Continuing Professional Education: Summer Learning Program on Cape Cod


Fri - Sun, Aug 19 to Aug 21, 4:00pm - 11:00am


Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Course Agenda

"The Use of Lasers in the Treatment of Periodontitis and Peri-Implantitis" (Dr. Philip Kang)

Abstract: Various dental laser wavelengths have emerged as adjunct tools to treat periodontitis and peri-implantitis. However, tremendous heterogeneity in treatment outcomes and controversy still remains.  Pertaining to peri-implantitis treatment, even more conflicting data exists in both clinical and research settings.  While the recent American Academy of Periodontology Best Evidence Consensus has demonstrated little benefit with the use of lasers, an increasing number of clinicians are employing laser therapy in their practices and more practitioners are convinced with positive clinical outcomes.  This presentation will highlight an unbiased review of various lasers, challenges associated with clinical research, currently available scientific evidence, and future directions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with commonly used lasers in periodontics
  • Develop an understanding of how different lasers work
  • Acquire knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of various lasers
  • Understand why there is confusion and controversy among clinicians
  • Appreciate how lasers can change the way periodontists treat patients
  • Recognize the challenges related to current research on the topic

"Mastering Implant Occlusion" (Dr. Sang Lee)

Abstract: The advancement of dental implant has completely changed the prosthetic treatment of partially and fully edentulous patients. Dental implant restorations present a unique challenge as osseointegrated implants react in a biomechanically different fashion to occlusal force, unlike natural teeth. It becomes evident that the types of occlusal scheme play a crucial role in achieving long-term success of the implant prostheses and its treatment. However, occlusal concepts for implant prosthodontics have been controversial and limited in the literature as none of the studies could be supported by human clinical trials in a controlled environment. 

The lecture will present the occlusal theories in implant dentistry and review the mostly accepted occlusal concepts and the clinical guidelines of optimal implant occlusion.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the occlusal force distribution of teeth vs. implants 
  • Discuss the occlusal theories and concepts in implant prosthodontics 
  • Review the clinical guidelines of optimal implant occlusion 

"Executive Practice Management" (Dr. Emilio Arguello)

Abstract: This lecture will focus on the different models for successful management and integration of work-flows between a private practice versus multi-practice models, as well as the understanding of the common goals to maximize earning potential that can be achieved in both models from the practitioner's point of view.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to learn different proven models of practice management.
  • Participants will be able to apply concepts learned in the corporate industry in their private practices.

**The Ocean Edge Resort is offering a discounted rate to course participants, subject to room availability. To secure a reservation participants should reach out as soon as possible. More information is available on the course website located here.**

Tuition: $595/6 (six) ADA credit hours

Course Prerequisites: None required 

Conflict of Interest: None reported by speakers

Contact: Dr. David M. Kim at

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation 14 days before the course will be eligible for full refund. No refund will be made within 14 days of the course initiation date. 

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Harvard School of Dental Medicine designated this activity for 6 continuing education credits.