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L-PRF®: Techniques & Applications for Dental Implant Cases

Presented by Dr. Bart W. Silverman

Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) is derived from the patient’s blood and produces a fibrin clot that is rich in platelets, growth factors, and cytokines necessary to produce rapid healing and efficient regeneration. It is quickly becoming a standard of care for many clinicians. This webinar will review the history of platelet concentrates, the biology of L-PRF, clinical indications for L-PRF, and L-PRF protocols and clinical results.

1 CE Credit Hour

 

Fully Guided Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction

Presented by Dr. Michael Pikos 

This clinically based presentation will focus on the integration of restorative, surgical and laboratory disciplines, combined with CBCT technology, to provide a seamless approach for fully guided full arch and full mouth immediate implant reconstruction for the terminal dentition and edentulous patient. This protocol includes placement of a prefabricated computer guided monolithic acrylic bar supported prosthesis for both edentulous and dentate arches.

 

1 CE Credit Hour

Tissue Preservation & Maintenance in Immediate Implant Therapy to Optimize Gingival Architecture

Presented by Dr. Stephen Chu

The provisional restoration phase is one of the most critical steps in managing immediate, fresh socket implants to create the desired esthetic result. Learn innovative techniques from a world-renowned periodontal prosthodontist to address these challenging cases. This webinar will address unique, time saving techniques to create chair-side screw-retained provisional restorations and custom healing abutments as well as prosthetic provisional restoration techniques to capture subgingival tissue contours around anterior immediate implants.

 1 CE Credit Hour

 

Crestal Approaches for Implant Placement & Sinus Augmentation

Presented by Dr. Michael Block

This webinar, presented by Dr. Michael Block, will provide a step-by-step description of how to handle sinus augmentations from a crestal approach for sinus floor thicknesses that are less than 3 mm, 4 to 6 mm, and greater than 7 mm. It will include patient selection criteria, preoperative planning, instructions on using drills with stops, navigation systems, and the use of crestal window approaches. Instructional videos will illustrate the relatively simple and minimally invasive technique and show the techniques for simultaneous sinus augmentation with implant placement. Dr. Block will also discuss the use of L-PRF to hydrate the grafts and enhance initial healing.

 1 CE Credit Hour

 

Introduction to Socket Grafting

Presented by Dr. David Wong  

  • Extractions and bone loss
  • The benefits of socket grafting
  • Introduction to biomaterials
  • Atraumatic extraction technique
  • Basic socket grafting procedures
  • Post-operative management

1 CE Credit Hour

 

Introduction to Socket Grafting: Managing Facial Bone Loss

Presented by Dr. David Wong  

  • Discuss the “fate of the buccal wall”
  • Introduction to guided bone regeneration
  • Choosing a barrier membrane
  • Dealing with small fenestrations
  • Managing blown-out facial plates
  • Post-operative management
  • Sequencing with implants

1 CE Credit Hour

 

Introduction to Socket Grafting: Missing Facial Plates

Presented by Dr. David Wong

  • Review of principles of guided bone regeneration
  • Indications for GBR
  • Incision and flap design
  • Bone graft and barrier membrane selection
  • Managing complications
  • Soft tissue considerations

1 CE Credit Hour

 

Local Anesthetics Given Effectively and Painlessly

Presented by Dr. James Sanderson & Vavi Bohbot

  • How do you give a shot that doesn’t hurt?
  • Placement of the needle to assure delivery of the anesthetic in the best possible location.
  • What local anesthetics work best in different anatomical areas?
  • How much anesthesia is safe to give?
  • How do you deal with scared patients?
  • Management of local anesthetic toxicity

1 CE Credit Hour

 

Mastering L-PRF in Your Clinical Practice

Presented by Dr. Robert Miller 

This webinar provides an overview of Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) for clinicians who are interested in enhancing their bone and soft tissue grafting techniques for dental implant cases.  L-PRF is derived from a small sample of the patient’s blood, taken at the point of care and processed to develop a fibrin membrane that is rich in platelets, growth factors and cytokines necessary to produce rapid healing and efficient regeneration.

 

1 CE Credit Hour

 

NovoMatrix:  A Porcine Alternative to Alloderm                                                                                         

Presented by Dr. Edward P. Allen

NovoMatrix has been introduced in Europe and Canada as a porcine acellular dermal matrix similar to Alloderm.  The clinical use of both NovoMatrix and AlloDerm with the tunnel technique will be demonstrated in both the maxillary and mandibular arches along with an analysis of the outcome parameters of gain of keratinized tissue and impact on vestibular depth.

*Novomatrix is currently only available in Europe, Canada, and Chile.

1 CE Credit Hour

 

Tips for Success with the Tunnel Technique Part 1                                                                   

Presented by Dr. Edward P. Allen

This 2-part webinar discusses 45 tips for success when using the tunnel technique for soft tissue root coverage. The areas addressed include assessment of outcome expectations, rationale for use of antibiotics and growth factors, pre-surgical site preparation, proper use of microsurgical instruments, surgical site preparation, how to achieve vestibular extension, how to manage the mandibular midline frenum, how to select an allograft/xenografts, graft dimensions and placement, selection of suture and suture technique, and how to recognize early signs of infection. This webinar is particularly useful for those who have experience with the tunnel technique but would like to expand their knowledge and improve their outcomes.

1 CE Credit Hour

Tips for Success with the Tunnel Technique Part 2                                                                  

Presented by Dr. Edward P. Allen

This 2-part webinar discusses 45 tips for success when using the tunnel technique for soft tissue root coverage. The areas addressed include assessment of outcome expectations, rationale for use of antibiotics and growth factors, pre-surgical site preparation, proper use of microsurgical instruments, surgical site preparation, how to achieve vestibular extension, how to manage the mandibular midline frenum, how to select an allograft/xenografts, graft dimensions and placement, selection of suture and suture technique, and how to recognize early signs of infection. This webinar is particularly useful for those who have experience with the tunnel technique but would like to expand their knowledge and improve their outcomes.

1 CE Credit Hour

Understanding and Embracing a Digital Workflow                                     

Presented by Dr. David Wohl

Digital technology has changed the face of dentistry. This course is designed to remove the mystery behind restoring implants utilizing a digital workflow. The focus will be on demonstrating methods and technologies that result in fewer patient visits and reduced chair time while simultaneously increasing accuracy in both surgical and restorative applications.

 

1 CE Credit Hour

 

 

Digital Workflow for Single Unit Restorations                                                                            

Presented by Dr. Curry Leavitt

Is successful implant dentistry defined by simply replacing teeth, or by meeting every esthetic and functional criteria standard we possess? Meeting the highest requirements in the anterior zone can be a challenge. This webinar will demonstrate how a digital workflow can help meet these demands with a process that’s easier, less invasive and more predictable. Digital workflow provides the most accurate data available and can combat both surgical and restorative challenges by improving communication between the surgeon, restorative doctor and laboratory. By understanding diagnostic, surgical and prosthetic protocols within a digital system, this webinar will help you meet your patient’s expectations and ultimately give them the best long-term results.

1 CE Credit Hour

Keys to Success in Guided Bone Regeneration

Presented by Dr. Hussein Basma

Several methods for augmenting the alveolar ridge in preparation for implant placement have yielded favorable results. This webinar will focus primarily on guided bone regeneration (GBR)
to improve long-term clinical success with dental implants. Special attention will be given to the GBR clinical protocols and indications, biological principles, types of materials (bone grafts,
membranes and barrier fixation), soft tissue management and flap release for primary closure, suturing techniques and expected outcomes.

1 CE Credit Hour 

 

Keys to Success in Sinus Augmentation Using the Lateral Approach                                  

Presented by Dr. Hussein Basma

Implant placement in the posterior maxilla is often limited by lack of vertical bone height due to maxillary sinus pneumatization. Several techniques have been utilized to access the sinus cavity, elevate the membrane and graft the sinus to enable implant placement. While the literature supports sinus grafting as a safe and predictable therapeutic modality, sinus augmentation can have complications. This presentation will cover anatomy, techniques and complications along with evidence based discussion of sinus augmentation using the lateral window approach.

1 CE Credit Hour 

 

Intro to TeethXpress: Capturing the Full-arch Opportunity in Your Market (Module 1)                     

Presented by Dr. Andrew Ferrier

TeethXpress is a comprehensive full-arch, immediate-load, dental implant protocol and business program that leverages practice tools to increase full-arch case acceptance. Achieving predictable results requires multiple steps including proper patient selection, surgical and prosthetic management, and a workflow needed to accomplish this treatment.

1 CE Credit Hour 

 

 

Intro to TeethXpress:  Treatment Planning Considerations for Optimal Outcomes (Module 2)       

Presented by Dr. Andrew Ferrier

TeethXpress is a comprehensive full-arch, immediate-load, dental implant protocol and business program that leverages practice tools to increase full-arch case acceptance. Achieving predictable results requires multiple steps including proper patient selection, surgical and prosthetic management, and a workflow needed to accomplish this treatment.

Objectives include understanding the treatment planning sequence:

  • Esthetics
  • Restorative space
  • AP spread
  • Treatment options

1 CE Credit Hour 

Intro to TeethXpress:  Key Concepts for Surgical Success (Module 3)                                        

Presented by Dr. Arshiya Sharafi

TeethXpress is a comprehensive full-arch, immediate-load, dental implant protocol and business program that leverages practice tools to increase full-arch case acceptance. Achieving predictable results requires multiple steps including proper patient selection, surgical and prosthetic management, and a workflow needed to accomplish this treatment.

Objectives include:

  • Overview of predictable implant placement, including ridge reduction, vertical dimension, anterior/posterior spread, torque values, etc.
  • Techniques for reducing chair time

1 CE Credit Hour 

Intro to TeethXpress: The Laboratory Conversion Process (Module 4)

Presented by Frank Charles Pope, III

TeethXpress is a comprehensive full-arch, immediate-load, dental implant protocol and business program that leverages practice tools to increase full-arch case acceptance. Achieving predictable results requires multiple steps including proper patient selection, surgical and prosthetic management, and a workflow needed to accomplish this treatment.

Objectives include:

  • Overview of the laboratory immediate denture conversion process
  • Steps for setting up the definitive prosthesis

1 CE Credit Hour 

Intraoral Scanning for Implants

Presented by Dr. Dean Vafiadis

This webinar will show the benefits of intra-oral scanning and digital techniques that allow clinicians to better treat their implant patients in a digital environment, with time saved, accurate recordings and functional designs.

1 CE Credit Hour 

Anterior Implant Restorations: New Technologies                                                                  

 Presented by Dr. Dean Vafiadis

One of the most challenging restorations in dentistry is the replacement of anterior teeth in the esthetic zone.  New technologies can help the clinician make better decisions before extraction, before surgery and before starting the restorative phase. This presentation will highlight new techniques and concepts that allow critical thinking in the decision-making necessary to replace an anterior tooth with an implant restoration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand new technologies for diagnostics of the anterior aesthetic zone
  • Review new software solutions for ideal prosthetics
  • Discuss emergence protocols to restore the bone and tissue zone around implants
  • Understand anterior digital workflow
  • Materials and ceramics for ideal esthetics

1 CE Credit Hour 

Perfect Your Extraction Technique                                                                                              

Presented by Dr. Robert Stanley

If you haven’t done an extraction since dental school and want a refresher, don’t miss this one hour webinar.

Join Dr. Robert Stanley as he offers a complimentary one-hour session on extraction technique best practices, full of dental pearls you’ll be able to use immediately. ⁠

1 CE Credit Hour 

Implants in Compromised Sites – Part 1                                                                                       

Presented by Dr. Bach Le

Various techniques have been described for vertical ridge augmentation.  These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), autogenous on lay block grafting, titanium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interposition osteotomy.  While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations few can be said to guarantee success.  Many questions remain on which methods yield the most predictable results for dental implant placement in grafted bone. The aim of this lecture is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmentation techniques for vertical ridge defects for implant placement. A series of cases have been gathered to illustrate risk assessment and predictable management of various critical size defects ranging from moderate to severe defects.

Objectives:

  • Describe the anatomic basis and principles of vertical hard tissue grafting for implant site development
  • Know guidelines and indications for various graft techniques
  • Apply practical methods of handling the vertically deficient ridge
  • Describe a simple diagnostic parameter to assess the risks involved in the treatment of each individual patient

1 CE Credit Hour 

Implants in Compromised Sites – Part 2                                                                                       

Presented by Dr. Bach Le

Various techniques have been described for vertical ridge augmentation.  These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), autogenous on lay block grafting, titanium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interposition osteotomy.  While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations few can be said to guarantee success.  Many questions remain on which methods yield the most predictable results for dental implant placement in grafted bone. The aim of this lecture is to critically evaluate the current evidence to determine the predictability of various bone augmentation techniques for vertical ridge defects for implant placement. A series of cases have been gathered to illustrate risk assessment and predictable management of various critical size defects ranging from moderate to severe defects.

Objectives:

  • Describe the anatomic basis and principles of vertical hard tissue grafting for implant site development
  • Know guidelines and indications for various graft techniques
  • Apply practical methods of handling the vertically deficient ridge
  • Describe a simple diagnostic parameter to assess the risks involved in the treatment of each individual patient

1 CE Credit Hour 

Dental Implants for the Growing Patient                                                                                      

Presented by Dr. Tara Aghaloo

Dental implants are a well-accepted and successful procedure for replacing missing teeth in adults. However, congenitally missing permanent teeth, trauma, and pathology can leave children in need for dental implant placement. Other congenital deformities such as cleft lip/palate, ectodermal dysplasia, and oligodontia often leave the growing patient without a permanent solution until they reach adulthood. Although studies show successful placement and restoration of implants in the growing patient, this is not a commonly performed procedure in clinical practice. Complications such as infraocclusion, replacement of crowns during growth, marginal bone loss, and restriction of alveolar bone formation are concerns when considering implants in the growing patient. This webinar will discuss the timing of dental implants, risks and benefits of placing implants in the growing patient, and how even skeletally mature patients may develop submerged implants and other complications over time.

1 CE Credit Hour 

Peri-implantitis: Updates for the Practicing Clinician                                   

Presented by Dr. Tara Aghaloo

Since implant survival rates are greater than 95% in most short-term studies, long-term maintenance has come to the forefront of implant therapy. However, risk factors, diagnostic tools and treatment of peri-implantitis can be unpredictable. Which patients have increased risk? Is it preventable? What are the iatrogenic causes? What are the most predictable treatment regimens? When do we remove the implant and start the case over? This webinar will update clinicians on current treatment strategies and the role of soft tissue attachment in minimizing peri-implantitis.

1 CE Credit Hour 

One Surgery One Time:  Immediate Placement of Implants in the Esthetic Zone 

Presented by Dr. Dennis Tarnow

Implant dentistry is continuously offering new and more predictable forms of therapy with minimally invasive protocols. Innovative techniques allow for better esthetics, decreased treatment time, and greater patient comfort. This webinar will address current concepts in the treatment of Type 1 extraction sockets including techniques, clinical research, and innovations in immediate implant placement and provisional restoration that can improve outcomes and reduce chair time for greater patient satisfaction.

1 CE Credit Hour 

Sinus Grafting 30 Years – Clinical Myths and Realities

Presented by Dr. Michael Pikos

This presentation is based on 30+ years of experience with more than 1,400 sinus grafts. It will focus on 12 commonly held myths of lateral wall and crestal sinus grafting and will provide evidence-based data as well as long term clinical data to explain the realities of these myths. Included in this presentation will be the biology of the sinus membrane and graft materials, membrane anatomy and physiology, management of large and complete membrane perforation, and grafting in the presence of pathology for both lateral wall and crestal sinus grafts.

1 CE Credit Hour 

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