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.