On-Demand Programs
On-Demand Web-Based Programs
Speaker: Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

CAD/CAM implant frameworks have proven to be more accurate, biocompatible, and longer lasting, with fewer complications than cast-metal frameworks. This webinar will review advances in CAD/CAM protocols and their resulting benefits, including decreased labor costs, improved long-term results due to better physical properties, improved accuracy, and decreased frequency of prosthetic complications.

Course Objective:

At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • •Identify anterior/posterior spreads on master casts and explain how they relate to framework design.
  • •Design full-arch frameworks using evidenced-based parameters including metal design, retentive elements, prosthesis type, and cantilever length.
  • •Troubleshoot problems associated with long-term, full-arch, implant prostheses.
  • •Explain the mechanical properties of various materials used in CAD/CAM protocols.
Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†

Dr. Drago received his dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Drago is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and the American College of Dentists. He has more than 80 published articles and has written four textbooks on dental implants. Dr. Drago currently serves as the Clinical Science section editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. He is as Adjunct Associate Professor in Graduate Prosthodontics at Marquette University School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

†Dr. Drago has a financial relationship with Zimmer Biomet Dental resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements, and other retained services.
Speaker: Bruce Ouellette, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Dental practitioners and their staff are faced with treatment planning decisions to replace missing teeth. Geared toward the entire dental team, this program presents information that can enable participants to offer their patients a highly successful alternative to restoring edentulous spaces. This program, reviewing myriad scenarios seen in everyday practice, explores the possibilities and benefits implant dentistry can afford to patients.

Course Objective:

At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • •Identify candidates and plan treatment for dental implants
  • •Discuss with patients the options involved in potential implant scenarios
  • •Describe an effective method for restoring the edentulous mandible in accordance with the 2002 McGill Consensus Statement on overdentures
  • •Compare the benefits of an implant prosthesis versus a conventional three-unit fixed bridge
Bruce Ouellette, DDS†

Dr. Ouellette received his dental degree from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. His professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the American Society of Osseointegration, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Florida Dental Association and the Palm Beach County Dental Association. Dr. Ouellette is on the Faculty at the Dawson Academy For Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida, a Clinical Instructor for the Palm Beach State College lecturing on cosmetics, TMJ and occlusion in Lake Worth, Florida and former Faculty for advanced continuing dental education at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ouellette maintains a private practice with a focus on occlusion, aesthetics, implant reconstruction and TMJ in West Palm Beach, Florida.

†Dr. Ouellette has a financial relationship with Zimmer Biomet Dental resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements, and other retained services.
Speaker: Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Many edentulous patients can now undergo outpatient surgical and prosthetic procedures and return to nearly normal masticatory function in as little as one day. This program will review the principles associated with immediate occlusal loading and illustrate an accelerated prosthodontic treatment protocol used for treatment of edentulous and partially edentulous patients with interim and definitive prostheses.

Course Objective:

At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • •List the anatomical and emotional characteristics of patient with debilitated dentition and edentulous jaws.
  • •Arrange for appropriate diagnostic tests and determine the tooth positions required for full-arch immediate acrylic, screw-retained prostheses
  • •Discuss the above parameters with surgeons and dental laboratory technicians.
  • •Understand the clinical steps associated with the surgical and prosthetic aspects of immediate full-arch occlusal loading
Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†

Dr. Drago received his dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Drago is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and the American College of Dentists. He has more than 80 published articles and has written four textbooks on dental implants. Dr. Drago currently serves as the Clinical Science section editor for the Journal of Prosthodontics. He is as Adjunct Associate Professor in Graduate Prosthodontics at Marquette University School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

†Dr. Drago has a financial relationship with Zimmer Biomet Dental resulting from speaking engagements, consulting engagements, and other retained services

Zimmer Dental 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. Zimmer Dental designates this activity for one continuing education credit.

REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: This educational activity is offered for live continuing education. Zimmer Biomet Dental reserves the right to cancel or substitute this program. Registration is limited to practicing clinicians.

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