Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Implant Courses
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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Peri-implant Disease: We Have a Problem Premium Member Content

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Peri-implant Disease: We Have a Problem
This detailed presentation will discuss the etiology, microbiology, histopathology and clinical manifestations of peri-implant disease, and will present evidence based in-office and at-home treatment regimens to stop mucositis from progressing to peri-implantitis. Additionally, "COAP", a new minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of peri-implantitis will be introduced.

Presented By:: Paul Fletcher, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Implant Therapy Within the Esthetic Context: Immediate Implant Placement & Provisional Premium Member Content

Implant Therapy Within the Esthetic Context: Immediate Implant Placement & Provisional
Contemporary implant therapy aims to provide highly esthetic and predictable treatment outcomes, while decreasing treatment duration and complexity. The clinician must therefore become cognizant of circumstances with a predisposition for sub-optimal esthetic outcomes, and treatment plan accordingly; including scenarios where tooth preservation may be the preferred alternative. Provided that an immediate implant placement and provisionalization technique is utilized, single tooth implant sites without soft or hard tissue defects offer the most potential for predictable esthetic outcomes. This presentation will feature a comprehensive description of the protocol currently utilized at the University of Pennsylvania’s Periodontal Prosthesis program, including a discussion of the treatment rationale and technique considerations.

Presented By:: Ernesto A. Lee, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Predictable Implant Aesthetics Utilizing A Custom Fabricated Provisional Abutment & Impression Coping Premium Member Content

Predictable Implant Aesthetics Utilizing A Custom Fabricated Provisional Abutment & Impression Coping
Mastering the art of predictable implant aesthetics can be challenging. One of the most stressful areas for most dentists is the process of creating a beautiful provisional that will guide tissue and predictably communicate the aesthetic outcome for the final restoration in the aesthetic zone. Combining the use of a custom fabricated provisional abutment, provisional restoration and a custom fabricated impression coping many of the aesthetics challenges can be addressed. This information can then be communicated to the laboratory to ensure the most predictable aesthetic outcome possible. This program is designed to simplify and streamline the entire process of implant provisionalization and impression. This program will provide a systematic, step by step approach to tissue management, provisionalization and impression of implant cases.

Presented By:: Jay M. Lerner, DDS;Gerard Lemongello, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations Premium Member Content

Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations
We will discuss basic concept regarding immediate implant placement and guided bone regeneration procedure related to the esthetic zone before focusing on the soft tissue management. We will describe the prosthetic procedures which are performed before, during and after the surgical procedures. Provisional restorations, impression techniques, prosthetic profiles and restorative materials will be presented. The purpose of the presentation is to provide a check list that will guide the clinician developing a proper analysis and diagnosis for the successful esthetic result with implant supported restoration.

Presented By:: Gianluca Paniz, DDS, MS, FACP;Luca Gobbato, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics Premium Member Content

Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics
Tooth preparations without a defined finish line have been termed in several different ways, such as knife edge, feather edge, or shoulderless. From a biological standpoint, preserving a maximum amount of sound tooth structure, as it is done in vertical preparations, might also offer a more conservative alternative to a horizontal margin design in other clinical conditions such as endodontically treated teeth, vital teeth in young individual, teeth affected by caries at the cervical third. Vertical margins on zirconia crowns have been tested in vitro and clinical reports have been published. A re-evaluation of possible advantages and shortcomings of vertical preparation design in contemporary prosthodontics will be presented in light of recently published literature.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist Premium Member Content

Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist
Bone augmentation is often required to place an adequate number of dental implants in ideal positions for prosthetic support. In addition to biomechanical demands bone augmentation can also provide proper ridge contour for improved esthetic outcomes. Disadvantages of bone augmentation techniques include increase morbidity, surgical time, costs and treatment length. As such a trend has develop towards treatment approaches that avoid bone grafting including shorter and narrower implants, angled implants and/or fewer implants for prosthetic support. This presentation will look at various bone augmentation techniques, methods to minimize the morbidity of bone grafting and guide clinicians on implant rehabilitation with grafting versus non-grafting approaches.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology Premium Member Content

Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology
It is becoming rare today to come across simple cases in Periodontics; our specialty has come to face complex cases where hard and soft tissue deficiencies are quite common. These suggested protocols and schematic approaches were developed to help the surgical practitioner visualize and divide the problem into a predictable step-by-step workflow. The utilization of 3-D printed CBCT studies of the treatment planned surgical sites was shown to be integral in patient care and clinical outcomes. Every step is dictated by biology; all incision designs, flap management techniques, and biomaterials used have been selected to maximize the blood supply in the area and minimize trauma to the vascular network that nourishes our surgical site.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS;Adlof Urtula, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics Premium Member Content

Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Multitasking Digital Dentistry - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Multitasking Digital Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
The "Digital Smile Design" is a technique codified and published in 2011 by Christian Coachman and Marcelo Calamita. This approach has radically changed the way we analyze the aesthetics of our patients and at the same time gave the clinician a great tool of communication with the laboratory and with the patient. In recent years, software's and applications have been introduced on the market in order to simplify the workflow and make more predictable the outcome. The purpose of the lecture is to resume the current concepts about digital aesthetic preview, and to show new trends.

Presented By:: Mario Imburgia, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Total Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient with the All-on-4® treatment concept Premium Member Content

Total Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient with the All-on-4® treatment concept
A fixed implant supported prosthesis is the ideal treatment option for the edentulous patient and those facing the imminent loss of their remaining dentition. Through innovation, along with continuous clinical and scientific research, it has become possible to treat virtually every edentulous case with a highly functional and esthetic fixed solution. The oral rehabilitation of these patients has two stages: surgical and prosthetic.

Presented By:: Paulo Malo, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated. A description of surgical donor harvest sites in the mandible will also be performed as well as post-op healing of these sites. Additional time will be spent reviewing causes of failure with bone blocks and implants placed into these sites.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Current Concepts in Immediate Implants Premium Member Content

Current Concepts in Immediate Implants
Immediate implants have several advantages over traditional phased implant placement. Shortened treatment time and a single surgical procedure are among some of these benefits. Although the surgical techniques can be more challenging, immediate implants can be a predictable treatment modality in both the esthetic zone and molar sites. This presentation will discuss immediate implant placement and temporization in the esthetic zone as well as immediate replacement of molar sites using regular platform implants. More advanced technical procedures, including simultaneous sinus augmentation and guided bone regeneration will also be discussed.

Presented By:: David Dara Yarmand, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Interdisciplinary Software Platform. The Key For Modern Digital Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Interdisciplinary Software Platform. The Key For Modern Digital Dentistry
The starting point of a facially driven interdisciplinary dental treatment plan is "The Smile Frame". A few crucial photos and steps will come together to create the ultimate template you need to communicate to your dental team, colleagues, and the patient to ultimately increase case acceptance and create the most aesthetic and functional method of rehabilitation to your patient. We will discuss how this paradigm shift of regular analog dentistry has shifted to this modern digital world and the benefits it provides. The protocol proposed will improve the diagnosis, communication and predictability of esthetic rehabilitation, from simple implant or restorative cases to complex cases, combining perio, ortho, and othognathic surgery. Emphasis will be given to the utilization of digital tools to enhance and facilitate the Dentist/Technician interaction and communication with the patient.

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bridging Clinical Skills and Practice Success in Periodontics and Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Bridging Clinical Skills and Practice Success in Periodontics and Implant Therapy
Dental practice success requires a skill set with multiple facets, many of which fall outside of the clinical realm taught in dental schools and in many CE programs. This program is one a series that will address the "additional" skills and systems that are required to bridge clinical skills into practice success. The first skill set a successful practice must develop is an awareness of the major obstacles to patients accepting treatment and the systems that can be used to minimize those obstacles. Information from areas outside the dental profession can provide insight into the systems that can be used in dentistry to minimize case acceptance issues. The entire dental team needs to utilize the information in this program to get patients to support the optimal treatment options offered by highly skilled dentists.

Presented By:: Mark K. Setter, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients Premium Member Content

Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients
This presentation aims to bring some possibilities in the treatment of edentulous patients with a severe atrophic maxilla. The major problem is that the absence of an appropriate bone bed, will compromise any approach with bone grafts and substitutes, as well as involving a greater morbidity and treatment time. In this way the oral rehabilitation with zygomatic implants is a current need for many patients, which will require a scientific knowledge of the dental care professional. Through this slide show and video demonstration you will be able to recognize and diagnose cases recommended for the therapy with zygomatic implants and its possible configurations supporting an oral rehabilitation.

Presented By:: Alexander D. Salvoni, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Modern Approach of Full Arch Immediate Loading Premium Member Content

Modern Approach of Full Arch Immediate Loading
In Immediate loading, the survival rate is often based on the follow-up of the osseointegration, but without aesthetic appreciation... The main goal is to achieve osseointegration and aesthetics in order to get long term stability. For this goal we need to obtain both, bone formation and gum thickness, as any failure in one of the 2 factors, will induce the loss of the second factor. This presentation will show my statistics about more than 1100 full arch loaded immediately since 14 years (> 7700 implants)

Presented By:: Alain Simonpieri, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Implant Overdentures: What You Need to Know Premium Member Content

Implant Overdentures: What You Need to Know
Implant Dentistry has evolved from the original concept of primarily treating the edentulous mandible with a retrievable fixed prosthesis. Today most dental implant cases involve partially edentulous situations treated with fixed prosthetic solutions. However the fully edentulous mandible and maxilla still comprise an important subset of our patients, and techniques for utilizing fixed and removable full arch prostheses have evolved to restore both arches. The relative pros and cons when comparing the fixed vs removable prosthetic treatment can be very significant. In particular when treating the fully edentulous maxilla, the challenges with a full arch fixed prosthesis can be formidable. This presentation will rationalize the treatment options available and demonstrate the advantages of the unsplinted full maxillary arch overdenture design.

Presented By:: Murray Arlin, DDS, dip. Perio., FRCD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Complete 3D Strategy to Esthetic Cross Arch Restorations: Guide Surgery & Soft Tissue Interface Management with CAD-CAM Restorations Premium Member Content

A Complete 3D Strategy to Esthetic Cross Arch Restorations: Guide Surgery & Soft Tissue Interface Management with CAD-CAM Restorations
I will highlight the benefits achievable through the use of guided planning, guided laboratory procedures and guided surgeries, while maintaining the fundamental principles of osseointegration. My ten years of scientifically proven experience and clinical follow-up in guided surgery and CAD/CAM biomimetic restorations will be shared with the audience to support clinical protocols as well as practical tips and tricks with case studies demonstrating each clinical scenario. New surgical and prosthetic improvements and novel proof-of-concept techniques to enhance the natural soft tissue integration will be presented. Viewers will also broaden their knowledge of hard and soft tissue surgical management through the guided surgery, discovering the latest implant designs and prosthetic interfaces designed to achieve an ideal soft tissue seal and bone level over time.

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Dual Zone Approach to Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

The Dual Zone Approach to Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone
Improvements in implant designs have helped advance successful immediate anterior implant placement into fresh extraction sockets. Clinical techniques described in this presentation will enable practitioners to achieve predictable esthetic success using a method that limits the amount of buccal contour change of the extraction site ridge and potentially enhances the thickness of the peri-implant soft tissues coronal to the implant-abutment interface. This approach involves atraumatic tooth removal without flap elevation, and placing a bone graft into the residual gap around an immediate fresh-socket anterior implant with a screw-retained provisional restoration acting as a prosthetic socket seal device. Long term follow up and evidence from scientific literature to support this concept will be described.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2
The management of the hopeless tooth or an edentulous span in the Estheitc Zone is amongst the most clinically demanding procedures in tooth replacement do to the demands of tissue preservation and patient management during the healing phase. As important as the implant surgical process in these areas is the role of the immediate provisional restoration. Tissue support, emergence profile and The provisional restoration phase of implant therapy has become one of the most critical steps in immediate or delayed placement for several reasons including the following...

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Responsible Dentistry - Part 1: Contemporary Concepts in Hard & Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Tissue Responsible Dentistry - Part 1: Contemporary Concepts in Hard & Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry in the esthetic zone is highly challenging. In recent years several studies, well defined approaches have been published on how to achieve pleasing outcomes. We must understand the biology of extraction sites and different treatment options for preserving or even reconstructing bony structures for predictable implant insertion. This clinical and evidence based presentation emphasizes the importance of proper 3-dimensional implant surgery and how soft tissue grafting can effect the final end result. There will be a special focus on immediate extraction site placements and surrounding tissue management as well.

Presented By:: Attila Bodrogi, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tipping the Needle in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Tipping the Needle in Implant Dentistry
New materials, new implant designs, smarter surfaces, computer software and much more are helping us push the boundaries of what we thought “possible” in implant dentistry. Osseointegration is no longer in question. In this webinar Dr. Stanley will show you how 3D guided surgery improved the surgical time and outcome; how new regeneration materials like a- PRF and i-PRF are revolutionizing hound healing and soft tissue management; how immediate loading can be a simple procedure but most of all, how to use the best materials and technology to improve your surgical skills. By presenting some selected clinical cases, Dr. Stanley will show you what can be done with careful planning and execution in clinical implantology.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface Premium Member Content

Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface
Emerging concepts in implant dentistry have allowed bone preservation to become a reality, thus reducing the need for extensive augmentation procedures. Nevertheless, clinicians are still confronted with atrophic defects that require complex regenerative strategies for dental implant rehabilitation. This presentation will focus on some of the essential elements for a predictable regenerative protocol in implant site development. A discussion will include the use of defect topography as a guide in choosing a suitable augmentation technique. Several considerations that allow for tension free wound closure will be reviewed. Furthermore, an evidence based approach in graft material selection will be presented. Clinical cases will then be reviewed, to demonstrate how to integrate the presented principles into daily clinical practice.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results Premium Member Content

"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results
Loss of blood supply derived from the periodontal ligament (PDL) has been identified as a major etiologic factor for ridge resorption. Animal studies and case reports provide proof-of-principle data on the feasibility of immediate implant placement in proximity to a retained root fragment for the strategic preservation of the natural tooth apparatus. This novel concept relies on the preservation of PDL, buccal bone and soft tissue esthetics via selective preservation of the buccal portion of the root and PDL which can lead to predictable and sustainable clinical stability of immediately placed and loaded implants.

Presented By:: Mitsias E. Miltiadis, DDS, MSc, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Zero Bone Loss Protocol - Part I: Influence of Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness on Crestal Bone Stability Premium Member Content

Zero Bone Loss Protocol - Part I: Influence of Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness on Crestal Bone Stability
It is suggested that thin tissues might be thickened during implant placement, thus reducing bone resorption. The role of soft tissue thickness is well established in aesthetic treatment. It is known that thin soft tissues present an unfavorable situation for implant placement, crestal bone stability and subsequent prosthetic treatment.

Presented By:: Tomas Linkevicius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Socket Shield Technique - Have the Rules of the Game Changed in Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy? Premium Member Content

The Socket Shield Technique - Have the Rules of the Game Changed in Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy?
Implant therapy is in the age of being increasingly aesthetically driven, not merely restorative. With the increasing popularity of immediate implants, particularly with anterior tooth extraction, the relevance of socket changes following extraction has come to the fore. Contrary to what was originally believed, the installation of an immediate implant does not arrest bone loss, and immediate implants in the aesthetic zone are prone to recession of bone and soft tissue as a result of bundle bone resorption which is obligatory with tooth extraction.

Presented By:: T.V. Narayan, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
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 Unit)
Watch Now>>
Osseodensification: A Paradigm Shift in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Osseodensification: A Paradigm Shift in Implant Dentistry
This course aims to present Osseodensification techniques designed to maximize implant primary stability, implant insertion torque, and early loading of dental implants. Atraumatic Osseodensification techniques may also be used for alveolar ridge expansion, hydraulic maxillary sinus floor elevation with autografting.

Presented By:: Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy
More patients are treated with implants than ever before. Unfortunately, many have insufficient bone available to support an implant prosthesis. This presentation describes the utilization of several different augmentation approaches for the severely resorbed ridge and dentally handicapped fully endentulous patient. Current concepts related to autogenous bone harvest, 3D bone augmentation combined with blood born bioactive modifiers and digital planning are defined. Video and high resolution images are utilized to further describe these approaches.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability Premium Member Content

Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability
This presentation describes some basic biological aspects that can be used as a rule in any treatment planning, simple or complex, to determine the viability and the ideal type of restoration in order to obtain a high aesthetic outcome. A novel Radiographic Biological Ruler will be presented and used in different type of cases to explain the concept of 3A-2B.

Presented By:: Fernando Rojas Vizcaya, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Four Major Visits Premium Member Content

A Full Mouth Rehabilitation in Four Major Visits
Modern technology can dramatically cut the time and number of visits for a complex implant case while greatly improving the precision of the final result. The great advantage of the processes shown in this presentation is that the clinician retains full control of precision implant placement, emergence profile development and the construction and aesthetics of the final rehabilitation.

Presented By:: Peter Hunt, BDS, MSc, LDRCS Eng
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Brilliant Implant Esthetics - Innovative Soft Tissue Shaping and Prosthetic Socket Preservation Premium Member Content

Brilliant Implant Esthetics - Innovative Soft Tissue Shaping and Prosthetic Socket Preservation
This presentation will demonstrate a workflow for oral surgeons, prosthodontists and dental technicians to achieve a predictable midfacial soft tissue level by an effective and atraumatic protocol.

Presented By:: Paul Weigl, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Milled PMMA Prototype: The Key, To A Successful Milled Zirconia Implant Bridge Premium Member Content

The Milled PMMA Prototype: The Key, To A Successful Milled Zirconia Implant Bridge
This presentation will demonstrate design and creation steps leading to a milled PMMA Prototype Bridge which is the key to the success of the final Milled Zirconia Implant Bridge. Full Arch Implant prosthesis vary from bars wrapped in acrylic to milled zirconia. All the types of prosthesis have a unique set of procedures to achieve the end result. With the advent of digital technology, and new high strength materials amazing results can be achieved. New challenges for the Restorative Dentist and Ceramist involve design of the smile, capturing an accurate replica of what is in the mouth, and creating a prosthesis that is functional and aesthetic with a goal to mimic nature in terms of the “Pink and the White”. Facial Aesthetics, Smile Design, Removable ,Fixed and Implant Prosthetics are all disciplines that require their respective skill sets to be merged to reach the final result.

Presented By:: John Heimke, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit
Watch Now>>
All-On-Four Implant Protocol- Fad or Phenomena Premium Member Content

All-On-Four Implant Protocol- Fad or Phenomena
The All-on-Four protocol uses fewer implants, generally four implants that are placed at mechanical inclinations to maximize support in the fabrication of fixed implant supported prosthetics in fully edentulous patients. The use of angled implant placement allows the clinician to avoid encroachment of anatomic structures such as the sinus, nasal floor or mandibular canal that may make vertical placement difficult or impossible without significant grafting of deficient sites. This webinar will discuss the various treatment options available today for this patient segment and emphasize when and where the All-On-Four protocol can be successfully utilized to eliminate the need for costly augmentation procedures and months of healing time.

Presented By:: George V. Duello, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment Premium Member Content

Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment
The dental implant therapy has evolved both in implant surface and design. The reason for the initial crestal bone loss has been proven and the risks of having a peri-implantitis have increased due to the early exposure of roughened surface. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is at a range of 28 to 56%. The role of dental professionals nowadays is to know how to interpret the signs of inflammation and establish the diagnosis of peri-implantitis, which is the most challenging, and be able to treat it properly since this is becoming a more needed therapy.

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Digital Dentures: Revolutionizing Treatment for the Edentulous Patient Premium Member Content

Digital Dentures: Revolutionizing Treatment for the Edentulous Patient
While the number of edentulous patients is increasing every year, the access to care is decreasing. In order to streamline the complete denture process, more companies are incorporating CAD/CAM. This lecture will review how digital technology is changing complete dentures, and how it can be incorporated into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
7 Ways to Improve Patient Care with 3D Implant Dentistry and Guided Surgery Premium Member Content

7 Ways to Improve Patient Care with 3D Implant Dentistry and Guided Surgery
Whether you are learning something new, or comparing notes, I look forward to sharing with you in this new age of digital dentistry. Join me for a discussion on the world of digital patient care. I will give you the tools to navigate and speak confidently with patients and other providers about 3D implant dentistry and guided surgery.

Presented By:: Joshua Campbell, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Proof is in the Laboratory;  A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison Premium Member Content

The Proof is in the Laboratory; A Maxillary Full Arch Implant Supported Zirconia Prettau Comparison
The FP-3 “Implant Supported Hybrid" has proven to be an exceptional and highly specialized treatment option for patients with non restorable teeth or existing edentulism. The use of zirconia provides the ultimate outcome bringing with it a new standard of esthetics, function and, when done well, a long lasting prosthesis. This presentation will stress the importance of treatment planning, CAD CAM technology, and the all important need for the laboratory technician’s human touch. Surgical aspects, provisonalization during healing, and management of soft tissue are important components. The protocol for final fabrication of the FP-3 all zirconia prosthesis is detailed along with a description of this exciting new technology.

Presented By:: Pinhas Adar, MDT, CDT;Cheryl Pearson, DMD, AAACD, FAAID
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Pure Dental Esthetics – From Titanium to Zirconia Premium Member Content

Pure Dental Esthetics – From Titanium to Zirconia
The replacement of a single tooth with dental implants, especially when the patient has a high smile line, has been an esthetic challenge in implant dentistry. Typically, it requires very careful stages to create the final restoration as natural as possible. When there is loss of soft tissues, carefully made dental-gingival prosthesis becomes an alternative of therapy. For all cases with high smile line, achieving perfection in color and texture of the restoration it's not an easy task. Currently there are some ways to achieve better aesthetic results, including digital scanning of colors. This presentation describes step-by-step the application of a protocol developed in our clinic. Several cases will be discussed. In addition, recent technologies such as zirconium implants are also be discussed.

Presented By:: Ricardo Gapski, CD, DDS, MSc
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground? Premium Member Content

Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground?
Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: The two camps in this debate are both adamant that their technique is the best and that theirs will give the patients the best long term aesthetic result. Is the literature and available data definitive on this matter? Is the choice really clear for clinicians? This presentation looks critically at the literature and attempts to give clinicians a more flexible approach to immediate and delayed implant placement. Critical surgical guidelines and clinical pearls will be offered for both types of treatment as well as the management of some of the complications that may arise from immediate or delayed implant placement.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies Premium Member Content

Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies
Management of the narrow ridge is a common challenge in modern prosthetically-driven implant dentistry. Treatment using a simple and highly predictable procedure for alveolar ridge expansion can be employed using new techniques and technologies which will be introduced on this presentation.

Presented By:: Isaac D Tawil, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions Premium Member Content

Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions
The beauty in implant dentistry is that every case is an individual challenge. An ideal implant treatment uses procedures , techniques, materials and technologies that leads fast and on the shortest way to a maximize aesthetic result.This is our goal, in every clinical case, from single tooth replacement to full arch reconstructions.

Presented By:: Henriette Lerner, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry
This course will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy. Extraction site management, labial bone enhancement as well as current gingival augmentation techniques will be featured. These highly acclaimed clinicians and educators will team up to provide a glimpse of their upcoming LIVE Synergy VI conference June 11th - 14th, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction
In this presentation, the author concentrated on the ridge-split procedure (RSP) as a form of a ridge modification (widening or augmentation), the technique that offers many possibilities and has many advantages in oral pre-prosthetic implant reconstruction. There are many modifications of the RSP. This presentation is a description of classical ridge-split procedure in maxilla and mandible that has been successfully employed for many years in author’s surgical practice.

Presented By:: Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediacy in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Immediacy in Implant Dentistry
This lecture covers the integrated management of the immediate treatments that patients ask during consultation, using many clinical cases. It covers topics such as regeneration, surgical and prosthetic approach of the aesthetic zone, as well as immediate loading of single and full upper arch cases involving computer guided surgery.

Presented By:: Luciano Retana, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Immediate Implant Placement Strategies Including the Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications Premium Member Content

Advanced Immediate Implant Placement Strategies Including the Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications
Immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone has become a controversial topic with regards to the long term aesthetic demands that both the profession and our patients have placed on this treatment modality. Since the controversy broke a few years ago there have been a number of outstanding developments that have revolutionized the way we do immediate implant placement. Soft tissue augmentations using the tunnel technique as well as the socket whiled technique are 2 of these techniques which form the baseline of treatment in our clinic. This lecture will go through all the updated protocols of immediate implant placement supported by the literature as well as deal specifically with the finer details of the socket whiled technique including step by step photos and video of the technique. More importantly it will cover numerous complications that we have had to deal with over the last few years that we have been doing this technique.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity Premium Member Content

Managing Technology for Best Outcomes and Productivity
Digital technology provides tools to improve planning, clinical execution, prosthetic design, manufacturing, maintenance, and cost of care. Dental professionals need to understand the value of individual technologies as well as the benefit derived from linking them together. During this presentation, a business model and clinical cases will be used to illustrate how a number of digital technologies can impact outcomes and productivity.

Presented By:: Arnold Rosen, DDS, MBA
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal Premium Member Content

Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal
To date, enhancement to implant surface technology has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Trabecular Metal has changed all that. This is because Trabecular Metal allows for true bone 'in-growth' rather than just on-growth. This webinar will highlight, in detail, this new implant surface technology, related literature, as well as its enhancing effect on current clinical implant protocols. In addition, techniques for immediate provisionalization of this implant will also be covered in an accompanying surgical video.

Presented By:: Richard Akin, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 2 of 2
This webinar is by the World’s leading authority on full denture prosthodontics as he shares his philosophy and step-by-step techniques for both complex and routine patient problems.

Presented By:: Walter "Jack" Turbyfill, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The 10 Year Evolution of Guided Surgery, What We Have Learned From our First Patients Premium Member Content

The 10 Year Evolution of Guided Surgery, What We Have Learned From our First Patients
The initial NobelGuide protocol was developed and completed in 2003 for the first series of treated North American edentulous patients. The 10-year clinical results from this initial patient group treated with implant placement and immediate loading via a fixed prosthesis, now provides insights into what have we learned from the evolution of guided implant treatments to ensure and improve surgical and prosthodontic treatment outcomes.

Presented By:: Christopher B. Marchack, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
CBCT-Guided Implantology- Improving the Accuracy and Success of Tooth Replacement Premium Member Content

CBCT-Guided Implantology- Improving the Accuracy and Success of Tooth Replacement
The integration of cone beam technology and 3D imaging has advanced the practice of digital dentistry. CT-guided implant planning combined with the use of a Computer Guided Surgery (CGS) implant placement kit leads to increased precision, accuracy and efficiency of implant placement. To realize the full advantages of CT guided surgery, it is important to have a thorough understanding of software and workflow, as well as the specific components of the Guided Surgery kit and their use. This session will demonstrate how the merging of implant planning software, CAD/CAM technology and CGS is enabling surgeons and restorative dentists to leverage the benefits of digital dentistry

Presented By:: Jay B. Reznick, DMD, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient: Using Digital Technology from Diagnosis to Delivery Premium Member Content

Implant Solutions for the Edentulous Patient: Using Digital Technology from Diagnosis to Delivery
This program will focus on new modalities for the treatment planning of edentulous patients. Advancements in technology such as CBCT, planning software, surgical guides and CAD/CAM allow dentists to develop in a virtual environment, restoratively driven, predictable outcomes for patients.

Presented By:: David A. Little, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated. The Mutli-Tier onlay Bone Graft Technique will be highlighted in this presentation. Additionally, a review of a recently submitted research paper of long term follow up of implants placed into autologous bone blocks harvested from the mandibular ramus, immediate loading by pre-computer-aided/pre-prepared temporary bridge areas will be discussed.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 4 of 4 Premium Member Content

Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 4 of 4
In this last of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis Tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentistry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 3 of 4 Premium Member Content

Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 3 of 4
In this third of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis Tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentistry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting Premium Member Content

Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting
The loss of alveolar ridge contour in the esthetic zone compromises both esthetics and function. This clinical presentation will focus on the application of both hard and soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone implementing state of the art interactive CT diagnosis and treatment planning for optimal esthetic implant reconstruction. Emphasis will be on indications, graft and harvest site assessment, timing, and use of bioactive modifiers including BMP, PRGF and PDGF. The surgical protocol utilizing allogeneic and autogenous grafts in conjunction with connective tissue grafts, acellular dermis matrix, and related soft tissue procedures to avoid functional and esthetic pitfalls will be featured. Pre and post-grafting prosthetic workup, interactive CT graft assessment and perio prosthetic driven implant planning, stent driven implant placement, and computer milled abutment fabrication including guided surgery will be included.

Presented By:: Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Complete Dentures - A Dying Art? - Part 1 of 2
This webinar is by the World’s leading authority on full denture prosthodontics as he shares his philosophy and step-by-step techniques for both complex and routine patient problems.

Presented By:: Walter "Jack" Turbyfill, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool Premium Member Content

CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool
This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the utilization of CBCT imaging from the perspective and scope of a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Treatment planning, critical thinking skills and surgical execution of cases demonstrating complex dentoalveolar bone reconstruction and craniofacial deformities will be presented demonstrating how this paradigm shift has expanded capabilities and predictability to treat demanding cases.

Presented By:: Daniel B. Spagnoli, DDS, PhD;George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Conservative Treament of the Edentulous Mandible Premium Member Content

Conservative Treament of the Edentulous Mandible
This presentation includes a candid discussion of the oral health care needs of the approximately 40 million edentulous adults in the USA. Many of these patients cannot afford or are too debilitated to have extensive oral care. There are several extensive and very expensive treatments for these patients that are currently being heavily promoted by companies and the lay press.

Presented By:: Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 1 of 2
The management of the hopeless tooth or an edentulous span in the Estheitc Zone is amongst the most clinically demanding procedures in tooth replacement do to the demands of tissue preservation and patient management during the healing phase. As important as the implant surgical process in these areas is the role of the immediate provisional restoration. A step-by-step protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry – Coherent Clinical Application in Everyday Practice Premium Member Content

Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry – Coherent Clinical Application in Everyday Practice
In this webinar presentation, Dr. Henry Salama will outline clinical protocols to facilitate efficient, successful and predictable application of immediate loading protocols for single unit replacement as well as fully edendulous patients. Dr. Salama will utilize research data on bone biology and biomechanics around implants to suggest treatment planning parameters for well organized team logistics and clinical management of both surgical and restorative protocols to minimize risk factors and optimize successful outcomes. In addition, Digital imaging, CAD/CAM and temporization will be especially emphasized.

Presented By:: Henry Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Computer Enhanced Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Computer Enhanced Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 2
Many elements of the digital workflow including digital treatment planning using merged datasets, guided implant surgery, and CADCAM restorative design will be presented in the context of their current limitations and the opportunity for efficient and predictable esthetic restorative outcomes. The goal of treatment success is based upon the thoughtful application of these technologies to an patient’s specific needs.

Presented By:: David L. Guichet, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Ceramic Dental Implants in Everyday Practice Premium Member Content

Ceramic Dental Implants in Everyday Practice
One-piece Zirconia Oxide implants can overcome the problems we associate with two-piece and one-piece titanium root form implants. It will be shown how this treatment option is no longer “experimental” and that the Zirconia Oxide material used in the CeraRoot implants shows excellent ability to osseointegrate, is phenomenally strong, and provides a soft tissue profile and health around the implants that rivals natural teeth. This presentation will make you rethink your titanium armamentarium. You will see a way to provide your patients with an ideal tooth replacement option. An implant that looks like a tooth, restores like a tooth, and has the periodontal health that rivals that of a tooth without the fear of screw loosening, metal showing, and Peri-implantitis caused by subgingival connections.

Presented By:: Dan Hagi, DDS, FAGD, FICOI
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 2 of 4 Premium Member Content

Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 2 of 4
In this second of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis Tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentistry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Controlled Ridge Splitting (CRS) Premium Member Content

Controlled Ridge Splitting (CRS)
To demonstrate a new technique of controlled ridge splitting (CRS) in severely atrophied maxillary cases as an alternative to autogenous block graft. Twenty cases were completed using a controlled ridge splitting (CRS) technique with a total of 65 implants were placed in severely atrophied Maxillae and followed after the implants were loaded. Results: The CRS technique was used in very complex cases, where the alternative method will be autogenous block graft. A total of 65 tapered implants were placed. The implants diameter ranged between 3.25-5mm with a length ranged between 10-13mm. The implants were restored and were followed for 1-3 years. All implants achieved osseointegration and continue to have successful prostheses. Conclusion: The CRS is a predictable treatment option and could be a good alternative to autogenous block grafts is severely atrophic maxillae.

Presented By:: Suheil M. Boutros, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 4 Premium Member Content

Insights, Trends & Controversies in Implant Dentistry - Part 1 of 4
In this first of a 4 part series, Dr. Dennis Tarnow shares insights into new trends, developments and controversies in implant dentistry. In this section, Dr. Tarnow discusses important topics related to implantitis, the gap, one-abutment/one-time, implant surfaces and design to name just a few.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Treatment For The Prevention of Maxillary Edentulism: All On Four For The Maxilla Premium Member Content

A Treatment For The Prevention of Maxillary Edentulism: All On Four For The Maxilla
Since the advent of osseointegration, the patient who is edentulous or soon to be edentulated has many options to prevent wearing complete removable prosthesis. In the maxillary arch there are anatomical features that may preclude patients successfully utilizing an implant prosthesis. Some of these include alveolar resorptive changes after extractions, pnuematized sinuses, hard and soft tissue palatal vault configurations, and bone exostosis with associated undercuts. Psychological, many patients suffer after the loss of teeth with loss of self-esteem and avoidance behaviors. This program will focus specifically on the diagnostic, surgical, and prosthetic procedures of the All On Four patient. In this webinar, Dr. Duello will build upon the material provided in previous presentations on DentalXP with detailed guidance on clinical procedures for the All On Four in the maxilla.

Presented By:: George V. Duello, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge: Rationalization & Multiple Case Examples Premium Member Content

The Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge: Rationalization & Multiple Case Examples
In this presentation Dr Tischler will review the rationalization of the Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge from Zirkonzahn and demonstrate it's success with multiple case examples. In 2012 Dr Tischler's practice and Tischler Dental Laboratory was prolific in providing the Prettau Implant Bridge for patients and clients of the lab. Through case examples he will show the parameters of success with this ideal implant prosthetic product. Both surgical and prosthetic steps will be shown.

Presented By:: Michael Tischler, DDS, FAGD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
CBCT 3D Imaging: Advanced Applications and Beyond Premium Member Content

CBCT 3D Imaging: Advanced Applications and Beyond
In this interactive webinar Dr. Rami Gamil compares 2D to 3D imaging modalities, CBCT to Fan Beam CT, outlines the basics of 2D MPR navigation through axial, coronal and sagittal sections in CBCT datasets, flythroughs and the techniques of 3D visualization including MIP (Maximum intensity projection) and VR (Volume Rendering) to be able to visualize soft tissue, airways, bone, lesions, impacted teeth, implants, surgical plates, root canal treatments which gives the clinician indispensable tools in his diagnostic armamentarium to be able to efficiently interpret, diagnose and plan taking the guesswork out of this equation.

Presented By:: Rami Gamil, BDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Digital Dentistry in the Management of Simple and Complex Cases: The Digital Intra-Scanner - Part 2 Premium Member Content

Digital Dentistry in the Management of Simple and Complex Cases: The Digital Intra-Scanner - Part 2
The advent of new technologies has enabled the utilization of new materials and equipment that facilitate the production of restorations with an accuracy that has, up to now, been difficult to obtain reliably. This lecture utilizes patient presentations to help analyze and highlight new systematic clinical protocols that have been developed to optimize the evolving knowledge in digital dentistry and materials. These protocols have allowed us to modify work flow and operational techniques to shorten lead times, while maintaining optimal accuracy. Advantages and disadvantages of the methods outlined will be evaluated and analyzed on the basis of existing literature and personal experience.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Augmentation vs Short Implants: Making Clinical Decisions for Tooth Replacement at Sites with Alveolar Ridge Atrophy Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation vs Short Implants: Making Clinical Decisions for Tooth Replacement at Sites with Alveolar Ridge Atrophy
There is often some degree of atrophy in sites planned for implant placement. An array of therapeutic options is available for implant placement in sites with vertical atrophy of the alveolar ridge, including ridge augmentation, sinus augmentation in the maxilla, nerve repositioning in the mandible and tilted implants. Short implants have been systematically evaluated as an alternative in sites with vertical alveolar ridge atrophy with favorable clinical outcomes comparable to standard-length implants. Decision making for selection of appropriate therapeutic modality for sites with vertical alveolar ridge atrophy has to consider many theoretical, surgical and prosthetic considerations. Surgical and prosthetic guidelines will be provided for application of short implants for posterior sites with limited vertical height.

Presented By:: Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Treatment For The Prevention of Mandible Edentulism: All On Four For The Mandible Premium Member Content

A Treatment For The Prevention of Mandible Edentulism: All On Four For The Mandible
Mandibular edentulous patients can be some of the most difficult prosthetic patients to treat successfully. Treatment options for the mandibular arch range from two implants and an overdenture to multiple implants with full arch fixed style prosthesis. This webinar will focus specifically on the diagnostic, surgical, and prosthetic procedures utilizing four implants and a screw retained fixed prosthesis in the mandible, the All On Four technique. In this webinar, Dr. Duello will build upon the material provided in previous presentations on DentalXP with detailed guidance on clinical procedures for the All On Four in the mandible.

Presented By:: George V. Duello, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Zirconia Implants in the Age of 3D Imaging: An Alternative Therapy for Aesthetics and Function Premium Member Content

Zirconia Implants in the Age of 3D Imaging: An Alternative Therapy for Aesthetics and Function
Computer Guiding dental implants provides perfect positioning for mechanics and cosmetic results. The advantages provided by the implant selection utilizing interactive software libraries allows the implantologist to choose the best diameter, length and implant design for the specific surgical site. Zirconia implants can be computer guided and planned with interactive software and will provide enhanced aesthetic results as well as top gingival health due to the multiple advantages of zirconia. The purpose of this lecture is to describe an alternative procedure to computer guide Zirconia Implants in the aesthetic zone and to manage the functional aspects related to loading and functional requirements for a long lasting stability of the case.

Presented By:: Alvaro Ordoñez, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction
In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aesthetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depending on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). Sometimes it even dictates the implant position. From a surgical perspective, soft tissue height, position and thickness need to be diagnosed and corrected when needed. From the prosthetic point of view, the emergence profile has to be created to mimic the natural appearance and maintained over time in respect to the biological changes. The course teaches step by step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.

Presented By:: Marius Steigmann, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions Premium Member Content

Maximizing Aesthetics on Adjacent Implants and Full Arch Reconstructions
The beauty in implant dentistry is that every case is an individual challenge. An ideal implant treatment uses procedures , techniques, materials and technologies that leads fast and on the shortest way to a maximally aesthetic result.This is our goal, in every clinical case, from single tooth replacement to full arch reconstructions.

Presented By:: Henriette Lerner, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Anatomical Foundation of Implant Surgery Premium Member Content

The Anatomical Foundation of Implant Surgery
Knowledge of Surgical Anatomy is a critical foundation for any clinician involved in implant dentistry. In order for dentists to perform safe and successful bone grafting, implant surgery as well as effectively manage complications, they must first be well versed in the fundamentals of Surgical Anatomy of the head region with emphasis on the Maxilla, Mandible, as well as the roof and floor of the mouth. This Dentalxp presentation, in part, describes the objectives of one component of a comprehensive hands-on surgical Anatomy course being offered live in partnership with Dentalxp. This section emphasizes the Surgical Anatomy of the Maxilla and Maxillary Sinus as an example of what is covered in one section of the course lectures.

Presented By:: Mohamed Sharawy, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability Premium Member Content

Novel Implant Planning Protocol Utilizing the 3A-2B Rule to Enhanced Predictability
This presentation describes some basic biological aspects that can be used as a rule in any treatment planning, simple or complex, to determine the viability and the ideal type of restoration in order to obtain a high aesthetic outcome. A novel Radiographic Biological Ruler will be presented and used in different type of cases to explain the concept of 3A-2B.

Presented By:: Fernando Rojas Vizcaya, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Digital Patient Specific Implant Abutment Options for Optimum Periodontal and Esthetic Results Premium Member Content

Digital Patient Specific Implant Abutment Options for Optimum Periodontal and Esthetic Results
The evolution of Implant Therapy is at the point of uncompromised clinical results when available technologies are appropriately applied. The restorative clinician working in concert with their laboratory can successfully achieve extraordinary results on a routine basis. The various abutment materials and design parameters will be illustrated by review of clinical / laboratory case studies. Restorative material options will be discussed with a focus on optimum long term clinical performance. New long term provisional technology will also be explored. Cementable and screw retained indications and contra-indications will be reviewed as well as approaches to “problem case” solutions.

Presented By:: David R. Avery, CDT, AAS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Central-Lateral Replacement Dilemma in Esthetic Implant Dentistry: Clinical Alternatives & Case Management Premium Member Content

The Central-Lateral Replacement Dilemma in Esthetic Implant Dentistry: Clinical Alternatives & Case Management
This presentation puts an emphasis on identifying the risk factors to successful esthetic outcomes specific to multiple adjacent tooth replacement within the Esthetic Zone. Specifically, the challenges to replacement of adjacent Maxillary Lateral and Central Incisors will be highlighted as well as developing appropriate solutions to overcoming them. A clear blueprint will be outlined which will incorporate digital and biomaterial technology synergistically with advanced surgical protocols to overcome esthetic challenges and predictably achieve successful results. In addition, specific guidelines for the utilization of new regenerative products will be outlined as well as new technologies and applications for future enhancement.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients Premium Member Content

Zygomatic Implants in the Treatment of Fully Edentulous Patients
This presentation aims to bring some possibilities in the treatment of edentulous patients with a severe atrophic maxilla. The major problem is that the absence of an appropriate bone bed, will compromise any approach with bone grafts and substitutes, as well as involving a greater morbidity and treatment time. In this way the oral rehabilitation with zygomatic implants is a current need for many patients, which will require a scientific knowledge of the dental care professional. Through this slide show and video demonstration you will be able to recognize and diagnose cases recommended for the therapy with zygomatic implants and its possible configurations supporting an oral rehabilitation.

Presented By:: Alexander D. Salvoni, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Digital Dentistry in the Management of Simple and Complex Cases: The Digital Intra-Scanner Premium Member Content

Digital Dentistry in the Management of Simple and Complex Cases: The Digital Intra-Scanner
The advent of new technologies has enabled the utilization of new materials and equipment that facilitate the production of restorations with an accuracy that has, up to now, been difficult to obtain reliably. This lecture utilizes patient presentations to help analyze and highlight new systematic clinical protocols that have been developed to optimize the evolving knowledge in digital dentistry and materials. These protocols have allowed us to modify work flow and operational techniques to shorten lead times, while maintaining optimal accuracy. Advantages and disadvantages of the methods outlined will be evaluated and analyzed on the basis of existing literature and personal experience.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Prosthetic Strategies to Enhance Dental Implant Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Prosthetic Strategies to Enhance Dental Implant Aesthetics
The principle focus of implant dentistry has changed significantly from the era of ‘Anatomically driven implant placement’ to the current practice of ‘Restoration driven implant placement’. When we now look at the failing dentition in the aesthetic zone we now must immediately consider conversion to implants. We are continually seeking greater control of the peri-implant tissues and ultimately the aesthetics of the restoration. Implant/abutment designs allow us to consider immediate implant replacement, and immediate non-functional loading especially in the aesthetic zone, where preservation of hard and soft tissue is of paramount importance in order follow the principles of aesthetics by maintaining the elements which are already there

Presented By:: E. Dwayne Karateew, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Implant Esthetics: Recognizing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Problems Premium Member Content

Implant Esthetics: Recognizing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Problems
In this Webinar on Implant Esthetics, Dr Stanley describes the "No Half Smiles" philosophy that he practices. An emphasis is placed on both the clinical and technical requirements necessary for delivering consistent successful esthetic results in everyday practice. In addition, several techniques are demonstrated to make patient management through this process more efficient. As Dr. Stanley states" the challenges of getting it right are many but avoiding complications is vital to the success of our daily practice.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Zirconia CAD CAM Screw Retained Implant Bridge: The Future of Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthetics Premium Member Content

The Zirconia CAD CAM Screw Retained Implant Bridge: The Future of Full Arch Implant Supported Prosthetics
This presentation will discuss the treatment planning, surgical and prosthetic/laboratory aspects of the Zirconia CAD CAM screw retained bridge. See how this prosthetic option offers many advantages over a hybrid bridge, bar overdenture, and PFM screw retained bridge.

Presented By:: Michael Tischler, DDS, FAGD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2 Premium Member Content

Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2
This clinical based presentation will compare the use of autogenous bone vs BMP-2 for alveolar ridge reconstruction. The science, indications, advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be featured. Single tooth to full arch reconstruction cases will also be shown along with understanding the application of non-resorbable vs resorbable mesh barriers for alveolar ridge reconstruction.

Presented By:: Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Implants, Overdentures, Hybrids? What’s Up With That? Premium Member Content

Implants, Overdentures, Hybrids? What’s Up With That?
This webinar explores two alternatives, the hybrid or fixed detachable prosthesis and the implant retained overdenture. Understanding the basics of each will help you offer your patients the appropriate solution for their circumstances.

Presented By:: Steve Ratcliff, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Optimizing Tissue Esthetics of Single Tooth Implants Premium Member Content

Optimizing Tissue Esthetics of Single Tooth Implants
With optimized planning, precise placement of the fixture, and the use of laser technology to reduce tissue trauma we can minimize the bone and tissue changes during the surgical phase. During the restorative phase creation of proper tissue contours using the CO2 laser and control of tooth form to position tissue set the stage for obtaining optimal esthetic results.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Cad Cam Technologies to Restore a Case on Natural Dentition & Implant Premium Member Content

Cad Cam Technologies to Restore a Case on Natural Dentition & Implant
Dr Agnini will describe various clinical options and techniques for efficiently and esthetically fabricating a temporary restoration immediately after implant placement in the replacement of a single tooth.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS;Luca Dondi, DT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1
Watch Now>>
Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal Premium Member Content

Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal
This webinar will highlight, in detail, this new implant surface technology, related literature, as well as its enhancing effect on current clinical implant protocols.

Presented By:: Richard Akin, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground? Premium Member Content

Controversies Surrounding Delayed vs. Immediate Implant Placement: Is There No Middle Ground?
This presentation looks critically at the literature and attempts to give clinicians a more flexible approach to immediate and delayed implant placement. Critical surgical guidelines and clinical pearls will be offered for both types of treatment as well as the management of some of the complications that may arise from immediate or delayed implant placement.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
CAD CAM Dentistry for Teeth and Implants Premium Member Content

CAD CAM Dentistry for Teeth and Implants
This webinar will discuss options for Cad/Cam fabrication of ceramic restorations for teeth and implants.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Zirconia Based Implant Supported Restorations: Planning and Design Premium Member Content

Zirconia Based Implant Supported Restorations: Planning and Design
Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating the different restorative options utilizing fixed detachable restorations made of monolithic zirconia, where 100% of the prostheses is zirconia.

Presented By:: Fernando Rojas Vizcaya, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics
A step-by-step protocol will be presented in how to fabricate the proper screw-retained provisional restoration from the fabrication of the acrylic shell to managing and capturing the proper supportive subgingival contour.

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
All-On-Four Protocol - The Technique and Reality Premium Member Content

All-On-Four Protocol - The Technique and Reality
Dr. Duello will focus on the specific clinical technique of the All On Four procedure. The webinar will introduce the indications, clinical exams, and pre-surgical preparations for All On Four.

Presented By:: George V. Duello, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry - Coherent Clinical Application in Everyday Practice Premium Member Content

Immediate Loading in Implant Dentistry - Coherent Clinical Application in Everyday Practice
Dr. Henry Salama will outline clinical protocols to facilitate efficient, successful and predictable application of immediate loading protocols for single unit replacement as well as fully edendulous patients.

Presented By:: Henry Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Anterior Implant Therapy: Comprehensive Esthetic Management Premium Member Content

Immediate Anterior Implant Therapy: Comprehensive Esthetic Management
To achieve "Esthetic perfection", every minimal detail should be considered, starting from the temporary on the day of the surgery: Dr Agnini will describe various clinical options and techniques for efficiently and esthetically fabricating a temporary restoration immediately after implant placement in the replacement of a single tooth.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Simplification of the Complex Case - Restorative Efficiencies Premium Member Content

Simplification of the Complex Case - Restorative Efficiencies
Contemporary implant dentistry relies on a proper diagnosis, astute treatment planning with an interdisciplinary team. Vision, communication and execution are indispensable for a long term healthy esthetic outcome.

Presented By:: Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products Premium Member Content

Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products
Detailed videos using 3D planning software as well as innovative products by a speaker with an extensive background in implant and regenerative surgical procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Microimplant Usage in Orthodontic Treatment: Applications, Limitations, and Specific Case Implications Premium Member Content

Microimplant Usage in Orthodontic Treatment: Applications, Limitations, and Specific Case Implications
Microimplants are successfully changing traditional orthodontics. Latest techniques presented through animation and case treatment notes to increase optimal therapy.

Presented By:: Pablo Echarri, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 2 CEU Hours (Continuing Education Unit Hours)
Watch Now>>
Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry
By completing this course you will receive 1 CEU.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Scott D. Ganz, DMD;Dr. Morton Amsterdam
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Implant Esthetic Premium Member Content

Implant Esthetic
Implants...Esthetics...Solutions

Presented By:: Kenneth K. S. Lee, DDS;Sergio Rubinstein, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Grafting Courses
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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations Premium Member Content

Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations
We will discuss basic concept regarding immediate implant placement and guided bone regeneration procedure related to the esthetic zone before focusing on the soft tissue management. We will describe the prosthetic procedures which are performed before, during and after the surgical procedures. Provisional restorations, impression techniques, prosthetic profiles and restorative materials will be presented. The purpose of the presentation is to provide a check list that will guide the clinician developing a proper analysis and diagnosis for the successful esthetic result with implant supported restoration.

Presented By:: Gianluca Paniz, DDS, MS, FACP;Luca Gobbato, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist Premium Member Content

Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist
Bone augmentation is often required to place an adequate number of dental implants in ideal positions for prosthetic support. In addition to biomechanical demands bone augmentation can also provide proper ridge contour for improved esthetic outcomes. Disadvantages of bone augmentation techniques include increase morbidity, surgical time, costs and treatment length. As such a trend has develop towards treatment approaches that avoid bone grafting including shorter and narrower implants, angled implants and/or fewer implants for prosthetic support. This presentation will look at various bone augmentation techniques, methods to minimize the morbidity of bone grafting and guide clinicians on implant rehabilitation with grafting versus non-grafting approaches.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology Premium Member Content

Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology
It is becoming rare today to come across simple cases in Periodontics; our specialty has come to face complex cases where hard and soft tissue deficiencies are quite common. These suggested protocols and schematic approaches were developed to help the surgical practitioner visualize and divide the problem into a predictable step-by-step workflow. The utilization of 3-D printed CBCT studies of the treatment planned surgical sites was shown to be integral in patient care and clinical outcomes. Every step is dictated by biology; all incision designs, flap management techniques, and biomaterials used have been selected to maximize the blood supply in the area and minimize trauma to the vascular network that nourishes our surgical site.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS;Adlof Urtula, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated. A description of surgical donor harvest sites in the mandible will also be performed as well as post-op healing of these sites. Additional time will be spent reviewing causes of failure with bone blocks and implants placed into these sites.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Modern Approach of Full Arch Immediate Loading Premium Member Content

Modern Approach of Full Arch Immediate Loading
In Immediate loading, the survival rate is often based on the follow-up of the osseointegration, but without aesthetic appreciation... The main goal is to achieve osseointegration and aesthetics in order to get long term stability. For this goal we need to obtain both, bone formation and gum thickness, as any failure in one of the 2 factors, will induce the loss of the second factor. This presentation will show my statistics about more than 1100 full arch loaded immediately since 14 years (> 7700 implants)

Presented By:: Alain Simonpieri, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics
The “Advanced” PRF (A-PRF) and “Injectable” PRF (I-PRF) protocols were designed with this new concept. Indications are numerous in all medical fields where we need regeneration: bone, cartilage, skin etc... However, the use of growth factors is not a guarantee of long term stability, as they are active only at the beginning of the process. Numerous rules of tissue engineering have to be applied to maintain the regenerated bone through an adequate blood supply: this lecture is an enlightenment on the biological and mechanical conditions for long term stability of the bone: “grafted bone” or “bone around implants”.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface Premium Member Content

Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface
Emerging concepts in implant dentistry have allowed bone preservation to become a reality, thus reducing the need for extensive augmentation procedures. Nevertheless, clinicians are still confronted with atrophic defects that require complex regenerative strategies for dental implant rehabilitation. This presentation will focus on some of the essential elements for a predictable regenerative protocol in implant site development. A discussion will include the use of defect topography as a guide in choosing a suitable augmentation technique. Several considerations that allow for tension free wound closure will be reviewed. Furthermore, an evidence based approach in graft material selection will be presented. Clinical cases will then be reviewed, to demonstrate how to integrate the presented principles into daily clinical practice.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist Premium Member Content

Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist
Contemporary patient expectations have made esthetics a major requisite of all treatment plans, especially in situations where there is a high smile line. Although new restorative materials have highly improved predictability and esthetic outcomes, soft and hard tissue management play a fundamental role when working in esthetic areas. To achieve ideal esthetics, preservation of the natural soft and hard tissue architecture is a primary clinical objective. These new proposed techniques illustrate the importance of pre-prosthetic soft and hard tissue management when working in highly esthetic compromised areas.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations Premium Member Content

Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
Titanium mesh has been used in reconstructive surgery and ridge augmentation for several years. The traditional technique involves using cancellous autogenous bone under the mesh scaffold. More recently growth factors and bone substitutes have been utilized as autograft replacements. There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. However, the difficulty in removing the mesh has led to a search for other space maintenance scaffolds including tenting screws, dense preshaped collagen and porous high-density polyethylene. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy
More patients are treated with implants than ever before. Unfortunately, many have insufficient bone available to support an implant prosthesis. This presentation describes the utilization of several different augmentation approaches for the severely resorbed ridge and dentally handicapped fully endentulous patient. Current concepts related to autogenous bone harvest, 3D bone augmentation combined with blood born bioactive modifiers and digital planning are defined. Video and high resolution images are utilized to further describe these approaches.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Use of SonicWeld® Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration Premium Member Content

The Use of SonicWeld® Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration
KLS Martin has developed a unique bioresorbable guided bone regeneration barrier which can be molded into any desired three-dimensional form. Using a combination of thermoplastic and ultrasonic energies, these barriers have been successfully used to create the proper environment for both large lateral and vertical ridge augmentations for situations previously only treated with block grafting or distraction. This course will outline the basic science, clinical techniques and outcomes of the SonicWeld technique.

Presented By:: Kevin George Murphy, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2
This lecture presentation will describe the behaviour and utilization of of fresh frozen allograft vs. autogenous bone in major bone augmentation cases. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the potential of adding bone marrow aspirate to fresh frozen bone will be further highlighted. In depth review of how to manage and use this new technique in clinical practice will be clearly explained.

Presented By:: Dr. JUAN ALBERTO FERNÁNDEZ RUIZ
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advances in Bone Augmentation and Related Armamentarium Premium Member Content

Advances in Bone Augmentation and Related Armamentarium
The ability to predictably and successfully augment bone volume is a critical surgical and technical requirement for any clinician involved in implant dentistry. This presentation outlines the evolution of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in bone augmentation as well as introducing new and novel biologics and armamentarium being made available for clinicians to be more efficient and efficacious in this important endeavor.

Presented By:: Dr. Jan Kielhorn
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies Premium Member Content

Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies
Management of the narrow ridge is a common challenge in modern prosthetically-driven implant dentistry. Treatment using a simple and highly predictable procedure for alveolar ridge expansion can be employed using new techniques and technologies which will be introduced on this presentation.

Presented By:: Isaac D Tawil, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry
This course will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy. Extraction site management, labial bone enhancement as well as current gingival augmentation techniques will be featured. These highly acclaimed clinicians and educators will team up to provide a glimpse of their upcoming LIVE Synergy VI conference June 11th - 14th, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated. The Mutli-Tier onlay Bone Graft Technique will be highlighted in this presentation. Additionally, a review of a recently submitted research paper of long term follow up of implants placed into autologous bone blocks harvested from the mandibular ramus, immediate loading by pre-computer-aided/pre-prepared temporary bridge areas will be discussed.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting Premium Member Content

Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting
The loss of alveolar ridge contour in the esthetic zone compromises both esthetics and function. This clinical presentation will focus on the application of both hard and soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone implementing state of the art interactive CT diagnosis and treatment planning for optimal esthetic implant reconstruction. Emphasis will be on indications, graft and harvest site assessment, timing, and use of bioactive modifiers including BMP, PRGF and PDGF. The surgical protocol utilizing allogeneic and autogenous grafts in conjunction with connective tissue grafts, acellular dermis matrix, and related soft tissue procedures to avoid functional and esthetic pitfalls will be featured. Pre and post-grafting prosthetic workup, interactive CT graft assessment and perio prosthetic driven implant planning, stent driven implant placement, and computer milled abutment fabrication including guided surgery will be included.

Presented By:: Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool Premium Member Content

CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool
This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the utilization of CBCT imaging from the perspective and scope of a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Treatment planning, critical thinking skills and surgical execution of cases demonstrating complex dentoalveolar bone reconstruction and craniofacial deformities will be presented demonstrating how this paradigm shift has expanded capabilities and predictability to treat demanding cases.

Presented By:: Daniel B. Spagnoli, DDS, PhD;George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 1 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Mandibular Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 1 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Mandibular Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic posterior mandibular alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as Short implants, Lingual positioning, nerve re-positioning, distraction osteogenesis, and GBR. The Mutli-Tier onlay Bone Graft Technique will be highlighted in this presentation. Additionally, a review of a recently submitted research paper of long term follow up of implants placed into autologous bone blocks harvested from the mandibular ramus, retromolar and sympheseal areas will be discussed. A description of surgical donor harvest sites in the mandible will also be performed as well as post op healing of these sites. Additional time will be spent reviewing causes of failure with bone blocks and implants placed into these sites.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations Premium Member Content

Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
Titanium mesh has been used in reconstructive surgery and ridge augmentation for several years. The traditional technique involves using cancellous autogenous bone under the mesh scaffold. More recently growth factors and bone substitutes have been utilized as autograft replacements. There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. However, the difficulty in removing the mesh has led to a search for other space maintenance scaffolds including tenting screws, dense preshaped collagen and porous high-density polyethylene. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
Watch Now>>
Biologic Strategies to Enhance Clinical and Aesthetic Success in Oral Implantology Premium Member Content

Biologic Strategies to Enhance Clinical and Aesthetic Success in Oral Implantology
This webinar will discuss clinical strategies for treatment of the complex implant site involving bone grafting and implant placement. Our understanding of cellular pathways, and our ability to control the wound response, expands our capacity to effect better aesthetic outcomes and compress treatment time. The reduction of the inflammatory phase of tissue regeneration speeds up osseointegration, prevents crestal bone loss, maintains papillary form, increases the density of peri-implant bone and increases tissue biotype. This enhanced tissue response allows us to predictably treat even the most complex surgical cases, compress time to final reconstruction, and to maintain these favorable tissue outcomes over an extended period of time. The use of dental implants with advanced biologic features and the incorporation autologous growth factors will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Robert J. Miller, DDS, FACD, DABOI
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
Watch Now>>
Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration Premium Member Content

Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration
The aim of dentistry is to provide esthetics and function for our patients. Using hard and soft tissue regeneration techniques we have the ability to rebuild what has been lost to disease or trauma. Whether we are regenerating lost tissue around teeth or developing an ideal implant site, growth factors are a powerful asset that help make regenerative procedures more predictable while reducing patient morbidity. This webinar review regeneration techniques and will discuss the popular growth factors available today and demonstrate their clinical use.

Presented By:: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Extraction and Bone Grafting Techniques to Optimize Site Preservation Premium Member Content

Extraction and Bone Grafting Techniques to Optimize Site Preservation
Implant placement is dependent upon bone quantity and quality. The ideal opportunity for bone preservation exists at the time of tooth extraction. All too often this opportunity is lost. Extraction techniques will be demonstrated that not only preserve but augment the amount of alveolar bone. The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery Premium Member Content

BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery
Biological modifiers and growth factors are substances that the body produces naturally in response to injury or disease. The use of these substances in regenerative procedures has made hard and soft tissue regeneration more predictable while accelerating healing and decreasing patient morbidity. This webinar will review the wound healing process and the role that growth factors play in regeneration. BMP, PRP, PRF and PRGF will be reviewed and their clinical applications will be demonstrated. At the end of this webinar the participant will have a good understanding of the differences between these biological modifiers and their benefits.

Presented By:: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Contemporary and Future Trends in Advanced Bone Augmentation Premium Member Content

Contemporary and Future Trends in Advanced Bone Augmentation
Modern grafting technologies are changing at a rapid pace. To stay current we must engage new technologies and research to better face the challenges of our diverse patient population. This presentation will focus on new strategies and technologies to manage both Vertical and Horizontal Deficiencies in the partially edentulous patient. New membrane technologies, bioactive modifiers and materials will be a focus.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry
This course will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy. Extraction site management, labial bone enhancement as well as current gingival augmentation techniques will be featured. These highly acclaimed clinicians and educators will team up to provide a glimpse of their upcoming LIVE Synergy VI conference June 27th - 30th, 2013 in Orlando, Florida

Presented By:: Michael A Pikos, DDS;Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Simultaneous Autogenous Block Grafting and Implant Placement: A Predictable and More Efficient Method to Augment the Buccal Bone Premium Member Content

Simultaneous Autogenous Block Grafting and Implant Placement: A Predictable and More Efficient Method to Augment the Buccal Bone
This lecture will give you all the necessary guidelines and surgical pearls associated with simultaneous bone block and immediate implant placement as well as deal with any complications should they arise.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques Premium Member Content

Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques
This lecture will review several approaches used for vertical bone augmentation and discuss the benefits and limitations of each. There will be special emphasis on the titanium mesh and interpositional osteotomy techniques.

Presented By:: David Dara Yarmand, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Gaining Horizontal and Vertical Bone with Mineralized Bone Particulate, rh-BMP2 and Resorbable Ultrasonic-Applied Rigid Barriers Premium Member Content

Gaining Horizontal and Vertical Bone with Mineralized Bone Particulate, rh-BMP2 and Resorbable Ultrasonic-Applied Rigid Barriers
The use of titanium mesh has been well described, but so has the complications of removal and exposure. Bioresorbable barriers are now available which can be molded into any desired three-dimensional form, creating a rigid and resorbable construct that is secured to to the bone using ultrasonic energy. This unique solution has been successfully used to create the proper environment for both large lateral and vertical ridge augmentations for situations previously only treated with block grafting or distraction. Dr. Cummings will share his experience as well as the key soft tissue techniques that are critical for the success of any large augmentation.

Presented By:: Lewis C. Cummings, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2 Premium Member Content

Alveolar Ridge Regenerative Strategies: Autogenous Bone vs BMP-2
This clinical based presentation will compare the use of autogenous bone vs BMP-2 for alveolar ridge reconstruction. The science, indications, advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be featured. Single tooth to full arch reconstruction cases will also be shown along with understanding the application of non-resorbable vs resorbable mesh barriers for alveolar ridge reconstruction.

Presented By:: Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice Premium Member Content

Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice
Modern Bone Grafting has become more predictable than ever before. Recent developments in CBCT 3D Diagnosis and the utilization of bioactive modifiers such as PRGF, PRF and BMP-2 have stimulated further advances in surgical techniques as well as a New Age Surgical Armamentarium to maximize the efficiencies and success of these sophisticated procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations Premium Member Content

Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1
Watch Now>>
Managing 3D Shape and Space in Bone Augmentation: Putty Assisted Regeneration Premium Member Content

Managing 3D Shape and Space in Bone Augmentation: Putty Assisted Regeneration
This presentation will demonstrate the utilization of Novabone in several different applications to include ridge preservation and sinus grafting and immediate implant placement.

Presented By:: Richard Martin, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
SGFBR (Screw Guided Fast Bone Regeneration) Horizontal & Vertical Bone Augmentation of the Atrophic Mandible Premium Member Content

SGFBR (Screw Guided Fast Bone Regeneration) Horizontal & Vertical Bone Augmentation of the Atrophic Mandible
This presentation will highlight a less invasive surgical option to autogenous block transplantation and has displayed a very high success rate.

Presented By:: Roland Török, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics Premium Member Content

New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics
Dr. Miguel Stanley exhibits detailed clinical cases that represent his "No Half Smiles" philosophy integrating site development, tooth replacement and esthetic composition.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Optimum Implant Esthetics Through Extraction Socket Preservation Techniques Premium Member Content

Optimum Implant Esthetics Through Extraction Socket Preservation Techniques
This presentation will focus on ideal implant placement through maintaining the bucco-lingual dimension of bone following extraction through extraction socket preservation techniques.

Presented By:: Mario A. Vilardi, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery Premium Member Content

BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery
This webinar will review the wound healing process and the role that growth factors play in regeneration. BMP, PRP, PRF and PRGF will be reviewed and their clinical applications will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Augmentation & Bioengineering in the Clinical Implant Practice Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation & Bioengineering in the Clinical Implant Practice
This webinar will introduce efficient and predictable bone graft solutions as well as bioactive modifiers that can be immediately incorporated into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Use of SonicWeld Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration Premium Member Content

The Use of SonicWeld Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration
This video will outline the basic science, clinical techniques and outcomes of the SonicWeld technique.

Presented By:: Kevin George Murphy, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques Premium Member Content

Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products Premium Member Content

Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products
Detailed videos using 3D planning software as well as innovative products by a speaker with an extensive background in implant and regenerative surgical procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Osseointegration & Augmentation Premium Member Content

Osseointegration & Augmentation
A 4 part course worth 1 CEU.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Ziv Mazor, DMD;Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD;Ady Palti, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Sinus Lift Courses
Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation: Most Frequently Asked Questions Premium Member Content

Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation: Most Frequently Asked Questions
Over 20 years of clinical application and research on transcrestal sinus floor elevation (TSFE) procedures using a variety of implants, graft materials and instrumentation has proven its reliability, and versatility. While improving upon the original osteotome technique they have not yet eliminated the need for a more invasive lateral approach, especially at sites with very limited (1-2 mm) sub-antral bone. Extensive analysis of the existing research and long-term clinical experience will provide the answers to the most pertinent questions surrounding the transcrestal approach including but not limited to: patient selection, clinical limitations, instrumentation, graft selection/necessity and management of membrane perforations.

Presented By:: Michael Toffler, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Infections After Sinus Elevation Surgery Premium Member Content

Prevention and Treatment of Post-Operative Infections After Sinus Elevation Surgery
Maxillary sinus surgery is a reliable and predictable treatment option for the prosthetic rehabilitation of the atrophic maxilla. Nevertheless, these interventions are not risk-less of postoperative complications with respect to implant positioning in pristine bone. The aim of this lecture is to report the results of a clinical consensus of experts (periodontists, implantologists, maxillofacial surgeons, ENT, and microbiology specialists) on several clinical questions and to give clinical recommendations on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat postoperative infections.

Presented By:: Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Sinus Floor Elevation: A Clinical, Radiographic and Histologic Overview Premium Member Content

Sinus Floor Elevation: A Clinical, Radiographic and Histologic Overview
This presentation and imbedded HD videos will highlight the important aspects of the Sinus Lift procedure and how to increase the success rate while minimizing complications. An overview of the procedure with detail radiographic planning and follow up outcomes will be displayed and histoligical results highlighted to gain an appreciation of the timing of bone fill and when you can place and load implants in the augmented sinus. Complications and their management will be equally covered with an impetus on case and patient management and follow up care. Common medications and techniques for each procedure will be noted.

Presented By:: Christian Makary, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Anatomical Foundation of Implant Surgery Premium Member Content

The Anatomical Foundation of Implant Surgery
Knowledge of Surgical Anatomy is a critical foundation for any clinician involved in implant dentistry. In order for dentists to perform safe and successful bone grafting, implant surgery as well as effectively manage complications, they must first be well versed in the fundamentals of Surgical Anatomy of the head region with emphasis on the Maxilla, Mandible, as well as the roof and floor of the mouth. This Dentalxp presentation, in part, describes the objectives of one component of a comprehensive hands-on surgical Anatomy course being offered live in partnership with Dentalxp. This section emphasizes the Surgical Anatomy of the Maxilla and Maxillary Sinus as an example of what is covered in one section of the course lectures.

Presented By:: Mohamed Sharawy, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Emerging Concepts in Sinus Augmentation; Atraumatic and Efficient Crestal and Lateral Access Techniques Premium Member Content

Emerging Concepts in Sinus Augmentation; Atraumatic and Efficient Crestal and Lateral Access Techniques
This presentation will highlight through in depth clinical case documentation, the new and evolving role of instrumentation for access to the Sinus for Bone Augmentation. Efficiency and minimally invasive approaches which increase success and minimize complications will be highlighted. Posterior Maxillary reconstruction often involves Sinus Augmentation and Implants then inserted into the grafted site. A knowledge of useful and clinically manageable techniques that provide access but minimize large surgical flaps and sinus membrane perforations are keys to success.

Presented By:: Samuel Lee, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Sinus Augmentation - Current and Future Trends Premium Member Content

Sinus Augmentation - Current and Future Trends
In this presentation, Dr. Ziv Mazor reviews present techniques as well as detailing the latest innovations in sinus augmentation. Specifically, Dr. Mazor pays special focus to new materials and techniques involving both the crestal as well as the lateral window approach.

Presented By:: Ziv Mazor, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1
Watch Now>>
Emerging Concepts in Sinus Augmentation - Atraumatic and Efficient Crestal and Lateral Access Techniques Premium Member Content

Emerging Concepts in Sinus Augmentation - Atraumatic and Efficient Crestal and Lateral Access Techniques
This presentation will highlight through in depth clinical case documentation, the new and evolving role of instrumentation for access to the Sinus for Bone Augmentation.

Presented By:: Samuel Lee, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products Premium Member Content

Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products
Detailed videos using 3D planning software as well as innovative products by a speaker with an extensive background in implant and regenerative surgical procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Soft Tissue Courses
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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Modern Crown Lengthening: Classification and Clinical Application Premium Member Content

Modern Crown Lengthening: Classification and Clinical Application
Crown lengthening procedures are indicated to provide adequate tooth structure in case of subgingival tooth fracture or caries, uneven gingival level, un-esthetic short crowns due to the tooth wear, inadequate axial height, altered passive eruption ,forced eruption of a single or multiple teeth and finally in case of gingival smile. The treatment modality for esthetic crown lengthening procedure should be based on detail diagnosis in each case because of the multifactorial etiology and because of the type of therapy selected by the clinician, will have a direct implication for the esthetic result.

Presented By:: André P. Saadoun, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics Premium Member Content

Vertical or Shoulderless Preparations in Contemporary Prosthodontics
Tooth preparations without a defined finish line have been termed in several different ways, such as knife edge, feather edge, or shoulderless. From a biological standpoint, preserving a maximum amount of sound tooth structure, as it is done in vertical preparations, might also offer a more conservative alternative to a horizontal margin design in other clinical conditions such as endodontically treated teeth, vital teeth in young individual, teeth affected by caries at the cervical third. Vertical margins on zirconia crowns have been tested in vitro and clinical reports have been published. A re-evaluation of possible advantages and shortcomings of vertical preparation design in contemporary prosthodontics will be presented in light of recently published literature.

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z Premium Member Content

Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z
In this complete surgical video, Dr. David Wong performs an esthetic crown lengthening procedure to address a "gummy smile" as part of comprehensive therapy and smile enhancement. Dr. Wong will outline the indications for crown lengthening surgery as opposed to orthognathic correction. The surgical video will demonstrate the complete crown lengthening surgery, including incision design, flap management and instrumentation. In addition, suturing and post-operative care will also be outlined in detail.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment Premium Member Content

Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment
Smile enhancement therapy has become an important facet of the everyday aesthetic practice. Aesthetic evaluation utilizing facial aesthetic design to diagnose tooth position demands effective communication between the periodontal-restorative team. This presentation will review innovative sequencing techniques for interdisciplinary cases which require aesthetic crown lengthening for the treatment of excessive gingival display, and for gingival augmentation for root coverage, and the correction of poor gingival quality. Immediate implant placement with immediate non–loaded provisional fabrication will also be reviewed.

Presented By:: Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC;Brian Chadroff, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics
The “Advanced” PRF (A-PRF) and “Injectable” PRF (I-PRF) protocols were designed with this new concept. Indications are numerous in all medical fields where we need regeneration: bone, cartilage, skin etc... However, the use of growth factors is not a guarantee of long term stability, as they are active only at the beginning of the process. Numerous rules of tissue engineering have to be applied to maintain the regenerated bone through an adequate blood supply: this lecture is an enlightenment on the biological and mechanical conditions for long term stability of the bone: “grafted bone” or “bone around implants”.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Complete 3D Strategy to Esthetic Cross Arch Restorations: Guide Surgery & Soft Tissue Interface Management with CAD-CAM Restorations Premium Member Content

A Complete 3D Strategy to Esthetic Cross Arch Restorations: Guide Surgery & Soft Tissue Interface Management with CAD-CAM Restorations
I will highlight the benefits achievable through the use of guided planning, guided laboratory procedures and guided surgeries, while maintaining the fundamental principles of osseointegration. My ten years of scientifically proven experience and clinical follow-up in guided surgery and CAD/CAM biomimetic restorations will be shared with the audience to support clinical protocols as well as practical tips and tricks with case studies demonstrating each clinical scenario. New surgical and prosthetic improvements and novel proof-of-concept techniques to enhance the natural soft tissue integration will be presented. Viewers will also broaden their knowledge of hard and soft tissue surgical management through the guided surgery, discovering the latest implant designs and prosthetic interfaces designed to achieve an ideal soft tissue seal and bone level over time.

Presented By:: Prof. Dr. Alessandro Pozzi
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implant Provisionalization: A Critical Aspect in Tissue Care and Esthetics-Part 2
The management of the hopeless tooth or an edentulous span in the Estheitc Zone is amongst the most clinically demanding procedures in tooth replacement do to the demands of tissue preservation and patient management during the healing phase. As important as the implant surgical process in these areas is the role of the immediate provisional restoration. Tissue support, emergence profile and The provisional restoration phase of implant therapy has become one of the most critical steps in immediate or delayed placement for several reasons including the following...

Presented By:: Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Connective Tissue Graft Harvesting Techniques - Part 1 Premium Member Content

Connective Tissue Graft Harvesting Techniques - Part 1
In this presentation, Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli develops a critical comparison between the different CTG harvesting techniques, and shows the correct management of this kind of graft as well as its use in coronally advanced flap surgical technique for the treatment of gingival recessions.

Presented By:: Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Responsible Dentistry - Part 1: Contemporary Concepts in Hard & Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Tissue Responsible Dentistry - Part 1: Contemporary Concepts in Hard & Soft Tissue Management in Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry in the esthetic zone is highly challenging. In recent years several studies, well defined approaches have been published on how to achieve pleasing outcomes. We must understand the biology of extraction sites and different treatment options for preserving or even reconstructing bony structures for predictable implant insertion. This clinical and evidence based presentation emphasizes the importance of proper 3-dimensional implant surgery and how soft tissue grafting can effect the final end result. There will be a special focus on immediate extraction site placements and surrounding tissue management as well.

Presented By:: Attila Bodrogi, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Zero Bone Loss Protocol - Part I: Influence of Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness on Crestal Bone Stability Premium Member Content

Zero Bone Loss Protocol - Part I: Influence of Vertical Soft Tissue Thickness on Crestal Bone Stability
It is suggested that thin tissues might be thickened during implant placement, thus reducing bone resorption. The role of soft tissue thickness is well established in aesthetic treatment. It is known that thin soft tissues present an unfavorable situation for implant placement, crestal bone stability and subsequent prosthetic treatment.

Presented By:: Tomas Linkevicius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist Premium Member Content

Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist
Contemporary patient expectations have made esthetics a major requisite of all treatment plans, especially in situations where there is a high smile line. Although new restorative materials have highly improved predictability and esthetic outcomes, soft and hard tissue management play a fundamental role when working in esthetic areas. To achieve ideal esthetics, preservation of the natural soft and hard tissue architecture is a primary clinical objective. These new proposed techniques illustrate the importance of pre-prosthetic soft and hard tissue management when working in highly esthetic compromised areas.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Revisiting the Papilla in 2016 - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Revisiting the Papilla in 2016 - Part 2 of 2
While different surgical techniques can restore most aspects of a ridge deficiency,as part of the soft tissue restorative frame, the regeneration of lost proximal papilla form is surgically limited to those papillae bordered on each side by a pontic The Classification of 6 types of papilla defects is based on the specifics of the restorative support on either side of the individual site,and can therefore be a tooth, implant or pontic, or combinations of the 3.

Presented By:: David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Revisiting the Papilla in 2015 - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Revisiting the Papilla in 2015 - Part 1 of 2
This program will clarify the 6 categories of papilla, and just how to predictably re-develop each type utilizing surgery, pink composite, orthodontics and/or porcelain. It will also demonstrate how to use The Classification Dimension chart to predictably optimize esthetic incomes with innovative treatment planning.Including pontics on at least 1 side of a papilla greatly enhance potential outcomes, simplify treatment choices and decrease treatment time. Preemptive planning is the key to rapid, successful esthetics.

Presented By:: David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities Premium Member Content

Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities
Autogenous connective tissue grafts from the palate have been the gold standard for surgically correcting gingival recession for decades. With the advent of newer soft (and hard) tissue allografts, grafting procedures are increasingly predictable, quick, effective, and less painful for patients. In this presentation, follow the evolution of root coverage surgery from autogenous grafts to the more contemporary alternatives of today. Discover how these newer materials are making it easier for patients to say "yes" and how their results can impact the level of esthetics, periodontal health and predictable restorative dentistry our profession can deliver.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Critical Concepts in Implant and Gingival Surgery; Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Soft Tissue Management Premium Member Content

Critical Concepts in Implant and Gingival Surgery; Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Soft Tissue Management
This presentation by the Troeltzsch Brothers features the fundamentals of surgical procedures in the oral cavity. Highlighted are the basic concepts we all must integrate into our daily clinical practice. A discussion of the essential anatomic guidelines as they relate to flap design options and indications are emphasized. Furthermore, material selection, sutures and techniques of wound closures are clearly addressed. Critical solutions to common surgical complications are also described. This lecture is intended for surgical beginners as well as experienced clinicians who want to update their surgical knowledge. These fundamentals are also very popular in the hands-on courses given by the Troeltzsch brothers.

Presented By:: Markus Tröltzsch, MD, DMD;Matthias Tröltzsch, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
A Review of Clinical Applications for Soft Tissue Allografts & Autografts: Solutions for Teeth, Implants, and Dentures Premium Member Content

A Review of Clinical Applications for Soft Tissue Allografts & Autografts: Solutions for Teeth, Implants, and Dentures
The presentation focuses on the clinical applications for acellular dermal graft (ADG) materials. ADGs have been commonly presented and discussed to provide solutions for treating gingival recession. Compared to autogenous grafts, they have the advantage of minimizing pain, discomfort, and surgery time for patients by avoiding an intraoral donor site such as the palate. In addition to treating gingival recession, ADGs also have uses in bone grafting surgeries such as socket grafting and ridge augmentations (GBR) when they are utilized as a barrier membrane. Finally, ADGs can be combined with bone grafting materials to aid in the augmentation of edentulous ridges to aid denture support. While this last application is less common, it's use is worthy of discussion.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting Premium Member Content

Esthetic Zone Reconstruction: Synergy of Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting
The loss of alveolar ridge contour in the esthetic zone compromises both esthetics and function. This clinical presentation will focus on the application of both hard and soft tissue grafting in the esthetic zone implementing state of the art interactive CT diagnosis and treatment planning for optimal esthetic implant reconstruction. Emphasis will be on indications, graft and harvest site assessment, timing, and use of bioactive modifiers including BMP, PRGF and PDGF. The surgical protocol utilizing allogeneic and autogenous grafts in conjunction with connective tissue grafts, acellular dermis matrix, and related soft tissue procedures to avoid functional and esthetic pitfalls will be featured. Pre and post-grafting prosthetic workup, interactive CT graft assessment and perio prosthetic driven implant planning, stent driven implant placement, and computer milled abutment fabrication including guided surgery will be included.

Presented By:: Michael A Pikos, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Critical “Pink” Interface in Esthetic Dentistry—A Cross-Disciplinary Approach: Options, Limitations, and Solutions Premium Member Content

The Critical “Pink” Interface in Esthetic Dentistry—A Cross-Disciplinary Approach: Options, Limitations, and Solutions
This program is a perspective into how cross- disciplinary interface planning has become and integral part of clinical esthetic dentistry, in particular implant diagnostics. Today it is essential to combine “white” tooth esthetics with “pink” gingival aspects. Understanding the individual prosthetic, surgical, and biologic limitations is part of innovative treatment-planning protocols developed in an approach to provide, simplify, and expedite minimally invasive limited therapy. Preemptive CBCT and 3D CAD/CAM planning of soft and hard tissue procedures, implant placement, ridge reduction, and restorative design now utilize new innovative protocols for the entire restoration from top to bottom - implant, abutment, and restoration - and the interfaces in between.

Presented By:: David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction
In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aesthetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depending on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). Sometimes it even dictates the implant position. From a surgical perspective, soft tissue height, position and thickness need to be diagnosed and corrected when needed. From the prosthetic point of view, the emergence profile has to be created to mimic the natural appearance and maintained over time in respect to the biological changes. The course teaches step by step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.

Presented By:: Marius Steigmann, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Evolving Role of Soft Tissue Enhancement in Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Evolving Role of Soft Tissue Enhancement in Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry
Soft tissue grafting techniques, new regenerative materials and bioactivators will be highlighted. The expanding role of allograft materials (Perioderm), platelet rich in growth factors (PRGF, PRF), and when to utilize them will be suggested. The ability of these combined protocols to alter the soft tissue profile around natural teeth, implants, and dentulous ridges, will be reviewed as to its critical role in "Complete Esthetics".

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Biologic Strategies to Enhance Clinical and Aesthetic Success in Oral Implantology Premium Member Content

Biologic Strategies to Enhance Clinical and Aesthetic Success in Oral Implantology
This webinar will discuss clinical strategies for treatment of the complex implant site involving bone grafting and implant placement. Our understanding of cellular pathways, and our ability to control the wound response, expands our capacity to effect better aesthetic outcomes and compress treatment time. The reduction of the inflammatory phase of tissue regeneration speeds up osseointegration, prevents crestal bone loss, maintains papillary form, increases the density of peri-implant bone and increases tissue biotype. This enhanced tissue response allows us to predictably treat even the most complex surgical cases, compress time to final reconstruction, and to maintain these favorable tissue outcomes over an extended period of time. The use of dental implants with advanced biologic features and the incorporation autologous growth factors will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Robert J. Miller, DDS, FACD, DABOI
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
Watch Now>>
Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction
In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aesthetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depending on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). Sometimes it even dictates the implant position. From a surgical perspective, soft tissue height, position and thickness need to be diagnosed and corrected when needed. From the prosthetic point of view, the emergence profile has to be created to mimic the natural appearance and maintained over time in respect to the biological changes. The course teaches step by step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.

Presented By:: Marius Steigmann, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Critical Concepts in Implant and Gingival Surgery; Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Soft Tissue Management Premium Member Content

Critical Concepts in Implant and Gingival Surgery; Flap Designs, Suture Techniques and Soft Tissue Management
This presentation by the Troeltzsch Brothers features the fundamentals of surgical procedures in the oral cavity. Highlighted are the basic concepts we all must integrate into our daily clinical practice. A discussion of the essential anatomic guidelines as they relate to flap design options and indications are emphasized. Furthermore, material selection, sutures and techniques of wound closures are clearly addressed. Critical solutions to common surgical complications are also described. This lecture is intended for surgical beginners as well as experienced clinicians who want to update their surgical knowledge. These fundamentals are also very popular in the hands-on courses given by the Troeltzsch brothers.

Presented By:: Markus Tröltzsch, MD, DMD;Matthias Tröltzsch, MD, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Basics of Root Coverage Surgery with Acellular Dermal Grafts: A STEP-BY-STEP Live Patient Demonstration Premium Member Content

The Basics of Root Coverage Surgery with Acellular Dermal Grafts: A STEP-BY-STEP Live Patient Demonstration
Soft tissue grafting is rapidly playing a larger role in restorative, esthetic, and reconstructive dentistry. While conventional grafting techniques have several limitations, newer grafting materials and techniques make it easier for patients to say "yes" to the treatment they truly need and desire. In this webinar, Dr. Wong will perform a step-by-step demonstration using Perioderm to correct multiple gingival recession defects. Soft tissue allografts are quickly becoming a "game changer" in dentistry, making optimum dentistry more than an ideal... it's a reality.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Evolving Role of Soft Tissue Grafting in Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Evolving Role of Soft Tissue Grafting in Esthetic Reconstructive Dentistry
Soft tissue grafting techniques, new regenerative materials and bioactivators will be highlighted.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities Premium Member Content

Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities
In this presentation, follow the evolution of root coverage surgery from autogenous grafts to the more contemporary alternatives of today.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting Premium Member Content

Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.

Presented By:: Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD.
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Gingival Reconstruction & Soft Tissue Grafting Premium Member Content

Gingival Reconstruction & Soft Tissue Grafting
New perspectives in gingival reconstruction and soft tissue grafting.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Periodontic Surgery Courses
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Peri-implant Disease: We Have a Problem Premium Member Content

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Inflammatory Peri-implant Disease: We Have a Problem
This detailed presentation will discuss the etiology, microbiology, histopathology and clinical manifestations of peri-implant disease, and will present evidence based in-office and at-home treatment regimens to stop mucositis from progressing to peri-implantitis. Additionally, "COAP", a new minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of peri-implantitis will be introduced.

Presented By:: Paul Fletcher, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Modern Crown Lengthening: Classification and Clinical Application Premium Member Content

Modern Crown Lengthening: Classification and Clinical Application
Crown lengthening procedures are indicated to provide adequate tooth structure in case of subgingival tooth fracture or caries, uneven gingival level, un-esthetic short crowns due to the tooth wear, inadequate axial height, altered passive eruption ,forced eruption of a single or multiple teeth and finally in case of gingival smile. The treatment modality for esthetic crown lengthening procedure should be based on detail diagnosis in each case because of the multifactorial etiology and because of the type of therapy selected by the clinician, will have a direct implication for the esthetic result.

Presented By:: André P. Saadoun, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z Premium Member Content

Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z
In this complete surgical video, Dr. David Wong performs an esthetic crown lengthening procedure to address a "gummy smile" as part of comprehensive therapy and smile enhancement. Dr. Wong will outline the indications for crown lengthening surgery as opposed to orthognathic correction. The surgical video will demonstrate the complete crown lengthening surgery, including incision design, flap management and instrumentation. In addition, suturing and post-operative care will also be outlined in detail.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment Premium Member Content

Innovative Sequencing for Interdisciplinary Aesthetic Treatment
Smile enhancement therapy has become an important facet of the everyday aesthetic practice. Aesthetic evaluation utilizing facial aesthetic design to diagnose tooth position demands effective communication between the periodontal-restorative team. This presentation will review innovative sequencing techniques for interdisciplinary cases which require aesthetic crown lengthening for the treatment of excessive gingival display, and for gingival augmentation for root coverage, and the correction of poor gingival quality. Immediate implant placement with immediate non–loaded provisional fabrication will also be reviewed.

Presented By:: Michael A. Apa, DDS, PC;Brian Chadroff, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Connective Tissue Graft Harvesting Techniques - Part 1 Premium Member Content

Connective Tissue Graft Harvesting Techniques - Part 1
In this presentation, Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli develops a critical comparison between the different CTG harvesting techniques, and shows the correct management of this kind of graft as well as its use in coronally advanced flap surgical technique for the treatment of gingival recessions.

Presented By:: Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results Premium Member Content

"The Root Membrane Technique” / Socket Shield: Long-Term Results
Loss of blood supply derived from the periodontal ligament (PDL) has been identified as a major etiologic factor for ridge resorption. Animal studies and case reports provide proof-of-principle data on the feasibility of immediate implant placement in proximity to a retained root fragment for the strategic preservation of the natural tooth apparatus. This novel concept relies on the preservation of PDL, buccal bone and soft tissue esthetics via selective preservation of the buccal portion of the root and PDL which can lead to predictable and sustainable clinical stability of immediately placed and loaded implants.

Presented By:: Mitsias E. Miltiadis, DDS, MSc, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist Premium Member Content

Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist
Contemporary patient expectations have made esthetics a major requisite of all treatment plans, especially in situations where there is a high smile line. Although new restorative materials have highly improved predictability and esthetic outcomes, soft and hard tissue management play a fundamental role when working in esthetic areas. To achieve ideal esthetics, preservation of the natural soft and hard tissue architecture is a primary clinical objective. These new proposed techniques illustrate the importance of pre-prosthetic soft and hard tissue management when working in highly esthetic compromised areas.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Socket Shield Technique - Have the Rules of the Game Changed in Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy? Premium Member Content

The Socket Shield Technique - Have the Rules of the Game Changed in Aesthetic Zone Implant Therapy?
Implant therapy is in the age of being increasingly aesthetically driven, not merely restorative. With the increasing popularity of immediate implants, particularly with anterior tooth extraction, the relevance of socket changes following extraction has come to the fore. Contrary to what was originally believed, the installation of an immediate implant does not arrest bone loss, and immediate implants in the aesthetic zone are prone to recession of bone and soft tissue as a result of bundle bone resorption which is obligatory with tooth extraction.

Presented By:: T.V. Narayan, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

From Extraction to Prosthetic Restoration: Considerations for the Esthetic Zone
This webinar will highlight surgical and restorative techniques to accomplish predictable outcomes in the esthetic zone with implant therapy. Treatment modalities will be demonstrated with high quality photography and case series discussion. Surgical modalities presented will include ridge preservation, the current evidence on the use of growth factors such as PRP and hr-PDGF bb. Also timing of implant placement as well as soft and hard tissue augmentation will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on immediate provisionalization of implants to accomplish optimal peri-implant mucosa architecture. Techniques to transfer provisional emergence profile to the final restoration will be presented.

Presented By:: Thanos Ntounis, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities Premium Member Content

Acellular Dermal Grafts in the Correction of Gingival Recession: Discovering the Possibilities
Autogenous connective tissue grafts from the palate have been the gold standard for surgically correcting gingival recession for decades. With the advent of newer soft (and hard) tissue allografts, grafting procedures are increasingly predictable, quick, effective, and less painful for patients. In this presentation, follow the evolution of root coverage surgery from autogenous grafts to the more contemporary alternatives of today. Discover how these newer materials are making it easier for patients to say "yes" and how their results can impact the level of esthetics, periodontal health and predictable restorative dentistry our profession can deliver.

Presented By:: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment Premium Member Content

Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment
The dental implant therapy has evolved both in implant surface and design. The reason for the initial crestal bone loss has been proven and the risks of having a peri-implantitis have increased due to the early exposure of roughened surface. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is at a range of 28 to 56%. The role of dental professionals nowadays is to know how to interpret the signs of inflammation and establish the diagnosis of peri-implantitis, which is the most challenging, and be able to treat it properly since this is becoming a more needed therapy.

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Advanced Immediate Implant Placement Strategies Including the Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications Premium Member Content

Advanced Immediate Implant Placement Strategies Including the Socket Shield (SS) Technique and its Complications
Immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone has become a controversial topic with regards to the long term aesthetic demands that both the profession and our patients have placed on this treatment modality. Since the controversy broke a few years ago there have been a number of outstanding developments that have revolutionized the way we do immediate implant placement. Soft tissue augmentations using the tunnel technique as well as the socket whiled technique are 2 of these techniques which form the baseline of treatment in our clinic. This lecture will go through all the updated protocols of immediate implant placement supported by the literature as well as deal specifically with the finer details of the socket whiled technique including step by step photos and video of the technique. More importantly it will cover numerous complications that we have had to deal with over the last few years that we have been doing this technique.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool Premium Member Content

CBCT as an Interdisciplinary Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Tool
This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the utilization of CBCT imaging from the perspective and scope of a periodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Treatment planning, critical thinking skills and surgical execution of cases demonstrating complex dentoalveolar bone reconstruction and craniofacial deformities will be presented demonstrating how this paradigm shift has expanded capabilities and predictability to treat demanding cases.

Presented By:: Daniel B. Spagnoli, DDS, PhD;George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques Premium Member Content

Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
There is rarely a day that clinicians do not have to deal with an extraction site. If implant therapy is a consideration, then bone and soft tissue quantity and quality must be factored into treatment options. The ideal opportunity for bone preservation exists at the time of tooth extraction. All too often this opportunity is lost. Extraction techniques will be demonstrated that not only preserve but augment the amount of alveolar bone. The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil Premium Member Content

The Future of Lasers in Periodontal Therapy: Science, Hype or Snake Oil
The results of recent research studies suggest that lasers provide a viable alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. Evidence is emerging that lasers provide an enhanced method for achieving this elusive goal, while eliminating many of the negative sequale associated with conventional pocket elimination surgery.

Presented By:: I. Stephen Brown, DDS, FACD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1
Watch Now>>
Designing Periodontal Surgical Procedures in the 4th Dimension: Advantages of CBCT Planning Premium Member Content

Designing Periodontal Surgical Procedures in the 4th Dimension: Advantages of CBCT Planning
This presentation focuses on the recent introduction of affordable, innovative combination CBCT/panoramic units and how they are used in examination and diagnosis in periodontics as well as CT guided implantology and beyond. Emerging concepts in interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy will also be presented.

Presented By:: Alan L. Rosenfeld, DDS, FACD;George A. Mandelaris, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1
Watch Now>>
What to do when Good Teeth and Implants go Bad? The Standard of Care for Laser Periodontitis Treatment Premium Member Content

What to do when Good Teeth and Implants go Bad? The Standard of Care for Laser Periodontitis Treatment
In this course, you will understand the laser energy and how the LANAP® protocol creates the specific environment to turn periodontal “degeneration” into “regeneration” around failing teeth and implants.

Presented By:: Dawn Bloore, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting Premium Member Content

Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.

Presented By:: Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD.
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Periodontal Clinical Issues Premium Member Content

Periodontal Clinical Issues
Examination of Different Aspects of Periodontics

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD;Maurice Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Edwin S. Rosenberg, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Other Surgical Courses
The Interdisciplinary Software Platform. The Key For Modern Digital Dentistry Premium Member Content

The Interdisciplinary Software Platform. The Key For Modern Digital Dentistry
The starting point of a facially driven interdisciplinary dental treatment plan is "The Smile Frame". A few crucial photos and steps will come together to create the ultimate template you need to communicate to your dental team, colleagues, and the patient to ultimately increase case acceptance and create the most aesthetic and functional method of rehabilitation to your patient. We will discuss how this paradigm shift of regular analog dentistry has shifted to this modern digital world and the benefits it provides. The protocol proposed will improve the diagnosis, communication and predictability of esthetic rehabilitation, from simple implant or restorative cases to complex cases, combining perio, ortho, and othognathic surgery. Emphasis will be given to the utilization of digital tools to enhance and facilitate the Dentist/Technician interaction and communication with the patient.

Presented By:: Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics
The “Advanced” PRF (A-PRF) and “Injectable” PRF (I-PRF) protocols were designed with this new concept. Indications are numerous in all medical fields where we need regeneration: bone, cartilage, skin etc... However, the use of growth factors is not a guarantee of long term stability, as they are active only at the beginning of the process. Numerous rules of tissue engineering have to be applied to maintain the regenerated bone through an adequate blood supply: this lecture is an enlightenment on the biological and mechanical conditions for long term stability of the bone: “grafted bone” or “bone around implants”.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
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 Unit)
Watch Now>>
Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Horizontal Augmentation Through the Ridge-Split Procedure: A Predictable Surgical Modality in Implant Reconstruction
In this presentation, the author concentrated on the ridge-split procedure (RSP) as a form of a ridge modification (widening or augmentation), the technique that offers many possibilities and has many advantages in oral pre-prosthetic implant reconstruction. There are many modifications of the RSP. This presentation is a description of classical ridge-split procedure in maxilla and mandible that has been successfully employed for many years in author’s surgical practice.

Presented By:: Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
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 Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Mastering Surgical Principles: Key to Constant Success Premium Member Content

Mastering Surgical Principles: Key to Constant Success
Clinical success depends on material and technique selection, but no material or technique will succeed if surgical principles are not respected. Attention to detail is imperative and mastering surgical principles is key to constant success. This course aims to review principles of flap design and elevation, as well as degranulation, debridement, suturing and wound stabilization of the most commonly performed periodontal, implant and advanced bone grafting procedures. Pharmacologic protocols and anesthesia will also be discussed.

Presented By:: Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
Watch Now>>
Controlled Ridge Splitting (CRS) Premium Member Content

Controlled Ridge Splitting (CRS)
To demonstrate a new technique of controlled ridge splitting (CRS) in severely atrophied maxillary cases as an alternative to autogenous block graft. Twenty cases were completed using a controlled ridge splitting (CRS) technique with a total of 65 implants were placed in severely atrophied Maxillae and followed after the implants were loaded. Results: The CRS technique was used in very complex cases, where the alternative method will be autogenous block graft. A total of 65 tapered implants were placed. The implants diameter ranged between 3.25-5mm with a length ranged between 10-13mm. The implants were restored and were followed for 1-3 years. All implants achieved osseointegration and continue to have successful prostheses. Conclusion: The CRS is a predictable treatment option and could be a good alternative to autogenous block grafts is severely atrophic maxillae.

Presented By:: Suheil M. Boutros, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Bone Augmentation and Implant Planning in a 3-D CBCT World Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation and Implant Planning in a 3-D CBCT World
Don’t sit on the sidelines! Incorporate CBCT technology into your practice today for improved implant treatment planning, perio defect diagnostics, identification of perio-endo involvement, bone grafting evaluation, surgical guide fabrication and implant outcomes assessment. This presentation will highlight cases where CBCT unparalleled views positively affected diagnosis, treatment plans, outcomes and case acceptance.

Presented By:: Bradley S. McAllister, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
TMD, Parafunction and Occlusion for Natural Teeth and Implants: Diagnosis and Management Premium Member Content

TMD, Parafunction and Occlusion for Natural Teeth and Implants: Diagnosis and Management
This presentation will address the basic science related to mechanics of the head and neck and the interrelationship with everyday clinical dentistry directly related to occlusion involving implants and the natural dentition. Alternative strategies for the management of parafunction and TMJ related issues will also be outlined.

Presented By:: Alvaro Ordoñez, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
The Holy Grail of True Regeneration - Fibronectin Premium Member Content

The Holy Grail of True Regeneration - Fibronectin
This webinar will involve a histologic study review about the key role of fibronectin, "Nature's Nectar" & why it is the Holy Grail of true regeneration. Come follow a real Professor's histologic journey in search of the Raiders of the Lost Attachment and how to get it back.

Presented By:: John Chrispens, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Gingival Esthetics Premium Member Content

Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Gingival Esthetics
This program will look in depth at the concept of excessive gingival display and diagnosing the potential causes from vertical maxillary excess to altered passive eruption and super eruption following tooth wear.

Presented By:: Lee Ann Brady, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>


ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognition Provider
Dental XP is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider of Continuing Education Credits
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.
ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
©2017

Preferred Language: English Flag
Contact Us · Login · Register