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(Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles)
February 10,  2017 -  February  11 , 2017
14 Continuing Education Credits

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"A perennial education program of the highest order that never disappoints. Thoroughly an excellent learning opportunity that sets the bar for professional continuing education for the rest of the year." – Dr. Alex Avanessian

"Excellent program. Thank you Dr. Zadeh. Superb speakers, great subjects that you can apply well in practice. I hope more dentists for this great educative meeting. I will spread the word!" – Anonymous

"An excellent orator and lecturer, Dr. Araujo shares some wonderful information in a very clear, concise way." – Anonymous

“Valuable, updated information. A different approach, but provocative.” – Dr. Sherwin Davidson


Online Registration for the Perio Symposium is now closed. Please call 213-821-2127 for more information or register onsite at the Millennium Biltmore.

This course will be held at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue., Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607
• Right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles
• 25 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport
• Minutes away from CA-110, I-10, I-101, and I-5.

Dental Hygiene Forum at Millennium Biltmore:
Dental Hygiene Forum: February 11, 2017
Perio-implantitis: Tools, technology & disease treatment - Dental Hygiene Hands-On: February 11, 2017

Workshops at Millennium Biltmore:
Osseodensification Implant Osteotomy - Workshop (Neiva): February 10, 2017
Immediate Implant Placement and Ridge Preservation - Workshop (Bakhshalian): February 10, 2017
Prosthesis Reconstruction of Edentulous Patients with "Consus Concept" - Workshop (Cholakis): February 10, 2017
Intra-Operative Navigation Implant Installation - Workshop (Debruyn and D'Haese): February 11, 2017

Workshops at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry:
Modular Bone Augmentation (MBA) in Posterior Mandible - Cadaver Workshop (Zadeh): February 8, 2017
Practical Techniques for Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Augmentation - Cadaver Workshop (Roccuzzo): February 9, 2017
Periodontal Plastic Surgery - Cadaver Workshop (Gil and Min): February 12, 2017
Novel Techniques for Sinus Augmentation - Cadaver Workshop (Vercellotti): February 12, 2017


It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I would like to invite you to attend the 42nd International USC Periodontal & Implant Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium will be: “Risks & Rewards”. The concept is that risk assessment is an essential component of selecting an appropriate therapy for patients and predicting the outcome of the desired therapy. A variety of risk assessment tools are available to assess individual patient’s risks (eg. Periodontitis, peri-implantitis, prosthetic success, etc), as well as their outcome following therapy (surgical wound healing, disease relapse, prosthetic survival, etc). In order to manage patient risks, a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and technologies have been developed. These developments are some of the most exciting and important advancements of clinical dentistry. A panel of internationally renowned experts will present the most important challenges that face clinicians every day as well as provide risk assessment tools to help clinicians select the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. The program boasts five days with a diverse range of educational opportunities. The two-days of general sessions will include lecture presentation and case presentations, as well as expert panel discussion. In addition, there are a variety of surgical and prosthetic hands-on workshops on models, animal jaws, as well as four cadaver workshops. Although the majority of the general-session presentations are interdisciplinary in nature, there are also sessions designated as “Surgical Track”, “Restorative Track” and “Dental Hygiene Forum” that focus on specific disciplines. The program is sure to inspire you and provide material, which are very germane to clinical practice. This is an educational opportunity not to be missed by the entire oral healthcare team, including specialists, restorative dentists, dental hygienists and dental technologists.

We hope to see you all in Los Angeles in February 2017.


Dr. Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD (Symposium Chair)
Speakers: Hamoud Al Farsi, BDS, Neema Bakhshalian, DDS, PhD, Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD, Ernest Cholakis, DMD, MBA, Hugo De Bruyn, DDS, MSc, PhD, Jan D'Haese, DDS, PhD, Alfonso Gil, DDS, Jaime Gil, MD, DDS PhD, Nobu Kitahara, DDS, Niklaus Lang, DMD, MS, PhD, Dr. odont. h.c. mult., Pascal Magne, Dr. med. dent., Ph.D., Diane Melrose, RDH, BS, MA, Seiko Min, DDS, PhD, MS, Craig Misch, DDS, MDS, Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, Michael Pikos, DDS, Andrea Ricci, DDS, Mario Roccuzzo, DDS, Paul S. Rosen, DMD, MS, PC, Mariano Sanz, MD, DDES, PhD, Tomaso Vercellotti, MD, DDS, Susan Wingrove, RDH, Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD


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