Implant Maintenance & Appropriate Chemotherapeutics for the Advanced Periodontal Patient

New Course

Periodontal Maintenance of Dental Implants

Course Description

The increase in dental implant therapy has been exponential in the last twenty years however our knowledge on how to maintain the health of the fixtures has not kept pace. This program will define the components of an implant system, review an assortment of implant systems and explore some of the most accepted methods of patient and professional maintenance. Recommendations of oral hygiene measures will be given. Additionally this course will review the parameters of health between natural teeth and implant fixtures and discuss state of the art monitoring techniques to help ensure maintenance of health of the dental implant.

Course Objectives

After attending this program the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the components of dental implant systems
  • Recognize the procedures of normal hygiene visits
  • Delineate the differences between the soft tissue attachment to teeth and implant surfaces
  • Appreciate some of the modern monitoring methods
  • Recognize the procedures recommended for an implant hygiene visits

Chemotherapeutics for the Advanced Periodontal Patient

Course Description

Not all patients that need or require surgical periodontal care are candidates for this form of therapy. A variety of factors preclude them from receiving or pursuing surgery to correct their problems. This population of patients may benefit from a variety of chemotherapeutic pharmacologic agents currently available to affect host modulation and address their disease. This program will explore the rationale and appropriate usage of pharmacologic agents used as adjuncts to traditional modes of periodontal therapy as well as DNA culturing to assist your selection of medications.

Course Objectives

After attending this program the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the etiology of periodontal disease
  • Recognize the patients that can most benefit from adjunctive pharmacotherapeutic medications
  • Understand the methods to determine which medications may be most advantageous for their patients

Recommended for

Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, office staff


Gregory Oxford

  • Gregory E. Oxford, DDS, MS, PhD (Faculty Website)
    Dr. Oxford earned his dental degree from Emory University in Atlanta, completed his surgical residency in Maryland and a PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. A previous Co-Director of Graduate Periodontology Program at University of Florida and a clinical investigator at UF’s Periodontal Disease Research Center (PDRC) he now maintains a private practice in St. Augustine.

Financial Disclosure

  • “I declare that neither I nor any member of my family has a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program greater than $999, nor do I have a financial interest greater than $1,000 in any commercial product(s) I will discuss in the presentation.”


UF College of Dentistry

1395 Center Dr

Gainesville, FL 32610

Continuing Education Units

6 CEU, Lecture

AGD# 495


  • Dentist Fee: $349 (Early Bird) / $399 (Regular Fee)
  • Auxiliary Fee: $249 (Early Bird) / $299 (Regular Fee)
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Networking Lunch included

Team Discount available Team Discount Available

Dates Location Course # AGD
TBD Gainesville, FL 495