The New 2017 Classification System for Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions: Making It Simple
About this Seminar
In 2017, the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), came out with a new classification system for periodontal and periimplant diseases and conditions. This is the first major update to the classification of periodontal disease since 1999 and is the most evidence-based and clinically relevant system that has ever been proposed. Periodontists and researchers from across the world were involved in the task of revising, clarifying and improving the classification system so clinicians can better communicate with each other and be more effective in the treatment of their patients.
Importantly, this classification system is the new standard of clinical information that all dental professionals around the world should be aware of and should adopt in their practice with regards to periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Yet, many find the new system complex and not easy to comprehend. In this lecture, Dr. Nader Hamdan, a board-certified periodontist and the director of the Graduate Periodontics Program at Dalhousie University will explain the new system and a simplified process for its adoption will be described.
At the end of this course, participants are expected to become familiar with the new classification system for periodontal and peri-implant diseases. They are also expected to be able to utilize the system with relative ease and comfort.
About Dr. Nader Hamdan
Dr. Nader Hamdan, BDS, MSC, MDent (Perio), FRCD(C), Diplomate ABP, FDS RCPS (Glag)
Dr. Nader Hamdan is currently an Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Periodontics Program, Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University.
Dr. Hamdan received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 1999, a Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Sciences from McGill University in 2013, and a Master of Dentistry in Periodontics (M.Dent.) from the University of Manitoba in 2016. Dr. Hamdan is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada since 2016, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery since 2017, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 2020. Dr. Hamdan was invited to speak, lecture and give continuous dental education courses nationally and internationally and has many published scientific articles. Dr. Hamdan was also invited to co-author multiple book chapters and books in the fields of dental Implantology and periodontics and he is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed international dental journals. Dr. Hamdan holds many memberships in national and international professional organizations. Besides his academic full-time position, Dr. Hamdan treats his own patients in multiple private practices limited to periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery in Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland and Labrador.