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Modern Implant Concepts in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Modern Implant Concepts in the Esthetic Zone
Managing aesthetic zone with dental implants is one of the most challenging and demanding treatments in dentistry due to biological limitations. From Sockets type I to healed ridges with hard and soft tissue deficiencies, everyday clinicians may face different situations to manage in the aesthetic zone. When we are talking about rebuilt and have long term success, autogenous hard and soft tissue still are the gold standard as the Socket shield technique promises to be to prevent bucal collapse in Immediate Implants. During the lecture the author will systematize how to face each different clinical situation, utilizing different autogenous tissues combined with a micro surgical approach, in order to have the best healing patterns and scar-less surgery.

Presented By:: Luis Lapa Bessa, DDS;Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Multidisciplinary Management of the Complex Patient: Team Croatia Approach Premium Member Content

Multidisciplinary Management of the Complex Patient: Team Croatia Approach
Dentistry has benefited in many ways with advances in digital technology. Lectures about digital dentistry are usually showing in many terabytes and animations effortless protocols. Daily we face problems like data loss, reduced visibility and irrigation with surgical guides, difficulties with edentulous jaw scanning and alignment to name only some of them. Obstacles that we find in a daily practice on the way to the digital dentistry for the full arch implant reconstruction are shown in this lecture.

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD;Matko Oguić, DMD;Josip Brusić, DMD
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Management of the Full Arch Edentulous Patient: Team India Approach Premium Member Content

Management of the Full Arch Edentulous Patient: Team India Approach
The number of fully edentulous patients is on the rise due to higher life expectancy. Also, higher number of young patients are edentulous due to congenital disorders or advanced periodontal disease. Various treatment options are now available to the clinician for treating edentulous patients. However a lot of confusion exists amongst clinicians while choosing the right treatment approach and the correct prosthesis design for such patients. During this lecture, Team India will present a decision tree for treatment planning fully edentulous patients. This will help clinicians to opt for the most suitable prosthetic design for their patients. Critical factors such as age of patient, bone zones, cosmetic display and degree of resorption will be discussed. The importance of a well adjusted interim restoration and the conversion from provisional restoration to the final one utilizing the novel ‘Fast tracking’ technique will be a part of this presentation.

Presented By:: Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS;Ali Tunkiwala, MDS;T.V. Narayan, MDS
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The Magnetic Mallet and its Use in Daily Practice - Clinical Perspective Premium Member Content

The Magnetic Mallet and its Use in Daily Practice - Clinical Perspective
The aim of this lecture is to analyze the use of an osteotome technique that I perform using a machine that is more precise than the traditional manual mallet, that you can manage using both hands. The magnetic mallet has several tips of different shapes and diameters to manage the native bone and to move it apically and around the implant.

Presented By:: Fabio Manuel Filannino, DDS
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Survival of Implants after Indirect Maxillary Sinus Elevation Procedure: A Two Years Longitudinal Study

Survival of Implants after Indirect Maxillary Sinus Elevation Procedure: A Two Years Longitudinal Study
The aim of the study was to evaluate the survival rate of two diverse implant systems with different implant surfaces with the same geometrical design. In the present study, we achieved clinical success with both kinds of implant surfaces however Bioetched implant surface showed promising results comparable to Tiunite surface of Nobel BioCare Implants. In the future, more case-controlled studies with longer follow-up are needed to validate the results of the present findings.

Author(s): Lanka Mahesh, BDS, MBA;Ashutosh Agarwal; Jose C Guirado; Praful Bali; Nitika Poonia
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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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Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Esthetic Zone
The esthetic zone presents a far bigger challenge than any other area of the mouth. It is the one area that a patient has the ability to really scrutinize the work that has been done and anything that does not pass muster will quickly create problems in our practices. Uncompromising treatment planning is therefore essential to ensure the long term aesthetic stability of our esthetic cases. Treatment planning involves both bone and soft tissue therapy as both are critical for the stability. This lecture will highlife the importance of different treatment options as well as show numerous new techniques that are possible to achieve the results that both our patients and practitioners are proud of.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Treating the Terminal Dentition: A Patient-Center Approach Premium Member Content

Treating the Terminal Dentition: A Patient-Center Approach
In patients with terminal dentition esthetic and functional replacement is a necessary objective, but no longer a sufficient-objective: nowadays, due to the clinical and extra clinical characteristics of these patients, management of the therapy is as important as its conclusion. Respect of the principle of autonomy, reduction of treatment length, simplification of surgical procedures and prosthetic management of implant immediate loading are the cornerstones of this philosophy and are the object of this lecture.

Presented By:: Leonello Biscaro, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Magnetic Mallet and It’s Use in Daily Practice - Clinical Perspective Premium Member Content

The Magnetic Mallet and It’s Use in Daily Practice - Clinical Perspective
This innovative machine called the Magnetic Mallet is a device based on a EU/US patent of invention in oral surgery. It uses magnetism to generate a very impressive acceleration of the osteotomes that maximizes the forces applied to the bone (making the procedure fast and efficient) and in the meantime minimizes the inertia and discomfort for the patient. Such speed doesn’t cause any bone heating therefore irrigation water is also not needed!

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

Esthetic Management for Compromised Extraction Sites - Part 2 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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