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Olin Family Visiting Lectureship: Utilization of Periodontal Plastic Surgery to Assist in the Esthetic Outcome

Sep 9, 2022

08:45 AM - 04:30 PM

Dental Science Building, Galagans B/C Auditorium

801 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Peter Nordland

Olin Family Visiting Lectureship

“Utilization of Periodontal Plastic Surgery to Assist in the Esthetic Outcome” 

Sept. 9, 2022

Register today!

College of Dentistry, Galagans B/C Auditorium

Please register before Aug. 26, 2022

Program and Objectives

This program will detail how challenging cases can be corrected so that the restorative dentist can face these challenges with more esthetic options. Periodontists will gain insight into how they can best help patients through refined procedures for cosmetic and functional enhancement. The combined interdisciplinary approach will benefit everyone. Dentists, periodontists, hygienists, dental lab technicians and dental assistants will all benefit through this program. Many times, doctors will be surprised about what is achievable through our oral plastic procedures.

At the completion of this presentation, the participants should be able to:

  • Explain current capabilities and limitations of modern gingival augmentation procedures;
  • Recognize when treatment for a lost interdental papilla can be accomplished through corrective surgery, orthodontics, or restorative dentistry; 
  • Discuss steps on correcting the “gummy smile”;
  • Summarize the diagnosing and treatment restoration of the loss interdental papilla, esthetic implant outcomes, and developing a treatment scheme and a rationale of what to do first; and
  • Explain your understanding of what to treat and what to refer.


Many times, restorative dentists ask, “Why does my periodontist not offer this?”  Bring your periodontist and let’s all work together. Become the only team in your area to offer these new and exciting patient pleasing options!  

Program Schedule

8:45 a.m.     Registration, College of Dentistry, First Floor

9:15 a.m.     Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:20 a.m.     Esthetic Gingival Regeneration

10:45 a.m.   Break

11 a.m.   The Restoration of the Lost Interdental Papilla

12:15 p.m.   Lunch

1 p.m.     Correction of the “Gummy Smile”

2:15 p.m.     Break

2:30 p.m.     Establishing a Natural Looking Outcome with Implants and “Putting it All Together”

4:30 p.m.     Adjourn

Program Faculty

Peter Nordland
W. Peter Nordland, DMD, MS, is a board certified periodontist with the American Academy of Periodontology, he is also one of the few Fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the only member from San Diego. He is president and co-founder of the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons, an international academy welcoming periodontists and oral surgeons with an interest in esthetic oral surgery. With his development of this plastic surgery sub-specialty, he is considered an expert in the field of Oral Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nordland has introduced many new surgical procedures and has developed his own microsurgical instrumentation. He enjoys teaching and has been the director of the Oral Microsurgical Residency Program at the Newport Coast Oral-Facial Institute, is an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at Loma Linda University and has taught at almost every U.S. dental school. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Nordland has presented over 400 professional papers and lectures internationally for esteemed organizations such as the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Dental Federation, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and many of the state dental associations including, New York, Texas and California. Dr. Nordland has authored or co-authored three textbooks, written chapters and several journal publications on Periodontal Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nordland published a landmark paper on surgical correction of the lost interdental papilla. Dr. Nordland wrote Chapter 37 titled Oral Plastic Surgery for the newest textbook, Esthetics in Dentistry which was published in the fall of 2018. Another one of his recent publications appears in the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry titled, “The Connective Tissue Graft as a Biological Alternative to Class V Restorations."


Dentist $295

Assistant/Hygienist/Technician $175

CE Credit

6.5 hours relicensure credit/Lecture Course

Please register before August 26, 2022


General Information

The College of Dentistry will make every reasonable effort to assure that requested continuing education programs are provided, but assumes no liability for failure to deliver beyond the refunding of any fees paid to The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa reserves the right to limit registration to the size of the available classroom or clinical space. Sponsorship of this course does not imply subject matter, product or technical endorsement. This material is offered to the profession for educational and informational purposes in a spirit of academic freedom.


Pre-registration is recommended at least two weeks before course date – August 26, 2022.


Phone your questions or need for registration assistance to the College of Dentistry: 319-467-4206.

Cancellations or Refunds

Fees paid will be refunded less a $55 per person processing fee following notice of cancellation. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations received after the course begins. All refunds will be credited to your credit card. If insufficient enrollment necessitates canceling a course, all fees will be refunded.

Continuing Education Credit and Record Keeping

A CEU verification will be provided (by email following the program) only for those individuals completing/submitting a CEU card at the completion of the program. Credit will be appropriately adjusted for those individuals who do not attend the entire program. All attendees are encouraged to submit a CEU card which will ensure that a letter documenting attendance will be sent following the program. The University of Iowa College of Dentistry designates this activity for 6.5 hours continuing education credit (0.65 CEU).

Football Tickets

Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets for Iowa vs. Iowa State on 9/10/22 are available at $127 each plus a $1 per ticket handling fee (limit 2 tickets per registration). Ticket requests will be filled until supply is exhausted. To order tickets, you must register and prepay for the continuing education program. Football tickets are again mobile this year. Your electronic football tickets will be texted/emailed to you prior to game day. You will need to display these items on your cell phone when you arrive on Saturday. Tickets will not be mailed. Payment for tickets cannot be refunded except when ticket supply is exhausted during the pre-registration period. Tickets cannot be transferred with a registration to another course.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the:

  • Heartland Inn, 87 Second Street, Coralville, IA  52241;
    Phone 1-319-351-8132 – Use the Code: UIDentAlumni (College of Dentistry); release date 8/27/22
    Please indicate that you are attending the College of Dentistry’s continuing education program and designate the appropriate code when making your reservations.  The rooms will be held until supply is exhausted or release dates as previously stated. It is the responsibility of registrants to reserve their own lodging.


Parking is included with the course registration. 

All registrants must be pre-registered to gain entrance to the Dental visitor’s parking lot. Bring your course confirmation letter with you to ensure admittance to the lot. Otherwise, you may be directed to a remote lot.

Comfort Zone

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or sweater in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Thank you for participating in our continuing dental education courses. We appreciate your support and interest in our dental programs. Your patronage allows us to provide the highest quality and most current education in dentistry. If you have any suggestions for the Office of Continuing Education or would like further information about our programs, please visit us online at www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/ce or contact:

Ms. Amanda Shoemaker, Director
Continuing Dental Education
The University of Iowa
346 Dental Science N
Iowa City, IA  52242-1010

Preview of Courses

We look forward to seeing you at our fall programs.

The University of Iowa 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.

University of Iowa Non Discrimination Statement

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Institutional Equity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316, 319-335-0705, oie-ui@uiowa.edu.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at

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