On-Demand Web-Based Programs

On-Demand Web-Based Programs

Transcend traditional learning with Zimmer Biomet Dental’s new continuing education portfolio, designed to fit varying learning styles and lifestyles of the modern clinician and lab professional. Whether your interest is in emerging digital dentistry innovations or the latest techniques in restorative and implant dentistry with industry leading regenerative solutions, our commitment is to you and your patients. Your progress. Our promise.®

For additional information regarding on-demand web-based programs, please call the Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Department at: 1-800-717-4143 or email events@zimmerbiomet.com.

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Advances in Soft and Hard Tissue Regeneration: Introducing the Made to Measure Surgery Concept Using 3D Printing Technology
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation in the posterior and anterior jaws, has represented a significant challenge. The use of titanium mesh housing 100% allograft on a deficient alveolar ridge is proving to be a valid and predictable technique providing the biological parameters sufficient for pre-implant periodontal, hard- and soft-tissue support for a functional prosthesis. Clinical adversities will be discussed, including anatomical limitations, which are inherent in securing a rigid nonresorbable membrane in order to maintain the space for the success of allograft. Three dimensional printing of the bony and dental anatomy allows for visualization and tactile examination, without the presence of the patient, and has shown to be a significant advantage that ameliorates these clinical challenges.

Challenging Clinical Situations: Implant and Restorative Considerations to Maximize Long-Term Success
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Michele J. Dimaira, DMD, MS
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Clinicians face many challenges which may compromise successful implant outcomes. Systemic conditions, various medications, and nicotine use may create situations which decrease implant success. Examples include the effects of diabetes upon the periodontium, and the detrimental effects of smoking on implant healing and osseointegration. Sites where implants have previously failed may be particularly problematic. Selection of the proper implant in these conditions is crucial to achieving a positive result for patients.

A Simplified Impression Protocol for Fabrication of Patient Specific CAD/CAM Abutments
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Alexander Wünsche, CDT†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program has been designed for the dental team and will focus on digital technologies for the fabrication of CAD/CAM abutments for implant-supported restorations with the BellaTek® Encode® Impression System. The benefits and limitations for this system will be explained in terms of patient comfort and efficiencies for patients, staff members, and dental laboratory technicians. This technology is considered to have a wow factor for the practices that have adopted it.

Advances in Soft and Hard Tissue Regeneration: Introducing the Made to Measure Surgery Concept Using 3D Printing Technology
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Vertical and horizontal ridge augmentation in the posterior and anterior jaws, has represented a significant challenge. The use of titanium mesh housing 100% allograft on a deficient alveolar ridge is proving to be a valid and predictable technique providing the biological parameters sufficient for pre-implant periodontal, hard- and soft-tissue support for a functional prosthesis. Clinical adversities will be discussed, including anatomical limitations, which are inherent in securing a rigid nonresorbable membrane in order to maintain the space for the success of allograft. Three dimensional printing of the bony and dental anatomy allows for visualization and tactile examination, without the presence of the patient, and has shown to be a significant advantage that ameliorates these clinical challenges.

Aesthetics through Innovation
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Robert del Castillo, DMD††
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will concentrate on treatment guidelines for the achievement of aesthetics in implant dentistry. The top-down treatment planning approach to case preparation will be emphasized and advanced technologies focused on tissue contouring and preservation will be highlighted. This approach to treatment planning affords clinicians with the opportunity to deliver optimal aesthetic outcomes to their patients in oral rehabilitation.

Este programa se centrará en las pautas de tratamiento para el logro de la estética en la Implantología. Se enfatizará el enfoque de planificación de tratamiento de arriba hacia abajo para la preparación de casos y se destacarán las tecnologías avanzadas centradas en el contorno y la preservación de los tejidos. Este enfoque de la planificación del tratamiento brinda a los médicos la oportunidad de presentar resultados estéticos óptimos a sus pacientes en rehabilitación oral.

An Approach to Complex Treatment with Sinus Augmentation and Simultaneous Implant Placement
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Suheil Boutros, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will give the participants the opportunity to learn about different surgical protocols and techniques for complex treatment including sinus augmentation with simultaneous implant placement. Various sinus augmentation techniques will be explored including lateral window and crestal techniques as well as the use of piezo surgery. Various grafting materials will be discussed as well as the use of short implants to avoid the need for sinus augmentation in some cases.

Avoiding Complications in the Anterior Aesthetic Zone
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Vahik Paul Meserkhani, DDS, MSD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Achieving optimal, predictable results with implant restorations may be one of the most challenging goals in implant dentistry. This program will present several challenging clinical scenarios involving missing teeth, as well as the surrounding hard and soft tissues in the aesthetic zone. Preoperative planning will be emphasized as a means of avoiding or minimizing surgical and/or restorative complications. Critical diagnostic steps will be discussed, including fabrication of surgical guides to optimize implant placement. The literature is replete with clinical guidelines relative to provisional restorations being critical in obtaining optimal results; provisional restorations are also important regarding abutment selection and design features, as well as establishing contours of the definitive restorations. Clinical situations will be illustrated where implant placement and/or tissue contours were not ideal and additional surgical interventions and prosthodontic modifications were needed to resolve the complications.

Challenging Clinical Situations: Implant and Restorative Considerations to Maximize Long-Term Success
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Michele J. Dimaira, DMD, MS
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Clinicians face many challenges which may compromise successful implant outcomes. Systemic conditions, various medications, and nicotine use may create situations which decrease implant success. Examples include the effects of diabetes upon the periodontium, and the detrimental effects of smoking on implant healing and osseointegration. Sites where implants have previously failed may be particularly problematic. Selection of the proper implant in these conditions is crucial to achieving a positive result for patients.

Clinical Guidelines for Anterior Implant Restorative Options
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Vahik Paul Meserkhani, DDS, MSD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will provide an overview of basic to intermediate implant restorative options; immediate restorative protocols will also be illustrated; it has been designed for clinicians to comfortably and predictably provide patients with implant restorative treatment options in the anterior aesthetic zone. The program will include treatment planning and design/fabrication of surgical guides. This seminar will also identify areas where custom implant impression copings should be considered for use for anterior implant restorations where the copings are used to capture soft tissue emergence profiles of the peri-implant soft tissues.

Clinical Guidelines for Full-Arch Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Steven J. LoCascio, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Patients with debilitated dentition often seek rehabilitation to quickly regain their confidence and quality of life. Immediate full-arch restoration can be an excellent solution for meeting patient demands and expectations. This program will provide an overview of this treatment modality, including a step-by-step, practical approach to delivering a provisional full-arch prosthesis on the day of implant placement, as well as the steps necessary to develop an aesthetic, functional definitive prosthesis.

Clinical Guidelines for Implant- Supported Overdentures
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Edward R. Schlissel, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will provide a literature-based, systematic approach aimed at helping clinicians with treatment planning and the decision-making process for patients who would benefit from implant-supported overdenture therapy. The discussion will include an overview of the key clinical steps necessary for providing this care.

Clinical Guidelines for Single-Unit Molar Implant Placement and Restoration
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Suheil Michael Boutros, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will present clinical guidelines for the replacement of hopeless single-unit posterior teeth with implant-supported restorations. To meet today’s patient demands for immediate replacement of hopeless teeth, the treatment sequencing for extraction, immediate implant placement vs. socket preservation and delayed placement, will be highlighted. A simplified impression protocol for fabrication of patient-specific abutments will be discussed, as well as the benefits of using an intraoral digital scanner for data capture. Design parameters for CAD/CAM abutments that support the soft-tissue contours, will be presented.

Clinical and Laboratory Guidelines for Hybrid CAD/CAM Framework Design
PROGRAM BROCHURE
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.

Las estructuras de implantes CAD/CAM han demostrado ser más precisas, bio-compatibles y de mayor duración, con menos complicaciones que las estructuras de metal fundido. Este programa revisará los avances en los protocolos CAD/CAM y sus beneficios resultados, incluyendo la reducción de los costos laborales, los mejores resultados a largo plazo debido a las mejores propiedades físicas, la mayor precisión y la menor frecuencia de complicaciones protésicas.

Combined Surgical Procedures for Improving Aesthetics in Moderate to Severe Bone Deficiencies in the Anterior Maxilla
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Alveolar bone deficiency, especially in the anterior maxillary area, can prevent ideal implant placement and jeopardize the aesthetic outcome. The anatomic configuration in the atrophic site creates acquired Angle Class III malocclusion influencing the surgical choices. In this program, clinical cases demonstrating moderate-to-severe maxillary atrophy are described, including a combination of sub-nasal, sinus elevation procedure, and cases where intraoral autogenous bone blocks are used for ridge augmentation prior to, or simultaneously with dental implant placement. The ridge augmentation procedures are combined with the creation of a scaffold mixed with plateletrich-plasma (PRP) or bone-marrow aspirate (BMA) and covered with platelet-poor-plasma (PPP) as a biological membrane.

Considerations of Bisphosphonate Therapy
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Federico Grande, DDS, MD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ), first identified in 2002, adversely affects patients’ quality of life, producing significant morbidity. Cases continue to increase. It may affect patients undergoing intravenous cancer-related therapy or, more rarely, patients treated with oral or IV bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. This webinar will review current definitions of MRONJ, strategies for diagnosing, staging, and managing it, and the relevance to treatment planning dental implant therapy.

Delivering Implant Restorations: Cement vs. Screw Retained
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Edward R. Schlissel, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This presentation will describe techniques for the delivery of screw-retained and cemented implant restorations, including benefits and limitations of each restoration type. Topics to be discussed include: methods of seating abutments and tightening screws including appropriate torque values; application, and methods for minimizing excess cement and the significance of failing to control cement around implant-supported restorations; and procedures for verifying and adjusting occlusal and interproximal contacts.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Implant Therapy
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Edward R. Schlissel, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

The goal of implant therapy is to provide, in an efficient manner, a restorative solution that is long lasting, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Proper diagnosis and treatment planning make this possible and lead to favorable outcomes. This program will include the presentation of a systematic approach to the examination of the patient and consideration of the biologic and mechanical requirements of implants and restorative materials, as well as the parameters for design and location of occlusal and interproximal contacts of implant restorations and their influence on outcomes.

Digital Laboratory Solutions: The Encode Empowered Laboratory
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Alexander Wünsche, CDT†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program for the dental laboratory technician will focus on new digital technologies for the fabrication of patient-specific CAD/CAM abutments for implant-supported restorations with the BellaTek® Encode® Impression System. The benefits of becoming an Encode Empowered Laboratory will be explored including scan and design control, reduced turnaround times, access to proprietary software for abutment design, abutment material flexibility, and cost effective milling options. The communication between the restorative dentist and commercial dental laboratory will be discussed, including the workflow starting from data capture with an intraoral scanner, through abutment design and fabrication of the restoration.

Este programa para el técnico de laboratorio dental se concentrará en las nuevas tecnologías digitales para la fabricación de pilares CAD/CAM específicos del paciente para restauraciones con implantes con el sistema de impresión BellaTek® Encode®. Se explorarán los beneficios de convertirse en un laboratorio potenciado por Encode, que incluye control de diseño y escaneo, tiempos de respuesta reducidos, acceso a software propietario para el diseño de pilares, flexibilidad del material del pilar y opciones de fresado rentables. Se discutirá la comunicación entre el dentista restaurador y el laboratorio dental comercial, incluyendo el flujo de trabajo a partir de la captura de datos con un escáner intraoral, a través del diseño del pilar y la fabricación de la restauración.

Digital Solutions for Aesthetic Implant Restorations
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

The evolution of digital dentistry has provided dental professionals with new processes in fabricating and delivering restorations for both aesthetic and functional outcomes. The combination of CAD/CAM technology and intraoral scanners allows restorative clinicians, in collaboration with dental laboratory technicians and designers, to design and fabricate patient specific restorations for long-term aesthetics and function. This program will review today’s digital technologies; provide the clinical rationale for integrating digital workflows into dental practice; provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of intraoral scanners; and illustrate design principles used in CAD/CAM abutment design.

Establishing Proper Occlusion for Single and Multiple-Unit Implant Restorations
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Matt Milner, DMD, CDT†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

In the sea of information available in implant dentistry, there is little time taken to explain, understand, and implement the proper interaction of a prosthetic with its counterpart. Occlusion in implant dentistry can be relatively simple but time must be taken to understand some basic principles. This program will help shed some light on how a well-managed occlusion can lead to greater long-term success, both biologically as well as prosthetically.

Guidelines Regarding Grafting and Implant Placement for Comprehensive and Aesthetic Tissue Management
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Robert del Castillo, DMD††
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This webcast will present the biologic events regarding socket sites post extraction of teeth.  It will include a classification of socket and alveolar ridge defects, as well as decision making regarding the best time to graft, and the criteria for graft material selection; the biology of healing for different graft materials and the lengths of time required for healing.  This program will be of particular interest for general practitioners regarding diagnosis and assessment of clinical conditions and whether or not the patient needs to be referred to a surgical specialist. The goal of comprehensive treatment will be to meet individual patient needs, with excellent sustainable esthetic and functional outcomes.  Numerous clinical cases will be illustrated.

Guidelines for Immediate Loading of Dental Implants in Challenging Clinical Scenarios
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Francesco Amato, DDS, PhD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Current trends in implant dentistry lead to the search for aesthetics, minimal-invasiveness, and short treatment times. This program will present new techniques that allow the clinician to achieve these three objectives with simple, predictable procedures while maintaining a success rate equal to a standard-staged approach. Complex cases previously treated with more invasive procedures, and long treatment times can be solved today with simple, predictable, straight forward techniques. New protocols, practical tips, and preliminary data from clinical studies will be presented and analyzed with the aim to give to the participants’ the knowledge and tools to successfully implement in their daily practice.

Identification of Candidates for Implant Therapy
PROGRAM BROCHURE
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.

Immediate and Definitive Restorations of the Edentulous Arch-Transitioning from the Provisional Restoration to the Definitive: Laboratory Perspective
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Henry Martin, CDT†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Patients with debilitated or missing dentitions often seek rehabilitation to quickly regain masticatory function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Clinicians can now predictably offer treatment solutions for immediate full arch restorations to meet patient demands and expectations. This is followed by the design, fabrication, and delivery of the definitive prosthesis. This program will present a step-by-step approach to fabrication of the provisional restoration as well as the definitive restoration, from a laboratory perspective.

Immediate and Definitive Restorations of the Edentulous Arch-Transitioning from the Provisional Restoration to the Definitive
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Jimmy Rivers, DMD, MHS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Patients with debilitated or missing dentitions often seek rehabilitation to quickly regain masticatory function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Clinicians can now predictably offer treatment solutions for immediate full arch restorations to meet patient demands and expectations. This is followed by the design, fabrication, and delivery of the definitive prosthesis. This program will present the step-by-step and appointment by-appointment procedures for constructing and delivering the definitive prosthesis. Specific procedures are performed at each appointment to achieve a successful restoration. A post-delivery follow-up schedule that is essential for long-term success will be presented.

Implant Loading Protocols
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will illustrate and explain the four main implant loading protocols available to clinicians in 2018.  Historical prospectives will be discussed and illustrated with clinical images and literature citations.  The scientific rationale will be highlighted that resulted in early loading, immediate full arch occlusal loading and immediate non-occlusal loading protocols for single- unit implant restorations. Clinical examples will be shown illustrating the benefits/limitations associated with each protocol.

Implant Restorative Guidelines: Cement Vs. Screw-Retained Prostheses Part I: Screw-Retained
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Bruce Ouellette, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This webinar will present a review of the literature regarding the use of cement- and screw-retention for single- and multiple-unit implant restorations. Clinical reports regarding prosthetic and biologic complications associated with these types of restorations will be reviewed including incidences of screw loosening, screw fracture, peri-implantitis, occlusion, and crestal bone loss. The benefits and limitations of screw-retained, single- and multiple-unit implant restorations will be illustrated, along with techniques to assure optimal fit between abutments and implant restorative platforms. Screw mechanics are extremely important for long-term success of screw-retained restorations. Preload and torque will also be addressed. Guidelines will be presented for clinicians to use in determining when screw-retained restorations would be the treatment of choice.

Implant Restorative Guidelines: Cement Vs. Screw-Retained Prostheses Part II: Cement-Retained
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Bruce Ouellette, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will present a review of the literature regarding the use of cement- and screw-retention for single and multiple-unit implant restorations. Clinical reports regarding prosthetic and biologic complications associated with these types of restorations will be reviewed including incidences of screw loosening, screw fracture, peri-implant mucositis, peri-implantitis, occlusion, and crestal bone loss. The benefits and limitations of cement retained single- and multiple-implant restorations will be illustrated, along with techniques to assure optimal fit between abutments and implant restorative platforms. Screw mechanics are extremely important for long term success of single- and multiple-unit implant restorations. Preload and torque will also be addressed. Guidelines will be presented for clinicians to use in determining when cement-retained restorations would be the treatment of choice.

Implant Restorative Guidelines: Part III— Cement-Retained Restoration Techniques
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Bruce Ouellette, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will review the advantages and disadvantages of screw-retained versus cement-retained implant-supported restorations with an emphasis on cement-retained prostheses. Clinical reports regarding prosthetic and biologic potential complications associated with cement-retained restorations will be reviewed including incidences of peri-implant mucositis, peri-implantitis, occlusion, and crestal bone loss. The benefits and limitations of cement-retained single- and multiple-implant restorations will be illustrated, along with techniques to assure optimal fit between abutments and implant restorative platforms. Guidelines will be presented for proper techniques to employ for the fabrication and placement of cement-retained restorations.

Implementation of Intraoral Scanning and a Coded Healing Abutment Impression System
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Wael Garine, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This webinar will explore current digital technologies and their potential for enhancing dental implant treatment. A simplified impression protocol for fabrication of patient-specific implant-supported restorations will be discussed, as well as the benefits of using an intraoral digital scanner for data capture. Principles for designing CAD/CAM abutments and aesthetic restorations will be presented.

Incorporating Nano Science and Digital Technologies to Impact Peri-implantitis Prevention
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Munib Derhalli, DMD, MS, MBA†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Peri-implantitis is an emerging problem that affects between 11% and 47% of implant patients. It is generally accepted that peri-implant mucositis is a precursor to peri-implantitis. The anatomy of the peri-implant tissues largely depends on the position of the implant, the implant system used, and the clinical/prosthetic protocol followed. The design of the definitive implant abutment can be digitally enhanced to respect the biological space and prevent peri-implant breakdown. This program will review current knowledge about the causes of peri-implant disease, prevention strategies to prevent problems before they develop, including the selection of an implant system to help mitigate the risk of peri-implant disease.

La periimplantitis es un problema emergente que afecta a entre el 11% y el 47% de los pacientes con implantes. Generalmente se acepta que la mucositis periimplantaria es un precursor de la periimplantitis. La anatomía de los tejidos periimplantarios depende en gran medida de la posición del implante, del sistema de implante utilizado y del protocolo clínico / protésico seguido. El diseño del pilar definitivo del implante puede mejorarse digitalmente para respetar el espacio biológico y evitar la descomposición del periimplante. Este programa revisará el conocimiento actual sobre las causas de la enfermedad periimplantaria, estrategias de prevención para prevenir problemas antes de que se desarrollen, incluida la selección de un sistema de implante para ayudar a mitigar el riesgo de enfermedad periimplantaria.

Peri-implant Health and Complication Management
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Alan Meltzer, DMD, MScD † †
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will thoroughly review current knowledge about the causes of peri-implant disease. Emphasis will placed on recognizing complications related to peri-implant mucositis, peri-implantitis, and cement-induced peri-implantitis, as well as treating ailing and failing implants. Prevention of problems before they develop will be stressed, including the selection of an implant system to help mitigate the risk of peri-implant disease.

Phasing Dental Therapy to Provide Comprehensive Care
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Bruce Ouellette, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Some dental patients present with the singular goal of ending painful dental emergencies. Or they may be seeking limited solutions to cosmetic problems. However dentists have a responsibility to offer such patients a thorough plan for restoring their mouths to optimal health. This webinar will describe the use of a six-step protocol for phasing comprehensive dental therapy.

Prosthetic Implant Complications: What Have We Learned?
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will illustrate through clinical examples, long-term success and failures associated with prosthetic implant restorations. Original concepts in diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapies will be compared to modern day treatment concepts and principles, especially regarding advances in equipment and technologies. Evidenced-based treatment successes will be illustrated for fixed, removable, and single-unit implant restorations.

Regenerative Approach for PAOO & Biotype Modification
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will present an introduction to innovative, new treatment approaches that may accelerate orthodontic treatment, and prevent dehiscence defects and gingival recession caused by orthodontic arch expansion. The rationale for this technique will be discussed, as well as advantages and disadvantages, and a review of graft material selection for alveolar ridge augmentation, and the application of these materials and augmentation techniques prior to, and during, active orthodontic treatment.

Rehabilitation of Medically Compromised Patients with Dental Implants A Five-Year Follow-Up on Risk, Revision, and Time to Final Restoration
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Suheil Michael Boutros, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Osteoporosis, oral cancer, and co-morbidities are on the rise. Patients with these conditions are most often denied dental implant therapy, due to lack of consensus on whether implant therapy can be done successfully. Trabecular Metal™ Technology has been used for more than two decades in orthopedic surgery, especially in patients with osteoporosis, cancer, and comorbidities. The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant has been tested in animal models and human cases for more than five years. Clinical cases presenting the Trabecular Metal Dental Implant for enhanced secondary stability in poor bone quality, and in medically compromised patients will be presented, as well as revision and rapid recovery indications.

Restorative Volume Requirements as it Relates to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Full Arch Therapy
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Carl Drago, DDS, MS, FACP†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will identify restorative volume (space) requirements for full arch fixed/removable, implant restorations. Literature citations will be identified and used for clinicians and dental laboratory technicians to make evidence-based decisions regarding restorative treatment parameters involved in treating full arch patients with fixed and removable implant restorations. Treatment planning guidelines will be identified, as well as clinical scenarios where adequate restorative volume (space) has been generated. Clinical situations where adequate restorative volume (space) was not provided will also be identified; clinical remedies will be illustrated.

Single-Tooth Extractions…To Graft or Not to Graft
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Robert del Castillo, DMD††
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Prosthetically driven implant solutions in the anterior aesthetic zone require the presence of adequate bone. Understanding the effects of tooth loss and the subsequent bone response supports grafting of the extraction site for both delayed and immediate implant procedures. This webinar will present the biologic rationale for extraction-site grafting, along with a simple and predictable surgical procedure.

Las soluciones de implantes impulsadas por prótesis en la zona estética anterior requieren la presencia de un hueso adecuado. La comprensión de los efectos de la pérdida de dientes y la respuesta ósea posterior apoya el injerto del sitio de extracción para los procedimientos de implante inmediatos y retrasados. Este programa presentará los fundamentos biológicos para el injerto en el sitio de extracción, junto con un procedimiento quirúrgico simple y predecible.

The Art and Science Behind Anterior Implant Aesthetics
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Harold Baumgarten, DMD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Delivering aesthetic immediate and long-term implant restorations on a consistently predictable basis can be challenging.  As single and two-stage protocols have given way to immediate implant placement and immediate restoration, biomechanical requirements and aesthetic demands have evolved. This webinar will review changes in treatment planning, implant site preparation and immediate restoration of implants in the aesthetic zone.

Este Proporcionando restauraciones estéticas inmediatas e implantes a largo plazo de forma sistemáticamente predecible cual base puede ser un reto. Como los protocolos de una y dos etapas han dado paso a colocación de implantes y restauración inmediata, requerimientos biomecánicos y estéticos. Las demandas han evolucionado. Este programa revisará los cambios en la planificación del tratamiento, el sitio del implante. Preparación y restauración inmediata de implantes en la zona estética.

Top-Down Treatment Planning for Optimal Implant Restorative Outcomes
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Suheil Boutros, DDS, MS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

This program will concentrate on treatment guidelines for achieving optimal aesthetics in implant dentistry. This treatment planning approach will emphasize case preparation with appropriate diagnostics, assessment, and development of custom treatment options on a case-by-case basis. Advanced technologies that focus specifically on tissue contouring and preservation will be highlighted.

Treating People Not Patients
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Michael Sonick, DMD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

Ideal dental and medical care involves treatment of the entire patient. However, this is not always the case. Health care providers, including both dentists and physicians, are often taught to perform procedures, not comprehensive patient care. Dental school training oftentimes focuses on the mastery of individual skills and technical procedures. The upshot of the current dental model is a reduced acceptance of treatment that is not in the patient’s or health care provider’s best interest. The mission is to establish healthy relationships based on trust and shared decision-making among the patient, doctor, and staff. This begins with a comprehensive examination and treatment plan, with the understanding that a healthy periodontium is the foundation of a healthy mouth and hence all dentistry. Achieving acceptance of treatment that is in the patient’s best interest and that aligns with their goals, involves an approach that differs greatly from the traditional report of findings and list of procedures. This program will review the important patient communication techniques that successfully lead to patients saying “yes” to comprehensive dental treatment. The science and thought process which leads to predictable decisions will be elucidated.

Treatment Planning for Surgical and Restorative Implant Therapy
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: Michael Sonick, DMD†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

In addition to the actual clinical procedures, diagnosis and treatment planning, as well as decision making, are essential elements for clinicians to consider in implant treatment. This process requires balancing patient preferences and finances with a number of clinical factors. The team approach to implant therapy is essential to ensure patient satisfaction and optimal outcomes. This webinar will illustrate some of the diagnostics needed prior to considering implant treatment. Treatment options will be illustrated and discussed through a variety of clinical case examples.

Treatment Planning the Full Arch
PROGRAM BROCHURE
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.

Muchos pacientes desdentados ahora pueden someterse a procedimientos quirúrgicos y protésicos ambulatorios y regresar a la función masticatoria casi normal en tan solo un día. Este programa revisará los principios asociados con la carga oclusal inmediata e ilustrará un protocolo de tratamiento protésico acelerado utilizado para el tratamiento de pacientes edéntulos y parcialmente edéntulos con prótesis provisionales y definitivas.

Understanding the Workflow from Impression to Definitive Restoration in a Fully Digital Implant World
PROGRAM BROCHURE
Speaker: David H. Moed, DDS†
Continuing Education: 1 Credit
Course Overview:

The introduction of intraoral digital scanners for use with coded healing abutments has eliminated the need for traditional impressions. Instead, the scanner data can be used to create a three-dimensional digital model of a coded healing abutment in the patient’s mouth. Abutment design can be greatly enhanced, and the interval between impression making and delivery of the computer-milled titanium definitive abutment/restoration can be significantly compressed. This program will review the steps involved in using intraoral scanning technology to create definitive, CAD/CAM patient-specific implant supported restorations. Benefits and limitations of scanners currently available will be discussed, along with design principles used in CAD/CAM abutment design.