CDE: Grand Rounds 2020 and [Dr. Rodrigo Neiva presents the Chair’s Lecture Series] Department of Periodontics Resident Presentations

Jun, 2020
05:00 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via BlueJeans

Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Registration: This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:00 pm via BlueJeans
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CE Credits: 3.0 lecture credits


Magic of a Tooth: Tooth Transplantation in the 21st Century


Tooth transplantation is a treatment modality that has been under utilized in North America. This lecture will break down the steps clinicians can take to begin incorporating this treatment into their toolbox. Two cases will be discussed showcasing the multidisciplinary approach and technique we have employed to maximize predictability and success.

Educational Objectives

  • To start considering auto-transplantation as a treatment option.
  • Learn a predictable approach to performing tooth transplantation.


Dr. Daniel Berant, Periodontics/Orthodontics, earned his DMD from the University of British Columbia located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. After three years of working as a general dentist in various clinics in Calgary, Vancouver, and Sparwood he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a dual-specialist in the fields of periodontics and orthodontics. Now in his fourth and final year, Dr. Berant is the Chief Resident of the Orthodontics Periodontics post graduate program here at the University of Pennsylvania. He is excited to be collaborating with his two amazing colleagues in Endo to present what he believes to be one of the most exquisite procedures in dentistry: Tooth Transplantation.

Dr. Fernando Marques da Cunha, Endodontics, 
earned his DDS degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio was also the city where he completed his Endodontic specialty training in 2001. After seven years of full-time practice, Dr. Marques joined the post graduate program at Rio de Janeiro State University where he earned both Master of Science (2010) and PhD (2014) degrees in the field of Endodontics parallel to working as part-time faculty. Until the decision to move to the US and join the Penn Endo family, Dr. Marques biggest professional challenge had been to keep a successful private practice focused in Endodontics opened from 2001 until June of 2019. He feels honored for the trust and friendship of co-residents, faculty and staff from the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Meghan Harley, Endodontics, is a northern New Jersey native, who moved to the Boston area to pursue a BS in Biochemistry at Stonehill College. After graduating top-achieving biochemistry major, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 2017, Meg earned her DMD with honors in Community Oral Health and is a recipient of the AAE 2017 Student Award. Philadelphia has become home to Meg, as she completed post-doctoral general practice hospital training through Jefferson Health in Abington, PA in 2018 and returned to Penn for her Endodontic specialty training that same year. She is a grateful and proud member of the Penn Endo family and hopes to stay in touch as she transitions to private practice in the Greater Philadelphia area in the coming months.


To Save Teeth or Not


Implant dentistry has been growing exponentially in the past few decades. While the discussion on how to ideally place and restore an implant is essential, the art of saving teeth shall never be forgotten. This seminar will discuss the various factors that will drive the decision on whether to save teeth or not through the understanding of key concepts from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Educational Objectives

  • To understand factors considered in assessment of oral rehabilitation cases
  • To understand critical factors determining when to save teeth from endodontic, periodontal and prosthodontic perspective
  • To learn the essential concepts in periodontal prosthesis program


Dr. Koon Ming Poon, born and raised in Hong Kong, obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors from the University of Hong Kong in 2014. He is currently a final year resident in the periodontal prosthesis program at University of Pennsylvania.

Guided Bone Regeneration: Riding the Learning Curve


There is still great potential for dental professionals to eradicate edentulism in the population. Dental implant therapy is a predictable and safe way to restore function and esthetics of a compromised dentition, but bone volume is not always adequate to sustain dental implants in the ideal prosthetic position. Bone augmentation procedures are widely utilized to restore bone volume, but it’s technique sensitive and also related to high complication rate to augment the bone. The most common complication is the wound dehiscence that leads to early membrane exposure. The main topic of this presentation is to discuss the basic principles of successful bone augmentation including different flap designs and soft tissue management techniques to minimize the risk of early complications.

Educational Objectives

  • Fundamental principles of successful bone augmentation.
  • Management of the most common complications.
  • How to achieve predictable outcomes even in compromised situations.


Dr. Artem Shurduk obtained his dental degree in Moscow, Russia which was followed by a specialty program in OMFS. After being in private practice for 10 years, Dr. Shurduk was accepted in the Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he is currently appointed as the Chief Resident.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 3.0 continuing education credits.