The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has scheduled its 102nd annual meeting for September 10-13 at the San Diego Convention Center. This year’s meeting is presented in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology and the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology.
More than 26 continuing education credits will be available from an array of multidisciplinary courses relevant to those at all levels of the dental profession, from students to specialists. Sessions will include hands-on workshops and practical courses on diagnosis and treatment methods, new technologies, clinical applications, and practice management.
“This year’s annual session will welcome thousands of dental professionals from around the world, and we’re pleased to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from periodontal thought leaders and innovators,” said Wayne A. Aldredge, DMD, president of the AAP. “All dental professionals are encouraged to join us in San Diego.”
Named one of U.S. News and World Report’s 14 pioneers of medical progress, Anthony Atala, MD, will share his insights on tissue engineering and clinical applications in regenerative medicine in “Technology and Innovation: Regenerative Medicine and 3D Printing” during the opening general session. His work has been heralded twice by Time magazine, first in 2007 as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year and again in 2013 as one of the 5 discoveries that will change the future of organ transplants.
Also, the focused sessions in the Student/New Periodontist Series are geared specifically toward those just beginning a career in periodontics, with topics highlighting pearls and pitfalls of residency, immediate implant placement, and osseous surgery.
The interactive Dental Hygiene Symposium will elevate the registered dental hygienist as a key partner in comprehensive periodontal care. Attendees can earn 4 continuing education credits during lectures on such topics as the use of lasers in periodontics, the detection of peri-implant disease, and regenerative periodontics.
And, the intensive CBCT Boot Camp will provide a comprehensive review of the concepts of imaging for implants, including image manipulation to produce clinically correct cross-sections and a systematic review of a CBCT volume.