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Gingival Recessions Around Teeth & Implants - Clinical Approach Premium Member Content

Gingival Recessions Around Teeth & Implants - Clinical Approach
This lecture will cover different aspects of the perio-implantology environment: strategies to deal with the gingival recessions at single and multiple sites; socket management at the aesthetic zone; and alternatives to treat marginal recessions at already osseointegrated implants. All segments of the lecture made by the ImplantePerio group were backed up by strict and straightforward decision trees created by them to help and assist the clinicians to better treat the different conditions that may be presented at their offices, rendering predictable, consistent, aesthetic and stable outcomes using simple and user-friendly techniques.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD;Julio Cesar Joly, DDS, PhD;Paulo Fernando Mesquita de Carvalho, DDS, PhD
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Orchestration of Static Guided Surgery, Navigation & Guided Prosthesis for Complete Rehabilitation Premium Member Content

Orchestration of Static Guided Surgery, Navigation & Guided Prosthesis for Complete Rehabilitation
The computer guided implant surgery and the x-guide navigation systems introduced a novel minimally invasive concept in the treatment of total edentulous and terminal dentition patients, with new perspectives based on bone graft-less rehabilitation and low morbidity implant surgery. Moreover with diagnostic data obtained from CBCT and extra and intra-oral optical surface scanning, a novel digital pathway based on facially driven virtual diagnostic waxing, prosthetically driven surgical plan, digitally printed surgical template, and prefabricated implant-supported screw-retained interim restorations can be realized in a predictable manner. The challenging interplay with the surrounding gingival framework, often overlooked in the extensive rehabilitation supported by tilted implants, will be highlighted through a step by step clinical protocol to deliver a natural gingival architecture and a direct pink free prosthetic emergence.

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi
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Prevention & Therapy of Biological Complications in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Prevention & Therapy of Biological Complications in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
After decades of implant therapies carried out by mostly general dentists, a new pathology that did not exist only 25 years ago is spreading like wildfire: peri-implantitis. In this course we will discuss the possibilities of prevention of this disease and the most modern therapies to treat biological complications in implant therapy in the light of clinical research published and in the next publication.

Presented By:: Alfonso Coscarella, DDS
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PETology and Complete Ridge Maintenance Premium Member Content

PETology and Complete Ridge Maintenance
For a long time it has been discussed about different ways to avoid dimensional changes at post extraction sockets. Through the philosophy of the Partial Extraction Therapies we will be able analyze and plan our cases in a different and unique way not only in the esthetic zone also in partial and full arch cases in a predictable and reproducible way.

Presented By:: Marcelo Ferrer Balart, DMD, MS
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Implant Articles
Contaminated Implants Raise Global Concern Among Dentists

Contaminated Implants Raise Global Concern Among Dentists
There is a problem that many implantologists are not aware of: recent analyses of dental implants using scanning electron microscopy indicate that an alarming number of sterile-packaged implants are contaminated. The authors assumed that either foreign particles had found their way into the osseous bed during the implant placement procedure or the implant material itself was contaminated.

Author(s): Dr Dirk U. Duddeck
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Socket Shield Technique - Implantology Today

Socket Shield Technique - Implantology Today
The socket shield procedure is an effective surgical technique for implant supported restorations. It helps in preserving the labial bone and soft tissue architecture around osseointegrated implants. The procedure provides comparable or better outcomes compared to other conventional alternatives at a lower cost.

Author(s): Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS;Ali Tunkiwala, MDS
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Treating Two Adjacent Missing Teeth in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1: The Pink Hybrid Restoration & the Unilateral Versus Bilateral Defect Concept

Treating Two Adjacent Missing Teeth in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1: The Pink Hybrid Restoration & the Unilateral Versus Bilateral Defect Concept
This article, the first of a planned three-part series, outlines a new surgical & prosthetic approach for treating cases involving two missing adjacent teeth in the esthetic zone. These type of cases, particularly when combined with a three-dimensional ridge deficiency, represent one of esthetic dentistry's most challenging dilemmas. A Clear understanding of the unilateral and bilateral defect concept is necessary to properly evaluate each particular case, understand surgical limitations, perform a better risk assessment, establish an esthetic prognosis, develop the best clinical-laboratory strategy, and adjust patients' expectations. While not recommended for every case, represents a useful, economical, and predictable alternative that decreases the umber and complexity of interventions.

Author(s): Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Maurice Salama, DMD;Eric Van Dooren, DDS; Eduardo Mahn, DDS, DMD, PhD
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The “Scalloped Guide”: A Proof-of-Concept Technique for a Digitally Streamlined, Pink-Free Full-Arch Implant Protocol

The “Scalloped Guide”: A Proof-of-Concept Technique for a Digitally Streamlined, Pink-Free Full-Arch Implant Protocol
Inadequate restorative space can result in mechanical, biologic, and esthetic complications with full-arch fixed implant-supported prosthetics. As such, clinicians often reduce bone to create clearance. The aim of this paper was to present a protocol using stacking computer-aided design/computerassisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) guides to minimize and accurately obtain the desired bone reduction, immediately place prosthetically guided implants, and load a provisional that replicates predetermined tissue contour. This protocol can help clinicians minimize bone reduction and place the implants in an ideal position that allows them to emerge from the soft tissue interface with a natural, pink-free zirconia fixed dental prostheses.

Author(s): Maurice Salama, DMD;Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi;Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS;Marko Tadros, DMD;Lars Hansson, CDT, FICOI;Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT
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Implant Courses
Managing Esthetic Implant Complications Premium Member Content

Managing Esthetic Implant Complications
Dental implant success today is judged not only by osseointegration but also by bone, tissue stability and of course long term esthetic results. Cosmetic predictability can often be difficult to attain, and esthetic implant failures can be multifactorial and patient management issues. Once esthetic implant failures occur, many cannot be fully corrected. Some complications must be addressed by an interdisciplinary dental team. In this summary of case reports, surgical considerations are provided, including cases of facial asymmetry/recession due to facial implant placement or bone loss resulting from technique/treatment failures, as well as papillary deficiencies. Restorative considerations for correcting failures are also discussed.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 1 of 2
Missing soft tissue is the main reason for compromised results in the aesthetic zone. But since the soft tissue has to be supported by a sufficient amount of bone, our focus has also to be on bone. Due to the fact that no bone-preservation technique (at the time of tooth extraction) available today, gives us the perfect result we need, augmentation procedures are still needed. Appropriate bone and soft tissue engineering in all three dimensions enhances the aesthetic performance of long-lasting restorations that blend in well and emerge from the periimplant sulcus in harmony with the neighboring teeth.

Presented By:: Ueli Grunder, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge Premium Member Content

Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge
After tooth extraction, bone resorption of varying amounts always occurs as the edentulous site of the alveolar process undergoes both qualitative and quantitative changes. Different techniques have been presented in literature in order to preserve the post-extraction site, including the use of barrier membranes, tri-dimensional matrix and bone fillers. An “open-healing” approach is nowadays commonly used, combining a proper management of soft tissues with biological integration of biomaterials. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues. An innovative volume-stable collagen matrix provides the opportunity to treat soft tissue defects around implants as an alternative to connective tissue graft.

Presented By:: Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
When considering implant therapy in the esthetic zone, replicating the natural soft tissue frame may present challenges for the treating clinician. A harmonious gingival form and architecture are not only fundamental for achieving adequate peri-implant pink esthetics, but also for simulating a natural emergence for the future restoration. This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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