Presented in collaboration with LifeNet Health.

Video: Bone Regeneration and Bone Physiology in Periodontics

Moderated by: Dr. Brad McAllister

Learning objectives:

  • Bone grafting for the periodontist.
  • Introduction to bone physiology.
  • Bone grafting materials.
  • Bone grafting for dental implants.

Presented in collaboration with LifeNet Health.

Video: Tissue Transplantation- Ensuring Safety for Dental Allografts

Moderated by Elena Gianulis, PhD

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the goals of allograft tissue safety
  • Define what allograft tissues are and where they are used
  • Understand how to speak to dental patients about allograft safety

These AAP Education Access modules were made possible with support from:

As a global leader in regenerative medicine, LifeNet Health continues to push the boundaries to give healing every advantage. The organization offers groundbreaking transplantation and cellular solutions that support healthcare providers and power the work of scientific researchers. This forward-focused approach has improved life for millions of patients, all while honoring donor heroes and their families.

2022 Education Access Postdoctoral Modules

Developed by a workgroup led by Dr. Alexandra Tsigarida

The purpose of this online module is to provide an overview of the terminology and issues commonly encountered when addressing the dental needs of patients with disabilities and provide periodontal professionals with the necessary information to recognize and overcome the challenges related to the dental management of this patient population.

Download: Treatment for Patients with Disabilities

Learning objectives

  • Define patients with Disabilities/ Special Health Care Needs.
  • Identify barriers to periodontal health care faced by patients with disabilities.
  • List and discuss strategies for providing periodontal treatment and maintaining oral health to this population group.

Developed by a workgroup led by Dr. Angela Palaiologou-Gallis.

This module was developed to provide resources on current advances related to Oral Medicine. These short PowerPoint presentations provide a list of resources (articles, websites etc.), and case-based scenarios to allow the resident/viewer to practice with the new information they learned.

The presentations cover the topics on:

Download: COVID-19 Periodontal Practice During a Global Pandemic

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the history is COVID-19
  • Learn about the transmission of the virus
  • Understanding of the mutation of the virus

Download: Vaping and Peri-Implant Health

Learning objectives:

  • Outline the available data in the literature on the affect of e-cigarettes on periodontal and peri-implant health
  • Discuss recommendations regarding e-cigarette use in patients with periodontitis and peri-implant disease

Download: Orofacial Pain

Learning objectives:

  • Definition of pain
  • Types of pain in accordance the pathophysiology
  • To learn how sensory nerve fibers are stimulated and pain transmission

Download: MRONJ

Learning objectives:

  • Improve understanding of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ)
  • Describe MRONJ prevention and treatment strategies

Download: Cannabis and Periodontal Disease

Learning objectives:

  • Outline the available data in the literature on the effect of cannabis on periodontal health.
  • Offer discussion points to consider when treating patients.

Download: Smoking and Periodontal Disease

Learning objectives:

  • To become more familiar with the latest research on smoking and periodontal disease