How to Incorporate the New Classification of Periodontal Diseases into Your Practice: A Simplified and Practical Approach

Presented by: Dr. Jim Yuan Lai

RCDSO Expiry Date: September 30, 2026

To qualify as a Core Category 1 course, the course certificate must be issued no later than this date.

RCDSO CE Points: 3, Category 1

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  • Dr. Jim Yuan Lai DMD, MSc (Perio), EdD, FRCD(C)

    Vice Dean, Education
    University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry

    Dr. Lai completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of Education at University of Pennsylvania. He specialized in periodontics at University of Toronto. He is the Vice-Dean of Education and Director of Graduate Periodontology at University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

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A new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions was introduced in 2017 to reflect the current understanding of these diseases. The new classification strengthens the connection between diagnosis, prevention and treatment. This course will review the major changes of the 2017 classification and introduce a simplified and practical approach on how to incorporate it into dental practice.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe and differentiate different types of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.

• Interpret clinical findings to diagnose periodontal diseases.

• Explain staging and grading of periodontitis.

• Implement the classification into clinical practice in simple and practical manner.