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.