Dr. Brittany Flood, Halifax, NS (Part I)

During these two related and consecutive talks, Drs. Flood and Mirbod will discuss the rationale for saving vs extracting natural teeth.

Dr. Flood will discuss when saving teeth is reasonable and possible whereas Dr. Mirbod will discuss when extraction and replacement is indicated. The talks will concentrate on periodontally compromised teeth, teeth with external root resorption, and teeth with restorative challenges. Different treatment options will be presented to save and prolong the life of such teeth. Implants will be presented as an alternative when saving natural teeth is not possible. These two presentations will be heavily case-based with examples from each presenter’s personal repertoire.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the Periodontal support needed to maintain teeth in health and function.
  2. Expected prognosis for teeth with inadequate periodontal support.
  3. Options for dealing with teeth which lack adequate periodontal support.

Bio:  Dr. Brittany Flood graduated from Dalhousie University with Masters of Dentistry in Periodontics in the Spring of 2017. As a board-certified Periodontist, Dr. Flood will concentrate on management of hard and soft tissues surrounding the teeth and will perform surgical procedures such as crown lengthening, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, implant placement and biopsies.

Brittany graduated with distinction from McGill University’s dental program in 2013. At her graduation she was fortunate enough to be recognized as the recipient of the Marvin and Mandy Werbitt Award in Dentistry, the 3M ESPE Clinical Award, the Canadian Academy of Periodontology Book Prize and the Dr. Morton & Dr. Jonathan Lang Prize in Dentistry. While in dental school, she participated on multiple sports teams, practiced her French, and discovered that her heart lay in the field of periodontology and implantology. Brittany’s passion for this field developed due to her love of helping people, both to maintain their natural smiles for as long as possible and to offer them the best replacement options when needed. Following graduation, Brittany attended the University of Connecticut for one year where she received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. During that year, Brittany focused her training on extractions, implant placement and periodontal surgeries.