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Contemporary Approaches in Bone Grafting in Implant Dentistry- Hands On

Course Description
Once a tooth is extracted, the natural wound-healing cascade paired with irreversible alteration. Grafting techniques (hard and soft tissue) and prosthetic manipulations are required to attempt reestablishing the proper hard and soft tissue loses and proper emergence profile of the implant restorations. Multiples grafting materials and surgical techniques (hard and soft tissue) compounded with biological modifiers are currently used to reduce and repair the amount of ridge deformation.

After this course the participants should be able to:
•  Discuss the decision tree making of bone graft selection
•  Understand the mechanism of bone graft incorporation
•  Show the utilization of Titanium mesh, membranes, tenting screws and Biological modifier (Platelet Rich Fibrin and Sticky Bone) to enhance the clinical outcome of bone grafting
•  Techniques and case presentations

Current Concepts For The Management Of The Post-Extraction Site: From Ridge Preservation To Immediate Implants

Learning Objectives
•  To learn the dynamics of healing of post-extraction sockets
•  To learn the biology and clinical rationale for preserving the volume of the post-extraction site
•  To critically evaluate the advantages for an immediate implant placement

Advanced Hard And Soft Tissue Augmentation Around Implants

Course Description
Severe horizontal and vertical bone resorptions require lateral and supracrestal regeneration, a challenge for clinicians since the external soft tissue pressure is considered to be a major reason for failure of the surgical procedure in non-spacemaking bone defects. Guided bone regeneration using membranes and bone grafts has been proposed for horizontal and vertical bone augmentation. Customised titanium mesh seems to be a reliable alternative able to reduce the morbidity. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues

Learning Objectives
•  To learn the biology and the surgical principles of horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation
•  To learn the selection criteria for membranes, titanium mesh, autogenous bone and biomaterials.
•  To learn the technique for soft tissue augmentation using CTG or collagen matrix

Peri-Implant Inflammation Control and Maintenance

Learning Objectives
•  peri-implant inflammation diagnosis
•  peri-implant inflammation non surgical management
•  peri-imlant inflammation control and maintenance

HANDS-ON: Utilize Today’s Dental Lasers in Managing Periodontal/Implant

Course Description
Give your practice a boost by harnessing laser technology with a positive result that manages effectively day to day periodontal to soft tissue patient conditions. We provide the practitioner on how to chose the right laser and apply simple techniques that result in precision, controlled bleeding, accelerated healing, reduced post-operative issues, shorter procedure time, and a more relaxed experience for the patient.
Procedures include non-surgical (Laser bacterial reduction and curettage) surgical periodontics, frenectomy, gingivectomy, implant uncovering, implantitis, are presented considering coding and patient acceptance.
You experience direct hands on activity with various lasers on a variety of models including the hog jaw.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand indications for using laser in crown lengthening and preorthodontic procedures including esthetics
•  Consider case reports demonstrating success along with clear contraindications.
•  Develop techniques for incorporating laser into a dental practice considering patient acceptance, third party coding
•  Differentiate laser technologies for periodontal indications (surgical and non-surgical)
•  Develop post-operative evaluation protocols assessing wound healing

Getting Better Case Acceptance

Course Description
Sales are easily won and lost based on the conversations you and your sellers have with your patients. The common thought process is that sellers make mistakes along the way – but that is too easy to diagnose. More often mistakes are made before the sales process really starts. How much do you know about your patients? How much time do you actually spend getting to understand what your patient really wants? And are you leaving the most crucial aspect, THE CLOSE, to people who have never even been trained to sell…or who may not even like to sell. Patients aren’t like they were 20, 30 or even 10 years ago. They are wiser and more educated. The days of blind treatment acceptance from an expert in a white lab coat are long gone. So even after putting in place a great marketing campaign, a gorgeous and informative website, do you still find that you may not be converting as many treatment plans as you hoped?

Learning Objectives
•  Learn the steps, strategies and tactics that are the foundation of successful selling
•  Learn the key selling skills your dental team needs to get more patient compliance and treatment acceptance

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.

Learning Objectives
After this course the participants should be able to:
•  Understand the scientific principal of Osseodensification.
•  Understand bone plasticity biomechanics and its clinical advantages.
•  Discuss Osseodensification effect on total implant stability, healing, and what it means biomechanically and histologically (BIC, Bone volume)
•  Learn how bone can be enhanced with adequate instrumentation.
•  Learn sub-crestal sinus lift protocols.
•  Learn how Osseodensification can change the minimum amount of bone needed to predictably place an implant utilizing the Plus1 protocol.
•  Learn how to optimize their implant practice and create more with less.

Contemporary Approaches for Periodontal Plastic and Implant Site
Development Procedures

Course Description
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss concepts in full arch Implant rehabilitation using graft less protocols.

Learning Objectives
•  The participant will understand the diagnostic concepts involved in Full arch rehabilitations
•  The participant will understand the rationale for material selection and prosthetic design
•  The participant will be introduced to minimally invasive protocols for graftless soltuons

Diagnosis and Management of Gingival Diseases and Conditions

Course Description
Diagnosis and Management of Gingival Diseases and Conditions is a continuing education presentation designed to provide an overview common gingival diseases and conditions other than the common plaque-induced gingivitis. The causes of these diseases can range from genetics, medications, infection, immune-mediated, reactive, traumatic, endocrine to neoplastic in nature. Examples include herpetic lesions, plasma cell gingivitis, pemphigoid, orofacial granulomatosis, pyogenic granuloma, leukoplakia, leukemia, vitamin deficiencies, drug induced overgrowth, among others. Diagnostic work-up including medical history, clinical examination, laboratory tests, histopathology, and diagnostic imaging for appropriate diagnosis will be presented. Evidence-based management modalities to treat and manage these conditions will be discussed. Periodontal management considerations including non-surgical and surgical therapies (grafting, implants) in patients with gingival diseases such as lichen planus will also be discussed.

Course Objectives:
Attendees of this presentation will be able to:
•  Identify clinical characteristics of gingival diseases and conditions
•  Develop differential diagnoses for gingival disease other than plaque-induced gingivitis
•  Choose appropriate management modalities for specific gingival diseases

New Patient Growth thru Digital Marketing

Course Description
In this seminar we will explore the most important aspects of online marketing for dentists including website optimization, social media, online reviews / reputation management, SEO for Google rankings, PPC for new patient leads, and videos. Case studies will be used throughout the program to illustrate best practices. We will review how to track and measure results as well as how to determine Return on Investment.

Learning Objectives
•  Discuss recommended marketing services and budget for best results
•  How to properly optimize a website to convert new patient leads
•  SEO best practices to rank high on Google
•  Review typical ROI (Return on Investment) for new patient generation

How The Periodontal Status Of A Patient Affects Overall Patient Care

Course Description
This lecture will provide a better understanding of how the periodontal status of a patient can affect overall patient care and vice versa.

Learning Objectives
•  Review periodontal health and disease
•  Identify systemic conditions that are associated with periodontal conditions
•  Understand how the periodontal status of a patient can affect overall patient care.

Root Coverage: The science, the art, and the element of time

Course Description
Root coverage procedures, one of the components of periodontal plastic surgery, are an essential aspect of periodontal practice. This course will review current scientific evidence on root coverage, reexamine technical aspects of these procedures, and highlight the element of time as it relates to these surgical techniques.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
•  Discuss current evidence that supports the clinical use of root coverage procedures
•  Identify technical aspects of root coverage procedures that influence clinical outcomes
•  Explain the significance of time in the context of root coverage outcomes

Dominate Your Marketing Online: Attracting New Patients to Your Practice

Course Description
When a patient looks online for a dentist, do you come up at the top of Google search. Do you dominate the first page of search engine results. One of the most effective ways that you can increase new patient numbers and case acceptance rates is with a comprehensive online marketing strategy. Does your practice have a marketing plan in place that fully utilizes the strength of today’s digital tools? Have you been able to build a comprehensive online presence for your practice? Len will share his first-hand experience and the resources he uses to bring exponential practice growth and help your office dominate your marketing.

Learning Objectives
•  Learn the importance of robust content for online ranking
•  Understand how to make your practice stand out online
•  See the benefits of using social media and online listings to promote your practice
•  Learn why reputation must be the foundation for your online marketing plan
•  Hear what the biggest differentiation is between good and great practices
•  Leave with a better knowledge of the tools available online, what to do and what not to do

Oral Pathology Case Study: Review of Diagnosis and Treatment

Course Description
The course will present a variety of interesting case studies in oral and maxillofacial pathology focusing on entities most likely to be encountered in general practice. Emphasis will be placed on presentation and treatment of the various conditions. The course will be in a clinico-pathology conference format, making the experience interactive by utilizing an Audience Response System. This session will allow participants to respond using their computer, tablet, smartphone or any phone with texting capability. Participation is not required to attend.

Learning Objectives
•  Review of common oral pathology presentations’
•  Discuss various treatment modalities of common oral pathology lesions and Review of oral cancer and treatments.

Immediate Placement & Provisionalization: Executing the Digital Plan

Course Description
This presentation will highlight the use of CBCT technology & digital workflow in planning & executing immediate incisor & molar implant placement. The benefits of immediate implant placement & placement of an immediate provisional restoration designed from the digital workflow will be demonstrated. The use of regenerative products & blood biologics (PRF/PRP) will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives
•  Understand the benefits of using 3D planning in implant dentistry
•  Understand the importance of implant connection widths
•  Understand the need for proper implant placement depth
•  Understand the benefits of immediate implant placement & immediate provisionals
•  Understand the benefits of using regenerative products and blood biologics in implant surgery

Advancements in Periodontal & Peri-implant Plastic Surgery

Course Description
Periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue deficiencies are often first noted, because of compromised esthetics. However, mucosal deficiencies are also associated with progressive periodontal and peri-implant attachment loss. Periodontal plastic surgical approaches have aimed to address periodontal soft tissue deficiencies that pose esthetic and functional concerns. Similarly, peri-implant soft tissue regeneration is often necessitated for enhancement of esthetic and functional stability of peri-implant tissues. One of the major objectives of periodontal and peri-implant plastic surgery is to treat gingival/mucosal recession defects, through an array of classic and novel approaches. The application of Vestibular Incision Subperiosteal Tunnel Access (VISTA) technique for periodontal and peri-implant soft tissue regeneration will be discussed. The expanded application of VISTA for periodontal and peri-implant GTR will be introduced. This presentation will review the risk factors that influence disease progression and predict therapeutic outcomes. The rationale, scientific evidence and material selection for various therapeutic approaches will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
•  Risk assessment to identify patients and sites at risk, requiring treatment
•  The rationale and protocol for VISTA to regenerate periodontal and peri-implant tissues
•  Selection of appropriate material: connective tissue (palate and tuberosity), acellular dermis allograft, collagen matrix xenograft and platelet-fibrin concentrates.

Don’t Fly Blind:
Periodontal Endoscopy in the Modern Dental Practice

Course Description
New and emerging technologies and best practices for treating patients with moderate to advanced periodontal and peri-implant diseases are literally opening our eyes to the calculus and biofilm we previously had to remove blindly.

Periodontal endoscopy offers dentists and patients non-surgical, predictable treatment solutions. The periodontal endoscope offers direct visual access to the root surface within
the periodontal pocket without a surgical flap.

This course demonstrates the role of periodontal endoscopy and its benefits. Participants will analyze the processes and results of traditional pocket reduction surgery compared to non-surgical endoscope treatment. We will explore advanced diagnostics via magnified sub-gingival visualization which allows clinicians to identify periodontal and peri-implant
etiologies and potential complications with healing. Explore adjunctive therapies - such as lasers and enamel matrix protein - that create an ideal environment for gingival attachment and in some cases, bone regeneration

Learning Objectives
•  Understand why periodontal endoscopy is the standard of care for treatment of moderate to advanced periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
•  Recognize the conditions under which periodontal endoscopy is ideally utilized and when regenerative surgery is indicated.
•  Discuss the use of treatment aids (such as lasers) to enhance clinical results.
•  Analyze the use of the periodontal endoscope as a diagnostic tool.
•  Discover methods for increasing production by retaining more periodontal cases in-house.

Saving Teeth Through Endodontic Therapy—What are the Outcomes and What is the Evidence?

Course Description
The decision as to whether to incorporate an endodontically treated tooth in a periodontal/restorative treatment plan is often difficult. The availability of other successful treatment alternatives (dental implants) further complicates the issue. Yet, the retention of the natural dentition has many benefits for the patient. Endodontic success rates are high given new technologies and treatment modalities but is undeniably tied to restorative and periodontal factors. This lecture will focus on the evidence that endodontic therapy (initial therapy, retreatment, and surgical procedures) is still a viable and successful alternative in saving teeth which can be strategically used in restorative treatment plan. The prognosis for endodontically treated teeth will be considered.

Learning Objectives
•  Learn the success rates of the various endodontic modalities.
•  Learn the application and viability of applying these modalities clinically.
•  Learn guidelines as to when and when not to rely on endodontically treated teeth based on their strategic value in the treatment plan and their prognosis.

Etiology and Clinical Management of Surgical Complications Related to Implant Procedures

Course Description
Despite the well documented high predictability, long-term and high success rate of dental implants, complications and failures do occur on a regular basis. The demand for implant therapy has fueled growth of the industry. Now many clinicians offer implants as a solution to partial and complete edentulism and the procedures are no longer limited to specialists. Problems with implants have been rising as more clinicians who do not have advanced training and skills are involved in implant placement and implant-related restorations. Some complications may be relatively minor and easy to correct, while others will be more significant and result in implant loss, permanent damage of adjacent anatomical structures or even be life-threatening. Considering the number of implants placed or projected to be placed in the United States alone and it is estimated that more than one million implants will require some type of corrective or revision therapy as a result of implant and bone graft related complications. This lecture will present a wide range of clinical situations and cases as a well as a review of the literature in order to have an overview on the causes of implant failures, typical intra- and postoperative complications with severe adverse outcomes leading to medical emergencies with potentially life-threatening complication requiring intubation, emergency tracheostomy or intensive care hospitalization.

Learning Objectives
•  Assess, anticipate and manage common complications associated with implant procedures
•  Reinforce awareness that even simple implant procedures are invasive in nature and can trigger extremely serious and life-threatening complications
•  Understand that oral surgeons and dentists, no matter how skilled and experienced in implant surgery, must be at all times aware of even rare, unexpected and severe complications, in order to promptly plan an adequate emergency intervention.

Ceramics in Implant Dentistry: A Material Selection Guide

Course Description
Dental implants have gained widespread acceptance in clinical practice. Advancements in material science have lead to the development of an array of different ceramic material. Technological advancements have led to several techniques for fabricating restorations with these biomaterials. Ceramics are used for abutments, as well as restoration. Clinicians can often be overwhelmed by plethora the various restorative material options and methods required, making material selection very complicated. This presentation attempts to answer important questions with regards to the clinician’s decision to use ceramic material for implant restorations and to simplify the confusion in material selection. Different types of dental ceramics in the market will be introduced and their properties will be compared and discussed. Also, a systematic solution and a decision-making guide will be provided, which help the clinicians to choose the best material in each clinical case.

Learning Objectives
•  Review of various ceramic restorations
•  Technologies available for fabrication of restorations
•  Decision tree for selection of appropriate material for common restorative situations

Saving Natural Dentition

Course Description
One of the principal goals of dentistry should be the preservation of the natural dentition. The opportunity to save teeth with advanced periodontal disease has become possible with advances in regenerative tissue engineering. With new potential to restore both hard and soft tissue around teeth lost because of periodontal disease, a shift in prognosis has occurred. What was formerly considered a hopeless tooth may now be saved because of technical and biological advances. With the emerging knowledge regarding complications associated with dental implants, keeping teeth has become more important. This program will look at how a patient driven philosophy in dentistry is shifting back to one of saving teeth versus placing implants.

Learning Objectives
•  Promote the benefits to rebuilding teeth with periodontal defects using hard tissue grafts and growth factors versus extraction and replacement with dental implants
•  Learn what biologic, hard, and soft tissue material can be used in regenerative periodontics around tooth defects
•  Discuss the financial benefits of saving teeth vs placing implants



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