An Orthodontist's Guide to Prescribing Conventional 2D and 3D CBCT Radiographs
Radiographic diagnosis is an important part of orthodontic treatment planning. 3D conebeam CT (CBCT) has advanced orthodontic care for many patients; however, it has not supplanted conventional two-dimensional radiographs which, when comparing equal levels of radiation, offer superior image quality. This Webinar explains when CBCT is indicated with/in place of 2D radiography and how to prescribe 2D and/or 3D x-ray on a patient-specific basis, thereby conforming to Federal guidelines mandating radiation levels 'as low as reasonably achievable' -- especially with regard to younger patients.
Laser Uncovery of Dental Implants
Although many clinicians prefer to place all their implants in a one stage approach there are times when a healing abutment must be sacrificed for a cover screw and the implant buried for a two stage approach. In situations where primary stability is low, where bone grafting has occurred or where less than 2 mm of soft tissue is available then a safer approach may be to uncover the fixtures after a 3 month healing. Lasers have become a go to “soft tissue hand piece” for many clinicians when manipulating soft tissue around implants due to their minimal zone of necrosis, ability to provide ideal hemostasis and their safety of use around fixtures compared to traditional soft tissue methodologies like electrosurgical units, some of which can lead to catastrophic failures with implants. See how both diode lasers and erbium lasers can be used safely and efficiently to uncover and move tissue around implants during stage two surgeries
Conservative Treatment of Exposed Crown Margins
Dr. Goldstein looks at a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of exposed crown margins.
Step-By-Step: Socket Shield Technique
This presentation will discuss the following hot topics about this “new” technique.
What is Socket Shield (SS)?
Why do we do SS?
Which are the biologic principles underneath SS?
History of the SS
Technical procedures: horizontal cut, vertical split, edge position, inside thinning of the SS.
3D Immediate Transformation of The Fully Edentulous Patient
Immediate loading of threaded dental implants with fixed restorations has been a documented treatment modality for more than 20 years. In that time, materials, surgical protocols, treatment methods and restorative options have evolved so that these procedures can be now be considered routine and predictable. The original protocols required an abundant number of implants in large volumes of dense bone, laborious provisional restorations and expensive precious metal based final prosthesis. Current methods permit treatment of patients with limited bone, streamlined provisionalization methods, and new materials and technology to provide predictable and efficient solutions.
This presentation will provide an overview of some of the key principles required for successful immediate loading of fully edentulous patients. It will also demonstrate some of the newer concepts and materials and options for efficient and routine treatment.
Crowns and Bridges