The Perio in the Peninsula Study Club, founded in 2005, is one of the largest multi-disciplinary study clubs in Canada. Periodontology encompasses the study and treatment of diseases and disorders of the supporting tissues of the teeth, including the gums and the bone. Although the most common are gingivitis, periodontitis and peri-implantitis, there are a large number of other conditions that need to be recognized and managed. Many of these conditions are related to systemic disorders including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases. Therefore, the Perio in the Peninsula Study Club fosters collaboration with physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to provide continuing education opportunities and to improve multi-disciplinary patient care.

Having its roots in the Niagara Region, the Perio in the Peninsula Study Club has hosted over 80 multidisciplinary events since its humble beginnings in 2005. The Study Club currently boasts an average attendance of nearly 100 attendees at evening and weekend events throughout the year and over 200 attendees at end-of-the-year, full-day seminars. While no two events have been alike, the program of Perio in the Peninsula Study Clubs are always designed to promote a collaborative learning experience with a patient-centric focus.

As Alfred Perlman famously wrote, “After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After 5 years, look it over with suspicion. And after 10 years throw it away and start all over.” In a “VUCA” world that is more Volatile, Uncertain, Ambiguous and Complex than ever before, we have decided to to do just that. The best answer to the current climate is to weave together a trusted network of students, scientists, academics, clinicians and industry partners to develop an evidence-based, innovative and engaging Base Camp that will provide attendees to the program the foundation to summit the mountains of information and climb to the highest peaks of periodontal understanding in a world where our understanding has been re-framed and re-formatted.

Base Camp is a 12-lecture series that will explore the most current research and practice-based evidence of periodontal therapy. Within this context, we will discuss the classification, physiology, prevention, and management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Emerging reserach in periodontal wellness and health will be discussed. Case studies will be presented and critically analyzed.

  • January 16, 2019
    • Introduction and Review of Periodontal Disease Classification
  • March 6, 2019
    • Comprehensive Periodontal Examination: A Series of Case Studies
  • April 10, 2019
    • Systemic Link between Periodontal and Overall Health
  • May 22, 2019
    • Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • September 4, 2019
    • Antimicrobials, Nutrition and Adjunctive Options in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease
  • October 16, 2019
    • Implant Maintenance and Peri-Implant Pathology
  • November 13, 2019
    • Metrics for Success: The Re-Evaluation
  • December 11, 2019
    • Periodontal Surgery, Regeneration and Microsurgery
  • January 22, 2020
    • Implant Dentistry in 2020
  • March 4, 2020
    • Update in Oral Pathology
  • April 15, 2020
    • Periodontal Linkages with other Specialities
  • May 13, 2020
    • THE FINAL ASCENT

Dentist or Dental Specialist:
$120 series (12 lectures)
$12 per lecture

Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Office Administrator, Dental Technician, Allied Health Professionals:
$120 series (12 lectures)
$12 per lecture

Current Niagara College Student or Faculty:
No charge, registration required

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Yes!  All attendees will receive 3 hours of Category 2 Continuing Education credit for attending each lecture in the series.

To ensure that you receive your Continuing Education certificate, please sign-in to every lecture at the Registration tables.  Only those registered will receive their CE certificate by email in the days following the event.