“Diagnostic Tests in Periodontics: Concepts and Applications”
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

Over the years, knowledge on periodontal microbiology and immunology enabled the identification of bacteria/molecules that could serve as markers of risk of disease activity and periodontal breakdown. These advances, coupled with the constant progress of biotechnology tools now enable clinicians to monitor some of these markers to promote a chairside surveillance of periodontal health and anticipate periodontal breakdown in treated patients.

This course aims at presenting a review of periodontal disease progression concepts and the rationale behind some of the markers and biological fluids used in periodontal diagnostic tests. Additionally, basic principles of the biotechnological tools used to detect and quantify these markers are to be presented, along with their relative advantages, limitations, and potential pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe basic mechanisms of destruction of the periodontium
  2. Understand the peculiarities of periodontal disease progression and candidate markers of this process.
  3. Understand the biotechnological approaches used to detect markers of disease and bacteria.
  4. Recognize the limitations and advantages of the diagnostic tests presently used in periodontics.

Meet the Speaker: Eraldo L. Batista Jr. DDS, MSc (Perio), DSC (Oral Biology), FRCD (C)


Dr. Eraldo Batista received his D.D.S. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (PUCRS) in 1988 followed by a master’s degree in Periodontology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Soon after he started teaching Periodontics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), also working with Periodontics and Implantology in private practice. In 2000 enrolled in the DSc. Program in Oral Biology at Boston University, graduating in 2005. Back in Brazil, he taught at the Dental School also collaborating with the Medical School and the Graduate Program in Cellular & Molecular Biology at PUCRS.  Moved to Canada in 2013, assuming the position of Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 2018. Joined the Department of Clinical Dental Sciences-Division of Periodontics at Dalhousie University as Associate Professor in 2020, focusing on teaching and research. Fellow and Speaker of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Section Canada.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $69

Hosting University

Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

8PM (EST), 7PM (CST), 5PM (PST)
Course# 220193

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to ce@dental.ufl.edu.