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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
Presentation Style: Video
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The "Slit Lift" Minimally Invasive Crestal Sinus Lift Approach Premium Member Content

The "Slit Lift" Minimally Invasive Crestal Sinus Lift Approach
Typically, in the crestal approach sinus procedure, it is expected that the elevated Schneiderian membrane will become extended. The rate of extension can be expressed by dividing the dome-shaped elevated membrane by the total base area. The higher the extension rate, the more extended the Schneider membrane becomes, increasing the risk of perforation.

Presented By: Toshiyuki Mizuguchi, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
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Reverse Engineering and Optical Scan Technology in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Reverse Engineering and Optical Scan Technology in Implant Dentistry
In this clinical video, tooth replacement of maxillary canine is performed utilizing CBCT technology for pre-assessment of the osseous ridge form followed by incisionless transmucosal implant placement with a Ritter Implant. This allows us to Optically Scan with a 3 Shape unit the stable Soft tissue form, occlusion and implant position using a scan body on the Ritter Spiral Implant System prior to any surgical incision is initiated. This information is sent off to the lab for final abutment milling and provisionalization at 3 days. Surgical entry and bone regeneration utilizing PRGF is performed last to allow for tissue shaping with the provisional restoration.

Presented By: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
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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: Video
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Finding Z: A Mathematical Method For Predicting Tissue Position After Implant Abutment-Restoration Placement

Finding Z: A Mathematical Method For Predicting Tissue Position After Implant Abutment-Restoration Placement
A visible abutment-restorative interface is a problematic consequence, especially in the esthetic zone. This article presents formulas to predict the vertical tissue position around the abutment-restoration, which can be used both as a guide to the clinical situation and as an aid to computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing design.

Author(s): Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS;Gary Goldstein, DDS; John Kim, BA
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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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Buccal Plate Regeneration with Immediate Postextraction Implant Placement and Restoration: Case Reports

Buccal Plate Regeneration with Immediate Postextraction Implant Placement and Restoration: Case Reports
In these reports, buccal bone plate regeneration was obtained through a flapless approach and immediate postextraction implant placement with a cancellous bone and collagen graft in the buccal gap.

Author(s): Alberto Maria Albiero, MD; Renato Benato, MD, DMD; Marco Degidi, 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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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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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)
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