Continuing Education Program

Continuing education courses are provided to members of the Frederick County Dental Society as part of the tripartite membership of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Frederick County Dental Society.  Non-members are welcome to attend courses for a fee.  Courses and topics are selected to provide our members with informative, up-to-date knowledge from experts within the field of dentistry.  Courses are approved for two (2) AGD CE credits unless otherwise noted.  To learn more, contact us via email here.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

6:00 p.m.

Holly Hills Country Club, Ijamsville

Diagnosis and Management of Periodontitis & Peri-implantitis: A review of the latest developments and systemic interactions 

with Mehrdad Favagehi, DDS, MS  

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2 CE Credits - AGD 490 Periodontics

Course Description and Overview

This course is an excellent review to update dentists, hygienists and auxiliary dental personnel about the latest in the field of periodontics and peri-implantitis management.  An easy to understand approach to looking at inflammation and immunity will allow the participants understand the link between various systemic conditions and periodontitis. Furthermore, a review of inflammatory mediators and wound healing will enable the participants to understand the new tools such as lasers and biologics developed to enhance wound healing and regenerative outcome. Clinical examples to show the application of biologics and lasers in periodontal regenerative surgery and peri-implantitis management will keep the course engaging and interesting to clinicians in addition to being informative for all. 

Educational Objectives


At the end of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand how using the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant conditions adopted by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and most dental schools will help your practice.

  • Become familiar with the scientific evidence which points to inflammation as the link between periodontal conditions and systemic health. Understand the science behind using inflammatory and immune mediators to enhance wound healing and regenerative surgery. 

  • Understand the advantages and shortcomings of new technology involving lasers, commercial and bloodborne biologics to enhance regenerative surgery around teeth and ailing implants.

Introducing Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi

Dr. Favagehi has been in private practice of periodontics and implant surgery with his wife Dr. Lourdes Christopher in the Washington, DC area since 1997.  They have been voted as "Best Periodontists" by numerous surveys of regional dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine, Virginia Living and the Washingtonian.  Dr. Favagehi received his DDS degree from Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University).  He completed his residency program in Periodontics at Ohio State University where he also earned a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.  Dr. Favagehi has been a part-time clinical instructor at the Virginia Commonwealth University since 1998.  He has received a Teaching and Mentorship award from the American Academy of Periodontology.  Dr. Favagehi has served multiple terms in the Research Submissions Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration where he also served as the chairman of the Research Submissions Committee and a founder of the E-poster Committee.  Dr. Favagehi is an editorial consultant for the Academy of Osseointegration newsletter and serves in the AO bylaws and membership committees. Dr. Favagehi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and has lectured in many national and international conferences including the annual meetings of International Association for Dental Research (IADR), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), American Dental Association ( ADA), Academy of Osseointegration (AO), and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMFS).  Dr. Favagehi's research publications are in the area of wound healing and his practice focus is on using lasers and biologics to enhance wound healing and tissue regenerative in periodontal and implant surgery.  

Register today by contacting Kristen at or using the Register Now button above.  Please include your entree choice in your registration email:  Grilled Atlantic Salmon with cucumber dill sauce, New York Strip Steak with garlic butter, or Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian).