Zimmer Biomet Institute PathwayZTM Program

Introduction to Implant Therapy

The zbipathwayZ  Series is an introductory program which allows clinicians to start on the road to competency in a comprehensive approach to dental implant therapy. The curriculum begins with a series of webcasts, followed by a one-day skill development course held at Zimmer Biomet Institute (facilities in Carlsbad, CA and Parsippany, NJ).

 

zbipathwayZ Introduction to Implant Therapy

The zbipathwayZ Series is an introductory program which allows clinicians to start on the road to competency in a comprehensive approach to dental implant therapy. The curriculum begins with a series of webcasts, followed by a one-day skill development course held at Zimmer Biomet Institute (facilities in Carlsbad, CA and Parsippany, NJ).

 

$449* Course Fee Includes:

 Virtual Modules 1- 6

  Two Nights Lodging

  Hands-On ZBI Course

  Round-Trip Airfair

Not Sure Which zbipathwayZ Program You Want to Attend?

Vouchers are currently available for purchase for Series 1 - Introduction to Implant Therapy for $399 per clinician.

Please be aware that voucher purchases are for use to register for an event at a later date. If you purchase a voucher, you are not registering for an event. Vouchers will be sent to you via Fedex.

Module 1: Introduction to Implant Therapy

Web-Based Program | Dr. Edward R. Schlissel

Program Description:

This program will introduce and discuss basic physiologic, anatomic and mechanical principles associated with implant dentistry. Implant components including implant macroscopic and microscopic features, surgical principles associated with implant placement, implant loading protocols and implant restorative components will be identified and illustrated. Timelines for implant restorations, along with procedures and protocols will be discussed; practical clinical guidelines will be given.

Module 2: Clinical Treatment: Single-Unit Anterior Restorations

Web-Based Program | Dr. Bruce Ouellette

Program Description:

This program will identify literature citations relative to the the long-term success/failure rates associated with tooth-supported crowns and fixed partial dentures. Benefits and limitations of implant-retained anterior restorations will be discussed and illustrated.  Screw- and cement-retained restorative designs will also be identified and discussed. Clinical techniques associated with fabrication of custom, implant-retained provisional crowns will be illustrated, along with fabrication of definitive abutments and crown restorations.

Module 3: Clinical Treatment: Implant-Supported Molar Replacement

Web-Based Program | Dr. Gary A. Morris

Program Description:

This program will describe the benefits and limitations associated with molar implant restorations. Clinical indications and contraindications will be illustrated including techniques for extraction and immediate implant placement with an unloaded healing protocol. Laboratory and clinical procedures will be illustrated that include implant-level impressions, fabrication of master casts, intraoral scanning, CAD/CAM abutment design parameters and cementation techniques.  A generic comparison between single-implant restorations and tooth-supported fixed partial dentures will be presented.

Module 4: Clinical Treatment: Posterior Partial Edentulism

Web-Based Program | Dr. Vahik Paul Meserkhani

Program Description:

This program will identify the benefits and limitations associated with tooth-supported fixed partial dentures and compare these long-term survival rates with the long-term survival rates of single-unit implant restorations. The benefits and limitations associated with screw- and cement-retained implant prostheses will be discussed. Guidelines for abutment selection will be extensively discussed and illustrated, including the biologic benefits of platform switching. Clinical cases will be presented throughout the program to illustrate the above principles and guidelines.

Module 5: Clinical Treatment: Edentulous Patients

Web-Based Program | Dr. James A. Rivers

Program Description:

This program will describe the benefits and limitations associated with conventional complete dentures, as well as, implant-retained or supported overdentures. Resilient attachment systems, framework design and bar-retained overdentures will be thoroughly discussed. The specific biologic benefits associated with implant overdenture treatment include denture retention and stability, bone preservation, improved soft-tissue health, improved nutrition and quality of life. Clinical examples and literature citations will be highlighted and discussed. The literature citations will include long-term clinical and patient satisfaction studies.

Module 6: Introduction to Digital Dentistry

Web-Based Program | Dr. Sompop Bencharit

Program Description:

This program will provide an introduction to digital technologies and their potential for enhancing dental implant treatment. The program will summarize the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in implant treatment planning and guided implant surgery. A simplified digital implant planning workflow and digital impression protocol will be discussed for fabrication of patient-specific custom implant abutments/restoration. The benefits of using an intraoral digital scanner for data capture will be reviewed, as well as, the benefits for patients and the practice.

Session 7: One-Day Hands-On Restorative

Zimmer Biomet Institute Course

Program Description:

This program is designed to support restorative clinicians, in conjunction with their surgical specialists, in the decision making process when treating edentulous and partially edentulous patients with fixed and/or removable implant-supported prosthodontics.  Participants will learn basic implant restorative options similar to the clinical treatment performed in the five web-based modules viewed, with hands-on exercises in a state-of-the-art Simulated Patient Training Laboratory which allows for real-life case scenarios on one-of-a-kind proprietary simulation patients.

 

COURSE FEE: $449 per person.

Includes:

  • 6 Web-Based Module (1 CE Credit Each)
  • One-Day Zimmer Biomet Institute Hands-On Restorative Workshop (7 CE Credits)
  • Two Nights Lodging
  • One-round trip coach airfare ticket up to $400
  • Transportation to and from the hotel and the Institute
  • Continental breakfast and lunch

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING DETAILS

Zimmer Biomet Dental will cover the following expenses:

  • Room, tax & hotel fee for two (2) nights lodging. Zimmer Biomet Dental will make lodging reservations once registration is confirmed and flight reservations have been made. Additional nights may be requested and are subject to availability. Lodging expense for additional nights will be at the attendee's expense. A credit card will be required upon check-in to cover incidentals and any additional nights.
  • One round trip coach airfare ticket up to $400 from the clinician’s home city to the closest airport to the event location will be provided by Zimmer Biomet Dental. Any additional costs associated with the flight total will be up to the registrant. Air travel must be booked through the Zimmer Biomet travel agent. Once registration is confirmed detailed instructions will be sent.

PathwayZ Program - Introduction to Implant Therapy

The zbipathwayZ Series is an introductory program which allows clinicians to start on the road to competency in a comprehensive approach to dental implant therapy.

Contact us at tel:1-800-717-4143 or institute@zimmerbiomet.com

Zimmer Biomet 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration is limited to practicing clinicians. Zimmer Biomet Dental reserves the right to cancel or substitute this program.
DISCLAIMER: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy. The information in this course is of a general nature and does not represent or constitute medical advice or recommendations and is for dental education purposes only. Zimmer Biomet Dental does not practice medicine or dentistry. Each clinician should exercise his or her own independent judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of an individual patient, and this course and information does not purport to replace the comprehensive training clinicians have received.
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