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Creighton Periodontal Event Focuses on Advances

Creighton Periodontal Event Focuses on Advances

Creighton University’s School of Dentistry will host a periodontal symposium Friday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. in the ballroom of the Mike and Josie Harper Center. Featuring the leading expert in tissue engineering as well as an international expert on periodontal maintenance, the symposium is expected to draw more than 300 dentists and health care workers.

“Creighton sees as part of its mission as a University to bring to the health care community the latest emerging technology and science on periodontal disease, a malady that affects more than 75 percent of adults ages 30 or older, “ said Takanari Miyamoto, D.D. S., assistant professor and department chair of Creighton University’s School of Dentistry Department of Periodontics. “This symposium will expose clinicians to state-of-the art developments including tissue engineering,” he added.

Featured speakers include Michael McGuire, D. D. S., clinical assistant professor of periodontics at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Takashi Kumagai, D. D. S., clinical professor at Nihon, Tohoku, Kyushu, Niigata and Tsurumi University in Japan.

Participants must register for the six-hour dental CME course by April 1 by calling 280.5054 or by email at mmckerch@creighton.edu. Costs and additional information can be found at http://www.creighton.edu/dentalschool/continuingeducation/upcomingcourses/creightonperiodontalsymposium/index.php.

The symposium is sponsored in part from educational grants from Osteohealth, Zimmer Dental, Astra and Biomet 3i.