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The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics
In this presentation Dr. Carlo Poggio delves into the biomechanics and clinical relevance of proper occlusal management in implant dentistry. Combining a thorough review of the literature with clinical dental applications, Dr. Poggio attempts to suggest a rational for designing the occlusion for implant restorations. Topics covered include comparison of occlusal management for teeth and implants. In addition, the importance of controlling the occlusal forces to protect the bone-implant interface from overload and the role of occlusion in peri-implant microbial infection.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
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Big Picture Planning: A Comprehensive Surgical and Prosthetic Workflow Premium Member Content

Big Picture Planning: A Comprehensive Surgical and Prosthetic Workflow
This seminar will highlight interdisciplinary aspects of treatment to achieve optimum outcomes in challenging cases. The cases presented range from single tooth replacement in the esthetic zone to full-arch rehabilitation and reconstruction of composite defects with restorative and surgical modalities. Emphasis will be placed on meeting and exceeding patient needs and working as a team in an everyday private practice setting. Surgical modalities presented will include creation of optimum hard and soft tissue architecture as well as peri-implant tissue modification procedures prior, during and after implantation. Diagnostic considerations for prosthetic rehabilitation of failing dentition and composite defects will also be discussed through case presentations.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
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Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique Premium Member Content

Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique
The aim of this presentation is to present an individual three-dimensional layering technique with contemporary composites. This novel procedure is indicated in moderate to extensive crown fractures and is considered predictable after eliminating the parameter of thickness while layering restorative materials.

Presented By:: Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Dr Med Dent
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Combining Implant Replacement with Esthetic Restorative Dentistry Premium Member Content

Combining Implant Replacement with Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
Achieving predictable anterior implant esthetics is often a challenge for clinicians. The creation of anterior implant restorations with harmonious gingival contour that emulate nature is a fusion of science and art. Understanding the biologic and physiologic limitations of the soft and hard tissue along with proper implant positioning facilitates predictability in both simple and complex esthetic situations. This presentation focuses on current implant treatment philosophies and methodologies for the replacement of missing or failing teeth in the esthetic zone. Equal emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and treatment planning, current protocols for optimal 3D implant positioning, periodontal plastic procedures, bone grafting maneuvers, and prosthetic management for optimal anterior implant esthetics.

Presented By:: Achraf Souayah, DDS
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CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions

CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions
Dental erosion is a global health problem that can lead to significant functional and esthetic impairments of the affected patients. Treatment of sever cases with augmented loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) represents a challenge for both the dental team and the patient. CAD/CAM technology was used in the presented case to analyze the inter-occlusal space. The case report documents a practical, digital approach and discusses the advantages related to treatment time, ease of treatment, and predictability.

Author(s): Petra C. Guess Gierthmuehlen, DDS; Enrico Steger, MDT
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Surface Roughness of Restroation Margin Preparations: A Comparative Analysis of Finishing Techniques

Surface Roughness of Restroation Margin Preparations: A Comparative Analysis of Finishing Techniques
This study compared the margin profile and surface roughness created by the tips of four different finishing instruments: fine diamond, dura white stone, tungsten carbide, and ultrasonic diamond-coated tips (UDTs). The aim was to determine which of these instruments produced the smoothest finish and created the most evenly contoured margin characteristics. It was hypothesized that UDTs would produce a rougher dentin surface than a fine diamond bur, that a tungsten carbide bur would provide a smoother finish than a fine diamond, and that the dura white stone would produce an intermediate finish.

Author(s): Isabelle Clarke, BSc, BDent; Adriana Aquilia, BSc, BDent; Luiz Eduardo Bertassoni, DDS; MAssimiliano Guazzato, DDS, DClinDent, PhD; Iven Klineberg, BSc, MDS, PhD
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Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery
During the past two decades, significant advancements with the integration of periodontal plastic surgery into esthetic restorative dental procedures have received increased attention. While ovate pontics have traditionally been used as a restorative design following augmentation procedures to enhance esthetics, an alternate E-pontic design aims to predictably support and maintain the gingival architecture between a single missing anterior tooth adjacent to a natural tooth or an implant that is in harmony with the lip line and face. In addition, the E-pontic design promotes the gingival facial tissue to coronally migrate over the pontic, creating a gingival sulcus. This article describes an innovative new technique and a pontic design that predictably will develop, support, and maintain the gingival architecture to provide a long-term esthetic and functional outcome.

Author(s): Robert P. Korman, DDS, MAGD
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Visual Esthetic Smile Design: Driving the Restorative Plan

Visual Esthetic Smile Design: Driving the Restorative Plan
Digital Smile Design is a multipurpose digital tool with clinically relevant advantages: It can strengthen esthetic diagnostic abilities, improve communication between team members, help organize treatment planning, create predictable systems throughout treatment phases, enhance patients’ education and motivation, and increase the effectiveness of case presentation. This article describes the main steps of introducing this practical tool to the clinician’s esthetic restorative practice.

Author(s): Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD
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The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics
In this presentation Dr. Carlo Poggio delves into the biomechanics and clinical relevance of proper occlusal management in implant dentistry. Combining a thorough review of the literature with clinical dental applications, Dr. Poggio attempts to suggest a rational for designing the occlusion for implant restorations. Topics covered include comparison of occlusal management for teeth and implants. In addition, the importance of controlling the occlusal forces to protect the bone-implant interface from overload and the role of occlusion in peri-implant microbial infection.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique Premium Member Content

Mastering Anterior Composites: 3D Layering Technique
The aim of this presentation is to present an individual three-dimensional layering technique with contemporary composites. This novel procedure is indicated in moderate to extensive crown fractures and is considered predictable after eliminating the parameter of thickness while layering restorative materials.

Presented By:: Yiannis P. Brokos, DDS, MSc, Dr Med Dent
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Bonding and Cementing Zirconia Restorations: Current Clinical and Scientific Information Premium Member Content

Bonding and Cementing Zirconia Restorations: Current Clinical and Scientific Information
Zirconia continues to play a significant role in modern restorative dentistry. From Implants to abutments all the way to frameworks and monolithic crowns. How we manage the process of bonding and cementing these restorations is extremely important to their long term retention and success. This presentation highlights the different approaches available today and specifically defines protocols with clinically relevant research.

Presented By:: Nasser Barghi, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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The Use of Digital Technology for Patient Care Premium Member Content

The Use of Digital Technology for Patient Care
In this presentation, we will analyze different cases, highlighting the operational differences that they have developed over time, with the increasing knowledge of the new materials and the daily developing of the new software's. It is also described how traditional materials and techniques have been replaced with other innovative new technologies, and how the results obtaining with these are systematic and overlapping times better than traditional one.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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