Team Expectations When Restoring the Full Arch: Technology and Clinical Challenges
Full Arch restorations has always presented it self with clinical and technical
challenges, from working in the clinic with the patient to the laboratory bench and to the
need for improved communication between the involved team members . With the
speed that the technology has improved so has the way we diagnose, treatment plan
and restore the the full arch patient, what hasn’t changed is the sound prosthodontic
principals. This lecture will highlight some of the clinical challenges, materials and the
protocols needed to meet the expectations of the TEAM to deliver a successful
How to Take Ideal Impressions For The Best Outcomes
Taking accurate, detailed impressions are vital to the submission of a case to Invisalign. Even the most experienced clinician can encounter difficulties. Choosing the correct impression materials, patient positioning, Tray insertion and mixing, working and setting times. In this course we will also trouble shoot all areas of what we call bad impressions such as bubbles, tears, pulls, voids and tray contact.
Multitasking Digital Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
The "Digital Smile Design" is a technique codified and published in 2011 by Christian Coachman and Marcelo Calamita. This approach has radically changed the way we analyze the aesthetics of our patients and at the same time gave the clinician a great tool of communication with the laboratory and with the patient. In recent years, software's and applications have been introduced on the market in order to simplify the workflow and make more predictable the outcome. The purpose of the lecture is to resume the current concepts about digital aesthetic preview, and to show new trends.
Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 2
This 2 part presentation is a comprehensive overview of the principles, indications, and clinical techniques of plastic-esthetic periodontal and implant microsurgery, focusing especially on minimal soft tissue trauma and maximally perfect wound closure. Microsurgery provides clinically relevant advantages over conventional macro-surgical concepts for regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, especially in the all-important esthetic zone. The microsurgical principles and procedures presented will described using high resolution multimedia.
Computer-Guided Applications Beyond Implants: Bone Grafting and Reconstructive Surgery
Technology has facilitated the diagnosis and treatment planning process allowing
clinicians to become true architects and engineers of the oral cavity. Replacing missing
teeth with an implant supported restoration represents both a surgical and restorative
challenge due to bony defects / concavities, soft tissue concerns, emergence profile,
and insufficient bone volume or bone density to stabilize an implant. The evolution of
three-dimensional imaging modalities (CBCT) produces an unprecedented visualization
of patient’s individual anatomy, which empowers the clinician with new state-of-the-art
tools to diagnose and treatment plan with greater accuracy to manage the surgical site,
increase precision, reduce patient morbidity, and avoid potential complications.
Crowns and Bridges