Training for dentists

Fundamentals in periodontics, Module 1

Periodontal screening, Clinical periodontal examination and Radiographic periodontal examination.


Program aimed at general dentists who wish to improve their biological foundation in periodontics to establish the correct diagnosis, prognosis and establish the correct treatment plan for periodontal disease. Module 1 is essentially theoretical and will be supplemented by practical workshops whereby Dr. Malkinson will demonstrate clinical acts and will go through a session of questions and answers.


  • Periodontal screening : Every patient that comes to you as an existing or new patient needs to undergo a periodontal screening as part of his diagnosis. The periodontal evaluation is an integral part of the general assessment of your patients and will lead the way to a proper diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.


  • Clinical periodontal examination : Learn how to fill out properly a periodontal chart with all the clinical parameters such as probing depth, recession values, attachment loss, bleeding on probing, furcation involvement and mobility.


  • Radiographic periodontal examination : Learn how to look at radiographs and determine if there are any periodontal parameters we need to assess.

Who is this course for:

This program is intended for general dentists and team members involved in periodontics who have a desire to acquire the science, art and techniques that will allow them to further master their skills in periodontics. Hygienists are welcome, but the presence of the dentist is compulsory. Experience shows us that this is the best way to ensure the clinical integration of the concepts learned.

CE units, CE hours

Dentists: 4 units (2 hours theoretical, 1 hour practical)

Hygienists: 3 units (2 hours theoretical, 1 hour practical)

For dentists registered with ODQ, 1 hour of theory equals 1 CE unit, and 1 hour hands on equals 2 CE units.

Useful information

Date and time

Wednesday October 27th 2021

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Les Dentistes Spécialistes de Châteauguay 139, boul. St-Jean-Baptiste, suite 100 Châteauguay (QC), J6K 3B1

(parking available)


Dentists: 600$*

Hygienists: 210$*

How to register

Email us to register


Sam Malkinson DMD, Cert Perio, FRCD(C), Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery


Dr. Malkinson graduated from McGill University with his DMD in 2007. He subsequently spent a year at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Connecticut, followed by a one-year General Practice Residency at the University of British Columbia. Finally, he spent three years in Richmond, Virginia, pursuing his specialty in periodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Dr. Malkinson is a Faculty Lecturer for Continuing Dental Education at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry. The McGill dental students named him Clinical Demonstrator of the Year in 2014, and in 2015 he was honoured to receive the W.W. Wood award for Excellence in Dental Education and the American Academy of Periodontology Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Award. He is also a Clinical Instructor of periodontal surgery at the Université de Montréal’s Faculté de médecine dentaire. He further serves as an Examiner Expert in Content for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, and is a Manuscript Reviewer for the European dental journal Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. He maintains a full time private practice limited to periodontics and surgical implant therapy in and around Montreal.

* Plus applicable taxes. A credit card deposit is due as confirmation, the balance being required no later than 14 days before the start of the training (unless you register within 30 days of the start of the first day of the training). A refund or a credit note will be possible if a written cancellation reaches our offices 21 days before the start of the training. Note, however, that an administrative fee of 10% of the original, non-refundable, but transferable to a new transaction in the current program on one or several courses. As places are limited, no refund or credit note will be granted on a cancellation made less than 21 days before the start of the training.