Advances, such as dental implant therapy, have dramatically changed the practice of dentistry. This is especially true for periodontics. The success and predictability of dental implants make them highly desirable. As a result, patient demand continues to rise with patients seeking a natural, esthetic result. However, recent evidence suggests that peri-implant problems are significant. This presentation will describe a practical, biological approach to periodontal therapies for tooth preservation and periodontal regeneration as well as discussing the diagnosis and management of hard and soft tissues in the quest for the ideal implant tooth replacement. Case presentations will be used to illustrate trends, techniques and technologies with a focus on surgical keys from a periodontist’s perspective.
• To review and understand the important biological aspects of a periodontal diagnosis
• To appreciate the biological basis for periodontal regeneration
• To recognize and assess the periodontal esthetic risk factors prior to extraction
• To illustrate effective treatment methods for tissue management and tooth replacement
ABOUT THE DOCTOR
Dr. Perry R. Klokkevold received his dental degree (DDS) from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1986. He received postdoctoral clinical training Certificates in Hospital Dentistry from the UCLA General Practice Residency program in 1987, in Periodontics from the UCLA Postgraduate Periodontal Residency program in 1994 and in Implant Surgery from the UCLA Surgical Implant Fellowship program in 1995. He earned a Master’s degree (MS) in Oral Biology from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1995.
Dr. Klokkevold is an Associate Professor in the Section of Periodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Faculty Member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Dental Honor Society and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Currently, Dr. Klokkevold serves as Program Director of the UCLA Postgraduate Periodontics Residency program (1995-present) and previously served as Program Director of the UCLA Hospital Dentistry General Practice Residency program (1987-1992).
Dr. Klokkevold’s practice and teaching activities have been limited to the specialty of periodontics the surgical aspects of dental implant therapy since 1995. He has lectured on several periodontal and implant-related topics including periodontal medicine, risk assessment, bone augmentation and dental implant therapy. He serves as a Reviewer for multiple journals and has been invited to serve as an Expert Consultant for World Workshops and International Conferences. He has published over 60 articles and more than 100 book chapters on periodontics, periodontal medicine, bone regeneration and all aspects of dental implant therapy. He is an author and Co-Editor of Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 10th, 11th, 12th and forthcoming 13th editions.