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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.