Dental Courses, Periodontal Courses and Dental Biofilms

 
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THE INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMIC
MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY™

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DENTAL COURSES AND PERIODONTAL COURSES

A PARADIGM SHIFT IN SCIENCE, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

AN EVIDENCE BASED AND PEER-REVIEWED CLINICAL PROGRAM
FOR GENERAL DENTISTRY

DENTAL BIOFILMS (AND THE ETIOLOGY OF DISEASE)
          The most recent research on the study of biofilms has yielded both the most comprehensive and disturbing evidence to date on microbials. Biofilms have been demonstrated not only to adapt, but to flourish under the most adverse conditions medical science and the human body can exert on them. We are currently challenged with many chronic and infectious diseases which defy both diagnosis and treatment. Anti-microbials, detergents, germicides, ozone, etc, may reduce their numbers but have proven to be unable to eradicate them. In fact, utilization of such agents only renders the biofilm more tenacious and un-tenable.
          An in-depth structural and functional analysis will be conducted as will biofilm  specific concepts such as: ‘climax community’, ‘signal compounds’, ‘Quorum sensing’, ‘pathogenic potentiation’, ‘elective detachment’, ‘nutrient potentiation’ (can certain nutrients be detrimental to the host?) and ‘Anaerobic Tendency’ (particularly in a totally aerobic environment).
          Further, microbial succession and virulence progression are detailed with particular emphasis on the creation of ‘stealth’ and ‘super’ pathogens. These micro-organisms are cultured and protected within biofilms and possess the capability of both evading and destroying the human immune system. This lecture is significant for both dental and medical biofilms.

PERIODONTAL COURSES: “PERIODONTAL MEDICINE I AND II”
          A comprehensive series of periodontal courses for General Practitioners interested in starting, expanding and focusing on a systemic and regenerative-based periodontal program (beyond the scope of most traditional 'soft-tissue’ courses).
          The program objectives of the complete periodontal courses series include the following:

          THE NEW SCIENCE
                  - Biofilm Basics: Structural Aspects; Functional Capabilities; Communication;
                    The Separate “Ecosystem” Concept
                  - Oral-Systemic Interactions: The Dental Focal Infection Concept;
                     Metastasis and Systemic Dissemination; Target Organs

          DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING
                   - Diagnosis: The New Periodontal Diagnostic System; Research Tools For Diagnostic
                     Determination; Forms Facilitating The Diagnostic Process.
                   - Periodontal Risk Assessment: Basic (Simple) Risk Determination;
                     Risk Modifiers; Criteria For Prescribing Treatment
                   - Therapy: Phase I, II and III Options

          TRADITIONAL THERAPY
                   - Scaling and Root Planing: Effect On Biofilm; Long-Term Results; Efficacy Of Repeated
                     SRPs
                   - Periodontal Surgery: Guided Tissue Regeneration; The Modified Widman Flap; Osseous
                     Surgery
                   - Implants: Indications For Implants vs Prosthetics; Treatment Planning Implants;
                     Implant Placement, Restoration and Maintenance

          REGENERATION THERAPY
                   - Current Research: Anti-Inflammation vs. Healing; Vaccinations;
                     ‘Tissue Engineering’; Stem Cells; Laser Therapy
                   - Integrative Concepts: Guided Tissue Recolonization; Ozone Therapy; Host Modification
                     Strategies

          CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
                   -  “Auto-Pilot” Systems: Hygiene Managed-Doctor Supervised; Chart and Forms Management
                   -  Periodontal Systems: Periodontal Prevention (“GPS”); Periodontal Maintenance (“PMS”)

          OFFICE MANAGEMENT
                   - Management Systems: Treatment Plan, Presentation; and Acceptance
                   - Front Desk Systems: Charge-Out Forms With Proper Coding; Narratives

DENTAL COURSES: “SYSTEMIC DENTAL MEDICINE I & II”
          The Institute’s dental courses include “Systemic Dental Medicine.” These courses are designed for General Practitioners and reviews current science on caries, biomaterials, apical periodontitis and osteomyelitis with respect to etiology, pathology (course of the disease and variations), and systemic ramifications.
          Unlike similar dental courses which focus only on periodontal-systemic interactions, the program objectives includes the following:

           SYSTEMIC DISEASE PARADIGM
                   The Concept of Disease:: Acute or Chronic Degenerative Disease?, Different Disease
                   Entities -- Different Therapeutics?

                   Biofilm Research: Tooth, Periodontal, Implant, and Restoration Dental Biofilms;
                   Pathogen Potentiation and Focal Infections

                   Dental-Systemic Interactions: Metastic Risk Considerations; Metatastic Mechanisms
                   (Bacteremia, Toxemia and Inflammatory Exudate 'Over-Spill'); Secondary Site Infections
                   (i.e. Susceptible Organs); Systemic Immunulogic Reactions.

          DENTAL CARIES
                   Etiology: Multi-Causation; Specific Plaque Hypothesis; Effect of pH;
                   Dietary and Nutritional Considerations; Acupuncture Concepts of Susceptibility; Biofilm
                   Diagnosis: Expanded Diagnostic Classification; Detection Methodologies; Caries Risk
                   Assessment (Basic and Modified); Risk Factors
                   Therapy: Comprehensive Caries Treatment Plan; Restoration Classification System

          APICAL PERIODONTITIS
                   Pulpitis: Acute vs. Chronic; Risk-Factors; Immunobiology of the Pulp; Dental Biofilm
                   Apical Periodontitis (AP): Etiology; Treatment Options; Re-Treatment AP Diagnostic
                   and Treatment Options; Systemic Interactions

          OSTEOMYELITIS
                   Etiology and Diagnosis: Causation; Risk Factors; Osseous Biology; Diagnosis and
                   Classification; Biofilm
                   Therapeutics: Options for Intervention; Bis-Phosphonates and Osteonecrosis

             BIOMATERIALS
                   Biocompatibility: 89 Biologically Reactive Compounds Found In Dental Biomaterials;
                   Co-Reactivity With Orthopedic Implants.

                   Immunobiology:  The Concepts of Sensitivity (IgM and IgG Activation), Allergenicity,
                   Hypersensitivity and Auto-Immunity; Immunodysregulation, Potential Systemic Reactions.

                   Toxicology: Essentials of Toxicology and Cell Death; Target Cells and Organs;
                   Mechanisms of Detoxification; Toxicology of Metals, Resins and Ceramics.

         NUTRITION
                   Essentiality: The Concept of Essentiality; Conditionality; Degenerative Disease
                   Nutrient Interactions: Drug Interactions, Nutrient Modifications.

Courses are held in New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Arizona (AZ), Florida (FL), Chicago, Illinois (IL) and California (CA).