Curriculum Periodontology (2023)

The course part “Billing for periodontal services” is also transmitted online. Your dental hygienist has the opportunity to participate in this part of the course free of charge.

Participation in individual modules on request.

Periodontal issues are becoming increasingly important in dentistry. Angesichts der hohen Prävalenz der Parodontalerkrankungen in der deutschen Bevölkerung und ihren möglichen systemischen Auswirkungen besteht ein großer Behandlungsbedarf. Das Curriculum soll den Teilnehmern einen Überblick über die Grundlagen und den aktuellen Stand in der Parodontologie – sowohl in der Theorie als auch anhand von praktischen Übungen – vermitteln und ihnen so die adäquate Diagnostik und Betreuung parodontal erkrankter Patienten in ihrer Praxis ermöglichen. Abrechnungshinweise sowie Falldarstellungen runden das Curriculum ab.

Basics, Diagnostics and Diagnosis (Univ.-Prof. Jepsen, Univ.-Prof. Deschner)

  • Structural Biology
  • Etiology and pathogenesis
  • Classification and nomenclature
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostics and analysis of findings
  • Treatment planning
  • Information sources
  • Creation of case documentation and case presentations

Anti-infective periodontal therapy, photo documentation (PD Dr. Jervøe-Storm, DH Engel, Univ.-Prof. Dommisch).

  • Cause-oriented, non-surgical periodontal therapy
    • Mechanical biofilm removal
    • Subgingival instrumentation
    • Hand instruments
    • Sound/ultrasound
    • Air-powder water jets
    • The use of lasers in antimicrobial therapy
    • Photodynamic therapy (aPDT)
    • Full-Mouth-Disinfection
  • Microbiological diagnostics
  • Adjuvant antimicrobial therapy (local and systemic)
  • Indication, results, complications
  • Scientific evidence

Practical: Exercises

  • Photo documentation
  • Phantom exercises

Surgical periodontal therapy: resective or regenerative? (Univ.-Prof. Dommisch)Introduction to Periodontal Surgery

  • Periodontal wound healing
  • Surgical instruments
  • Suture, suture techniques, dressings

Lobe design

  • Access Flap
  • Resective periodontal surgery
  • Shifting lobe
  • Papilla preservation flap

Furcation therapy

  • Hemisection
  • Premolarization
  • Root amputation

Resective and regenerative periodontal surgery

  • Biological basics
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Vertical defects, furcations
  • Membranes (GTR)
  • Bone and bone substitutes
  • Combined regenerative therapy
  • Melt matrix proteins, biologically active factors
  • Scientific evidence

Practical exercises:

  • on the pork pine

Plastic-aesthetic periodontal therapy (PD Dr. Jepsen, PD Dr. Hägewald)

  • Recession coverage
  • Grafts, displacement flaps
  • Evidence, predictability
  • Gingiva widening
  • Crown lengthening
  • Ridge augmentation

Practical exercises:

  • on the pork pine

Peri-implantitis (Prof. Dommisch, PD Dr. Jepsen)
It is well known that both periodontitis and peri-implantitis are caused by bacterial infections, but fundamental differences exist in host-microbe interactions with oral mucosal tissues as well as the variety of local and systemic risk factors.
Peri-implantitis is a challenging condition where the treatment choice should be based on the severity of the disease and the configuration of the peri-implant defect. Resective approaches have been shown to be the treatment choice for horizontal and/or wide vertical bone defects. There are several protocols to improve the predictability of these resective approaches, such as performing implantoplasty, using systemic antibiotics or modifying the quality of peri-implant soft tissues. In addition, the role of supportive therapy plays a role in the long term.
Techniques and goals for preventing peri-implantitis by maintaining a keratinised mucosa around the implant are discussed. We will provide insights into regenerative and resective approaches to the treatment of peri-implant disease. This course will illustrate what to consider when managing implant complications, what surgical approaches are available and how to predictably promote infrabony regeneration of peri-implant defects. Specifically, our own surgical protocol for strategic therapy will be presented.


  • Differences between the treatment of periodontitis and periimplantitis
  • Surface decontamination (surgical/non-surgical)
  • Resective therapy of peri-implantitis and the challenges
  • Reconstructive/regenerative peri-implantitis therapy

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that loss of keratinized gingiva may be one of the risk indicators.
  • Recognize that maintaining a firm soft tissue cuff around the implant facilitates plaque control by the patient.
  • Recognize the correct peri-implant defect for the repair of peri-implantitis defects
  • Recognize when resective approaches are indicated
  • Evaluate the step-by-step approach to soft and hard tissue management in regenerative or resective peri-implant surgery.

Billing for periodontally performed services (ZMV Parlak)The importance of periodontal therapy in the practiceLegal bases (entitlement bases, restriction of freedom of therapy for SHI-insured patients)Contractual basesContents of the current treatment guidelines: V. 1-8 (Pa treatment)General overview of billable par services according to Bema and GOZThe individual treatment steps and the possibilities of billing according to Bema and GOZ: Phase 0 (preliminary phase), Phase 1 (closed procedure), Phase 2 (open procedure) and Phase 3 (maintenance therapy).

This part of the course will be broadcast online, so that your dental hygienist will also have the opportunity to participate free of charge.

Risk assessment and long-term periodontal care (PD Dr. Jepsen, Univ.-Prof. Jepsen).

  • Risk assessment
  • Maintenance therapy
  • Recall

Case presentations and collegial final discussion (PD Dr. Jepsen, Univ.-Prof. Jepsen)

Handing over of the certificates

Topic: Basics, diagnostic findings and diagnostics

Speakers: Univ.-Prof. Jepsen, Univ.-Prof. Deschner

Course dates: Fri 23.06.2023, 14:00 – 19:00 h* and Sat 24.06.2023, 09:00 – 17:00 h
*The first day of the course, Friday 06/23/2023, will be online. You will receive the access data promptly.

Reachability on the day of the course: 0176 46545215

Venue Saturday: Springer Nature Verlagshaus/Side Entrance (SPR/Springer Seminar, Phantom Room)
Johannisberger Str. 74, 14197 Berlin, Tel. 030 414725-26

Arrival by subway and suburban train
Take the U3 subway line or the S-Bahn lines S41, S42 (Ringbahn) and S46 to Heidelberger Platz station. You then walk in the direction of Heidelberger Platz and turn into the street Heidelberger Platz. You turn right at Heidelberger Platz.
You pass the main entrance of Springer Verlagshaus and then turn left into Johannisberger Straße. You will find the side entrance of the “Springer Nature Verlagsgebäude” after about 100 m on the left side.

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Topic: Anti-infective periodontal therapy, photo documentation

Speakers: PD Dr. Jervøe-Storm, DH Engel, Univ.-Prof. Dommisch

Attention: changed times
Course dates: Friday, 25.08.2023: 11:00-19:00 and Saturday, 26.08.2023: 09:00-14:00

Reachability on the day of the course: 0176 46545215

Please bring the following materials:

  • Camera with ring flash (if available – one camera is enough for a group of 3 people)
  • Cheek restraint ( plastic or metal )
  • several photo mirrors (for occlusal aspects and lateral view)
  • Periodontal probe with black color marking and 2mm graduation
  • Scaler (Analog) SH6/77 and S204SD
  • Gracey curettes 5/6; 7/8; 11/12 and 13/14 (minimum)

(curettes and scalers used in practice).

Venue: Philipp-Pfaff-Institut, Aßmannshauser Str. 4-6, 14197 Berlin

Arrival by subway and suburban train
Take the U3 subway line or the S-Bahn lines S41, S42 (Ringbahn) and S46 to Heidelberger Platz station. You then walk in the direction of Heidelberger Platz and turn into the street Heidelberger Platz, which becomes Aßmannshauser Straße after a few meters. The dental clinic is about 200 meters on your right. Please take the main entrance (No. 4-6, not No. 4 in front).

Arrival by bus
Take bus line 249 to “Heidelberger Platz” or bus line 186 to “Rüdesheimer Platz”.

Approach by car
On the A100 city motorway, take the “Detmolder Straße” exit.
Coming from the south, turn left at the traffic lights into Mecklenburgische Straße. Turn left again into the next street “Heidelberger Platz”. You are driving directly towards Aßmannshauser Straße. You will then find the dental clinic on your right. There is a car park there. There is another car park in Nauheimer Straße.
Coming from the north, please turn around on Detmolder Straße and turn left at the next traffic lights into Mecklenburgische Straße. Use the first possibility on the left to get to Aßmannshauser Straße.

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Course dates

Basics, diagnostic findings and diagnostics
Fri 23/06/2013, 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 06/24/2013, 09:00 – 17:00

Anti-infective periodontal therapy, photo documentation
Attention: changed times
Fri 25.08.23, 11:00 – 19:00
Sat 26/08/2013, 09:00 – 14:00

Basics of periodontal therapy: resective periodontal therapy
Fri 10.11.23, 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 11.11.23, 09:00 – 17:00

Plastic-aesthetic periodontal therapy
Fri 02/02/2014, 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 03.02.24, 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 19.04.24, 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 20.04.24, 09:00 – 17:00

Regenerative parosurgery
Fri 03.05.24, 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 04.05.24, 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 12.06.2024 from 16-19 h (Online Live Seminar)

Risk assessment and periodontal long-term care, collegial final discussion.
Fri 05/07/2014, 14:00 – 19:00
Sat 06/07/2014, 09:00 – 17:00

Course details

Seminar: FOBI-CF-Paro
Course: 2301
Target group: ZA
Points: 113+15
Course fee: 5.120,- €
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen
Speakers: Univ.-Prof. Dr. James Deschner, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Henrik Dommisch, DH Sandra Engel, PD Dr. Stefan Hägewald, OÄ PD Dr. Karin Jepsen, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Søren Jepsen, OÄ PD Dr. Pia-Merete Jervøe-Storm, ZMV Emine Parlak