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About The Presenter

Dr. Callan received his B.S., B.A. degree from the University of Arkansas in Business Management and Marketing. He received his D.D.S. degree and a Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Callan maintains a private practice limited to Periodontics with an emphasis on tissue regeneration and implant dentistry in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Hospital appointments include the Arkansas Children's Hospital Cleft Palate Team and the University Of Arkansas Medical Science Division Of Plastic Surgery. Past academic appointments were at the University of Oklahoma, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and the University of Florida. He has also served as a clinical investigator for many dental implant companies. He was Chairman of Dental Tissue Services in Washington, D.C. for the American Red Cross.

He is an active member of OKU, American Academy of Periodontology, ADA, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American College of Oral Implantology. Dr. Callan has also served as President of the Arkansas Society of Periodontics. Dr. Callan is a Diplomat of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a Fellow of The International College of Dentists, and a Fellow of the American Society of Osseointegration. He was the co-recipient of the Ralph V. McKinney, Jr., Annual Award for authoring a research article in the Journal of Implant Dentistry. He was also on the editorial board of Journal of Triage Dr. Callan currently is on the Board of Trustees of the Implant Dentistry Research and Education Foundation and the ICOI International Credentials Committee.

Dr. Callan has authored 61 publications about dental implants and tissue regeneration. Dr. Callan has presented lectures in the United States and internationally, including the University of Moscow, Russia on various topics including dental implants, bone regeneration, soft tissue regeneration, implant maintenance, oral and systemic periodontal health, and treatment planning of the edentulous patient.

2nd Annual J. Joe Littlejohn Lectureship on Implants

There are two course being presented on this date. The first is entitled Implant Selection: Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Peri-implantitis (Is There A Connection?) and the afternoon course is Predictable Tissue Regeneration for The Dental Practitioner.

  • Friday, October 7, 2011
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: Memphis
  • CE credit: 6 hours
  • Tuition: $99 - includes continental breakfast and lunch
  • Course Presenter: Dr. Don Callan
  • Course Registration Form

Location Specifics

This course takes place on the UTHSC campus in the Humphreys General Education Building, at the corner of Madison and Dunlap. Parking is available in the parking garage located at 869 Madison Avenue, next to the building. Parking is $5.

Course Descriptions

Implant Selection: Gingivitis, Periodontitis, Peri-implantitis (Is There A Connection?)

The purpose of this presentation is to select a dental implant and to provide evidence based information to evaluate the relationship of periodontal diseases, peri-implantis and systemic diseases. Second, to understand the mechanism by which periodontal infections contribute to the destruction of periodontal tissues and its accompanying destruction of tissues to vital organs.

Course objectives:

  1. To identify systemic links of periodontal disease.
  2. To understand the pathways of periodontal bacterial transfer.
  3. To identify systemic conditions that may be subject to periodontal pathogens.
  4. To determine the time and sequence for treatment.
  5. To properly to inform the patient of the potential systemic risk of periodontal disease and systemic concerns.

Predictable Tissue Regeneration for The Dental Practitioner

The purpose of this presentation is to provide evidence-based information to evaluate grafting materials for periodontal, restorative, and implant dentistry based upon clinical, esthetic, functional, and histological results in humans.

Course objectives:

  1. Understand the differences of various grafting materials.
  2. Identify the need for tissue regeneration.
  3. Understand if tissue regeneration or grafting is needed.
  4. Select the proper materials based upon the objective.
  5. Determine the time and sequence for ridge preservation.
  6. Review the procedure for the various procedures.
  7. Defend all the procedures clinically, functionally, and histologically.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 6 hours continuing education credits.