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Seminar: Team Approach to Treating Comprehensive Periodontal and Restorative Cases

In this special continuing education credit seminar,  Daniel J. Melker will discuss the importance of the TEAM approach in successful long-term management of challenging restorative and periodontal cases.  The program will be held at the College of Dentistry, Lecture Hall South, 4th floor. Registration begins at 8:00 am. The program will be held from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is complementary.

This course will emphasize the TEAM approach in treating comprehensive periodontal and restorative cases and includes: 

  • Diagnosis as it relates to restorative treatment and the understanding of key principles of the TEAM approach in the maintenance of guarded teeth.
  • Understand Biologic Shaping as an adjunct to conventional periodontal surgery and the importance of core buildups and provisionalization.
  • Understand the periodontal and restorative aspects of cosmetic dentistry and surgical treatment strategies for altered active and passive eruption to create the ideal esthetic result.
  • Discuss the predictability of this approach for long-term success.

CE Credit

The program will award 6 hours of CDE credits.


About the Speaker

Daniel J. Melker

Dr. Melker attended the University of Florida from 1966 to 1969 and Emory University from 1969 to 1973. He completed his specialty training in Periodontics from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1975. Dr. Melker has been in private practice for the past thirty nine years in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Melker lectures nationally and internationally including presentation in Periodontics and Prosthodontic residency programs across the country. Dr. Melker has published articles in The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Contemporary Esthetics, Dentaltown, JIACD, Chairside Dentistry and Dentistry Today. Dr. Melker is also a two-time Gold Medal recipient from The Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Melker clinical research activities include studies investigating the utilization of Actisite® tetracycline delivery system and Emdogain enamel protein matrix in bone regenerative procedures.  


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About the TEAM Approach

This presentation will demonstrate the importance of the TEAM approach in successful long-term management of challenging restorative and periodontal cases.  The TEAM approach begins and relies on the restorative dentist’s ability to incorporate bonded composite resins and provisionalization of a structurally compromised tooth or teeth. Thereafter, the surgeon creates a cleansable, biologically compatible root surface through biologically driven surgical principles. The result of the TEAM approach is successful, long-term retention of the severely compromised dentition.




August 31, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.
Lecture Hall
Chicago , IL 60612
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