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In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow Premium Member Content

In the Transition Line; Between the Prosthodontics of Today & Tomorrow
Dentistry is evolving rapidly, digital technology is covering all areas of our profession, streamlining the treatment plan and the execution of clinical cases. Prosthodontics more than any other specialty is in this transition zone between analog and digital. With the increase in the popularity of the different procedures of digital dentistry, some questions are born: to what point is the digital age here to replace the human ability? Where are we today to make predictable, repeatable and efficient digital dentistry? among many others. Undoubtedly, the digital era is here to improve our clinical practice, the dentist of today must be aware of the digital processes without forgetting the basic principles of dentistry so that their daily practice is successful and achieve the maximum goal, well-being of the patient.

Presented By:: Jonathan Esquivel, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Perio-Prosthetic Approach Premium Member Content

Challenges in the Aesthetic Zone: Perio-Prosthetic Approach
In this case presentation, Dr. Stankov will share his thoughts on one particular complex case involving anterior aesthetics, periodontal plastic surgery / crown lengthening & soft tissue enhancement. Special emphasis to resolving all issues for this young female patient will be highlighted in a step-by-step protocol and workflow.

Presented By:: Ventseslav Stankov, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Modern GBR Concepts, Flap Design and Materials as an Alternative to Autologous Bone Premium Member Content

Modern GBR Concepts, Flap Design and Materials as an Alternative to Autologous Bone
This lecture will provide a decision tree to assist the practitioner to best choose devices and biomaterials to achieve successful outcomes in bone regenerative treatment. Moreover, a straight-forward review of the step-by-step surgical maneuvers will be given, like incision design, flap management, membrane fixation strategies, and tension-free suturing technique. in the final part of the lecture, strategies to simplify the regenerative protocols will be presented with the intention to decrease morbidity and complications while boosting patients’ innate healing response.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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Integrating Orthodontics with Orthognatic Surgery; From Virtual Planning to Clinical Excellence Premium Member Content

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

Presented By:: Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Nelson Leon, DDS, OMFS
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Reconstruction of a Horizontal and Vertical Bone defect using The Cortical Lamina Technique

Reconstruction of a Horizontal and Vertical Bone defect using The Cortical Lamina Technique
For many years guided bone regeneration has been a challenge in oral and implant surgery. Many techniques and devices have been used in trying to regenerate and reconstruct resorbed edentulous ridges. The literature in the field is scarce due to the impossibility to perform RCT on such lesions, therefore the judgement of the international community is based on case reports and retrospective studies. In the last ten years a new device has proved to be quite successful and predictable on top of showing a very low morbidity, a membrane made of xenogeneic collagenated bone with features that are very different from any other material used in the past. This paper will show the application of the cortical lamina technique where a vertical and horizontal defect was corrected and successfully restored.

Author(s): Roberto Rossi, DDS;Edoardo Foce MD, DDS
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Survival of Implants after Indirect Maxillary Sinus Elevation Procedure: A Two Years Longitudinal Study

Survival of Implants after Indirect Maxillary Sinus Elevation Procedure: A Two Years Longitudinal Study
The aim of the study was to evaluate the survival rate of two diverse implant systems with different implant surfaces with the same geometrical design. In the present study, we achieved clinical success with both kinds of implant surfaces however Bioetched implant surface showed promising results comparable to Tiunite surface of Nobel BioCare Implants. In the future, more case-controlled studies with longer follow-up are needed to validate the results of the present findings.

Author(s): Lanka Mahesh, BDS, MBA;Ashutosh Agarwal; Jose C Guirado; Praful Bali; Nitika Poonia
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Tuberosity Versus Palatal Donor Sites for Soft Tissue Grafting: A Split-Mouth Clinical Study

Tuberosity Versus Palatal Donor Sites for Soft Tissue Grafting: A Split-Mouth Clinical Study
The objective of this articles is to compare postoperative pain associated with palatal and tuberosity donor sites for soft tissue grafting, and to evaluate the outcomes in both the donor and recipient sites.

Author(s): Peter N. Amin, BDS, MSD; Nabil R. Bissada, DDS, MSD; Paul A. Ricchetti, DDS, MScD; Andre Paes B. Silva, DMD, PhD; Catherine A. Demko, PhD
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Contaminated Implants Raise Global Concern Among Dentists

Contaminated Implants Raise Global Concern Among Dentists
There is a problem that many implantologists are not aware of: recent analyses of dental implants using scanning electron microscopy indicate that an alarming number of sterile-packaged implants are contaminated. The authors assumed that either foreign particles had found their way into the osseous bed during the implant placement procedure or the implant material itself was contaminated.

Author(s): Dr Dirk U. Duddeck
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Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 2 of 2
This presentation will focus on the interdisciplinary relationship of the restorative dentist, periodontist and orthodontist to reconstruct the soft tissue foundation for all of these restorative options in anterior tooth replacement. The diagnosis of deficiencies as well as the varied treatment options will be discussed in detail. This includes periodontal crown lengthening, esthetic periodontal plastic soft tissue grafting procedures as well as prescription adjunctive orthodontic tooth movement to manipulate the soft tissue foundation prior to or subsequent with the restorative options of implants, bridges, or pontic replacement.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 1 Premium Member Content

Plastic-Esthetic Periodontal and Implant Surgery: A Microsurgical Approach - Part 1
This 2 part presentation is a comprehensive overview of the principles, indications, and clinical techniques of plastic-esthetic periodontal and implant microsurgery, focusing especially on minimal soft tissue trauma and maximally perfect wound closure. Microsurgery provides clinically relevant advantages over conventional macro-surgical concepts for regenerative and plastic-esthetic periodontal surgery, especially in the all-important esthetic zone. The microsurgical principles and procedures presented will described using high resolution multimedia.

Presented By:: Markus B. Hürzeler, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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 Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Innovative New Lip Stabilization Technique (LipStaT): Treating a Gummy Smile Premium Member Content

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

Presented By:: Monish Bhola, DDS, MSD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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