Course One

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COURSE # 1   

 Century House, Latham, NY

8 AM

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Saving Teeth with Periodontal Surgery

Perio Speaking Team:  Drs. Alex Choe, Katherine Guilfoyle, Linda Lam and Mahogany Miles

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the U.S. In the last few decades, much advancement has been made in implant therapy. As implant therapy is currently the new standard of care for tooth replacement, it is important for every dental practitioner to understand the periodontal surgeries available to predictably save teeth. In today’s group presentation, we will review four different types of periodontal surgery: Crown Lengthening, Guided Tissue Regeneration, Pocket Reduction Surgery, and Soft Tissue Grafting. For each type of surgery, the presenter will review the overall concepts, present appropriate clinical cases, and introduce changes and innovations regarding the surgical procedure.


Crown Lengthening - Dr. Alexander S. Choe

Pocket Reduction Surgery – Dr. Katherine Guilfoyle

Soft Tissue Grafting – Dr. Linda Lam

Guided Tissue Regeneration – Dr. Mahogany Miles

About our local Speakers:  

Dr. Alexander Choe was born in Queens, NY and was raised in Osaka, Japan. He returned to the States to pursue Biomedical Engineering, in which he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science degree at Columbia University. Interestingly, during his brief stint as a cartoonist in Boston, he discovered dentistry and fell in love. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of California, San Francisco and his post-doctoral certificate in Periodontics at the University of Washington. 

Dr. Katherine Guilfoyle of the 4th District, is a Board Certified Periodontist who has been practicing at Saratoga Periodontics in Saratoga Springs since 2014.  Originally from Mount Sinai, NY; she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island and then from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.  She completed a residency and earned a Masters Degree in Periodontology from the University of North Carolina.  Outside of the office, she enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her husband and their 4 children.
Dr. Linda Wang Lam of the 4th District, earned her dental degree from New York University with honors. She completed her periodontics specialty training and master’s degree at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester. Dr. Lam is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and was honored with the Leslie M. Salkin Award for earning the highest score on the board certification exam in the nation. She currently practices in Clifton Park and is the owner of Clifton Park Periodontics.
Dr. Mahogany Miles was born and raised in Indiana.  She attended Butler University for her undergraduate degree and the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine for her Doctor of Dental Medicine.  She received her Master of Science in Dentistry and certificate in Periodontology from Indiana University School of Dentistry.  Dr. Miles is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  She is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology and past Third District Dental Society president.  Dr. Miles practices in Troy, and she currently resides in Clifton Park with her husband John and their 2 children.