We offer a comprehensive education program in all disciplines of implant dentistry with the latest technology available.
This compelling 5-part webinar series will cover all aspects of implant complications. Join the experts in the ITI for an in-depth panel discussions and case-sharing on the management and prevention of implant complications. You’ll learn what to do, and more importantly, what not to do when treating implant cases. We look forward to seeing you online!
Life has changed significantly in the recent weeks with many of us having to adjust the way we practice and work, and live with recommendations to stay home where possible. This session will explore the dental implications of the recent health situation caused by COVID-19. A review of the most current guidelines and PPE recommendations for how to protect ourselves, our staff, our patients and the community. We will also discuss the new reality online learning and tele dentistry, and what life practicing dentistry looks like once social distancing measures are loosened and patients return for non-emergency dental care in our clinics and practices.
Overwhelmingly, the successful practices in implant dentistry that continue to show growth in most markets have in common the ability to provide immediate implant solutions to their patients. The immediate implant approach has been employed successfully for decades and is well documented in the literature. Immediate implant solutions reduces the number of interventions required, significantly reduces patient morbidity, addresses concerns about transitional prosthetics, and often leads to a more predictable aesthetic outcome. Implementation of this protocol has shown to dramatically improve case acceptance. The key to its successful implementation is case selection, understanding the limitations of this treatment approach, choosing an appropriate implant system and adhering to strict surgical and prosthetic protocols. Limiting micromotion during healing is the principal determinant of success and primary stability has proven to be an excellent proxy to predicting excessive motion. Utilization of an implant that is specifically designed to achieve primary stability is critical. This online lecture will focus on the business rationale and the tremendous potential financial impact that offering immediacy can have on your implant practice as well as a review of the underlying principles and indications for its implementation. There will be an emphasis on specific prosthetic and surgical protocols as they relate to immediate treatment indications.
Introducing Straumann ImmediaXy- a true end-to-end solution for immediate procedures in your practice. Hear from the CEO of straumann group on Straumann brand’s vision for the future, and why partnering with Straumann is more important now than ever, for the dental practice and most importantly, the patient.
Patient/team communication, treatment planning and execution represent the 3 pillars of interdisciplinary implant therapy. Likewise, all 3 demand to be carried out impeccably in order to ensure success. This presentation will review a dynamic linear process that articulates these 3 pillars, so that the vision and expectations of all parties involved (patient, restorative dentist, surgeon and technician) are aligned during the treatment of patients with a Terminal Dentition. It will highlight how utilizing digital technology enhances the overall experience, facilitates communication and allows the team to deliver results with a higher level of precision when compared to conventional methods. It is also important for the treatment team to have a broad understanding of all clinical steps involved, so they can be carried out in an analog fashion, should any unexpected situation arise during therapy, which may call for a contingency plan.
The replacement of missing teeth in patients with immediacy and esthetic demands has become a focal point in today’s implant practice. With patient awareness increasing from radio, TV and social media; prompting them to seek treatment, clinicians find themselves faced with the need to offer these services. In addition, evidence-based treatment protocols promote the social, functional and esthetic benefits of dental implant supported restorations, and with the increased integration of digital technology, this process has become streamlined for the treatment team.With the complexity that is often faced in these clinical situations (tissue augmentation, implant positioning, template design and fabrication, abutment selection, provisional fabrication and indexing), technology that is currently available, run by an extended member of the treatment team allows for these steps to be pre-planned and fabricated to ease the burden on the surgeon and restorative dentist at the time of surgery. Straumann® Smile in a Box is a digital, modular, integrated treatment planning and manufacturing service to cover your surgical and prosthetic indications. You select the services you want, and Straumann® delivers everything you need for your treatment in one box. This lecture will focus on the technology utilized to plan and order (“smile in a box”) CBCT guided templates and provisional restorations in an effort to streamline the treatment and provide seamless experience for the patient.
Clinicians are constantly challenged to remain abreast of the literature and to help guide their patients in their treatment decisions. At times, biases towards certain treatment plans/outcomes overshadow potential clinical advances that we are exposed to in literature and education events. Immediacy of treatment still falls into this abys in many practices: Yet immediacy has the potential to act as a powerful tool to reengage our patients as they consider their return to our clinical practices- it should be one of our tools to reinvigorate an interest in dentistry as it has the potential to reduce the costs and number of appointments associated with implant treatment. Immediacy doesn’t just apply to full arches to be edentulated and restored with pro-arch, all-on-4 or 6. It includes the application to single tooth and small spans which are part of our daily clinical challenges. The success of these procedures mandates an understanding of which cases/areas can be treated by this approach, what methods are required to minimize tissue changes associated with extractions/surgery to enhance the pink esthetics, technologies which idealize implant position, along with integration of reliable transitional and definitive restorative designs and materials.
Under function, teeth introduce internal loading of the maxillary and mandibular alveolar bone therefore, maintaining the stability of the alveolar boney volume. Once teeth are removed, “disuse atrophy” causes the resorption of the alveolar bone. Implant prosthesis can reintroduce the internal loading and therefore slow or halt the continued resorption of the edentulous alveolar bony volume. Although, all implant prosthesis are “implant retained”; not all implant prosthesis under function load the alveolar bone. This presentation will discuss the biomechanics of full arch implant prosthesis allowing for an organized discussion of the pros and cons of various treatment options with patients at their consultation appointment.
This presentation will present the factors to consider when placing axial, tilted implant in reconstruction of the edentulous mandible. Preoperative determination of the position of the mental loop of the inferior alveolar nerve prior to implant placement will be reviewed. Algorithm to achieve adequate insertion torque will be discussed. The abutment and its role in the immediate conversion of the patient’s denture to a fixed provisional will also be reviewed.