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Members: $150 – Non-Members: $175

Admission by ticket only. Attendance is limited.

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.