May 27/28, 2016
This course is limited to a maximum of 10 clinicians per session. Set in a clinic setting, this intimate environment is ideal for the experienced implant clinician seeking didactic, hands-on and clinical experiences in live practice setting.
make knowledge will include two days of intense learning encompassing both surgical and restorative procedures that are essential for the successful esthetic outcomes in implant dentistry. Hands-on procedures on models and pigs-jaws will be used to reinforce specific techniques and concepts. Pivotal steps in the treatment process will be emphasized. The course will focus on procedures that are often overlooked or poorly understood but that are essential for enchanted hard and soft tissue outcomes, including the development of the transmucosal tissue form as developed by the provisional restoration. Transfer of information to the technician, idealized abutment design and use of various restorative materials will also be presented.
- Increase your knowledge and comfort in planning and carrying out immediate implant placement procedures.
- Understand the impact of position on restorative material selection and esthetic outcomes.
- Learn more about which bone graft materials offer structural stability advantages in immediate implant placement scenarios.
- Elevate your proficiency in gingival graft harvesting procedures: donor and receptor site management.
- Equip you to identify cases where immediate provisionalization can be planned, but understand the clinical decision process in implementing this treatment step.
- Master implementable techniques to impress single implants with developed transmucosal tissue form.
- Understand the value of verification jigs for implant supported fixed partial denture restorations.
- Receive key instructions for your laboratory on abutment design, handling and material selection.
- Observe demonstrated cementation techniques to minimize cement trapping.
- Update your knowledge on what cements and all-ceramic solutions are available to you today while Identifying risk factors for material and esthetic complications.
Learn more about tapered implants, platform switching and unique surface technologies to control crestal bone and soft tissue levels. This module will review the current literature on these topics and will be supported with retrospective reviews of treatment outcomes using a wide variety of implant designs and surface treatments.
Provisionalization can be viewed as the fine-tuning of tissue architecture around implants and in adjacent pontic sites. It is an essential step in the restoration of implants in the esthetic zone and is a pivotal step in the transfer of information from the restorative team to the technician.
Material options range from titanium, gold-hued titanium to today's increasingly used aesthetic materials zirconia and lithium dislocate. This module will touch on abutment biocompatibility, impact on tissue colour and the influence on implant design and restoration cementation.
Choosing a restorative material is often decided upon by technical team members. This module is designed to foster the participant's involvement in the material selection process and will review current options, strengths and limitations of the new restorative materials emerging in the market.
Complications can occur at every step of the blueprint, beginning with the diagnosis, clearly in the surgical phase of treatment, and through technical and material complications in the restorative phase of treatment. The components of this module will be explored as each prior module is developed, sensitizing the clinician to what is correctable and what is not.