(Chapel Hill, N.C. – April 24, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry Department of Periodontology will host the 2017 Perio Expo next month, May 4-6.The two-day program, which is sponsored by Sunstar, is designed to bring together medical and dental professionals to explore some of the top concepts in periodontology and implantology. National and international speakers will present on an array of topics, including trends in regeneration of bone and soft tissues, emerging technologies, and disease diagnosis, treatment and management. Each of the expo’s six sessions will include a group presentation, lectures and a moderated panel discussion. Hands-on demonstrations and tours of the UNC School of Dentistry will also be offered to attendees.
“We are confident that the 2017 Perio Expo will deliver an exceptionally stimulating learning experience not only for dental professionals, but for medical professionals as well,” said Dr. Steven Offenbacher, chair of the Department of Periodontology and Kenan Distinguished Professor. “We are grateful to Sunstar for their generous support of this event.”
The Department of Periodontology elected to hold the Perio Expo in 2017 as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the school’s Graduate Program in Periodontology and the 20th anniversary of the inception of the Center for Oral and Systemic Diseases. Sunstar has been a longtime supporter of the department,including sponsoring the original Perio Expo 20 years ago.
Event attendees will earn up to 12.25 continuing education credits. More information about the program, including fees and the option to register, is available at www.dentistry.unc.edu/cde/courses by clicking Course Listing. Registration closes on April 27, 2017.