Regenerative Periodontal Therapy

Evidence-Based Protocols to save Teeth with Moderate to Advanced Periodontitis

Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Giulio Rasperini, DDS, MS

Course Description

Periodontal regenerative therapy aims to restore periodontal attachment apparatus destroyed by inflammatory periodontal diseases. The objectives of periodontal regenerative therapy include improvement of the prognosis of teeth, as well as restoration of health, function, aesthetics and comfort. Over the years, a variety of therapeutic approaches have been described. Some of these approaches have been well-documented with excellent long-term treatment outcomes. In many ways, periodontal therapy is more predictable than alternatives such as implants. More importantly, when provided the choice, most patients prefer to save their natural teeth, rather than to extract and replace with implants. In particular, the recognition of many of the complications with implant therapy have prompted re-examination of the merits of periodontal therapy in order to preserve natural teeth. This course takes an in-depth and systematic approach to providing participants with the requisite information required to diagnose, select appropriate cases and provide effective evidence-based therapy for patients with moderate to advanced periodontitis.

Educational Objectives:


  • Periodontal disease classification and diagnosis
  • Osseous defect morphology and effects on outcome

Risk Assessment:

  • Systemic and local risk factors and indicators
  • Modifiable and non-modifiable risks

Periodontal Prognosis:

  • Parameters that influence prognosis
  • Prognostic systems
  • Practical application of prognosis in decision making

Evidence Based Therapy:

  • Efficacy of periodontal therapy vs implant therapy
  • Long-term outcomes


  • Wound healing in regenerative therapy

Material Selection:

  • Barrier membranes
  • Bone grafts
    • Autogenous, allogenic, xenogenic, alloplastic
  • Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)
  • Growth factors
  • Enamel Matrix Protein (Embdogain)

Control of inflammation:

  • Mechanical initial therapy
  • Local and systemic antimicrobial therapy

Lasers in periodontal therapy:

  • Laser types used in periodontal therapy
  • Soft tissue and hard tissue lasers
  • Wound healing following laser therapy
  • Review of evidence


  • Rationale and therapeutic approaches
  • Flap design
  • VISTA for treatment of periodontal regeneration
  • Treatment of class II furcation involvement
  • Treatment of intra-osseous defects


  • Prevention and management

Pre- and post-operative care:

  • Antibiotics and antiseptics
  • Anti-inflammatory agents & Supplements

Periodontal maintenance therapy

Hands-on Workshop Simulated Exercises

  • Flap design in different anatomic regions
  • Surgical protocol for intra-osseous defects
  • Treatment of class II furcation defects
  • Vestibular Incision subperiosteal tunnel access (VISTA) for periodontal regeneration

Live Surgery Demo

  • Treatment of intra-osseous defect
  • Treatment of class II furcation defect


$1795 Live In-Person: Lecture + Workshop

$1295 Remote Learning: Lecture + Workshop

$995 Remote Learning: Lectures Only

Continuing Education

16 hours of live lecture + hands-on workshop and live surgery demonstration
4 hours of on-demand online education

Educational Format

This course offers flexible educational format to accommodate all clinicians’ needs and interests.

  • Participation may take place either:
  • In-person or remotely (held over Zoom)
  • Live or on-demand
  • Lecture only or lecture plus hands-on workshops

Regardless of mode of participation, online resources are available to supplement live lecture material.
This information is accessible on an on-demand basis.

Schedule for Live event:

Sat Feb. 27, 2021 (PST Los Angeles time)
7:00 to 8:00 AM ………. Registration & Breakfast
8:00 to 10:00 AM ………Lecture
10:00 to 10:30 AM …..…Break
10:30 to 12:30 PM ….…Lecture
12:30 to 1:30 PM ……. Lunch
1:30 to 3:00 PM ………. Lecture
3:00 to 3:30 AM ……..…Break
3:30 to 5:00 PM ………. Hands-on Workshop

Schedule for Live event:

Sun Feb. 28, 2021
7:00 to 8:00 AM ……… Registration & Breakfast
8:00 to 10:00 AM ……..Lecture
10:00 to 10:30 AM ….…Break
10:30 to 12:30 PM ……Lecture
12:30 to 1:30 PM …… Lunch
1:30 to 3:00 PM ……… Hands-on Workshop
3:00 to 3:30 AM …….…Break
3:30 to 5:00 PM ……… Live Surgery Demo


Homa H. Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Dr. Zadeh is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and fellow, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California (USC) Ostrow School of Dentistry. He has also completed advanced clinical education in Periodontology and earned a PhD degree in immunology from the University of Connecticut, Schools of dental medicine and medicine. Dr Zadeh directs the VISTA Institute for Therapeutic Innovations and maintains a private practice limited to periodontology and implant surgery in Southern California.

Giulio Rasperini, DDS, MS (virtual lecture)
Dr. Giulio Rasperini serves as Associate Professor of Periodontology, University of Milan, Italy, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Periodontology, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and is an ITI fellow. He serves on the Editorial Boards for several publications, including; the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and the Journal of Implant and Advanced Clinical Dentistry. He maintains a private practice specializing in periodontology and implant therapy in Milan.

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