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.