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Dr. Kian Kar, DDS, MS

Dr. Kar is Clinical Director of the Advanced Periodontology Program at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC and a full time faculty member teaching post- doctoral and predoctoral dental students in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kar is recipient of the Mellon Mentorship Award from the University of Southern California and recipient of the American Academy of Periodontology teaching Award in 2013. Dr. Kar has served as guest editor for the Journal of California Dental Association. He is Board Certified of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, Orange County Dental Society, and California Society of Periodontists. He maintains a part time practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implant Surgery in Mission Viejo, CA and Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Faculty Practice.

Presentation Title: Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases and System Link

Synopsis:

Periodontal disease is classified as a chronic inflammatory disease initiated by bacterial biofilm in a susceptible host. The host inflammatory response to specific and non specific bacterial challenges is the common link amongst several chronic inflammatory diseases. Management of periodontal inflammation not only improves oral and dental health but also can influence the overall well being of the patient who is affected by inflammatory periodontal disease

Objectives:

  • Understanding of inflammatory nature of periodontal disease
  • Inflammatory link of periodontal disease and other disease states
  • Link between periodontal and peri implant Inflammatory diseases
  • Treatment of periodontal inflammation
  • Mechanical non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Adjunctive non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Systemic and local antibacterial therapy
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