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Full Arch Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient (hands-on)

May 18 - May 19


Course Description
Despite the tremendous advances in implant dentistry, we still see too many prostheses that are uncleansable, not functionally stable, or esthetically displeasing because implants weren’t placed in the proper position. Determining where the teeth need to be from a functional, phonetic and esthetic standpoint PRIOR to implant placement is the key to long-term success.

Guided Dental Implant SurgeryIn this class you will be working through thru two cases start-to-finish. Printed mandibles and maxillas of the actual patient and all of the diagnostic data will be provided. You will go through the process of treatment planning the case 3-dimensionally, relating the desired tooth position to the CBCT. You will also:

• Determine the virtual placement of the implants
• Design the guides and milled provisional
• Place the implants into the printed models (simulating guided surgery)
• Place the multilevel abutments and immediately load the provisional
• Each step of the process will be illustrated by recordings of the surgery and prosthodontic procedures at each stage.

You will see how easy it is to develop bone reduction guides, surgical guides for guided implant surgery, and even guides to facilitate the proper position of the immediate load provisionals.

You will not need to be a software expert or spend thousands of dollars on hardware. You simply need to do what we have trained you to do and have access to a CBCT scan for the patient. We will show you the rest.

Special emphasis will be placed on communication between the restorative dentist, the lab, and the implant surgeon.

Whether you are new to full arch dentistry on implants or you have done a number of cases, the information learned in this course will allow you to do some of the most rewarding cases in all of dentistry at the highest level.

Learning Objectives
Recognize when the immediate load “all on four protocol” is a viable treatment option and when it is not
Practice using state of the art planning services that guide you through the planning of implant placement, the design of all the surgical guides to insure precise implant placement, and the fabrication of custom milled provisional restorations
Determine when to consider a traditional implant supported full arch bridge design in order to preserve the patient’s bone vs. the more contemporary All-On-Four protocol
Evaluate the existing dentition/dentures for proper tooth position to know if they can be used or to determine precisely what will need to be changed
Review the fundamentals of speech and mandibular movement in skeletal class 1,2,3 patients, and how this pertains to the determination of precise tooth position
Define occlusal design principles for specific implant prostheses
Distinguish the best choice of restorative materials for specific implant prostheses
Discover how to sequence treatment and determine fees for even the most complicated full arch implant cases

Full Arch Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient (hands-on)


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