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Georgia Academy of General Dentistry
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Continuing Education

The Georgia Academy of General Dentistry’s mission is to provide quality continuing education in the spirit of lifelong learning and commitment to the best possible patient care. Georgia's Goals for Continuing Education:

  • Keep patient care and safety as the top priority by delivering continuing education programs and constituent communications that consistently promote and adhere to the highest clinical and ethical standards in dentistry.
  • Continuously monitor changes in regulations and recommendations that would require dental professionals to obtain continuing education in specific areas, and provide high quality, comprehensive educational programs to address these needs.
  • Become the leading dental professional organization in Georgia by providing exceptional, sought-after educational activities and continuously seeking to improve quality and professional relevance of these programs.

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses & Events:

Dr. Ciancio

Lotions, Potions, Pastes and More
Dr. Sebastian G. Ciancio, SUNY at Buffalo

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Classic Center | Athens, Georgia

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Course Description
When patients ask "What products should I use for better oral health", dental professionals should be able to provide evidence based answers! When they are taking a variety of medications and present with changes in oral tissues, are these changes medication related? Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are used frequently, in large quantities and by many adults. As our population ages, the use of medications increases significantly. A number of these medications may impact oral health which in turn can affect general health. In view of this dental professionals and patients can expect to encounter oral side effects from use of their medications. Dental Professionals must be aware of medication related problems and their impact on diagosis and treatment planning of dental health problems. Also patients must be cognizant of these potential adverse effects on their oral health so that they can seek appropriate care as soon as possible.

This program is designed to help dental practitioners become knowledgeable about non-surgical periodontal therapy, antibiotics - both local and systemic, host modulation, oral manfestations of systemic agents as well as on the latest therapeutic, non-prescription oral healthcare products, including mouth rinses and herbal agents. Additionally periodontal considerations for management of complications associated with implants will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • To be able to recognize oral manifestations of systemic medications
  • To understand the impact of systemic medications on dental therapy
  • To understand the role of mouthrinses, dentifrices and oral care products in patient therapy
  • To understand the role of non surgical therapy
  • To understand the role of local and systemic antibiotics as adjuncts to periodontal therapy
  • To understand the role of host modulation in periodontal therapy
  • To understand periodontal considerations for management of implant complications

Sebastian G. Ciancio, D.D.S., is Distinguished Service Professor and Chairman in the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, Director of the Center for Dental Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine.He has authored or co-authored well over 150 publications pertaining to periodontal disease. He is co-author of Clinical Pharmacology for the Dental Professional and editor of the ADA/PDR Guide to Dental Therapeutics and Editor of Biological Therapies in Dentistry.

Dr. Ciancio is an active member of several professional organizations: He has served as Vice Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia Convention, Inc., Committee on Revision; Consultant and past co-chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Dental Association; Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology; the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation, the International Academy of Periodontology. and currently Director of the annual Chautauqua Dental Congress.

In recognition of his contributions to dental science, Dr. Ciancio has received numerous honors: Orban Memorial Dental Man of the Year Award, presented by Loyola University, Buffalo Dental Alumni Association Man of the Year, the Gies Foundation Award in Periodontics, the Clinical Research Award,the Presidential Award, and the Gold Medal Award presented by The American Academy of Periodontology, Jarvie-Burkhart Award presented by the Dental Society of the State of New York (DSSNY); Distinguished Service Award by the United States Pharmacopeia, the Hirschfeld Award in Periodontics from the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology from the International Assn. for Dental Research and, most recently the Norton Ross Award for Clinical Research from the American Dental Assn. He has presented continuing education courses throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as well as Brazil, Chile, Japan, and Argentina.

pace AGDTrack Your Continued Education Credits through the Academy of General Dentistry. View your online CE Transcript. Continuing Education/Track CE

The Georgia Academy of General Dentistry is designated as an approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 11/1/2011 to 10/31/2015. Provider #219296.


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