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3D Immediate Transformation of The Fully Edentulous Patient Premium Member Content

3D Immediate Transformation of The Fully Edentulous Patient
Immediate loading of threaded dental implants with fixed restorations has been a documented treatment modality for more than 20 years. In that time, materials, surgical protocols, treatment methods and restorative options have evolved so that these procedures can be now be considered routine and predictable. The original protocols required an abundant number of implants in large volumes of dense bone, laborious provisional restorations and expensive precious metal based final prosthesis. Current methods permit treatment of patients with limited bone, streamlined provisionalization methods, and new materials and technology to provide predictable and efficient solutions. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the key principles required for successful immediate loading of fully edentulous patients. It will also demonstrate some of the newer concepts and materials and options for efficient and routine treatment.

Presented By: Jeffrey Ganeles, DMD, FACD
Presentation Style: Video
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Ceramic Reconstruction of Soft Tissue - Digital Information Premium Member Content

Ceramic Reconstruction of Soft Tissue - Digital Information
This case demonstrates some digital tools that our dental team uses to provide as much as information as possible to the lab technician in order to achieve an acceptable result.

Presented By: Ricardo Gapski, CD, DDS, MSc
Presentation Style: Video
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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 dentsitry. 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
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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
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Immediate Placement of Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis

Immediate Placement of Dental Implants in the Esthetic Zone: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis
Research interest on immediate placement of dental implants has shifted from implant survival toward optimal preservation of soft and hard tissues. The aim of this study is to systematically assess the condition of implant survival, peri-implant hard and soft tissue changes, esthetic outcome, and patient satisfaction of immediately placed single- tooth implants in the esthetic zone. A pooled analysis was performed to identify factors associated with survival and peri-implant tissue changes after immediate implant placement. Immediate placement with immediate provisionalization of dental implants in the esthetic zone results in excellent short-term treatment outcome in terms of implant survival and minimal change of peri-implant soft and hard tissue dimensions.

Author(s): Kirsten W. Slagter; Laurens den Hartog; Nicolaas A. Bakker; Arjan Vissink; Henny J.A. Meijer; Gerry M. Raghoebar
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Diameter Selection of Implants Placed in Extraction Sockets: A New Approach

Diameter Selection of Implants Placed in Extraction Sockets: A New Approach
Implant placement in extraction sockets is considered a daunting challenge due to offering risks of bone remodeling and consequent gingival alterations. Objective: This study aims at proposing a protocol for selecting the diameter of upper anterior osseointegrated implants placed in extraction sockets. This protocol was based on the bucco-palatal dimension of the socket and allows a 3-mm gap to form between the implant and the outer surface of the buccal bone wall. Such gap must be filled with biomaterial or autograft so as to increase the predictability of long-term results.

Author(s): José Carlos Martins da Rosa, DDS, MS;Ariádene Cristina Pértile de Oliveira Rosa; Carlos Eduardo Fra ncischone; Bruno Salles Sotto-Maior
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Sinus Floor Elevation Via the Maxillary Premolar Extraction Socket With Immediate Implant Placement: A Case Series

Sinus Floor Elevation Via the Maxillary Premolar Extraction Socket With Immediate Implant Placement: A Case Series
When immediate implant placement is considered for teeth with close proximity to the sinus floor, apical extension of the osteotomy is significantly limited, and often a staged approach is used. Implant placement into fresh extraction sockets and sinus floor manipulation using bone-added osteotome sinus floor elevation with implant placement are techniques most often used independently or sequentially. In this care report, immediate implant placement with simultaneous osteotome sinus floor elevation is an advantageous combination of two successfully used techniques. This combined approach can significantly reduce the treatment time for implant therapy in teeth with close sinus proximity and provide the operator with the ability to place implants of desired length.

Author(s): Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD;Shilpa Kolhatkar; Tamika N. Thompson-Sloan
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Soft Tissue Stability with Immediate Implants and Concave Abutments

Soft Tissue Stability with Immediate Implants and Concave Abutments
The aim on the present retrospective study was to observe the dimensional alterations of the peri-implant tissues after immediate implants and single tooth restorations with concave abutments performed on 28 patients, with a mean follow-up time on 20.4 months.

Author(s): Marco Redemagni, MD, DDS; Sergio Cremonesi, DDS; Guiliano Garlini, DDS; Carlo Maiorana, MD, DDS
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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