Join us in Seattle

The 35th AO Annual Meeting 

"Evolving Technologies in Implant Dentistry"

The Academy gathers experts from around the world to present and discuss the most current and cutting-edge technology in implant dentistry.

Increase Knowledge, Master Skills

This program delivers the science and technology that will lead clinicians to a mastery of knowledge and skills in the practice of implant dentistry.

Learn Directly from the Experts

AO has curated a lineup of world renowned experts to share different methodologies to improve outcomes and streamline therapy in implant dentistry.

Forge New Alliances

There’s no better forum to learn from esteemed experts as you forge professional alliances with dental professionals from around the world.

A special invitation from AO President, Dr. Jay Malmquist
Click to play the video below to see a preview of what awaits you in Seattle at the 35th AO Annual Meeting

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ATTENDEES

SPEAKERS

Marcus Abboud
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Marcus Abboud

Tara Aghaloo
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Tara Aghaloo

Bilal Al-Nawas
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Bilal Al-Nawas

Brent Allan
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Brent Allan

Wael Att
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Wael Att

Edmond Bedrossian
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Edmond Bedrossian

Markus Blatz
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Markus Blatz

Nitzan Bichacho
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Nitzan Bichacho

Michael Block
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Michael Block

Marco Brindis
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Marco Brindis

Domenico Cascione
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Domenico Cascione

Stephen Chu
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Stephen Chu

Christian Coachman
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Christian Coachman

Lyndon Cooper
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Lyndon Cooper

Lee Culp
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Lee Culp

Hugo De Bruyn
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Hugo De Bruyn

Arian Deutsch
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Arian Deutsch

German Gallucci
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German Gallucci

Jeffrey Ganeles
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Jeffrey Ganeles

Antoanela Garbacea
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Antoanela Garbacea

Howard Gluckman
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Howard Gluckman

Yoshi Goto
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Yoshi Goto

Ueli Grunder
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Ueli Grunder

David Guichet
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David Guichet

Robert Guldberg
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Robert Guldberg

Arndt Happe
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Arndt Happe

Alan Herford
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Alan Herford

Federico Hernandez-Alfaro
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Federico Hernandez-Alfaro

Ashley Hoders
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Ashley Hoders

Curtis Jansen
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Curtis Jansen

Saj Jivraj
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Saj Jivraj

Darnell Kaigler
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Darnell Kaigler

Joseph Kan
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Joseph Kan

Michitsuna Katafuchi
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Michitsuna Katafuchi

Philippe Khayat
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Philippe Khayat

Jill Kinzer
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Jill Kinzer

Bach Le
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Bach Le

Marta Revilla Leon
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Marta Revilla Leon

Sonia Leziy
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Sonia Leziy

Glen Liddelow
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Glen Liddelow

Bryan Limmer
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Bryan Limmer

Mark Ludlow
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Mark Ludlow

Bill Marais
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Bill Marais

Bradley McAllister
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Bradley McAllister

Pamela McClain
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Pamela McClain

Adam McWethy
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Adam McWethy

Martin Mendelson
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Martin Mendelson

Ricardo Mitrani
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Ricardo Mitrani

Catherine Mohr
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Catherine Mohr

Mark Montana
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Mark Montana

Tal Morr
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Tal Morr

Rodrigo Neiva
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Rodrigo Neiva

Marc Nevins
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Marc Nevins

Costo Nicolopoulos
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Costo Nicolopoulos

Michael Pikos
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Michael Pikos

Alessandro Pozzi
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Alessandro Pozzi

Gerry Raghoebar
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Gerry Raghoebar

Kenneth Reed
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Kenneth Reed

Georgios Romanos
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Georgios Romanos

Paul Rosen
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Paul Rosen

Todd Schoenbaum
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Todd Schoenbaum

Anton Sculean
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Anton Sculean

Michael Sherer
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Michael Sherer

Jessie Ye Shi
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Jessie Ye Shi

Alex Shor
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Alex Shor

Dong-Seok Sohn
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Dong-Seok Sohn

Frank Spear
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Frank Spear

Kyle Stanley
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Kyle Stanley

Jamie Stover
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Jamie Stover

Tiziano Testori
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Tiziano Testori

Istvan Urban
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Istvan Urban

Hom-Lay Wang
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Hom-Lay Wang

Peter Wöhrle
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Peter Wöhrle

Homayoun Zadeh
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Homayoun Zadeh


PROGRAM

Click on each session to get details about the presentation and speaker.

Pre-conference Sessions – Morning Session – See more details

One half-day session:
Members-$250; Non-Members-$300; Student Members-$50; Student Non-Members-$100

Both sessions:
Members-$400; Non-Members-$500; Student Members-$100; Student Non-Members-$200

Admission by ticket only - Attendance is limited - Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.
(Participants must be registered for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Pre-conference Sessions)

8:00 am - noon
Sedation: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Kenneth Reed, DMD
All forms of sedation will be reviewed, nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. Discussions of which technique is preferable for which patient types and procedures will be outlined. Training requirements will be highlighted for each of the levels of sedation. Adverse outcomes will be reviewed with strategies for prevention of these events. Finally, news reports and the influence of the media surrounding these events will be discussed.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) distinguish the four levels of sedation and anesthesia; 2) describe the training required for each level of sedation; and 3) discuss strategies for prevention of adverse occurrences.

Morning session is 8:00 am - noon; Afternoon session is 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Pre-conference Sessions – Afternoon Session – See more details

One half-day session:

Members-$250; Non-Members-$300; Student Members-$50; Student Non-Members-$100

Both sessions:
Members-$400; Non-Members-$500; Student Members-$100; Student Non-Members-$200

Admission by ticket only - Attendance is limited - Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.
(Participants must be registered for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Pre-conference Sessions)

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Complete Arch Fixed Implant Rehabilitation: A Restorative Perspective
Antoanela Garbacea, DDS, MDS
Prosthetic reconstruction of the edentulous maxilla is recognized to be challenging and requires detailed data collection and planning. Understanding the esthetic and structural risk factors based on lip dynamics and prosthetic space availability will improve favorable outcome predictability in complex situations. This presentation will identify the optimal prosthetic design and will provide a patient specific assessment guide regarding treatment planning of the edentulous maxilla for fixed or removable implant supported prostheses. The interdisciplinary team will be provided specific guidelines to identify the patient condition and the potential solutions.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the significance of the preoperative evaluation of the patient’s existing condition prior to planning comprehensive treatment; 2) choose conservative treatment options based on the patient’s specific anatomical characteristics, bone resorption pattern, optimal prosthetic emergence profile, and the significance of the prosthesis for facial and dental esthetics; and 3) recognize the esthetic, biological and structural limitation that can lead to irreversible failure.

Corporate Forum Sessions

8:00 am
Corporate Forum sessions are open to all Annual Meeting attendees at no charge.
This collection of sessions offers a unique and significant opportunity to view the latest research and developments in the field of craniofacial implant technology. The following companies are presenting at 8:00 am:

Dentsply Sirona
Geistlich Biomaterials
Millennium Dental Technologies
Neodent
Snoasis Medical
Southern Implants
Straumann
Zimmer Biomet

Corporate Forums Sessions

9:00 am
Corporate Forum sessions are open to all Annual Meeting attendees at no charge.
This collection of sessions offers a unique and significant opportunity to view the latest research and developments in the field of craniofacial implant technology. The following companies are presenting at 9:00.

Dentsply Sirona
Geistlich Biomaterials
Millennium Dental Technologies
Neodent
Snoasis Medical
Southern Implants
Straumann
Zimmer Biomet

Corporate Forums Sessions

10:15 am
Corporate Forum sessions are open to all Annual Meeting attendees at no charge.
This collection of sessions offers a unique and significant opportunity to view the latest research and developments in the field of craniofacial implant technology. The following companies are presenting at 10:15 am.

BioHorizons
Dentsply Sirona
Geistlich Biomaterials
J. Morita
Keystone Dental
Snoasis Medical
Straumann
Zimmer Biomet

Corporate Forum Sessions

11:15 am
Corporate Forum sessions are open to all Annual Meeting attendees at no charge.
This collection of sessions offers a unique and significant opportunity to view the latest research and developments in the field of craniofacial implant technology. The following companies are presenting at 11:15 am.

BioHorizons
Dentsply Sirona
Geistlich Biomaterials
J. Morita
Keystone Dental
Snoasis Medical
Straumann
Zimmer Biomet

Opening Symposium: Innovation and Technology – See more details

1:30 - 2:10 pm
New Frontiers in Robotic Surgery
Catherine Mohr, MD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the effect that medical technology has had on overall longevity; 2) explain the difference between infrastructure limited technology deployment, and fast deploying technologies; and 3) describe the implications of emerging technologies like robotics and A.I. on the practice and training of medicine.

2:10 - 2:50 pm
The Future of Bioengineered Medical Devices and Regenerative Therapies
Robert Guldberg, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain current capabilities in 3D printing of medical devices; 2) discuss the relative roles of implant surface topography and chemistry on osseointegration; and 3) identify the potential role for regenerative medicine strategies.

2:50 - 3:30 pm
The Modern Smile Rehabilitator - Efficiency and Differentiation Through Technology and Storytelling
Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the new trends of modern dentistry; 2) utilize 3D technology to improve diagnostics and treatment planning; and 3) explain the reasons why embracing digital is key for the financial survival of a dental office.

4:00 - 4:40 pm
Digital Workflow Implant Dentistry for the Team Approach
Marcus Abboud, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) create digital implant workflows to include the present and the future; 2) explain how to increase predictability, effectiveness and patient satisfaction using fully digital workflows; and 3) explain how the key to a successful digital transformation is through an efficient team.

4:40 - 5:20 pm
When Is a Dentition Terminal?
Frank Spear, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize what criteria need to be assessed when considering saving vs removing a patient’s teeth; 2) explain the literature says about the structural and periodontal criteria necessary for predictably maintaining teeth; 3) describe which patients are at high risk if the teeth are removed and a full implant retained prosthesis planned; and 4) discuss he role finances play in the decision to retain or remove a patient’s teeth.

Each session lasts 40 minutes

Welcome Reception and e-Poster Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Complimentary to all participants and registered guests

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for our traditional Welcome Reception. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and networking as you visit the exhibits and view the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. E-Poster presentations will also be held during this reception.

Morning With the Masters – See more details

Members: $125 - Non-Members: $150
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited.

7:00 - 8:00 am. All sessions run concurrently.

M-1
Clinical Pearls of Vertical Augmentation of the Posterior Mandible
Istvan Urban, MD, DMD, PhD
Safety and predictability are the two most important factors of any clinical procedures. Among different regenerative procedures vertical augmentation presents one of the greatest challenges of bone regeneration in implant dentistry. The Modified Lingual Flap was developed on the basis of the detailed knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the floor of the mouth. The effectiveness of this flap technique was recently compared to the “classical” techniques reaching very strong clinical significance when applied in the posterior and the anterior mandible. This presentation will review surgical steps of the modified lingual flap in addition to the principles of advancing the buccal flap and at the same time preventing any damage of the mental nerve.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the anatomy of the floor of the mouth; 2) identify the steps of membrane fixation; 3) list the steps of modified lingual flap; and 4) explain steps of the protection of the mental nerve.

M-2
Bone Augmentation - Failures and Complications
Bach Le, DDS, MD
Complications associated with failed bone augmentation can have a devastating effect on the outcome of treatment. This clinical presentation will focus on how to identify and avoid potential complications before they arise and how to manage many of the common complications that can occur with bone augmentation procedures. Emphasis will be given to risk assessment, classifications of complications, and treatment of challenging failures.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify patient-related risk factors associated with bone augmentation procedures; 2) describe anatomical-related risk factors associated with bone augmentation procedures; and 3) explain the management of complications related to bone augmentation surgery.

M-3
Graftless and Graft-less Options for the Posterior Maxilla and Mandible
Rodrigo Neiva, DDS
New treatment, bone instrumentation options, and materials have been introduced to Implant Dentistry in recent years to reduce or eliminate the need for ridge augmentation. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages and realistic short- and long-term expectations of these new techniques and material.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) provide rationale for osseodensification, including new materials and techniques; 2) recognize enhanced implant designs; and 3) select materials based on material properties and features.

M-4
Ceramic Implants: The New Kid on the Block
Wael Att, DDS, DMD, PhD
For more than 40 years, commercially pure titanium or titanium alloy has been the gold standard material for the fabrication of dental implants. Studies investigating clinical outcomes of titanium implants have shown excellent survival rates, However, concerns have been raised about the biocompatibility of titanium. While the current evidence for hypersensitivity or allergy remains very weak, ceramics have been utilized as an alternative implant material, primarily due to the favorable biocompatibility as well as mechanical properties. This presentation will provide an overview of zirconia implants, their advantages and their limitations. In addition, the clinical performance of the zirconia implant-restoration complex will be discussed with the goal to provide clinicians with guidelines regarding the use of such implants in daily practice.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the nature and composition of ceramic implants;  2) describe advantages and limitations of ceramic implants; and 3) record information about current knowledge on the clinical performance of ceramic implants.

M-5
A Critical Look at Digital Treatment Protocols and Performance of CAD/CAM
David Guichet, DDS
Traditional methods of designing and creating restorations are being increasingly replaced by digital processes. Software and hardware platforms for surgical guides and restoration design allow for local CAD/CAM production. Although these systems are becoming ubiquitous, their strengths and limitations must be understood. This presentation will take a critical look at the effectiveness of digital workflows including digital treatment planning using multiple datasets, linked digital workflows, guided implant surgery, prototypes and minimally veneered zirconia restorations in the prosthodontics rehabilitation. Results of recent studies on CAD/CAM abutment/restorative accuracy and aesthetic restorative performance will be presented.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare digital treatment protocols in contrast to traditional workflows; 2) explain the uses and current limitations of digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production; 3) recognize digital workflows that enhance abutment/restorative fidelity; and 4) explain the difference between open and closed systems and “best in breed.”

M-6
Polymer Alternatives to Metal Implant Frameworks
Bill Marais, RDT, DTG
For the first time in my technician’s career, there is a truly new material available for my use in creating dental restorations and prostheses: High Performance Polymers (HPP). Because of its biocompatibility and its ability to mimic nature so well, HPP has been developed for dental use from the polyether ketone material used successfully for decades already inside the human body. I will present my use of, and fabrication of bio-compatible HPP in the oral cavity in place of previously used materials (custom abutments, Maryland Bridge, Full Arch screw-retained bridges/hybrids, long-term temporary bridges, over dentures, dentures, crown & bridge) and I will also share crucial bonding protocols for use with the innovative new dental material.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the use of bio-compatible HPP in the oral cavity in place of previously used materials; 2) explain the use of HPP on screw-retained cases; and 3) apply bonding protocols for use with HPP.

M-7
Refining Outcomes With Screw-retained Restorations
Mark Montana, DDS
This program will focus on patient-specific abutments and the simplicity and reliability they bring to the restorative process, while allowing for functional and esthetic results for each individual patient. Specifically, advancements in screw-retained restorations that provide enhanced efficiency to your existing workflow will be discussed. By optimizing access hole location, improvements in health, esthetics, occlusion and material strength are realized. Retrievability allows the clinician to meet the challenges of physiologic change in patients and eventual repair and replacement of functional and esthetic surfaces of the crown. In short, it’s never been easier to make better implant restorations. This lecture presents my private practice perspective and will compare the traditional analog approach of impressing and restoring implants, to the exciting introduction of digital scanning and direct data transfer to the dental laboratory or abutment manufacturer.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare the advantages and limitations of both cement and screw-retained options; 2) determine dental implant abutment selection and design, including angulated screw access; and 3) explain the comparative approaches for both analog and digital procedures for implant restoration technology.

M-8
Partial Extraction Therapy in the Esthetic Zone
Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD
The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long-term aesthetic stability. Partial Extraction Therapies (PET) are techniques that allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable in the long term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This lecture will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting- edge PET in a step by step fashion.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the socket shield/root membrane technique; 2) explain the root submergence technique; and 3) discuss the pontic shield technique.

each presentation is 1 hour long

Surgical Track – Virtual Planning and Guided Surgery – See more details

8:00 - 8:30 am
The Virtual Patient
German Gallucci, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) integrate digital interfaces into the patient treatment; 2) explain how digital technology can be applied to implant prosthodontics; and 3) describe how to incorporate digital workflow into practice.

8:30 - 9:00 am
Guided and Navigation Flapless Implant Surgery: Benefits and Risks
Hugo De Bruyn, DDS, MSc, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the indications and limitations for flapless surgery; 2) describe the treatment work flow related to flapless surgery; and 3) recognize the risks of flapless surgery.

9:00 - 9:30 am
Fully-guided Full-arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: 2020
Michael Pikos, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the indications and protocol for fully guided full arch and full mouth immediate placement with a prefabricated monolithic acrylic bar supported provisional; 2) compare the advantages of this protocol over the conventional conversion denture protocol for full arch and full mouth implant reconstruction; and 3) examine the limitations of this fully guided surgical and prosthetic protocol for full arch immediate implant reconstruction.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Navigational Surgery
Michael Block, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the benefits for using navigation for implant placement; 2) recognize the importance of accuracy and precision when placing an implant with simultaneous sinus elevation; and 3) recognize how navigation aids in esthetic implant positioning.

10:30 - 11:00 am
Robotic-assisted Implant Surgery
Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) differentiate the current methods of guided implant surgery; 2) define how haptic feedback in robotic surgery improves usability; and 3) present case reports illustrating benefits of robotics.

11:00 - 11:30 am
Updates in Digital Dentistry - Intraoral Scanning, and 3D Printing: What Works and What Doesn't?
Michael Scherer, DMD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss principles, theory, and procedures of intraoral optical scanning technology; 2) demonstrate utilizing optical images to join restorative images on cone-beam CT scans; and 3) describe utilizing digital software to manipulate optical images, prosthetic design, and additive manufacturing technology.

11:30 am - noon
Limitations and Pitfalls of Guided Surgery
Arndt Happe, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize potential errors in guided surgery; 2) explain how to avoid inaccuracies in guided surgery; and 3) discuss how to avoid biologic and esthetic complications.

Each presentation lasts 30 minutes

Prosthetic Track – Update on New Materials and Technology – See more details

8:00 -8:30 am
The Use of PMMA in Implant Prosthetics
Bryan Limmer, DMD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the diversity of PMMA-based materials; 2) review common scenarios and current techniques for implant provisionalization; 3) discuss provisonal restorations as a communication tool between clinician and laboratory professionals.

8:30 - 9:00 am
Novel Materials for Implant Prostheses
Markus Blatz, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) differentiate properties of current materials in implant prosthodontics; 2) describe CAD/CAM materials and technologies; and 3) discuss guidelines for long-lasting implant-supported rehabilitation.

9:00 - 9:30 am
3D Metal Printing in Implant Prosthetics
Marta Revilla León, DDS, MSD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) distinguish the different metal AM technologies; 2) describe the advantages of metal AM procedures compared with conventional procedures; and 3) discern the current applications of metal AM technologies in implant prosthetic dentistry.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Biologically-oriented Esthetic Implant Restorations
Nitzan Bichacho, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the role of deep and superficial contours in implant-supported crowns; 2) ensure minimal 3mm thickness of combined buccal tissues and crestal mucosa; and 3) discuss using a non-compressive engaging implant head design for more crestal bone.

10:30 - 11:00 am
Screw-less/Cement-less Prosthetic Retention Options
Benjamin Wu, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the basic mechanism of screw-less and cement-less retention systems; 2) list the retrieval instruments that are required for each system; and 3) explain the clinical rationale for selecting screw, cement and alternative implant retention mechanisms.

11:00 - 11:30 am
Laboratory Challenges of the Digital Workflow
Lee Culp, CDT
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the process for the creation of a virtual patient; 2) explore digital communication between dentist, surgeon and laboratory; and 3) list the uses of new restorative materials.

11:30 am - noon
Clinical Advantages and Disadvantages of the Digital Workflow
Wael Att, DDS, DMD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) Provide an overview about the digital workflow in contemporary implant dentistry; 2) compare the accuracy and efficacy of different digital tools; and 3) demonstrate limitations of current digital workflow.

Each presentation lasts 30 minutes

Hands-on Workshop – See more details

NEW THIS YEAR! All Hands-on Workshops will be presented during Annual Meeting

Members: $500 - Non-Members: $600
Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

8:00 am - noon
Maxillary Sinus Augmentation: Lateral Approach
Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS
Maxillary sinus elevation has become an indispensable part of implant surgery and procedures have evolved during the last 25 years to a point where sinus grafting surgery is considered one of the most predictable augmentation methods performed today and the survival rate of implants placed in these grafts is proving to be as successful as implants placed in non-grafted posterior maxilla. Sinus elevation surgical procedures are still evolving and the Simplified Antrostomy Design (S.A.D.) is one of the steps marking the evolution of surgical techniques. The S.A.D. technique decreases intra-op complications like perforations, speeds up all the procedures and makes sinus membrane elevation easier. During the workshop anatomic models will be utilized to give participants a hands-on introduction to the lateral approach. Didactic models have been manufactured starting from real patient DICOM images combining in the same model two different clinical scenarios: an easy sinus, and a difficult one. A planning session with dedicated software of the scanned models will allow the participants to evaluate the difficulty of the case utilizing “The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score (MSEDscore)”. The workshop will include only the piezosurgical approach, the traditional technique with rotary instruments will be only shown on videos.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain how knowledge of surgical anatomy can prevent complications and achieve optimal results; 2) discuss the rationale for correct pre-operative planning and utilize “The Maxillary Sinus Elevation Difficulty Score” (MSEDscore); and 3) conduct step-by-step surgical techniques for the lateral approach.

Young Clinicians’ Luncheon – See more details

Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Complimentary for Annual Meeting registrants.

Noon - 12:30 pm
Paired Approach to Soft and Hard Tissue Complex for Anterior Immediate Implant Placement
Michitsuna Katafuchi, DDS, MSD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the clinical scenario to perform the paired approach technique for anterior immediate implant placement; 2) explain the step- by- step surgical procedure for the proposed paired approach; and 3) discuss complications related to paired approach.

12:30 - 1:00 pm
Multidisciplinary Treatment of Full-arch Rehabilitation for Class III Malocclusion Patients
Jessie Ye Shi, DDS, DMD, MSD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) provide a brief overview on the etiology and diagnoses of skeletal and dental classifications, and mutilated dentitions of varying severities; 2) identify possible solutions to treating the mutilated Class III patients; and 3) list the indications and contraindications for such treatments.

1:00 - 1:30 pm
Social Media: The New Standard in Dental Education?
Wes Mullins, DDS and Jon Rogers, DMD of "The Dental Guys" Podcast
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the current state of social media in implant dentistry and its impact on education; 2) describe the risk and benefits of social media as an educational platform; 3) explain ways we can leverage social media to improve standards in implant dentistry; and 4) discuss how social media could impact the future of implant dentistry.

Each presentation lasts 30 minutes

Hands-on Workshop – See more details

NEW THIS YEAR! All Hands-on Workshops will be presented during Annual Meeting

Members: $500 - Non-Members: $600
Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Immediate Provisional Restoration of Post-extraction Socket Implants
Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
This presentation will focus on the immediate temporization of extraction socket implants with either custom healing abutments or full provisional crowns. Temporary restorations will be made both free hand or with preformed gingival former devices to capture the shape of the peri-implant tissues. A step-by-step technique will be shown in the fabrication of these restorations as well as the importance of doing so in preservation of tissues post-extraction.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the importance of immediate temporization; 3) describe how to make a custom healing abutment; and 3) explain how to make a full provisional restoration.

Surgical Track – Technology for Bone Augmentation – See more details

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Evolution of Regenerative Techniques
Federico Hernandez-Alfaro, MD, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the different atrophic scenarios; 2) identify the best possible solution for each problem; 3) explain the technical details and possible complications associated with each specific technique; and 4) recognize the limitations of reconstructive techniques.

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Advances for Esthetic Dental Implants: Minimally Invasive Techniques With Biologics
Marc Nevins, DMD, MMSc
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) apply tissue engineering to clinical decision-making achieves optimal biologic and esthetic results for challenging dental implant cases; 2) describe techniques utilizing rhPDGF-BB for combined hard and soft tissue grafting; and 3) explain how the use of technology can ease the treatment process for patients and improve the predictability for biologic and esthetic longevity.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Simplified Surgical Management Using Sticky Bone for Advanced Ridge Augmentation
Dong-Seok Sohn, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain simplified ridge augmentation using sticky bone; 2) discuss surgical option for advanced ridge augmentation; and 3) describe the utilization of autologous concentrated growth factors in implant dentistry.

3:30 - 4:00 pm
rhBMP-2 for Ridge Augmentation
Alan Herford, DDS, MD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize which defects would benefit from rhBMP-2 grafting; 2) describe the disadvantages and advantages of incorporating a growth factor; and 3) explain the technique for ridge augmentation with rhBMP-2.

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Stem Cell Therapies for Bone Regeneration
Darnell Kaigler, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify clinical applications for tissue engineering approaches for regeneration of periodontal, peri-implant, and alveolar bone tissues; 2) discuss the key tissue engineering parameters for successful clinical outcomes; and 3) explain how stem cell therapies have the potential to be implemented into day-to-day clinical practice.

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Custom 3D Ti Mesh for Bone Augmentation: Indications and Limits
Bilal Al-Nawas, MD, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe indications for 3D custom meshes; 2) explain surgical details to prevent complications; and 3) discuss options how to solve complications.

Each session lasts 30 minutes

Prosthetic Track – Digital Prosthetic Dentistry – See more details

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Implants and the Intra-oral Scanner
Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) list the different scanners which are currently on the market and be able to assess which one may be the best fit for your practice; 2) describe the workflows that exist for diagnostics, simple implant restorative, and full arch applications along with their pitfalls and limitations; and 3) attain solutions to help integrate and master the intraoral scanner in your implant practice.

2:00 - 2:30 pm
Enhancing Prosthetic Outcomes With Digital Technology
Lyndon Cooper, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe fundamental principles that influence implant prosthesis longevity; 2) identify digital tools to enhance treatment planning of robust and esthetic prosthesis; and 3) discuss what digital technologies are available to enhance the robust and esthetic qualities of implant prostheses to promote prosthesis longevity.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
IOS and In-office CAD/CAM and 3D Printing of Implant Restorations
Curtis Jansen, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) provide a systematic approach on when to consider CAD/CAM implants abutments and restorations in you practice; 2) explain how CAD/CAM restorations can be designed, outsourced, or milled in the office; and 3) determine when to consider printing and/or CAD/CAM in-office.

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Managing Complex Cases With Digital Dentistry
Peter Wöhrle, DMD, MMSc
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss how digital data acquisition and planning can help establish the potential outcome as well as limits of any proposed treatment; 2) recognize the various entry- and exit points of the digital workflow based on preference and availability of digital equipment; and 3) explain how diverse digital technologies can be combined for the treatment of complex cases.

4:00 - 4:30 pm
Analog Versus Digital Implant Restorations
Ueli Grunder, DMD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain why you don't have to be ashamed if you haven’t fully digitally incorporated your practice; 2) describe why the purely digital workflow reaches its limits in the aesthetic zone; and 3) discuss why the financial advantage is not necessarily on the digital side.

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Orchestration of Static-guided Surgery, Dynamic Navigation and Guided Prosthesis. A Novel Minimally Invasive Treatment for Edentulous and Terminal Dentition Patients
Alessandro Pozzi, DDS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the benefits and drawbacks of guided surgery and guided prosthetics for immediate function; 2) recognize the different clinical indications of static template guided implant surgery and dynamic navigation; 3) differentiate digital vs. conventional; and 4) manage the soft tissue interface for pink-free full-arch restoration.

Each session lasts 30 minutes

President’s Reception

7:00 - 10:00 pm
President's Reception at the Museum of Flight
The President's Reception is an exciting and fun-filled evening that is offered complimentary to all registrants! See old friends and connect with new members and meeting attendees at this time-honored event.

Get all the event details here.

Treatment Planning Decisions – See more details

8:00 - 8:30 am
Retreatment of Failed Implant Cases
Costa Nicolopoulos, BDS, FFD (SA) MFOS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify failed implants requiring removal and replacement; 2) discuss the concept of immediate replacement of failed implants in the same or adjacent site; and 3) describe the protocol of immediate loading of replaced implants.

8:30 - 9:00 am
To Save or Remove an Ailing Implant?
Paul Rosen, DMD, MS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) list what factors would support trying to retain implants with severe peri-implantitis; 2) describe what factors should be considered when selecting to remove the implant with severe peri-implantitis; and 3) discuss what options for treatment may be used to save dental implants with severe peri-implantitis.

9:00 - 9:30 am
Treatment of Soft Tissue Defects Around Dental Implants
Anton Sculean, DMD, MS, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the potential causes for facial peri-implant mucosal defects; 2) provide the rationale for treating facial peri-implant mucosal defects along with the indications and contraindications; and 3) explain how soft tissue defects/mucosa recession at dental implant can be treated.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Using Dental Lasers for Implant Surface Detoxification to Promote Treatment of Peri-implantitis
Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the most updated recent evidence related to dental lasers; 2) list the protocol of how to use lasers for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis treatment; and 3) determine when and when not to use dental laser for the management of peri-implant related diseases.

10:30 - 11:00 am
Gingival Augmentation Options for Esthetic Zone Implants
Sonia Leziy, DDS
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the role of digitally planned treatment by 'previewing' soft tissue outcomes; 2) describe the role of new grafting procedures and material alternatives and where they apply... and importantly, where they don't; and 3) recognize when autogenous tissues must be considered, and how they should be procured for long-term stability.

11:00 am - noon
Using Technology for Full-arch Immediate Loading
Brent Allan, BDS, MDSc; Glen Liddelow, BDSc, MScD
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) implement pre-operative 3D photography and dense correspondence planning of facial form and support for predictable esthetics; 2) describe the use of 3D imaging and digital planning for full arch rehabilitation; 3) explain the use of guided and navigated surgery for full arch implant placement; and 4) discuss provisional and definitive bridge framework concepts and construction.

Hands-on Workshop – See more details

NEW THIS YEAR! All Hands-on Workshops will be presented during Annual Meeting

Members: $500 - Non-Members: $600
Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

8:00 am - noon
Socket Shield Technique in the Esthetic Zone
Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD
The loss of teeth will lead to resorption of the buccal plate with its resultant need for extensive augmentative procedures (both bone and soft tissue) as well as the risk of poor long-term aesthetic stability. Socket shield techniques allow us to maintain the buccal bone plate and hence prevent the collapse of the alveolar bone, creating a platform for ideal soft tissue and bone which is stable long-term. This is a greater problem in the aesthetic areas. This hands-on will take you through the different options with regards to immediate implant placement as well as the most cutting-edge socket shield technique in a step-by-step fashion.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) utilize step-by-step procedures for the socket shield technique; 2) discuss prosthetic design relating to socket shield; and 3) explain utilizing the rotated palatal flap for coverage of root submergence technique and the pontic shield.

4 hours

TEAM Program – See more details

The TEAM Program is for all members of the dental team, including Dentists, Implant Treatment Coordinators, Hygienists and Assistants.

Registration for TEAM Program Only: Members: $125 - Non-Members: $150
No Charge for Annual Meeting Registrants.

8:00 - 9:00 am
Referral Relationships: How to Become "The Specialist" in Your Area
Martin Mendelson, DDS, CPD, ELI-MP
Referral relationships are not what they used to be. There are those that you have a deep and loyal relationship with and then there are those that seem to want the world, refer poorly, and their loyalty seems to change with the passing wind. There are even those that send you their loved ones yet somehow do not refer to you their regular patients. There are many competing pressures today. Corporate entities that keep everything in house, the debt of the GP and other economic pressures that influence the GP to place their own implants, as well as itinerant specialists. How do you compete in this environment and thrive? There are answers and there are hundreds surgical specialists that are growing despite market pressures by approaching their referral relationships differently.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe how to embrace your referral base so that a focus on their growth leads to yours; 2) explain the difference between marketing and practice growth strategies; 3) define holistic engagement describe why it is important; and 4) discuss how focusing on the few versus the many makes practical sense.

9:00 - 10:00 am
Aligning the Team to Overcome Obstacles to Treating Complex Cases
Adam McWethy
Over the last decade, dentistry has seen a dramatic decline in insurance reimbursement rates. For a clinician to be successful, it is essential to be able to successfully execute larger complex cases. The challenge is that not only does the doctor need to be able to execute clinically, but the whole office must help patients value treatment which is becoming increasingly more challenging in today’s consumer driven environment. While the concept is simple, executing it can be one of the most overwhelming challenges a clinician faces. Adam provides a clear research-based strategy for your office to communicate with patients that will help increase both patient satisfaction and case acceptance.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the science behind effective communication and how it applies to the dental office; 2) describe each team member’s role in effective communication; and 3) explain strategies to gain team alignment, helping improve office cohesion.

10:30 - 11:15 am
Influence of Disruptive Innovation in the Dental Marketplace
Ricardo Mitrani, DDS, MSD
One of the few constants that holds true over the years is: change. Perhaps now more than ever, the interdisciplinary team needs to spend some time thinking about how changes in the marketplace continuously affect the way we practice and may affect the way we will practice. The term disruptive innovation describes a process whereby a business model with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established models, delivering more-suitable functionality and frequently, at a lower price. This presentation will review the key disruptors and will pose some questions that should be deciphered by the interdisciplinary team.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe how behavior and consumption affects demographics within a practice; 2) discuss the influence of corporate dentistry in contemporary private practices; and 3) improve communication strategies among staff, interdisciplinary team and patients alike.

11:15 am - noon
The Dark Side of Dentistry
Kyle Stanley, DDS
The course description is currently unavailable.In the United States, a dentist has the second ranked best job but also comes with one of the top suicide rates of any profession. Dr. Stanley will discuss this taboo topic in relation to stress from highly demanding patients, excessive dental school debt, and many other factors making for a stressful life for dental professionals. By examining this topic, we can help many of our colleagues struggling with mental health issues related to this profession that we love.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss this taboo topic; 2) identify stress in most dentists' lives; and 3) describe ways to eliminate stress and enjoy our working lives much more.

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Hygiene 2020
Ashley Hoders, DMD, MSD; Jill Kinzer, DDS
Patients with congenitally missing teeth routinely present to our office seeking help with tooth replacement. The vast majority of these patients require a team approach to achieve a predictable outcome that will restore esthetics, function, structure, and biology. This presentation will highlight how the team can best support the patient as they navigate through a treatment plan that can sometimes take years to complete.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss important treatment planning considerations for congenitally missing teeth; 2) discuss the secret to successfully sequencing and coordinating treatment; and 3) describe the benefits of an interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary approach.

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Concrete Measures to Prevent and Treat Peri-implantitis
Philippe Khayat, DDS, MSD
Dr. Khayat will address the controversy regarding the role of implant surface characteristics in the development and progression of peri-implantitis. A critical analysis of the current literature will be presented along with significant clinical cases. The use of hybrid implants as a possible preventive measure will be discussed. But when peri-implantitis is present, making the most efficient treatment choice is not simple. Implantoplasty defined as the mechanical modification of the exposed implant surface (removal of all macro and micro-structures) has been proposed. He will describe the technique, instrumentation and present surprising clinical results.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the role of implant surface characteristics in the development and progression of peri-implantitis; 2) describe how to perform implantoplasty; and 3) discuss how amazing clinical results can be obtained along with the limitations of this technique.

Laboratory Technician Program – See more details

Registration for Laboratory Technician Program Only: Members: $125 - Non-Members: $150
No charge for Annual Meeting Registrants.

8:05 - 9:00 am
Digital Workflow Versus Analog Technique for Implant-supported Restoration
Domenico Cascione, CDT
Treatment planning for full mouth implant restoration is the key of the success of communication between dental technician and dentist. CAD/CAM technology in implant dentistry has grown exponentially in recent years. With an inexhaustible supply of frameworks, designs, and materials, there are no real guidelines as to the appropriate selection and design of the framework foundation and supported tooth forms. This presentation will provide a decision tree and a new classification system for CAD/CAM framework selection according to case-specific indications. In addition, recommendations for different machinable materials suitable for the framework and the restorative needs will be discussed and described. The ultimate goal is to deliver a long-term and clinically successful prosthesis with regards to esthetics, form, and function. Using simplified, yet perceived as “complex” processes, for the development of traditional metal ceramic technique and monolithic zirconia with a stain/build technique.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) present a systematic approach based on the technician’s expertise, of principles and technique, in order to obtain predictable results on the implant challenging cases; 2) create a decision tree for CAD/CAM framework selection according to case-specific indications with recommendations for different machinable materials; and 3) describe the importance of proper porcelain build-up technique for a natural esthetic outcome comparing with a new stain-build up technique for a monolithic zirconia using a PRODIGIO colors.

9:00 - 10:00 am
Management of Restorative Material for Fully Edentulous Implant Cases
Yoshi Goto, DDS, MSD
Since digital technology has changed how we view implant treatment, we get an opportunity to deal many more restorative materials. This presentation will review current restorative material features and how they behave clinically and provide the criteria for selecting the successful combination of materials based on past experience.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the pros and cons of different materials; 2) prevent clinical complications of the full edentulous prosthesis; and 3) describe the best combination of prostheses maxilla and mandible.

10:30 - 11:15 am
The Digital Revolution: Lab Digital IQ and How to Be Our Clients' Best Resource
Jamie Stover, CDT
Technology is evolving faster than at any other time in history, but when every lab is a "digital lab" the small things are actually the most crucial. "Digital IQ" is the measure of a lab's ability to navigate the most current CAD/CAM landscape and to be a resource for clinicians and staff, providing comprehensive case support, education and training on new materials, training on digital technology application/utilization, and personalized customer support experiences. This course discusses operating and growing a dental lab in today's fast changing marketplace. CAD/CAM production processes, the digital workflow, customer support and education, strategies for successfully guiding dentists making the transition to digital impressions, and more will be covered.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the differentiating characteristic of the second phase of the digital evolution of our industry; 2) describe why a dental lab's Digital Strategy is vital for establishing a dental client's perception of Digital IQ; and 3) discuss two of the most important factors for dentists to consider when selecting an intra oral scanner (IOS).

11:15 am - noon
Clinical Challenges of Implant Retreatment
Alex Shor, DMD, MSD
In a number of clinical scenarios implant restorations may have to be retreated due to the cosmetic deficiencies, open interproximal contacts, changes in occlusion, and biological or mechanical complications. Implant retreatment poses unique challenges such as finding relevant records, identifying older implant system, and removing existing restorations. The goal of this presentation is to highlight some of these challenges and present possible solution sin the retreatment process.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the limitations of implant treatment and why retreatment will be necessary in the course of the implant restoration lifespan; 2) explain the risks of implant retreatment; and 3) describe the restorative techniques and clinical tips in implant retreatment.

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Telescopic Overdenture
Arian Deutsch, DCT, DTG
Telescopic implant solutions are gaining popularity in dentistry so we need to understand why this is, from the perspective of the clinician, the dental technician, and the patient. Some of the issues pertaining to screw-retained acrylic hybrid and zirconia cases will be discussed. This program covers the basics of telescopic and conical connection implant prostheses and explains the components and clinical steps that are necessary to create these types of implant/tissue borne prostheses with success. Insights into newer material selections, when it comes to these types of removable, yet stable and retentive implant prosthetic solutions, will also be reviewed.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain why telescopic implant solutions are an ideal alternative to screw-retained solutions; 2) list the three components of telescopic implant solutions and clinical implications; and 3) describe material selection and clinical steps for telescopic and conical implant restorations.

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Understanding Materials in a Digital World: Advantages, Limitations, Options
Tal Morr, DMD, MSD
Prosthetic Dentistry has changed dramatically since the advent of digital dentistry and CAD/CAM technology. Not only has there been an improvement in the materials, but the design process has become easier and more superior, and in turn, has improved the outcomes in most phases of restorative dentistry such as provisionalization, removable prosthodontics, and fixed prosthodontics. Although this technological change is increasing at an exponential rate although it is still not a perfect system. There are still some limitations to the technology that need to be improved, and these limitations need to be considered and anticipated when planning and executing certain prosthetic procedures. Understanding the advantages and limitations of this technology and materials will enable the dentist and technician to be more predictable and have improved outcomes.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) compare analog versus digital; 2) discuss the advantages of digital dentistry; 3) describe how to manage the imitations of digital dentistry; and 4) explain material options and selection.

Lunch With the Masters – See more details

Members: $150 - Non-Members: $175
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited.

Noon - 1:30 pm. All presentations run concurrently.

LM-1
Immediate Provisional Implant Crowns
Todd Schoenbaum, DDS

Immediate implant placement combined with immediate provisional restorations is well documented to improve the aesthetic outcome of treatment. This presentation will describe the creation of screw-retained immediate implant provisionals in a 3 stage approach for use in the aesthetic zone. Understanding that the provisional restoration has different functions and requirements throughout different stages in the post-surgical timeframe allows for greater success and predictability in treatment. Special attention will be given to emergence profiles, minimizing connections to the implant, gingival contouring, and definitive impressions.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the rational for the use of immediate implant provisionals; 2) perform the chairside fabrication of implant provisionals for partially edentulous patients; and 3) describe how to use the provisional to shape the peri-implant tissues and test the 4 key criteria of aesthetic zone implant prostheses.

LM-2
Lasers for Treating Peri-implantitis
Georgios Romanos, DDS, DMD, PhD
Laser associated treatment of periimplantitis will be demonstrated based on multiple in vitro and clinical studies to verify the correct laser wavelength and setting parameters. The presenter will focus on the variety of laser systems and provide information about the protocol for long term success.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) demonstrate the laser-implant interactions; 2) illustrate clinical cases with long term success; and 3) provide safety protocols for treatment.

LM-3
Updates in Digital Dentistry - Intraoral Scanning and 3D Printing: What Works and What Doesn't?
Michael Scherer, DMD, MS
Are you confused about digital dentistry and what to do first? Have you gotten a scanner and are unsure of how to figure out all of the features? This comprehensive clinical-based program will provide a systematic approach aimed at helping clinicians to review current and future trends in digital dentistry, how we utilize digital technology, and what we do to maximize the effectiveness of the latest digital technologies. The presentation will be focused upon clinical workflows and where digital dentistry works, when it falls short, and how we work around challenges.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain principles, theory, and procedures of intraoral optical scanning technology; 2) utilize optical images to join restorative images on cone-beam CT scans; and 3) examine utilizing digital software to manipulate optical images, prosthetic design, and additive manufacturing technology.

LM-4
Update on Growth Factors for Bone Regeneration
Tara Aghaloo, DDS, MD, PhD
Bone augmentation is an extremely common procedure in implant dentistry, where a large number of implant procedures require some form of grafting. With the advent and FDA approval of multiple sources of growth factors, clinicians and patients are requesting and utilizing growth factors in daily practice. Although singular recombinant (rhBMP-2 or rhPDGF-BB) or combined (platelet concentrates) growth factor products are available, do they predictably enhance quality and quantity of bone and soft tissue? Current literature has identified limitations for use of growth factors including cost, consistent and predictable techniques and preparation, long-term studies, and on-label vs. off-label use. This lecture will focus on the state-of-the art and science regarding growth factors for implant dentistry.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the indications and contraindications of growth factor use in implant dentistry; 2) identify current literature regarding growth factors to enhance both hard and soft tissue healing; and 3) describe the limitations of growth factors for alveolar ridge reconstruction.

LM-5
Implant-supported Telescopic Hybrid Prosthesis: Indications, Contraindications and Challenges
Marco Brindis, DDS
The screw retained hybrid prosthesis is one of the most popular and successful solutions for the treatment of the edentulous maxilla. Some of the limitations of this type of prosthesis are poor hygiene and expensive maintenance. A more recent alternative is the implant supported telescopic hybrid prosthesis. This prosthesis provides the benefits of the screw retained prosthesis yet allowing for better hygiene and less expensive maintenance, however, there are new challenges. This presentation will go over the rationale, indications, and contraindications of this prosthetic option. It will also cover the possible complications with their respective solutions.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the limitations of the screw retained hybrid prosthesis; 2) discuss the benefits of having a "stable in function" prosthesis that can be removed for better hygiene; and 3) explain the of limitations of the telescopic implant prosthesis.

LM-6
Surgical Methods for Managing Peri-implantitis
Bradley McAllister, DDS, PhD
This presentation will describe surgical approaches to implant repair from peri-implantitis destruction. The latest advances for implant detoxification and bone grafting will be reviewed. The etiology and outcomes will be detailed along with the current literature to support the approaches utilized.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the methods available for implant detoxification during implant repair surgery; 2) identify bone and soft tissue grafting choices and the rational for the different materials; 3) compare what can be accomplished with implant repair and to identify indications for implant removal, rather than repair and 4) explain the primary and secondary etiologies of peri-implantitis.

Each session lasts 90 minutes

Hands-on Workshop – See more details

NEW THIS YEAR! All Hands-on Workshops will be presented during Annual Meeting

Members: $500 - Non-Members: $600
Participants do not need to register for the Annual Meeting to enroll in the Hands-on Workshops.
Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be permitted.

1:00 - 5:00 pm
Digitally and Biologically Driven for Full-arch Reconstruction
Alessandro Pozzi, DDS, PhD
Digital workflow can enhance the treatment of complex cases in which the anatomic deficiencies must be addressed as well as the demands of a minimally invasive approach and high esthetic outcome. Advanced optical scanning technology, blended with the CBCT assessment conducted with the “Smiling Scan Technique” provide the team with a comprehensive virtual scenario that will drive decision-making toward a personalized treatment plan. New surgical and prosthetic protocols based on the dynamic navigation technology will be widely described to allow the attendees to deliver a precise position of the implants as well as of the complete arch x-guided prosthesis. The new digital assisted soft sculpturing (DASS) technique to sculpture the bone and soft tissue and the use of xenogeneic collagen matrix to achieve a scalloped interface for highly esthetic pink free restoration will be presented on real patient models training. The interplay between IOS scanning, navigation system and modern biomaterials for soft-tissue healing enhancement and development drives the participants to the next level in terms of accuracy, predictability and low morbidity.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) analyze the benefits and disadvantages of using digitally guided surgery and prosthetics techniques; 2) explain the different clinical indications of CAD/CAM template guided implant surgery and x-guide navigation implant surgery; 3) determine when immediate loading is feasible; and 4) describe the soft-tissue interface for pink-free full-arch restorations.

Closing Symposium – Minimally Invasive versus Reconstruction – See more details

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Regenerative Versus Non-regenerative Solutions for the Atrophic Posterior Maxilla
Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS; Homayoun Zadeh, DDS, PhD

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize regenerative options (maxillary sinus augmentation; alveolar ridge augmentation) and their indications; 2) list non-regenerative solutions (short implants, tilted implants) and their indications; and 3) utilize risk assessment and patient parameters to formulate a decision tree and select an appropriate treatment solution and required material.

2:45 - 3:30 pm
The Terminal Dentition: Save Versus Extract
Saj Jivraj, BDS, MSEd; Pamela McClain, DDS

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) list the criteria needed to determine whether a tooth/teeth should be removed or preserved; 2) identify the periodontal defects that may be managed with regenerative techniques; 3) recognize the diagnostic factors important in rehabilitation; and 4) evaluate when bone reduction is necessary for full arch implant supported treatment.

3:30 - 4:15 pm
The Challenging Atrophic Maxilla: Bone Grafting Versus Zygoma Implants
Edmond Bedrossian, DDS; Gerry Raghoebar, DDS, MD, PhD

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to:1) recognize the evaluation criteria for treatment of the severely resorbed maxilla; 2) describe the biomechanical principles of the zygoma implant; 3) choose the proper technique for creating a sufficient bone volume for reliable implant placement; and 4) choose the most suitable donor site for bone harvesting with referral to the pre-implant surgery needed.

4:15 - 5:00 pm
The Esthetic Zone Defect: Prosthetic Gingiva Versus Reconstruction
Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT; Joseph Kan, DDS, MS

Upon completion of the presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify height and location of the interdental papillae; 2) explain how mini pink prosthetics can be used hygienically and cosmetically to replace lost gingiva; and 3) identify viability and limitations of orthodontics and surgery to reconstruct missing vertical hard and soft tissue.

Each session lasts 45 minutes

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Washington State Convention Center

2020 Annual Meeting Venue

For over 30 years, the Washington State Convention Center has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the globe each year. This center is ideally located within walking distance to popular city attractions and provides easy access to selected Annual Meeting hotels.

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Seattle, WA 98101-2310
206-694-5000

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Meeting Hotels

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Hotel reservations must be made through onPeak, the official AO Housing Bureau, either online or by phone. A credit card guarantee is required. The hotels will not accept reservations directly.

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Hotel Reservation Information

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The deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, February 17, 2020. 

Hotel reservations/rate availability are not guaranteed after the room block is full or after February 17, 2020. Please register early – only a limited number of rooms are available.

A portion of the room rate will subsidize the cost of the meeting space rental.

Travel Information

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located 13.7 miles from the Washington State Convention Center. The estimated taxi fare is $45 (one way).

Link Light Rail
Sound Transit’s Link Light rail makes trips from Angle Lake Station to the University of Washington through downtown Seattle making 14 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport Trains arrive every 6 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take about 40 minutes to travel between Sea-Tac International Airport and Westlake Station in downtown Seattle.

Schedule:
Monday – Saturday, 5:00 am – 1:00 am (last train from the airport departs at 12:04 am)
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Adult Fare: $2.25 – $3.25 (ORCA cards)
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Official Travel Agency
To book your airline reservation, call AO’s travel agency, Uniglobe Travel Partners, at 1-800-235-9386. After the prompt, dial “0” (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm CST).

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