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How to incorporate the New Classification of Periodontal Diseases into your Practice: It will change the way you treat your patients.



Course Overview:

Periodontal Disease is currently the sixth most common chronic disease in the world. This is the first major change in the classification system since 1999, in response to major changes in our understanding of the disease process, the potential risk factors, and the complex nature of individual patients. This is an effort to redefine, modernize and standardize the classification system. This system introduces the Staging and Grading system used in oncology to understand the disease severity and case management complexity as well as the biological features such as the rate of disease progression, risk for further advancement, and the potential threats to general health.

This course will answer the following questions:

  • What is different about this system from the previous one?
  • How does this system change our treatment strategies?
  • What parameters do we need to change for this system?
  • How do we use this system to change how we treat our patients?
  • And much more….



Dr. Leonard Schwartz

Dr. Leonard Schwartz
B.Sc., D.D.S., Dip. Perio.

Dr Leonard Schwartz is in Private Practice in Thornhill and Newmarket specializing in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He has placed several thousand implants and has up to 30 years follow-up on selected cases. Dr Schwartz is one of the first surgeons in Ontario to provide intra-oral scanning of implants to initiate a digital workflow for implant restoration.

Dr Schwartz is a graduate of McGill University. After graduation he toured the Eastern Arctic and the Hudson Bay coast providing dental services to remote communities. He then trained at Jamaica Hospital in Queens NY., as a general practice resident, focusing on facial trauma. He continued specialty training at the University of Connecticut in Periodontics and is a certified specialist in Periodontics with the RCDSO.

Dr Schwartz’ current practice includes regenerative hard and soft tissue procedures for the natural dentition and for dental implants. He continues to monitor and maintain the numerous implant cases he has been involved in.




Nov. 2, 2023


6:00pm - 9:00pm (5:30 registration & dinner)


641 Davis Dr., Lower Level, Newmarket, ON. ($5 parking lot just east of the 647 Davis Dr.)


$40.00 plus taxes (limited to 13 seats)

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