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LECTURE: 10 MINUTES TO SAVE A LIFE: EMERGENCY MEDICINE IN DENTISTRY

Course Description
Life-threatening emergencies can occur anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Such situations are somewhat more likely to occur within the confines of the dental office due to the increased level of stress that is so often present.

In this course, Dr. Malamed will discuss the areas which are considered vital to a proper understanding of emergency medicine: prevention, preparation, and recognition and management. The first session will include a discussion of preparation involving the office and staff and includes a thorough review of the office emergency kit (drugs and equipment). The second session will include the recognition and management of specific emergency situations follows and includes the management of unconsciousness, respiratory distress, seizures, drug related emergencies and chest pain, including cardiac arrest and use of the AED.

This course is designed for all members of the dental office staff, not just the doctor and chairside personnel. Situations discussed here can happen outside of the dental environment as well as in the office. Everyone should be prepared!



*HANDS-ON: SOFT-TISSUE AUGMENTATION AND CORRECTIONS FOR THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF PERI-IMPLANT DISEASE

Course Description
Soft-tissue augmentation has become an essential measure for both the prevention and management of peri-implant diseases. This mainly refers to the establishment of an adequate width of keratinized tissue to provide a mechanical protection against plaque biofilms, but also soft tissue volume augmentation to compensate the occurrence of mucosal recessions following surgical treatment of peri-implantitis.

The hands-on workshop has a focus on the following key areas:

•  Basic and advanced flap designs for soft tissue augmentation procedures at implant sites
•  Indication based Augmentation of keratinized tissue
•  Indication based Augmentation of insufficient soft tissue volume
•  Harvesting and handling of connective tissue and free gingival grafts
•  Clinical application of scaffolds for soft tissue grafting
•  Clinical Management of Mucosal Recessions






*HANDS-ON: OSSEODENSIFICATION: OPTIMIZE THE SITE-OPTIMIZE THE OUTCOME

Course Description
Osseodensification, an evidence-based approach to osteotomy preparation that enhances implant stability and bone density without compromising healing. This lecture will present the biomechanical, histological healing timeline, and clinical data of Osseodensification. It will discuss bone plasticity and its clinical effect and will also cover the clinical versatility of this novel technique including Sub-Crestal Sinus Auto Grafting, Ridge Expansion, Immediate Implant Placement with Osseodensification, and Guided Expansion Graft. Several clinical protocols will be outlined.



*HANDS-ON: THE SECRET TO POWER, PRECISION AND PREVENTION: ADVANCED REINFORCED PERIODONTAL SCALING TECHNIQUES

Course Description
This course will provide you with a hands-on scaling experience designed to enhance scaling efficacy and proper ergonomics in order to prevent work related pain, musculoskeletal injuries and disability. Through video clips and hands-on participation using instruments with wider handles, attendees will learn reinforced scaling techniques in every quadrant on a typodont model attached to a portable simulation unit.



PRESENTATION TOPIC: CLINICAL EXCELLENCE WITH CEREC OMNICAM

Course Description
This course is designed to educate dentists about how the Cerec Omnicam can be the center of their restorative world. The speaker will cover different applications that can be performed chair side helping patients receive excellent dentistry same day without having to make a second visit.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
•  Identify the fundamental preparation requirements of milled porcelain restorations.
•  List the techniques for the design and execution of posterior CAD/CAM restorations.
•  Understand best practices for optimal clinical and esthetic outcomes.
•  Discuss the techniques for making a single unit CAD/CAM restoration blend in with other teeth.
•  Discuss the preparation techniques, material choices and staining methods for making restorations disappear.



LECTURE: BETTER PERIODONTAL HEALTH WITH CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY

Course Description
Malocclusion plays a significant role in the periodontal compromises our patients present with. This course will explore the impact that varying malocclusions have on periodontal deterioration as well as the potential for periodontal healing associated with the correction of the malocclusion. Mild, moderate and severe malocclusions with similar periodontal disease status will be shown from initial records through completed treatment with clear aligner therapy. This course will be clinical case heavy and demonstrate clear aligners as both a healthy and capable comprehensive orthodontic opportunity to correct our patients malocclusions and restore periodontal health.



LECTURE: IMPLANT DIAMETER AS A KEY FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY

Course Description
Primary stability of dental implants has been documented as one of the main criteria for implant long-term success. However, increased Implant diameter has been used for many years in order to provide high stability especially when implants are placed in fresh extraction sockets. The lecture demonstrates advantages from the use of narrow diameter implants and the effects of the implant design to improve implant stability in various treatment protocols and clinical procedures.

Learning Objectives
•  To demonstrate advantages of narrow diameter implants
•  To present crestal bone loss around implants with wide diameters
•  To illustrate clinical protocols using narrow diameter implants for successful clinical practice.



LECTURE: TREATMENT CONCEPTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PERI-IMPLANTITIS

Course Description
Previous studies have indicated that surgical treatment of peri-implantitis with concomitant placement of a bone filler is associated with clinical and radiographic improvements on both short- and long-term periods. However, the available evidence also suggests, that the effectiveness of regenerative treatment approaches is influenced by several factors, such as the type and configuration of the defect, implant surface characteristics, as well as the method of surface decontamination.
•  Surgical techniques and materials for regenerative therapy of peri-implantitis associated defects
•  Decontamination protocols
•  Combination procedures for advanced defects (resective/regenerative)
•  Soft tissue volume grafting for the prevention of postoperative mucosal recessions
•  Indication based flap and suturing techniques



LECTURE: THE DEMOGRAPHIC RATIONALE FOR TREATING THE EDENTULOUS AND FAILING DENTATE PATIENT UTILIZING A NOVEL, FIXED-REMOVABLE, IMPLANT-SUPPORTED PROSTHESIS.

Course Description
A presentation highlighting the demographic rationale for treating edentulous and failing dentate patients. The edentulous population continues to grow domestically as well as globally. This market has been underserved for many years, and patients have had to adapt to ill-fitting dentures. Thanks to advances in technologies and techniques, dental professionals are now able to predictably increase function, form and esthetics. This presentation will introduce and compare an immediately-loaded, fixed-removable prosthesis with other implant-supported systems.

Learning Objectives:
•  Understanding the demographic dynamics for treating the edentulous patient.
•  Introducing Health Determinate Mapping and its benefits in studying edentulous markets.
•  Identifying and comparing the unique value propositions of fixed-removable implant prosthesis systems with hybrid and fixed restorations utilizing patient-specific criteria.



LECTURE: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO DIFFICULT AESTHETIC CASES

Course Description
The treatment planning of complex cases requires the highest level of knowledge and skill of the treating team. It is an orchestration of procedures including proper sequencing and timing that makes the difference. An envisionment of the final case before starting is required to know where the goal of treatment will be directed. This, in conjunction with the patients' needs and clinical situation comprise the decision-making process for what is the best treatment for the patient.

Problems Facing the Team Such As:
•  Which teeth to save or extract?
•  Should implants be placed immediately or in a delayed protocol?
•  Should multiple implants be placed in the aesthetic zone?
•  When and how to include orthodontics if needed for sight development
•  Should pink ceramic be used or should ridge augmentation be performed?
•  Should the case be splinted or broken up into separate bridges or individual teeth?
•  How to provisionalize the case throughout treatment
•  When to immediate load cases versus do a serial extraction case

These concerns will be addressed in this interdisciplinary approach to our most challenging cases.






LECTURE: CURRENT TRENDS IN PERIODONTICS AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY

Course Description
New treatment options and materials have been introduced to Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in recent years. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible advantages and realistic short- and long-term expectations of these new techniques and materials.

At the End of This Course, Clinicians Should Be Able to Know and Understand:
•  Rationale for new materials and techniques
•  Advantages and disadvantages
•  Material selection based on material properties and features



LECTURE: SURGICAL-PROSTHETIC SYNERGY IN TODAY'S IMPLANT TREATMENT

Course Description
The emergence of digital technologies is changing dentistry at a rapid pace. The increased adoption of innovative technologies has allowed for the synergy between surgical and prosthetic therapies like never before. The combination of surgical, prosthetic, laboratory, and digital modalities in today's implant therapy allows for more accurate and predictable results, in far less time than conventional treatment methods. This presentation will demonstrate and highlight the benefits of utilizing new innovations in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
•  To learn how to develop restoratively driven treatment plans. Simple to Complex.
•  To learn treatment timing and sequencing for digital surgical-prosthetic cases.
•  To learn smile design and achieve results that are aesthetically & functionally pleasing.
•  To learn the benefits of utilizing cone-beam technology and digital workflow.






PRESENTATION TOPIC: INCREASE THE SUCCESS OF YOUR DENTAL IMPLANT PRACTICE WITH YOUR HYGIENE PROTOCOL

Course Description
The biggest disappointment for patients and practitioners is failure of dental implants. One of the most overlooked part of implant therapy is hygiene and a robust peri-implant maintenance program.

Recognizing early signs of peri-mucositis and resolving the inflammation in its early stages is important for long-term success. A review of the current literature on this topic will be presented. Ways to implement a hygiene maintenance protocol in your office for patients with a full-arch prosthesis will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
•  Understand how to recognize early signs of peri-implant problems and treat them effectively in their early stages.
•  Present evidence-based maintenance tools and techniques for home care.
•  Learn how to recognize ill-fitting tissue interface and modify the prosthesis when it's over-contoured, to allow for proper hygiene.
•  Discuss record-taking necessary at the dental implant maintenance visit.
•  Review the use of anti-microbials, lasers, and ozone in decreasing oral inflammation.

This course is intended for clinicians with experience in placing and restoring dental implants.



LECTURE: STATE OF THE ART HYGIENE: A VIRTUAL REALITY TRIP THROUGH CUTTING EDGE SCALING TECHNIQUES

Course Description
This course will provide participants with a virtual hands-on scaling experience in order to learn reinforced periodontal instrumentation techniques. Ideal biomechanical ergonomic postures will be demonstrated and then applied through audience participation during the seminar. The importance of incorporating larger muscle groups and ideal fulcrum rests to enhance lateral pressure, improve scaling efficiency and ensure injury prevention will also be emphasized.



LECTURE: MANAGE, REPAIR OR REGENERATE PERIODONTAL & PERI-IMPLANT DISEASE THERAPY

Course Description
Current statistics point to the urgency for dental professionals to identify and treat mucosal oral infections that have a confirmed oral systemic connection. This course will provide you with the current research, new comprehensive exam (A.C.E.), new treatment protocols periodontal and peri-implant disease. Plus, learn a comprehensive research based system to compliment your knowledge and verbal skills on regenerative adjunctive GBR/GTR procedures to set the stage for implants. Shift your evaluation to the next level through early detection of tissue/ bone health for overall health for your patients!



PRESENTATION TOPIC: INCREASE THE SUCCESS
OF YOUR DENTAL IMPLANT PRACTICE WITH YOUR HYGIENE PROTOCOL

Course Description
The biggest disappointment for patients and practitioners is failure of dental implants. One of the most overlooked part of implant therapy is hygiene and a robust peri-implant maintenance program.

Recognizing early signs of peri-mucositis and resolving the inflammation in its early stages is important for long-term success. A review of the current literature on this topic will be presented. Ways to implement a hygiene maintenance protocol in your office for patients with a full-arch prosthesis will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
•  Understand how to recognize early signs of peri-implant problems and treat them effectively in their early stages.
•  Present evidence-based maintenance tools and techniques for home care.
•  Learn how to recognize ill-fitting tissue interface and modify the prosthesis when it's over-contoured, to allow for proper hygiene.
•  Discuss record-taking necessary at the dental implant maintenance visit.
•  Review the use of anti-microbials, lasers, and ozone in decreasing oral inflammation.

This course is intended for clinicians with experience in placing and restoring dental implants.






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