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CE06: Contemporary Furcation Management

CE06: Contemporary Furcation Management

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Speaker(s): Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, Phd. University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA. Dr. Avila-Ortiz has disclosed he is a research grant recipient of DENTSPLY Implants, Osteogenics Biomedical, and BioHorizons.


Paul Ricchetti, DDS, MScD. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland Ohio; Private Practice, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Ricchetti has disclosed he does not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.


Steven Blanchard, DDS. Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Private Practice, Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Blanchard has disclosed he is a research grant recipient of Snoasis and SUNSTAR.


Program Track: Treatment of Periodontal Diseases and Peri-Implant Diseases


Course Description: Managing furcation defects is a major clinical challenge. Complicated anatomical structures at furcation negatively impact hygiene practice and periodontal treatment. The ability to formulate effective furcation treatment decisions is dependent upon the clinician’s ability to see and coordinate the many clinical, radiographic, and social variables. The decision to save or extract teeth with furcation involvement requires understanding of the prognosis, risk factors, and limitations of various periodontal procedures. An overview of managing the extraction socket to better prepare the site for implant replacement and other prostheses will also be discussed.


 Educational Objectives:

·         Review the main factors affecting the development, progression, and therapeutic management of furcation defects.

·         Explain the prognosis of teeth presenting furcation defects of various severity.

·         Recognize different treatment options available for the management of furcation defects and their indications and limitations.

·         Adopt approaches for management of the extraction socket to facilitate future replacement when faced with extraction as the best treatment option.


Course length: 2.17 hours

Original release date: February 6, 2020

Expiration date: February 6, 2023


The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 2.25 continuing education credits.


The American Academy of Periodontology 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at


The AAP cautions participants for this CE activity about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice.

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