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OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? Part 3 Premium Member Content

OCCLUSION: Can We Possibly Simplify It? Part 3
Over the past 20 years, many of us have been confused, frustrated, unsure and crazy about ... “How do I get my occlusion philosophy on the right path?” At NYU FMR we have developed tried and true techniques that are guaranteed to make you understand occlusion, contact points and mandibular movement that makes sense, is easy to diagnose and systematically treat with success. In addition being comfortable Restoring OVD, understanding TMJ joint position and treating the worn dentition. Using our SOT methods and Level 1-10 Occlusion Classification we can show you how to become successful in the “Occlusion” of your patients.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
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Modern Implant Concepts in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Modern Implant Concepts in the Esthetic Zone
Managing aesthetic zone with dental implants is one of the most challenging and demanding treatments in dentistry due to biological limitations. From Sockets type I to healed ridges with hard and soft tissue deficiencies, everyday clinicians may face different situations to manage in the aesthetic zone. When we are talking about rebuilt and have long term success, autogenous hard and soft tissue still are the gold standard as the Socket shield technique promises to be to prevent bucal collapse in Immediate Implants. During the lecture the author will systematize how to face each different clinical situation, utilizing different autogenous tissues combined with a micro surgical approach, in order to have the best healing patterns and scar-less surgery.

Presented By:: Luis Lapa Bessa, DDS;Miguel Stanley, DDS
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Multidisciplinary Management of the Complex Patient: Team Croatia Approach Premium Member Content

Multidisciplinary Management of the Complex Patient: Team Croatia Approach
Dentistry has benefited in many ways with advances in digital technology. Lectures about digital dentistry are usually showing in many terabytes and animations effortless protocols. Daily we face problems like data loss, reduced visibility and irrigation with surgical guides, difficulties with edentulous jaw scanning and alignment to name only some of them. Obstacles that we find in a daily practice on the way to the digital dentistry for the full arch implant reconstruction are shown in this lecture.

Presented By:: Snježana Pohl, MD, DMD;Matko Oguić, DMD;Josip Brusić, DMD
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Management of the Full Arch Edentulous Patient: Team India Approach Premium Member Content

Management of the Full Arch Edentulous Patient: Team India Approach
The number of fully edentulous patients is on the rise due to higher life expectancy. Also, higher number of young patients are edentulous due to congenital disorders or advanced periodontal disease. Various treatment options are now available to the clinician for treating edentulous patients. However a lot of confusion exists amongst clinicians while choosing the right treatment approach and the correct prosthesis design for such patients. During this lecture, Team India will present a decision tree for treatment planning fully edentulous patients. This will help clinicians to opt for the most suitable prosthetic design for their patients. Critical factors such as age of patient, bone zones, cosmetic display and degree of resorption will be discussed. The importance of a well adjusted interim restoration and the conversion from provisional restoration to the final one utilizing the novel ‘Fast tracking’ technique will be a part of this presentation.

Presented By:: Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS;Ali Tunkiwala, MDS;T.V. Narayan, MDS
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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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Socket Shield Technique - Implantology Today

Socket Shield Technique - Implantology Today
The socket shield procedure is an effective surgical technique for implant supported restorations. It helps in preserving the labial bone and soft tissue architecture around osseointegrated implants. The procedure provides comparable or better outcomes compared to other conventional alternatives at a lower cost.

Author(s): Udatta Kher, BDS, MDS;Ali Tunkiwala, MDS
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Surgical Veneer Grafting Protocol: Step-by-Step Utilization in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Surgical Veneer Grafting Protocol: Step-by-Step Utilization in the Esthetic Zone
In the lecture, 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. In the surgical part, it will be described the criteria necessary for successfully utilizing minimally invasive protocols within the esthetic zone and the possibility of placing or not placing a bone graft in the “gap” and the opportunity to use a connective tissue graft to overbuild the site bucco-lingually, performing the Surgical Veneer Grafting Protocol, idea'ed by the Agnini brothers.

Presented By:: Alessandro Agnini, DMD;Andrea Mastrorosa Agnini, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Diagnosis, Planning, & Treatment of Altered Passive Eruption; From a Periodontists Perspective Premium Member Content

Diagnosis, Planning, & Treatment of Altered Passive Eruption; From a Periodontists Perspective
This presentation will teach how to diagnose cases of altered passive eruption based on the radiographic evaluation (with peri-apical rx and CBCT) and how to plan and document a surgical procedure aimed to ‘uncover’ the beautiful and natural hidden enamel. In a world where esthetics is becoming more and more a concern a simple periodontal plastic surgical procedure can re-establish esthetic and balance to the patients affected by this condition.

Presented By:: Roberto Rossi, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Treating the Terminal Dentition: A Patient-Center Approach Premium Member Content

Treating the Terminal Dentition: A Patient-Center Approach
In patients with terminal dentition esthetic and functional replacement is a necessary objective, but no longer a sufficient-objective: nowadays, due to the clinical and extra clinical characteristics of these patients, management of the therapy is as important as its conclusion. Respect of the principle of autonomy, reduction of treatment length, simplification of surgical procedures and prosthetic management of implant immediate loading are the cornerstones of this philosophy and are the object of this lecture.

Presented By:: Leonello Biscaro, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Magnetic Mallet and It’s Use in Daily Practice - Clinical Perspective Premium Member Content

The Magnetic Mallet and It’s Use in Daily Practice - Clinical Perspective
This innovative machine called the Magnetic Mallet is a device based on a EU/US patent of invention in oral surgery. It uses magnetism to generate a very impressive acceleration of the osteotomes that maximizes the forces applied to the bone (making the procedure fast and efficient) and in the meantime minimizes the inertia and discomfort for the patient. Such speed doesn’t cause any bone heating therefore irrigation water is also not needed!

Presented By:: Fabio Manuel Filannino, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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