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Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice Premium Member Content

Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice
In this presentation, Drs. Conti and Rossi share their experiences in treating challenging cases from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis will be placed as to when and how the restorative dentist enhances overall periodontal and esthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS;Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Soft Tissue Donor Selection: “Connective Tissue Grafts Are Not All Created Equal” Premium Member Content

Soft Tissue Donor Selection: “Connective Tissue Grafts Are Not All Created Equal”
With the evolution of periodontal plastic surgery soft tissue grafting is becoming more and more essential in modern dentistry, whether around natural teeth or dental implants. Many donor grafts have been available to choose from, with autogenous grafts are still being the gold standard, in tissue grafting procedures. This webinar is for clinicians who are interested in different tissue grafts procedures but want to know more about the nature of each graft and what to expect in terms of clinical results. In this webinar we will discuss the differences between different autogenous soft tissue grafts and how to utilize them properly to achieve the best results in various clinical situations.

Presented By:: Peter Amin, DDS, MSD
Presentation Style: Video
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Laser in Periodontal Plastic Surgery Premium Member Content

Laser in Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Today aesthetics has become the main reason for dental consultation. The appearance and shape of soft tissues are an essential part of achieving smile balance and harmony. In recent years, the use of lasers has evolved significantly in periodontal plastic surgery, due to its applications, such as; the ability to offer treatments without sutures, minor tissue damage, minor bleeding and therefore promote faster tissue recovery. This time we used GEMINI Ultradent double wavelength diode laser, from 810nm to 980nm, super pulsed with a power of up to 20 watts; improving coagulation performance and providing a faster and more precise cut than other diode lasers.

Presented By:: Emilio Mateo, DDS
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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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Soft Tissue Articles
Modified IVAN Technique: Long-Term Follow-Up of 20 Cases Over 2 to 11 Years

Modified IVAN Technique: Long-Term Follow-Up of 20 Cases Over 2 to 11 Years
When natural teeth fail, frequently there is a loss of hard and soft tissue. This may complicate subsequent dental implant placement by creating insufficient bone to house the implant. This also occurs when the tooth has been missing for an extended period, especially in the premaxilla, where the bone is less dense and often lacks sufficient volume of facial bone. Site reconstruction to accommodate implant placement often requires both hard and soft tissue augmentation. The modified interpositional vascularized augmentation neogenesis (mIVAN) technique achieves the desired treatment goals in both delayed and immediate placement scenarios. The technique will be discussed as well as the long-term follow-up on 20 cases.

Author(s): Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS
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The Modified IVAN Technique: Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation at Extraction for Delayed Implant Placement

The Modified IVAN Technique: Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation at Extraction for Delayed Implant Placement
Failure of a natural tooth may not permit placement of an implant at the time of extraction due to insufficiency in available bone to house the implant. Reconstruction of the extraction socket frequently involves both hard and soft tissue augmentation to provide a site that can house the implant and ridge contours that mimic the adjacent natural anatomy. This situation becomes more problematic in the maxillary anterior due to the anatomy and the lower density of the bone of the premaxilla. The solution is the interpositional vascularized augmentation neogenesis (IVAN), which consists of hard tissue grafts, various barrier membranes, and closure with the pediculated connective tissue graft (PCTG). The modified IVAN (mIVAN) technique achieves the necessary goals and may be used in both delayed and immediate placement situations.

Author(s): Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS
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Decision Making for Soft and Hard Tissue Augmentation in Surgically Facilitated Orthodontics

Decision Making for Soft and Hard Tissue Augmentation in Surgically Facilitated Orthodontics
The purpose of this article is to present a decision-making algorithm for soft and hard tissue augmentation in surgically facilitated orthodontics (SFOT). In cases where there is adequate hard and soft tissue envelope, selective corticotomies may be adequate. In cases, where the existing hard and soft tissue anatomy is inadequate, hard and soft tissue augmentation is recommended. Also, hard and soft tissue augmentation is recommended to avoid teeth extractions during orthodontics.

Author(s): Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS;Lillie M. Pitman
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Biologics in Regeneration: What Is Their Impact on Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgery?

Biologics in Regeneration: What Is Their Impact on Periodontal and Dental Implant Surgery?
This article discusses in detail the origins, differences and benefits of RECOMBINANT PDGF vs Autologous Platelet Concentrates in Periodontal & Implant Surgery.

Author(s): Myron Nevins, DDS;Donald S. Clem, III, DDS; Samuel E. Lynch, DMD, DMSc
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Soft Tissue Courses
Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice Premium Member Content

Team Work: The Role of the Restorative Dentist in the Multidisciplinary Practice
In this presentation, Drs. Conti and Rossi share their experiences in treating challenging cases from a comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis will be placed as to when and how the restorative dentist enhances overall periodontal and esthetic therapy.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS;Alessandro Conti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Soft Tissue Donor Selection: “Connective Tissue Grafts Are Not All Created Equal” Premium Member Content

Soft Tissue Donor Selection: “Connective Tissue Grafts Are Not All Created Equal”
With the evolution of periodontal plastic surgery soft tissue grafting is becoming more and more essential in modern dentistry, whether around natural teeth or dental implants. Many donor grafts have been available to choose from, with autogenous grafts are still being the gold standard, in tissue grafting procedures. This webinar is for clinicians who are interested in different tissue grafts procedures but want to know more about the nature of each graft and what to expect in terms of clinical results. In this webinar we will discuss the differences between different autogenous soft tissue grafts and how to utilize them properly to achieve the best results in various clinical situations.

Presented By:: Peter Amin, DDS, MSD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Esthetic Tissue Reconstruction Around Implants - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Esthetic Tissue Reconstruction Around Implants - Part 2 of 2
Esthetics in implant-supported restorations is an important clinical objective in contemporary dentistry. Understanding the biological behavior of hard and soft tissues following tooth extraction is the first step to anticipate the physiological tissue remodeling and its consequences. Our objective in these 2 sequential lectures was to provide straightforward decision trees related to several clinical scenarios observed in routine clinical practice. The 3 fundamental pillars for peri-implant excellence are: restorative-driven implant position, hard and soft tissue reconstruction using different biomaterials and grafts, and prosthetic management. Using this philosophical approach seems to provide esthetic and stable results over time irrespective of the initial clinical condition.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Protocols for Aesthetic Zone Management: From Maintenance to 3D Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Protocols for Aesthetic Zone Management: From Maintenance to 3D Reconstruction
During the lecture Dr. Bessa 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
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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