Sunstar Americas today announced that it will sponsor the UNC Perio Expo May 4-6, 2017 at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sunstar has a long and proud history of supporting groundbreaking research and educational programs. In fact, the company also sponsored the 1997 UNC Perio Expo, which is widely credited with playing a crucial role in identifying the needs and opportunities for the control of periodontal disease. That event built upon an event the company had sponsored 11 years earlier, the Sunstar Portside Symposium in Kobe, Japan, which was the first global event to demonstrate the connection between oral health, general body health and overall wellbeing.
Other Sunstar educational initiatives include the Joslin-Sunstar Diabetes Education program. This program, begun in 2008, educates dentists as well as physicians about the link between diabetes and gum disease as well as other oral health issues. Such initiatives are a clear reflection of Sunstar’s motto: “Always strive to help people everywhere achieve better health and enhance their quality-of-life.” The UNC Perio Expo is a blended showcase that brings internationally recognized speakers to a two-day program covering important concepts in periodontics and implantology, including disease diagnosis, treatment and management. The two-day agenda is divided into six sessions:
I. Periodontology and Global Health: A 10 Year Look Ahead
II. New Insights into Implant Site Preparation and Prevention of Peri-Implantitis
III. New Frontiers in Periodontal Medicine
IV. Technology Impact in Periodontics
V. Periodontal Disease Management: The Current State and a 10-Year Look Ahead
VI. Session VI: Precision Periodontal Medicine
Presentations will provide practical relevance for practitioners by bringing clinical science to patient care. Distinguished speakers include physicians and periodontal clinical masters, who will bring relevance to periodontal implant diagnosis and treatment. Themes will include managing peri-implantitis, trends in regeneration of bone and soft tissues, and new technologies in periodontics that are shaping the future of periodontal medicine. Each of the six sessions will feature a plenary session and several content-specific lectures followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions and answers from participants. The program will also feature hands-on demonstrations and tours.
“We are thrilled and gratified to be able to sponsor the 2017 UNC Perio Expo, particularly on the 20th anniversary of our first sponsorship of this impressive event,” said Aaron Pfarrer, Senior Director of Marketing for Sunstar Americas. “We treasure our relationship with the UNC School of Dentistry, and we look forward to partnering with this respected institution to help provide this important and stimulating educational experience for forward-thinking dental and medical professionals.” The event will include a welcome reception from 4:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, and a banquet at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center/Carolina Club from 6:00-9:30 pm on Friday. Mr. Yoshihiro Kaneda, CEO of Sunstar, Inc., will speak at the Friday banquet. Attendees will earn up to 12.25 continuing education credits. The fees are $375 for dentists and physicians ($275 for UNC School of Dentistry alumni) and $295 for team members. Online registration is available at www.dentistry.unc.edu/cde/courses. The registration deadline is April 27, 2017.
About Sunstar Americas
Sunstar Americas, Inc. is a member of the Sunstar Group of companies, a global organization headquartered in Switzerland that serves oral health care professionals and consumers in 90 countries around the world. Sunstar’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people everywhere via its four business areas: mouth and body, health and beauty, healthy home, safety and technology. Sunstar Americas, Inc. provides quality oral care products under the GUM®, Butler® and GUIDOR® brands.