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42nd Annual Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectureship

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

42nd Annual Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectureship

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Southwest Society of Periodontists Ended Free $0.00
BCD Periodontal Alumni Ended Free $0.00
Dentist Ended $50.00 $0.00
BCD (Non-Periodontal) Alumni Ended $50.00 $0.00
BCD Alumni Dental Hygienist Ended $25.00 $0.00
Dental Assistants & Lab Techs Ended $25.00 $0.00
Dental Hygienists Ended $25.00 $0.00
BCD Faculty Ended Free $0.00
BCD Student/Residents Ended Free $0.00
International Dentist/Resident Ended Free $0.00
Donations to Arthur H. Merritt Lectureship-Thank You! Ended $50.00 $0.00

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Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectureship

Contemporary concepts and new developments in regenerative and plastic esthetic periodontal therapy

Course Summary:

Advances in cell and molecular biology have contributed to increased understanding of wound healing of various tissues, and revealed a great complexity of processes involved. 

In general, the outcome of wound healing can be characterized either as repair, i.e. scar tissue formation that differs in form and/or function from the original tissues, or regeneration, i.e. form and function of the lost tissue is restored. 

A large body of evidence has established that polypeptide growth and differentiation factors, natural biological mediators critical to development of tissues and organs, may support wound healing/regeneration creating an environment conducive to and/or immediately inducing de novo tissue formation.

Course Presenter:

Dr. Anton Sculean

Dr. Anton Sculean is professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology at the University of Berne in Switzerland. He received his D.M.D. in 1990 at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary and has received his postgraduate training at the Universities Münster, Germany and Royal Dental College Aarhus, Denmark. He received his PhD at the University of Saarland, Homburg, Germany.

From 2004 to 2008 he was appointed as Head of the Department of Periodontology and Program Director of the EFP accredited postgraduate program at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In December 2008, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Professor Sculean has been a recipient of many research awards, among others the Anthony Rizzo Award of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), and the IADR/Straumann Award in Regenerative Periodontal Medicine. He received honorary doctorates (Dr. h.c.) from the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary and from the Victor Babes University in Timisoara, Romania. He has been the author of more than 160 publications in peer reviewed journals.

He is on the editorial board of more than 10 dental journals amongst others the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Journal of Periodontal Research, Clinical Oral Investigations and Clinical Advances in Periodontics. He is Associate Editor of Quintessence International and Section Editor of BMC Oral Health.

Dr. Sculean served from 2009-2010 as president of the Periodontal Research Group of the IADR and is currently president of the Swiss Society of Periodontology. His current research interests include periodontal wound healing, regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal therapy, treatment of peri-implantitis, antibiotic and antiseptic therapies, laser treatments and oral biofilms.

He has also written a total of 12 chapters in periodontal textbooks and has delivered more than 300 lectures at national and international meetings. He is editor of the book Periodontal Regenerative Therapy published by Quintessence in 2010 and Guest Editor of the Periodontology 2000 volume entitled “Wound Healing Models in Periodontology and Implantology”.

Course Information:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013


  • 7:30 am - 8:15 am – Registration/continental breakfast
  • 8:15 am - 1:30 pm – Presentation

Location: Beasley Auditorium, BUMC

Questions:  Please contact:  DRoberts@bcd.tamhsc.edu or call 1-214-828-8140

Credit: 5.25 Hours Lecture

AGD Codes: 492: Soft Tissue Surgery  499: Bone Grafting/GTR Surgery

Continental breakfast/Late Morning refreshments

Course Topics and Objectives

  • To provide an overview on the biologic background of the available biomaterials, growth and differentiation factors, guided tissue regeneration and combinations thereof used in regenerative and plastic esthetic periodontal therapy.
  • To provide the biologic rationale and clinical concepts for regenerative treatment of intrabony, furcations and recession defects.

Presentation of clinical cases and surgical videos will illustrate the integration of each of the discussed topics in the overall clinical concept.

Practical recommendations for clinically relevant aspects such as patient selection, treatment sequence, surgical risks and surgical techniques will be discussed

Dr. Arthur MerrittArthur H. Merritt, D.D.S. (1870- 1961) was one of the early pioneers in periodontics. In his later years, he was known as the “Dean of Periodontists.” His office was located on 5th Avenue in New York for many years.

Dr. Merritt was one of the organizers of the American Academy of Periodontology and was very proud of the fact that he had attended every meeting but one, since its organization. In 1925 he served as President of the Academy. He was author of one of the first textbooks on periodontology and wrote many articles that have been published in that field. He taught periodontics at New York University School of Dentistry. Dr. Merritt was the first Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and served on the Board for several years. He received the Fauchard Medal in 1932, awarded by Dental Survey for Advancing the Field of Preventive Dentistry.

Dr. Merritt visited Baylor College of Dentistry annually for many years and was a strong supporter of the Baylor training concept.

The ARTHUR H. MERRITT MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP in Periodontics was established at Baylor College of Dentistry in December 1971. This lectureship in 2013 marks the 42nd annual memorial lectureship.  Because of the thoughtfulness and generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Merritt, graduate and undergraduate students of the college and members of the Southwest Society of Periodontists are privileged to share in the wisdom and knowledge of an outstanding lecturer in the field of periodontology.

Arthur H. Merritt Memorial Lectures

1972 Dr. Helmut Zander*                                                                 1994 Dr. William Becker

1973 Dr. Donald A. Kerr*                                                                  1995 Dr. Michael G. Newman                         

1974 Dr. John F. Prichard*                                                                1996 Dr. Jay S. Seibert*

1975 Dr. Sigurd P. Ramfjord*                                                          1997 Prof. Giovan Paolo Pini Prato

1976 Dr. S. Sigmund Stahl *                                                               1998 Dr. J. Gary Maynard*                                 

1977 Dr. Harald Löe*                                                                        1999 Dr. Niklaus Lang

1978 Dr. Sigmund S. Socransky*                                                      2000 Dr. Dennis P. Tarnow

1979 Dr. Jan T. Lindhe                                                                       2001 Dr. Sebastian G. Ciancio

1980 Dr. Robert G. Schallhorn                                                          2002 Dr. Maurizio S. Tonetti

1981 Dr. Knut A. Selvig                                                                      2003 Dr. Louis F. Rose                                      

1982 Dr. Timothy J. O’Leary*                                                          2004 Dr. Gary C. Armitage

1983 Dr. William K. Bottomley*                                                      2005 Dr. Terry D. Rees

1984 Dr. Robert J. Genco                                                                   2006 Dr. Daniel Buser

1985 Dr. Max A. Listgarten                                                               2007 Dr. Raymond A. Yukna

1986 Dr. Sture A. Nyman*                                                                2008 Dr. Brian A. Mealey

1987 Dr. Roy C. Page                                                                         2009 Dr. Edward P. Allen

1988 Dr. Burton Langer                                                                     2010 Dr. Michael K. McGuire

1989 Dr. Alan M. Polson                                                                    2011 Dr. Maurice A. Salama

1990 Dr. Myron Nevins                                                                      2012 Dr. Stuart J. Froum

1991 Dr. Gerald M. Bowers

1992 Dr. Jens J. Pindborg*

1993 Dr. Ray C. Williams

Course Organizer:

Dr. Rossman

Dr. Jeffrey A. Rossmann is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He completed periodontal training at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Washington, DC and earned his Master’s degree from George Washington University.  Much of the success of the Arthur Merritt Lectureship can be attributed to the efforts of Dr. Rossmann as he brings world-class speakers to BCD and reconnects alumni, faculty, and residents for this special annual program. He has organized this program for the last five years.

Currently he is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontics at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX.  Prior to coming to Dallas, he has held positions as the Clinical Director for Graduate Periodontics at the University of Texas, Health Science Center, Dental Branch, Houston, and as the Assistant Director for Graduate Periodontics in the United States Army, Dental Corps. He is a retired Colonel in the U. S. Army.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. He is currently a Director on the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Rossmann has lectured both nationally and internationally on many topics, including tissue regeneration and dental esthetics. He has become well known for his work using lasers in periodontal therapy. Dr. Rossmann has published over 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Rossmann is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and actively participates in community service projects. He is on the dental staff of the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He has a part-time private practice limited to periodontics and implants and is married with two daughters and one granddaughter.

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Baylor College of Dentistry

Dallas, TX 75246

Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.

The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.

In 1996, TAMBCD entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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