Frederick County Dental Society

Frederick County Dental Society

September 10th Business Meeting and Continuing Education Seminar

Still haven’t registered for our next course? Register today! Be sure to register by 9/3 to reserve your spot. Contact Kristen at or 443-534-4068.

A message from our President, Dr. Melanie Towe, about the new guidelines: Are you aware that the diagnosing of periodontitis has completely changed? The 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions resulted in a new classification of periodontitis characterized by a multidimensional staging and grading system. Staging levels indicate the severity of the disease and the complexity of disease management, while the grading structure considers supplemental biologic characteristics of the patient in estimating the rate and likelihood of periodontitis progression. This excellent guide can be used as a resource in your office.

**Register now to reserve your FREE laminated copy of the new AAP guidelines**

The Frederick County Dental Society proudly presents:

Diagnosis and Management of Periodontitis & Peri-implantitis
Join us on September 10th as we host Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi, who will lecture on the latest updates in the management of periodontitis and peri-implantitis. Save the date and register! This course has been approved for 2 continuing education hours.

Course Description:

This course provides an excellent review for dentists, hygienists, and auxiliary dental personnel about the latest updates in the field of periodontics and management of peri-implantitis. A discussion on inflammation and immunity will allow the participants to understand the link between various systemic conditions and periodontitis. Furthermore, a review of inflammatory mediators and wound healing will enable the participants to understand the new tools available for treatment, such as lasers and biologics developed specifically to enhance wound healing and regenerative outcome. Clinical examples will be provided to show the application of biologics and lasers in periodontal regenerative surgery and peri-implantitis management.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand how to utilize the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant conditions adopted by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and most dental schools to further your practice.
• Become familiar with the scientific evidence which points to inflammation as the link between periodontal conditions and systemic health. Understand the science behind using inflammatory and immune mediators to enhance wound healing and regenerative surgery.
• Understand both the advantages and shortcomings of new technology involving lasers and commercial and bloodborne biologics to enhance regenerative surgery around teeth and ailing implants.

About our Speaker:

Dr. Favagehi has been in private practice of periodontics and implant surgery with his wife Dr. Lourdes Christopher in the Washington, DC area since 1997. They have been voted as “Best Periodontists” by numerous surveys of regional dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living and the Washingtonian. Dr. Favagehi received his DDS degree from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). He completed his residency program in Periodontics at Ohio State University where he also earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology. Dr. Favagehi has been a part-time clinical instructor at the Virginia Commonwealth University since 1998. He has received a Teaching and Mentorship award from the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Favagehi has served multiple terms in the Research Submissions Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration, where he also served as Chairman of the Research Submissions Committee and a founder of the E-Poster Committee. Dr. Favagehi is an editorial consultant for the Academy of Osseointegration newsletter and serves on both the AO Bylaws and Membership committees. Dr. Favagehi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has lectured in many national and international conferences, including the annual meetings of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMFS). Dr. Favagehi’s research publications focus on wound healing and his practice focus is on using lasers and biologics to enhance wound healing and tissue regeneration in periodontal and implant surgery.

Did you know that non-FCDS members can attend our courses? Non-members, including other dental disciplines such as hygienists and assistants, are welcome to attend any of our seminars! Spread the word and invite your colleagues!

*Please note, our registration procedure has changed!*

To register, simply contact Kristen via email here or by clicking the link below.

Please include your entree choice in the registration email: we will offer Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian), Grilled Atlantic Salmon with cucumber dill sauce, and New York Strip Steak with garlic butter. Please advise if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Register Today!

Skip to content