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(Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
August 25,  2018 -   
7 Continuing Education Credits

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"Excellent course overall and certainly enlighting on a new breakthrough approach to addressing such a prevelant disease affecting the entire worldwide population!" - Dr. Christine Tanyan

"Dr. Slots is an excellent speaker." - Dr. Liliane Shepard

"Great speaker; knowladgeable and extremely funny. He was a pleasure to listen to." - Dr. Claudia Romano

"I have taken this course before. The concept of low-cost periodontal therapy is employed extensively in my general practice, to great success. Dr. Slots always has new information, especially in the area of treatment efficiency and how overall patient health can be improved. Thus improving the general health of the population and lower the cost of delivery." - Anonymous


The recognition over the past three decades of microbial specificity in periodontitis has afforded dental practitioners the ability to prevent and treat the disease with a variety of antimicrobial drugs. These include systemic antibiotics, topical antibiotics and topical antiseptics. Systemic antibiotic therapy can be essential in eliminating pathogenic bacteria that invade gingival tissue and in helping control periodontal pathogens residing in various domains of the mouth from where they may translocate to periodontal sites. Frequently used periodontal combination antibiotic therapies are metronidazole-amoxicillin (250-375 mg of each/three times daily/8 days) and metronidazoleciprofloxacin (500 mg of each/twice daily/8days). Microbiological analysis helps determine the optimal antibiotic therapy and the effectiveness of treatment. Topical antibiotics that are commercially available as controlled release devices suffer from several potential problems, including insufficient spectrum of antimicrobial activity in some periodontal polymicrobial infections, risks of producing an antibiotic resistant microbiota, and high acquisition costs. In this course, Dr. Slots presents a periodontal treatment protocol that includes a battery of professionally and patient administered antimicrobial agents. These chemotherapeutics can provide effective, safe, practical and affordable means of controlling subgingival colonization of periodontal pathogens and various types of periodontal disease. Treatment protocols and cases will be presented.

The course will present data from clinical scientific studies and from own clinical case reports on antimicrobial periodontal therapy. In a clinical demonstration, the course participants will experience, in their own mouth, an instantaneous benefit of effective antimicrobial therapy.


  • The type of periodontal patients who should be treated with adjunctive antimicrobial therapy
  • Safe and effective antimicrobial therapies and how to select the most optimal antibiotic and antiseptic therapy for individual patients
  • Effective and rational recall programs for periodontitis patients
  • Highly effective, long-lasting and inexpensive means of combating bad breath and some types of tooth sensitivity

(this part of the course is extremely valuable and the information is not being presented in other CE courses in the USA)


Dr. Jorgen Slots, DDS, DMD, PhD, MS, MBA


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