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Socket Shield Preparation: An Oral Surgeon's Perspective Premium Member Content

Socket Shield Preparation: An Oral Surgeon's Perspective
Periodontists and general practisioners are used on working with high speed, whereas oral surgeons are used to preparing hard tissue utilizing a straight handpiece. One can object that a straight handpiece is causing more vibrations and may dyslodge the shield. However, in our experience (myself:>300 socket shield procedures, Richard Martin, Michael Pikos) it works very well. This is not recommendation for the periodontists and GP to start to prepare socket shield utilizing a straight handpiece, but the explanatory video for oral and maxillo-facial surgeons used on a straight handpiece.

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
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The "Magnetic Mallet" for Implant Osteotomy Preparation & Immediate Provisionalization Premium Member Content

The "Magnetic Mallet" for Implant Osteotomy Preparation & Immediate Provisionalization
In this clinical case I had to restore the upper right jaw where the tooth number 14 and 15 had to be extracted. The 16 and 17 were inserted 6 months ago with crestal sinus lift using the Magnetic Mallet as well. Same on the other side of the maxilla. Crown removing by the magnetic device, palatal tooth portion extracted by the magnetic mallet and implant inserted by using the magnetic mallet for the osteotomes preparations and the implant insertions (15) to achieve the adequate primary stability for the immediate loading.

Presented By:: Fabio Manuel Filannino, DDS
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In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow Premium Member Content

In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow
Dentistry is evolving rapidly, digital technology is covering all areas of our profession, streamlining the treatment plan and the execution of clinical cases. Prosthodontics more than any other specialty is in this transition zone between analog and digital. With the increase in the popularity of the different procedures of digital dentistry, some questions are born: to what point is the digital age here to replace the human ability? Where are we today to make predictable, repeatable and efficient digital dentistry? among many others. Undoubtedly, the digital era is here to improve our clinical practice, the dentist of today must be aware of the digital processes without forgetting the basic principles of dentistry so that their daily practice is successful and achieve the maximum goal, well-being of the patient.

Presented By:: Jonathan Esquivel, DDS
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Modern GBR Concepts, Flap Design and Materials as an Alternative to Autologous Bone Premium Member Content

Modern GBR Concepts, Flap Design and Materials as an Alternative to Autologous Bone
This lecture will provide a decision tree to assist the practitioner to best choose devices and biomaterials to achieve successful outcomes in bone regenerative treatment. Moreover, a straight-forward review of the step-by-step surgical maneuvers will be given, like incision design, flap management, membrane fixation strategies, and tension-free suturing technique. in the final part of the lecture, strategies to simplify the regenerative protocols will be presented with the intention to decrease morbidity and complications while boosting patients’ innate healing response.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
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Implant Articles
Clinical Investigation of an Immediate Load Protocol Using Axial & Tilted Implants to Treat Patients with Failing Dentition or Complete Edentulism

Clinical Investigation of an Immediate Load Protocol Using Axial & Tilted Implants to Treat Patients with Failing Dentition or Complete Edentulism
The clinical investigation evaluated a specific surgical/prosthetic protocol for full-arch fixed dental restorations supported by immediate loaded axial & axial tilted implants, as well as the verall prosthetic survival rate. Mid-study results confirmed that immediate loading of axial & tilted implants following the studied protocol provides a viable treatment modality for the rehabilitation of edentulous arches & terminal dentition.

Author(s): Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS;Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Richard Martin, DDS;Roberto Apponi, 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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“The Full Arch Patient”; A Fully Digital Affair Premium Member Content

“The Full Arch Patient”; A Fully Digital Affair
Guided Surgery (GS) is a concept where you are guided by the rehabilitation needs of your patient to perform the implant surgery procedure based on all the info that we process via planning software that are loaded with digital files coming from intra-oral scanning (IOS) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). After planning the case, we print a surgical guide or stent to perform the surgery, this technique allows us to do it flap or flapless in a complete secure environment, quicker and more precise if we compare to "freehand" surgery. However, we have to be careful because not all the systems are the same; those who use scoops as reductors are less precise than the "scoopless", no matter which system we use we have to be clear to understand that all the classic concepts of osseointegration are not erased by guided surgery, especially bone physiology.

Presented By:: Orlando Alvarez Del C., DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success Premium Member Content

Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success
This presentation will cover the critical aspects to consider for deciding the sequence and implementation of combination therapies. Successful esthetic zone treatment must begin with a well thought-out space management plan. This plan involves a three dimensional adjustment of the periodontal attachment, with a possibility of root submergence and partial extraction technique. Following this, a decision is made concerning the timing and position of implant placement, and an adequate hard tissue foundation can be restored using GBR with titanium mesh and collagen membrane. On top of this base a more efficient soft tissue augmentation and adjustment completes the requirements for success in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique Premium Member Content

Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique
This lecture is focused on an effective regenerative approach, but at low knowledge. The goal is to provide a new skill in favor of well-established techniques. The Fibrin Sealant (FS) is an additional clot of human origin. It has adhesive, sealant and inductive action stimulating hard and soft-tissue regeneration. The FS, mixed with bone chips and biomaterials, allows a better handling of the graft that, becoming plastic and moldable, adapts perfectly to bony defects without dispersion of granules. It’s effective also on wound protection achieving a faster healing of soft-tissue. This approach is excellent in the socket preservation and in the peri-implant regeneration on "closed" sites where the implants are inside the defects.

Presented By:: Vincenzo Foti, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Complete Management of the Implant Site: From Simple Cases to Complex Situations Premium Member Content

Complete Management of the Implant Site: From Simple Cases to Complex Situations
The health and the structure of the peri-implant tissue is vital for a long term prognosis of aesthetic and functional dental treatments. The prevalence of peri-implant diseases and recessions is a problem that must be overcome by a perfect treatment planning, along with a step-by-step design of the future restorations. When the clinician places an implant, he must consider the 3D positioning regarding the hard and soft tissue. When one decide to restore an implant, he must be aware of the gingival volume and it’s position. In this presentation, we want to show fully documented cases, from bone grafting, soft tissue enhancement, to final restorations.

Presented By:: Mihnea Cafadaru, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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