Canadian Academy of Periodontology

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Jump the Gap with the CAP - A webinar series designed for CAP members

A webinar series designed for CAP members. Registration is complimentary for CAP members, with nominal fees for hygienists and non-CAP members.

These seminars will be presented on the last Thursday of every other month via Zoom. Each session will be 1-hour long followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A session and a short sponsor presentation.

Lecture Date: Last Thursday of every other month

Lecture Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm ET

Registration Fees
CAP Members: no charge
Non-CAP Members: $75+HST
Hygienists: $25+HST

CE Points: Each session will qualify for 1.5 CE Points

On Demand: Provided the speaker's permission is obtained, sessions may be available on-demand on the member's side of the CAP website for a duration of 2 weeks following the live broadcast.

Jump the GAP with CAP
March Session

Thursday, March 21, 2024
8:00PM-9:30PM EST

Véronique Benhamou, B.Sc., DDS, Cert Perio

The Use of Lasers in the Management of Periodontitis and Peri-Implant Diseases

Severe periodontal defects and peri-implant defects can be challenging to manage. Treatment may include surgical and nonsurgical approaches, either individually or combined. Various combinations and sequences of laser devices can be utilized to manage these complex cases. I will review the possible utilisation of photodynamic therapy and/or Er:YAG lasers in the management of such cases.

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize, assess, and develop treatment and preventative strategies for severe periodontal and peri-implant defects.
2. Understand the basic principles of photodynamic therapy and Er:YAG lasers
3. Have a better understanding of the advantages of laser therapy in the treatment of advanced defects.

Dr Benhamou received a B.Sc. and D.D.S. degree from McGill University. She obtained a specialty certificate in periodontology and implant surgery in 1989 from the Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry in Boston. Dr Benhamou is an associate professor and Director of the Division of Periodontics of McGill University Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences. Dedicated to teaching, she is very involved with continuing dental education worldwide. She is a Fellow and Treasurer of the Quebec division of the American College of Dentists, Fellow and Speaker of the ITI, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a member of numerous professional organizations. She is the Executive Director ofthe Fédération des Dentistes Spécialistes du Québec. Her private practice is in downtown Montreal specializing in bone regeneration, peri-implantitis therapy and lasers.

Registration open


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