Dr. Ryan Cook, Chapel Hill, NC


The perio-restorative interface is a complex zone where form and function meet.

It is criterial that clinicians understand how diagnosis and treatment planning influence final outcomes.  The course will apply evidenced based dentistry to the perio-restorative and how it influences tooth borne restorations.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand and demonstrate how the perio-restorative interface influences treatment outcomes.
  2. Understand surgical techniques that enhance the perio-restorative interface.
  3. Illustrate how the formulation of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan influence the outcomes of fixed restorations.

Bio: Ryan Cook DDS MS is originally from North Carolina were he graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California. Upon the completion of dental school, he was trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in a dual residency program in Periodontics and Prosthodontics. During his residency he completed his Master of Science exploring the topic of Periodontal Biotype and Labial Plate Thickness. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and American Board of Periodontology. After maintaining a full time practice in Laguna Niguel, California he entered academia where he is currently a clinical associate professor and director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. His research interest include the periodontal-restorative interface around teeth/ implants and hard/ soft tissue augmentation techniques.