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(Grand Wailea Hotel)
July 31,  2017 -  August  3 , 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
16 Continuing Education Credits

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"After 25 years of practicing dentistry, this is the best course I have ever taken."
- Dr. Chris Matsunaga

"USC always produces the best continuing education courses. The material is presented in an enjoyable manner and the course organization is always first rate. My first choice for CE is always USC!"
- Anonymous


Grand Wailea
A Waldorf Astoria Resort

3850 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753

The newly refreshed landmark resort consistently ranks among the world's best in leading travel and consumer reports. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea, Waldorf Astoria Resort provides a range of vacation experiences: open spaces for the active vacationer, beauty and seclusion for romantic getaways, and family fun and ranging from a fully equipped camp for children and a teen lounge to rope swings and a jungle-style river pool. Guests also have access to the luxurious Spa Grande, a standard-setter in the world of resort spas, as well as eight restaurants, including the award-winning Best of Mauiís Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. Accommodation options include Grand Wailea's 776 rooms and suites and an enclave of 120 luxury villas Ho`olei at Grand Wailea ranging from 3,200 to 4,000 sq. ft., located nearby with access to Grand Wailea amenities.

Room Rate: Resort Charge Includes:

Terrace Room: $380 per night.†
Deluxe Garden Room: $390 per night.
Ocean View Room: $425 per night.
Deluxe Ocean Room: $445 per night.

Daily resort charge is $20.00 per room, per night, plus tax.

  • A tropical flower lei greeting upon arrival
  • Two bottles of water on day of arrival placed in the guestroom
  • Seasonal Elixir (infused water) at the designated check-in area
  • Unlimited local, toll-free, and credit card calls (no access fee)
  • Coffee & tea in guest rooms
  • Participation in yoga classes
  • Admission to twice-daily SCUBA clinics
  • Use of Mountain Bikes (based on availability)
  • Beach umbrellas for use on Wailea Beach (subject to availability)
  • In-room internet access (up to 2MB), with wireless capability and
  • internet for multiple devices

* Please contact the hotel for rates on other room types. There is a $50 per person/per night charge for more than 2 persons in any room, with a maximum of 4 persons per room. No charge for children 17 years of age and younger staying in the same room with parents utilizing existing bedding. Room rates do not include 13.4% tax. Room cancellation needs to be made 30 days prior to arrival to avoid penalty charges

Room Booking: Please contact Grand Wailea Resort at 1-808-875-1234, and mention GUSC to book by July 1, 2017.

For exclusive USC on-line hotel room booking, please visit:


Day 1 - Contemporary approaches for periodontal plastic and implant site development procedures (Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam)
Periodontal losses of structures are associated with multiple challenges in periodontal plastic and implant site development procedures. Traditional root coverage techniques and implant site development procedures are predictable but could represent a major set back for patients. Refinement of surgical approaches combined with the incorporation of biological modifiers has dramatically reduced the morbidity of surgical procedure while increasing success rate and patientís comfort.

Day 2 - The Maxillary Anterior Sextant (Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam)
The maxillary anterior tooth implantation is a challenging treatment modality. Multiple treatment protocols are available to the practitioner to assist in making a rational decision. A successful treatment outcome is largely dependent on the integration of prosthodontic concept and peri-implant soft tissue manipulation. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss a simple and reproducible treatment algorithm for the rehabilitation of the maxillary anterior sextant.

Day 3 - Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases and System Link (Dr. Kian Kar)
Periodontal disease is classified as a chronic inflammatory disease initiated by bacterial biofilm in a susceptible host. The host inflammatory response to specific and non specific bacterial challenges is the common link amongst several chronic inflammatory diseases. Management of periodontal inflammation not only improves oral and dental health but also can influence the overall well being of the patient who is affected by inflammatory periodontal disease.

Day 4 - Interdisciplinary treatment planning for implant therapy (Dr. Kian Kar)
Dental implant therapy is one of the major breakthroughs in the field of dentistry. Dental implants offer great treatment option for missing teeth. Unlike teeth, as biological entities, dental implants are foreign bodies, which are well tolerated. However, they lack biological attachments that differentiate them from teeth in health and disease states. Utilization of implants in replacing existing teeth with dental diseases requires a clear understanding of biological risk assessment and considerations of risk benefits and cost benefits factors. Close interaction amongst different disciplines will facilitate a realistic patient centered outcome in function and aesthetic.


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Day 1 - Contemporary approaches for periodontal plastic and implant site development procedures (Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam)

  • Know blood-derived growth factors
  • Understand particulate bone grafting and application.
  • Discuss the FSTP (Fibrin soft tissue promotion) for the purpose of root coverage.
  • Discuss an algorithm on how and when soft tissue grafting is needed around dental implants.

Day 2 - The Maxillary Anterior Sextant (Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam)

  • Discuss the decision making tree of bone graft selection
  • Understand the mechanism of bone graft incorporation
  • Understand the biological benefits of platform switched implant and conical connection in the esthetic zone
  • Value incorporation of soft tissue grafting in the surgical protocol
  • Know techniques through case presentations

Day 3 - Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases and System Link (Dr. Kian Kar)

  • Inflammatory nature of periodontal disease
  • Inflammatory link of periodontal disease and other disease states
  • Diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases
  • Treatment of periodontal inflammation
  • Link between periodontal and peri implant Inflammatory diseases
  • Mechanical non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Adjunctive non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Systemic and local antibacterial therapy

Day 4 - Interdisciplinary treatment planning for implant therapy (Dr. Kian Kar)

  • Dental implant as a foreign body
  • Periodontal tissues in comparison to peri-implant tissues in health and disease
  • Diagnostic and prognostic challenges in Periodontitis and peri-implant diseases
  • Replacing missing or compromised teeth with implant supported prosthesis


Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS and Kian Kar, DDS


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