June 15-18, 2016
What an exciting, and exhausting, four days with Dr. Zuhr and fifteen colleagues from around the world. Doctors from Spain, Portugal and Australia gathered to learn from one of the preeminent periodontal plastic surgeons in the world. Periodontal plastic surgery is the area of periodontics focused on rebuilding soft tissue around teeth and implants that has been destroyed by disease or trauma. Days began early, at 7:30 am, and we were not back in our rooms until after 6:30 pm. For me that meant class, eating and sleeping only! We spent half of our time in class and the balance in the clinic, practicing what we learned. It was wonderful!
By an interesting coincidence the following week Joanne and I spent two days with Dr. Pat Allen. Dr. Allen is another renowned periodontal plastic surgeon. An interesting observation was how different the techniques used by these masters is and yet each achieves beautiful and consistent results.
Joanne and I treat well over 600 teeth each year with some form of periodontal plastic surgery so we were able to immediately put what we learned to work for our patients.
You are never too old to learn something new!