Periodontics

Guided Tissue Regeneration: Principles and Surgical Protocols
This CE course covers the Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR) principles for the treatment of intrabony defects around teeth. Detailed descriptions of both the biological rationale and the surgical...
Dr. Giacomo Tarquini
CE Credits: 1.25
SRP Before Osseous?
A new associate with concerns about his office’s treatment policies gets Townie feedback.
January 2023
Crown Lengthening: YES, It Will Enhance Restorative Results
Learn ways to predictably solve every day restorative problems, and even better learn how to avoid them. Discussion will include issues like red or sore gum tissue around crowns, routinely obtaining...
James Kohner DDS
CE Credits: 1.75
Office Visit: Dr. LeRoy Horton
This implant practitioner, who has written several CE courses for Dentaltown, recently sold his two dental practices and returned to school so he can earn a certificate in periodontics and a master’s...
by Sam Mittelsteadt, editor & creative director
November 2022
How Long Does a Patient Stay With a Periodontist’s Office After SRP?
After potentially losing patients to a specialist’s office, this doc wants to know if they’re ever coming back.
August 2022
Periodontal Plastic Surgery: When to Graft and Techniques
This course covers the types of soft tissue grafting procedures available, and how to describe recession defects when referring patients or for documentation purposes and clear communication. A...
Hana Hobbs DDS, MS, PA
CE Credits: 1.5
Cracking the Code
This course explores how current dental terminology (CDT) code gaps have contributed to a delay in therapeutic care of early periodontal disease, recognition of its medical relevance, and the...
Patti DiGangi, RDH
CE Credits: 1.5
Dental CE: In It for the Long Haul
Dr. LeRoy Horton explores three common risk factors for peri-implantitis and explains why dentists should shift their preliminary concern when placing implants from concern about immediate success to...
by Dr. LeRoy Horton
June 2022
Autogenous Soft Tissue Grafting
Two of the most common soft-tissue grafting techniques available today are connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts. Periodontist Dr. David Paulson explains the distinguishing differences...
by Dr. David Paulson
January 2022
Honing Our Edge: Options for Maintaining Periodontal Hand Instruments
As clinicians, the hand scaling instruments we use become part of our professional persona. More importantly, maintaining the working edge is a challenge, one that’s a constant source of discussion...
Karen Siebert, BSDH, MA
CE Credits: 1.5
2021 Townie Choice Awards
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite dental services and products, we tallied the results. Now it’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
December 2021
How Periodontal Soft Tissue Grafting WILL Enhance your Restorative Results
Learn useful methods for improving soft tissue appearances, enhancing restorative results, and stopping the progression of recession around both natural teeth and restorations.
James Kohner DDS
CE Credits: 2.5
Periodontal Probes: An Overview of History, Evolution and Clinical Technique
New technology has transformed the practice of modern dentistry over the past few decades. Digital radiography, lasers, improved materials for enhanced aesthetics, magnification loupes with...
by Lorraine Frey, RDH, LDH, BAS
CE Credits: 1.5
Plan Your Perio Program
Developing and maintaining a periodontal care program in a general dental practice requires a few core mindset principles to be shared by the entire team. Dental hygiene coach Rachel Wall, RDH,...
by Rachel Wall, RDH, BS
November 2021
No Longer Just a Prophy
A prophylaxis is reserved for healthy patients with no signs of periodontal disease. The need for more than 20 minutes of subgingival instrumentation during a prophylaxis appointment shifts the focus...
by Debra Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
CE Credits: 1.5
Ultrasonic Cavitation and Peri-Implantitis
Despite several protocols being proposed, no single method has been proven to be superior for decontaminating implant surfaces, which helps patients minimize peri-implantitis. Periodontist Dr....
by Dr. Giacomo Tarquini
November 2021
Dueling Lasers
Dr. Samuel B. Low explains the differences between the most common types of lasers used for gingival treatment today and shares a case study
by Dr. Samuel B. Low
September 2021
Is Periodontal Disease the Common Denominator in The Spectrum of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases?
For years clinicians have acknowledged a relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease. This presentation will detail a convincing mechanism behind this relationship.
William Nordquist, DMD
CE Credits: 2.5
A Defect Made Defunct
Dr. Giacomo Tarquini discusses the use of guided tissue regeneration to help treat periodontal intrabony defects, including the biologic principles, prognostic factors, papilla preservation...
by Giacomo Tarquini, DDS
August 2021
Introduction to the Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure for the Treatment of Periodontitis
The breakthrough Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) offers many advantages over conventional flap periodontal surgery or scaling and root planing for the treatment of periodontitis.
Robert H. Gregg II, DDS
CE Credits: 1.5
Laser Focused
Drs. Maia Berger and Sam Low use a laser to depigment gingiva, and talk about the clinical considerations.
by Drs. Maia Berger and Sam Low
February 2020
Partner Content: Harnessing Digital Technology to Capture More Detail
Dr Kunal Shah describes a case where he used an intraoral scanner to treat a case of chronic apical periodontitis.
by Dr Kunal Shah
June/July 2019 - UK Edition
Classified Information
Drs. Diego Velasquez and Bryan J. Frantz explain some of the industry changes discussed at the American Academy of Periodontology World Workshop, and how they could affect your practice.
by Drs. Diego Velasquez and Bryan J. Frantz
September 2018
Townie Choice Awards 2017
The votes are in—the ballots are counted! See which products, services and equipment won the top spots for 2017.
December 2017
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