Golf & Learn 2019


Date: Friday, August 16, 2019

Wilderness Ridge

1800 Wilderness Woods Pl. Lincoln, NE 68512 

Instructor Bios: Dr. Amy Killeen and Dr. Paul Sheridan
  • 3 CE Hours - Lecture


  • 7:45 a.m. 
Class Time:
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


Classification: Dentist, Hygiene, Assistants, Technicians
  • Dentist: $179 Lunch Included
  • Auxiliary: $125 Lunch Included
  • $52+ Tax Green Fees to be paid directly to Wilderness Ridge the day of the event. Must register for Golf ahead of time.

Advances in Inflammation Control for Periodontal Maintenance Patients and Implant Attachment Choices

Course Description:

This course will focus on inflammation control through the process of periodontal maintenance therapy.  A review of inflammation; its causes and effects, will be presented along with how local inflammation specifically effects the periodontium in maintenance patients.  Various interventions and therapeutic approaches, both old and new, will be discussed and future developments within the research surrounding this topic will be introduced. The topic of implant mucositis will be presented as well as specific biomarkers that can be targeted therapeutically to address inflammation.  This presentation will focus primarily on inflammation control in periodontal maintenance patients and informing both dentists and hygienists of how to incorporate new approaches to treating their periodontal maintenance patients into their practices.  This course will briefly address the current cultural “hot topics” of vaping and CBD products and their effect on the periodontium.

 Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss local inflammation and its impact on the periodontium.
  • Participants will understand the role of comorbidities; systemic and local, on inflammation of the periodontium.
  • Participants will be knowledgeable of interventions and therapies that can be used to treat problematic local periodontal inflammation in periodontal maintenance patients; including Arestin, Emdogain and simvastatin.
  • Participants will be aware of current research efforts at the UNMC College of Dentistry to learn more about periodontal inflammation control and the development of future therapies.
  • Participants will be aware of the effect of vaping and CBD products on the periodontium.
  • Removable implant prosthetics and attachment choices.


Method of Teaching: Lecture/discussion

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Dr. Amy Killeen

Dr. Amy Killeen has been on the faculty of the UNMC College of Dentistry since her graduation from UNMC COD in 2006.  She currently serves as assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Specialties Section of Periodontics, spending her time in both the undergraduate and graduation periodontal clinics.  Dr. Killeen’s research interests include inflammation control within periodontics with a focus on clinical research involving local therapies both surgical and non-surgical.  Dr. Killeen has been recognized in the past with several outstanding teaching awards and was honored to receive the ADEA/ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Junior Faculty Award, a national award, in 2015.  When not teaching at the College, Dr. Killeen treats patients at her Lincoln private practice, Pioneer Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, and at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Omaha NE.  Dr. Killeen is a past president of the Nebraska Society of Periodontology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Dr. Paul Sheridan
Dr. Sheridan is a native Nebraska son. He grew up in a small town in south central Nebraska and was raised in a large farm family. Paul is one of 7 children raised in the Sheridan family who loved growing up in the town of Sutton, Nebraska. He graduated from Sutton High School and worked on the family farm for some time before deciding to attend college and ultimately Dental School at the University of Nebraska Medical College, College of Dentistry.

Dr. Sheridan graduated from Dental College in 1993. He then pursued a two year certificate in the dental specialty of Prosthodontics at the same University. After his graduation from UNMC, COD in 1995, he was accepted in a one year fellowship at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. This time was spent training in the treatment of Maxillofacial Prosthetic patients.

The 11 years of training after high school allow Dr. Sheridan to treat the most complex patients in the area of Dentistry in the specialty of Prosthetics. Dr. Sheridan treats patients who need as little as a simple filling to someone needing a prosthetic nose or eye. He has many special patient groups that are common to Millard Hills Dental Health Center including Cleft Lip and Palate, Ectodermal Dysplasia and Head and Neck Cancer patients to name a few. 

After the training in Kansas City, Dr. Sheridan returned to native Nebraska with his family of 4 children and joined a growing Prosthetic practice at the University of Nebraska Medical College in Omaha For nearly 10 years his practice skills were tested at UNMC, and while every day brings new challenges and learning, a new phase in his life was started at Millard Hills Dental Health Center. Dr. Sheridan is proud to have purchased Millard Hills Dental Health Center and opened a specialty practice under the name of Nebraska Dental Implant & Prosthetics in the same facility. While working with referring Dentists, Oral Surgeons and other Dental and Medical specialists, he does not forget the basic needs of the Family Dentistry patient as well.

No relevant financial relationships exist.


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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 hours of continuing education.