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Fall Seminar

Swan Lake Resort

About this event

The North Central Dental Society proudly presents the 2013 Fall Scientific Seminar:

“Periodontics: A Team Approach”


  • Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am
  • Program: 8:30 am—4:00 pm

Swan Lake Conference Center
5203 Plymouth-LaPorte Trail
Plymouth, Indiana 46563

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CE Credit: 6 Hours

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Tuition: NC Member - $125.00, Non-Member -  $250.00
  • Staff NC Member -  $75.00, Non Member Staff - $125.00

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Registrations made AFTER deadline:

Tuition: NC Member - $175.00, Non-Member -  $300.00
Staff NC Member -  $125.00, Non Member Staff - $175.00
Dr. Alan Fetner has been a practicing periodontist in Jacksonville, Florida since 1988.  He is in practice with his wife Dr. Mary Hartigan who is also a periodontist.  Alan received his dental degree in 1979 from the University of Florida Collage of Dentistry and his perio training also from the University of Florida in 1985.
Alan was a general dentist for 5 years before becoming a perodontist.  For the past 29 years, he has maintained a part time faculty position in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Florida and the last 20 years with Florida State Collage Hygiene School.  He is currently involved in dental research with emphasis on periodontal/ implant relationships.  In the last 2 years he has published two papers on subcrestal placement of dental implants and also 2 papers on oral pathology.

Dr. Fetner has given over 150 programs nationally,  Canada and Europe  primarily on periodontal therapy in the general practice and Advanced Implant Therapy.
Dr. Fetner is a active member of the ADA, the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osteointegration  and the Florida Association of Periodontists.   He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology and served as president of the Florida Association of Periodontists in 2000.  Dr. Fetner is a Fellow of the American Collage of Dentists.

Mary and Alan have four children (2 boys and 2 girls).   The two oldest have are both UF Dental grads.  Michael finished his residency and joined our practice, Alex is a   General Dentist practicing in Chicago and Adrienne is starting dental school this Fall.  Elizabeth wants no part of dentistry and is in training to be a kindergarten teacher.

Periodontics Update Course

Providing excellent periodontal therapy in a general practice is hard work.   It takes organization and teamwork.   The staff members who run the front desk have to know the details particularly when they communicate to patients.  Assistants have to interact with hygienists and dentists and of course the dentist must provide the leadership to make the entire process go.  However, the hygienist through knowledge and skill may be the most important factor.

The course will center on the most important factors that influence the quality of  periodontal patient care.   Controversial subjects including local delivery, rinses, ultrasonics, irrigation, surgery, lasers and systemic antibiotics will be discussed.  New surgical procedures including procedures emphasizing esthetic outcomes will be presented.   The critical and expanding role of the dental hygienist in the management of periodontal disease  and the knowledge and skill required to provide the best treatment available is main focus of Dr. Fetner’s philosophy and this program.

This program is relevant to all members of the dental team from front desk to dentists. 

The Team Approach to Periodontal Therapy will provide general dentists, hygienists, assistants, and office staff with the latest information on appropriate periodontal therapy by case type:

  • Define goals, establish protocols, and measure results to achieve excellence in periodontal therapy
  • State the latest information on the association between periodontal disease and systemic disease.
  • Explain root planing techniques that minimize or eliminate root sensitivity
  • Identify the importance of the dental hygienist as a key periodontal therapist.
  • Recognize when and how to refer patients to a periodontist and explain how to cultivate this relationship to benefit your practice.

Achieving Optimum Esthetics Using Implants will discuss:

  • Information on different implant systems
  • How and why to extract teeth and how to prepare sites
  • Provisionals prior to and after implant placement
    Managing the restorative and laboratory phase
  • Keeping costs down


Event Location

Swan Lake Resort

Academy Drive, Walkerton, IN 46574, USA