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A Surgeon's Perspective of the Digital Divide Premium Member Content

A Surgeon's Perspective of the Digital Divide
The impact of digital technology in implant dentistry continues to expand at a rapid rate. As a result, the management of more complex cases is becoming a common place in everyday decision making and practice. However,the optimal patient outcomes can only be maximized by cohesiveness between the surgeon and the restorative dentist AS A TEAM. This lecture will focus on the surgeon's role in being a team player and collaborating digital applications to communicate with the restorative doctor. Applications of intra-oral scanning to facilitate this collaboration will be shown through multiple applications in case scenarios. Welcome to the digital revolution.

Presented By:: Richard Martin, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Apical Mattress Suture: Prevention of "Oxidative Stress" of Bone & Soft Tissue

Apical Mattress Suture: Prevention of "Oxidative Stress" of Bone & Soft Tissue
It’s impossible to heal well and fast when the tissue is in oxidative stress.. It occurs when there is an excess of oxidants or deficiency of antioxidants: smokers and diabetics have issues because they are in chronic oxidative stress... Tension free flap closure in mandatory. Otherwise, soft tissue and bone will fall in oxidative stress. The solution is to suture the flaps with an adequate technique. In this presentation, we show how to achieve soft tissue immobility and fixed buccal flap. How to manage the sutures? When to remove them? What’s the best material? How to handle a flat knot and the following knots? How to increase the soft tissue thickness? etc… All details and clinical follow-up are described in this short presentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD;Elisa Choukroun, DDS
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Integrating Orthodontics with Orthognatic Surgery; From Virtual Planning to Clinical Excellence Premium Member Content

Integrating Orthodontics with Orthognatic Surgery; From Virtual Planning to Clinical Excellence
Dentofacial deformities in adults require the combination and skills of the orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon. In order to achieve all the functional and esthetic goals. In digital dentistry’s days virtual planning of orthodontics and orthognatic surgical corrections has become a valuable tool. Results can be compared to planning both for reevaluation and sharing information with colleagues and our patients. Virtual planning account for more reliable and precise results in our orthognatic surgery. Orthodontic preparation is the gold standard for maximizing the surgical correction. Cases will illustrate our treatment protocol from A to Z for these complex and challenging situations.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Nelson Leon, DDS, OMFS
Presentation Style: Video
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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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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 “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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The Socket-Shield Technique: First Histological, Clinical, and Volumetrical Observations after Separation of the Buccal Tooth Segment – A Pilot Study

The Socket-Shield Technique: First Histological, Clinical, and Volumetrical Observations after Separation of the Buccal Tooth Segment – A Pilot Study
The “socket-shield technique” has shown its potential in preserving buccal tissues. However, front teeth often have to be extracted due to vertical fractures in buccolingual direction. It has not yet been investigated if the socket-shield technique can only be used with intact roots or also works with a modified shield design referring to vertical fracture lines. The aim of this study was to assess histologically, clinically, and volumetrically the effect of separating the remaining buccal root segment in two pieces before immediate implant placement.

Author(s): Markus B. Hürzeler, DMD, PhD;Daniel Bäumer, DDS; Otto Zuhr, DDS; Stephan Rebele, DDS; David Schneider, DDS, PhD; Peter Schupbach, PhD
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Mucosal Coronally Positioned Flap for the Management of Excessive Gingival Display in the Presence of Hypermobility of the Upper Lip and Vertical Maxillary Excess: A Case Report

Mucosal Coronally Positioned Flap for the Management of Excessive Gingival Display in the Presence of Hypermobility of the Upper Lip and Vertical Maxillary Excess: A Case Report
Excessive gingival display is a frequent finding that can occur because of various intraoral or extraoral etiologies. This report describes the use of a mucosal coronally positioned flap for the management of a gummy smile associated with vertical maxillary excess and hypermobility of the upper lip. For patients desiring a less invasive alternative to orthognathic surgery, the mucosal coronally positioned flap is a viable alternative. We demonstrate short-term successful use of this technique for the management of excessive gingival display in the presence of slight vertical maxillary excess and hypermobility of the upper lip. Long-term follow-up studies are needed to determine stability of the results.

Author(s): Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD;Nomahn Humayun; Shilpa Kolhatkar; Jason Souiyas
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The Surgical-Restorative Digital Work Flow In Comprehensive Therapy Premium Member Content

The Surgical-Restorative Digital Work Flow In Comprehensive Therapy
Traditional methods of treating our patients are being been replaced by digital processes, impacting our daily life. The intake of various technologies such as CBCT imaging, scanning, digital restorative design and CAD/CAM production have contributed to this movement. In the same time, restorative materials have also been developed and studied that have improved strength and esthetic qualities. All these capabilities create opportunities for better restorative outcome. This presentation will highlight a practice-based model centered on digitally enhanced treatment for efficient and predictable esthetic restorative outcomes.

Presented By:: Karim Dada, DDS, MS;Leon Pariente, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Innovative New Lip Stabilization Technique (LipStaT): Treating a Gummy Smile Premium Member Content

The Innovative New Lip Stabilization Technique (LipStaT): Treating a Gummy Smile
There are various etiologies for a “gummy smile.” A new classification with appropriate management based on the etiology will be discussed. The innovative and minimally invasive LipStaT Procedure to correct a high and gummy smile in patients with vertical maxillary excess, short and hypermobile upper lip will be presented and discussed in detail.

Presented By:: Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD
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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The Digital Smile Designer Journey: Step-by-Step of the Facially Driven Smile Design Process Powered by 3D Technology Premium Member Content

The Digital Smile Designer Journey: Step-by-Step of the Facially Driven Smile Design Process Powered by 3D Technology
Understanding how to break down into rational steps the challenging process of designing beautiful smiles in harmony with faces and integrating esthetics with function. Utilizing 3D digital technology to facilitate this process. Integrating the DSD principles of documentation and facial analysis with CAD softwares and utilizing this 3D process to improve team communication, interdisciplinary diagnostics and treatment planning.

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