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The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

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

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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"The Soft Block": Treating Severe Recessions Around Dental Implants Premium Member Content

"The Soft Block": Treating Severe Recessions Around Dental Implants
Implants have been one of the major breakthroughs in dentistry. Tissue collapse around dental implants is our number one enemy as it gives rise to serious problems that go from inflammation, through many times chronic infection, all the way down to severe recession, seriously compromising not only esthetics, but also function and our patients well being. Strategies have been developed to help clinicians to try to avoid collapse. Among the most important are procedures such as: grafting the gap; GBR with several biomaterials and barriers; flapless approaches; immediate implant placement after tooth removal with provisionalization using CAD-CAM & 3D technologies and ultimately PET strategies also combined or not with immediate load

Presented By:: Filipe Lopes, DDS, DMD
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"Partial Extraction Therapies" for Preservation of the Ridge Premium Member Content

"Partial Extraction Therapies" for Preservation of the Ridge
Understand PET/Socket Shield’s healing biology according to present knowledge. Learn about PET/Socket Shield complications, and how to solve them. Learn the benefits of combining Biological Modulators (Endoret®) to enhance PET/Socket Shield’s results. Learn how to obtain an adequate 3D soft tissue thickness around dental implants, and how this biological benefit is reflected in the aesthetics and durability of treatments.

Presented By:: Bernardo de Mira Corrêa, DDS, DMD
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3-Day LIVE PATIENT Hands-On Course in Brazil

3-Day LIVE PATIENT Hands-On Course in Brazil
This video, clinicians traveled down to Santos, Brazil for 3 days of intense LIVE SURGERY with Dr. Maurice Salama, Howard Gluckman, Marcelo Silva, Abtin Shahriari, etc. in 2016. This is a brief video overview of the time these clinicians had on a once in a lifetime opportunity trip with some of the best clinicians in the world! This course is only done once a year and its always the 1st weekend of December!

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
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Surgical Veneer Grafting - Compensation for Natural Labial Plate Remodeling After Immediate Implant Placement

Surgical Veneer Grafting - Compensation for Natural Labial Plate Remodeling After Immediate Implant Placement
Contemporary implant therapy aims to provide highly esthetic and predictable treatment outcomes while decreasing treatment duration and complexity. The clinician must therefore be cognizant of circumstances with a predisposition toward esthetic outcomes and treatment plan accordingly. Preservation of the surrounding hard and soft tissues associated with an immediate postextraction socket implant to replace a nonrestorable tooth in the esthetic zone is one of the greatest challenges facing the dental team. A case report of a hopeless maxillary left central incisor in a patient with a thin periodontal phenotype illustrates this new surgical and prosthetic approach. Clinical, radiological, and esthetic parameters were recorded to evaluate primary treatment outcomes.

Author(s): Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
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Antimicrobial Effect of a Single Dose of Amoxicillin on the Oral Microbiota

Antimicrobial Effect of a Single Dose of Amoxicillin on the Oral Microbiota
Amoxicillin is commonly used in oral surgery for antimicrobial prophylaxis against surgical-site infection and bacteremia because of its effect on oral streptococci. The aim of this study was to determine whether amoxicillin reaches the break-point concentrations in saliva and has any effect on the salivary microbiota, colonizing bacteria on mucosal membranes and on the gingival crevice after a single dose of amoxicillin. A single dose given as prophylaxis to prevent a surgical-site infection results in a significant reducing effect on the oral streptococcal microflora in the gingival crevice and may have an impact on bacteria spreading into tissues and the bacteria of streptococci.

Author(s): Cecilia Larsson Wexell, DDS, PhD; Henrik Ryberg, PhD; Wivi-Anne Sjöberg Andersson, DDS; Susanne Blomqvist, BSc; Pieter Colin, PhD; Jan Van Bocxlaer, PhD; Gunnar Dahlén, DDS PhD
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Reconstruction of a Single-Tooth Traumatic Defect in the Anterior Maxilla Using the Khoury Bone Plate Graft

Reconstruction of a Single-Tooth Traumatic Defect in the Anterior Maxilla Using the Khoury Bone Plate Graft
Trauma to teeth and the dentoalveolar process may result in a ridge defect that precludes straightforward implant therapy of the patient. Typically bone and soft tissue augmentation of the area would first be needed to adequately prepare the tissues for the implant and its restoration..Grafting of the site is substantially more difficult in cases where the ridge also lacks adequate height, and techniques to recreate a bony envelope to apply guided bone regeneration may be required. Moreover, defects in the anterior aesthetic zone that require both bone and soft tissue grafting and a restoration that harmonizes the adjacent pink and white aesthetics may be an even more significant challenge to the restorative team. Hereafter a case of trauma to an anterior maxillary tooth that saw destruction of the ridge is presented, with the defect reconstructed to accommodate a functional and aesthetically pleasing implant supported restoration.

Author(s): Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Jonathan Du Toit, BChD
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The Pontic-Shield: Partial Extraction Therapy for Implant Dentistry

The Pontic-Shield: Partial Extraction Therapy for Implant Dentistry
Augmentive ridge preservation techniques aim to manage the postextraction ridge. The partial extraction of teeth may better preserve the ridge form by maintaining the bundle bone-periodontal tissues and preserve the ridge beneath dentures or fixed prostheses. The socket-shield technique entails preparing a tooth root section simultaneous to immediate implant placement and has demonstrated histologic and clinical results contributory to esthetic implant treatment. A retrospective 10-patient case series treating 14 partial extraction sites demonstrates how a modification of the socket-shield technique can successfully develop pontic sites and preserve the ridge.

Author(s): Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Jonathan Du Toit, BChD, Dipl Implantol, Dipl Oral Surg, MSc Dent
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The Role of Occlusion in Implant Prosthetics Premium Member Content

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

Presented By:: Carlo Poggio, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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The Surgical-Restorative Digital Work Flow In Comprehensive Therapy Premium Member Content

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

Presented By:: Karim Dada, DDS, MS;Leon Pariente, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Surgical Veneer Grafting: Utilization in Immediate Implant Placement Premium Member Content

Surgical Veneer Grafting: Utilization in Immediate Implant Placement
The management of the digital implant prosthetic dentistry, especially in the anterior esthetic area, is one of the hottest topics in Dentistry. The diagnostic phase is critical. In the course, are discussed all the parameters to achieve the correct diagnosis of the socket and the various treatment plan correlated to each anatomical type of socket. The Dual Zone approach (bone zone and tissue zone) will be evaluated and discussed in detail, regarding each of their variables.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Bone Graft Cements: A New Advance to Augmentation Solutions Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Cements: A New Advance to Augmentation Solutions
The purpose of this lecture is to shed light on the evolution of raw materials in order to find the ultimate bone graft cement, exploring the potential and the new opportunities of using cement-based augmentation materials in the maxillofacial and dental fields, and emphasizing the advantages, disadvantages and methods of use from the scientific and clinical points of view.

Presented By:: Amos Yahav, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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