Hours CE Lecture) Peri-implantitis is the subject of much interest following recent studies that revealed that it is extremely common and challenging to treat. This course will provide the latest evidence-based information on peri-implant diseases, emphasizing a team/interdisciplinary approach to treatment. The course will include new information regarding the definition of and the aetiology of peri-implantitis as presented by the American Academy of periodontology's 2018 conference. The instructor will share research findings regarding the risk factors that contribute to peri-implant diseases and preventive strategies to incorporate into the treatment plan for the implant before implant placement. These include planning the treatment of implants and selecting cementation materials restoration, design for therapeutic purposes, and ongoing maintenance. The Program will examine the latest evidence-based disease treatment and prevention treatments and advances in implant cleaning instruments and Chemotherapeutics. Dr. Kotsakis, Associate Professor, will deliver it,

The field of periodontics is UTHealth San Antonio. Dr. X's lab is considered a renowned research center in the nation for peri-implantitis. It regularly gives talks on research on peri-implantitis globally and nationally.

Course Goals:
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

• Define peri-implantitis, and define diagnostic criteria.
• Explain to the patient the factors that could lead to the development of peri-implant Disease.
• Create an evaluation and maintenance plan for each phase in the treatment of implants.
• Evaluate implants and devise strategies for the prevention of implant-related peri-implant diseases.
• Find dental implants that require non-surgical treatment as well as those that require an appointment for surgery.
• Choose appropriate non-surgical treatments.
• Apply fundamental science-based findings in clinical decision-making.


Event Start Date
20 Jan, 2023
Event Start Date
Event End Date
21 Jan, 2023
Event End Date




Periodontics and Periodontology



Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta
2625 Cir 75 Pkwy SE
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