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3 Reasons to Attend the 2018 AAP Meeting (and a Bonus for LANAP Clinicians)

By John Calderon on August 7, 2018 in Dental Business, LANAP Protocol, LAPIP Protocol, Laser Dentistry

As the year rapidly draws to a close, it’s time for another Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontics (AAP). Held this year in Vancouver, BC, the meeting will take commence on October 27, 2018.

Attending another meeting may be low on your list of priorities, as you might worry about it taking valuable time away from patients and production. However, attending the AAP Meeting can be a valuable experience that brings unexpected benefits to you and your practice in the long run. Here are three reasons you should attend this year’s AAP meeting.

Stay in the loop with the latest in technology and treatment approaches

As the field of medicine increasingly becomes less invasive and more based on new advancements in technology, the world of dentistry and periodontics has its own developments. The AAP Meeting is your perfect opportunity to see these new advancements firsthand, and decide if they meet your standards and/or would be a good fit in your practice. Before attending, make a list of the new technology, treatment methods and trends in marketing that you may have been curious about and make it a point to visit the vendors at the show. Do you know anyone who could make an introduction for you at the show exhibit? Preparing a little in advance can make the experience of attending a meeting and walking the show floor less of a sensory overload experience.

Note: Did you know that a third of all AAP members are trained LANAP clinicians? Chances are, you probably have a colleague or classmate that has a PerioLase MVP-7 in their practice that they are using for minimally invasive treatment for periodontitis and peri-implantitis. Add Exhibit #817 to your list of stops to chat with Millennium Dental about histology and the clinical results guarantee.

Interesting continuing education opportunities

One of the best things about the AAP Meeting is the many opportunities you have to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits. Hands-on workshops and lectures are a great way to expand knowledge of your craft and stay committed to providing the best level of care to patients. Whether you’re looking to meet or exceed your CE requirements, or just looking for interesting new topics to delve into, this is a great place to do it. Once again Millennium will offer exciting speakers during the Saturday Corporate Forums as follows:

Allen Honigman, DDS: The LAPIP™ Protocol: A Predictable Cost-Effective Peri-Implantitis Treatment

LAPIP will be discussed as a more patient-friendly, cost-effective and a less traumatic way to treat patients with affected implants.

Jin Kim, DDS: What a Laser Can and Cannot Do in Clinical Periodontics

Dr. Kim will discuss when and how to use lasers in clinical periodontics, surgical aspects of implant dentistry, and the maintenance phase of both periodontics and implant patients.

Gary Schwarz, DDS: Treatment Results for Peri-Implantitis Using the ND:YAG Laser

Dr. Schwarz will share how the LAPIP protocol effectively eliminated bleeding and pus on probing and achieved shrinking pocket depths in 90% of the patients treated in his practice.

Keisuke Wada, DDS: 歯周病およびインプラントにおけるレーザー療法の現在の到達点について
和田 圭祐(わだ けいすけ)

Dr. Wada will discuss the usefulness of the various types of lasers, including CO2, diode, erbium and Nd:YAG lasers in a clinical setting, paying special attention to the LANAP and LAPIP protocols using the PerioLase MVP-7. (Presented in Japanese)

The following LANAP Clinicians are speaking, presenting and/or moderating during the AAP:

  • Keith Merchant, DDS, MS
  • Richard Hill, DDS
  • Ryan McGary, DMD
  • Daniel Phillips, DMD
  • Dane Swenson, DMD
  • Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS
  • Liliana Aranguren, DDS, MDSc
  • Bobby Birdi, DMD, MSc
  • Bill Akin, DDS
  • Caitlin Darcey, DMD, MS
  • Barry Wagenberg, DMD
  • Philip Fava, DMD, MDSc
  • David Wong, DDS
  • John Chao, DDS, JD
  • Panos Papapanou, DDS, PhD
  • Henry Greenwell, DMD, MSD
  • Nick Caplanis, DMD, MS
  • David Garber, DMD
  • Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD
  • Alejandro Kovacs, DDS, MS
  • James Woodyard, DMD, MS
  • Cynthia Yee, DDS, MS

Participants will be able to log CE credits at the CE Pavilion, located in the Exhibit Hall in the front of aisle 1600. Additionally, you’ll be able to log them on perio.org for 90 days following the meeting.

Reconnect with colleagues and make new connections

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day craziness of work and home life. Before you know it, it’s been a year since the last time you caught up with your dental school classmates, mentors from the past or other colleagues in the industry. Staying in touch — and making new connections along the way — can be beneficial not only to your social life, but also provide you with insights on new treatment methods, practice models and more.

Millennium will host a VIP Reception on Sunday, October 28 at Drai’s Vancouver in the Trump Hotel. To learn more, contact events@lanap.com for details.

And for you LANAP doctors, a bonus reason… attend the 8th Annual LANAP Study Club, exclusively for Laser Bootcamp-trained clinicians

The 8th Annual LANAP Study Club will be held on Friday, October 26th at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn important techniques from experts in the LANAP® & LAPIP™ protocols and increase your operatory efficiency and clinical outcomes, while maintaining a high standard for patient care. Enjoy world-class food and cocktails while networking with other fellow LANAP clinicians. The meeting will also feature an inspiring keynote from Navy Ace and Top Gun Instructor Bill Driscoll on harnessing the power of innovation. The meeting is open to all LANAP clinicians and earns 8 hours of CE credit.

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Now that you’ve heard the reasons why you should attend this year’s AAP Meeting, are you ready to book that flight to Vancouver? If so, make sure you remember to visit us at the Meeting at Exhibit #817 to learn about all things LANAP protocol, LAPIP protocol and True Regeneration.

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