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The 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry Premium Member Content

The 3D CBCT Dual Scan Protocols: Surgical Restorative Management in Modern Dentistry
The integration of new technology protocols for implant diagnosis, treatment planning and guided surgery techniques in the everyday workflow is one of the challenges in dentistry today. This lecture will focus on the decision making and digital workflow regarding computer guided implantology systems from image acquisition, virtual 3D planning, surgical guide fabrication and guided surgery techniques. It will outline tips and tricks in each step and how to increase the benefits of computer guided surgery through the recent technological advancements leading to optimizing clinical implant success in everyday practice. Utilizing the latest advancements in CBCT Dual Scan technology, this lecture will include comprehensive case presentations and detailed treatment planning sequences for predictable restorative driven implant dentistry.

Presented By:: Marcus F. Abboud, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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A Microsurgical Approach in the Esthetic Zone: Recession Coverage Utilizing a Modified Tunneling Technique Premium Member Content

A Microsurgical Approach in the Esthetic Zone: Recession Coverage Utilizing a Modified Tunneling Technique
This surgical video is intended to present a predictable technique for recession coverage. Using micro surgical instruments in a minimal invasive manner, we can avoid tissue damage and we can enhance the healing of the surrounding structures.

Presented By:: Mihnea Cafadaru, DDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Implant Overdentures – Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Implant Overdentures – Part 1 of 2
We all know the problems associated with conventional complete dentures (especially mandibular denture) in terms of reduced denture bearing area post resorption thereby having compromised retention and stability.

Presented By:: Sagar J. Abichandani, BDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Video
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Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment Premium Member Content

Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment
The dental implant therapy has evolved both in implant surface and design. The reason for the initial crestal bone loss has been proven and the risks of having a peri-implantitis have increased due to the early exposure of roughened surface. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is at a range of 28 to 56%.

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
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Advanced Esthetic Management of Dental Implants: Surgical and Restorative Considerations to Improve Outcomes

Advanced Esthetic Management of Dental Implants: Surgical and Restorative Considerations to Improve Outcomes
This article demonstrates the importance of proper surgical and prosthetic principles in achieving esthetic implant results.Successful dental implant therapy in the maxillary anterior dentition requires meticulous attention to surgical and prosthodontic measures. Proper diagnosis, extraction technique, implant selection, and placement significantly impact outcomes. Respect of hard and soft tissue physiology following tooth loss and implant placement requires specific steps be taken. Management tissue contours properly, via regenerative therapy, results in successful framing of the restoration. Provisionalization and definitive restorative therapy also impacts the level of esthetic success.The contours of the temporary abutment and crown develop soft tissue contours for the final restoration. Overcontouring can lead to soft tissue recession and mucosal asymmetry. Design of the definitive crown(s) is crucial for long-term maintenance of esthetically acceptable results.

Author(s): Sergio Rubinstein, DDS;Barry P. Levin, DMD; Louis F. Rose, DDS, MD
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The Socket-Shield Technique to Support the Buccofacial Tissues at Immediate Implant Placement

The Socket-Shield Technique to Support the Buccofacial Tissues at Immediate Implant Placement
Tooth loss and subsequent ridge collapse continue to burden restorative implant treatment. Careful management of the post-extraction tissues is needed to preserve the alveolar ridge. In-lieu of surgical augmentation to correct a ridge defect, the socket-shield technique offers a promising solution. As the root submergence technique retains the periodontal attachment and maintains the alveolar ridge for pontic site development, this case report demonstrates the hypothesis that retention of a prepared tooth root section as a socket-shield prevents the recession of tissues buccofacial to an immediately placed implant. The socket-shield technique is a highly promising addition to clinical implant dentistry and this case report is among the first to demonstrate the procedure in clinical practice with a 1-year follow up.

Author(s): Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Jonathan Du Toit, BChD
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Implant-Connected Versus Tooth-Connected Implant-Supported Partial Dentures: 2-Year Clinical and Radiographic Comparative Evaluation

Implant-Connected Versus Tooth-Connected Implant-Supported Partial Dentures: 2-Year Clinical and Radiographic Comparative Evaluation
The purpose of this study was to clinically and radiographically compare implant-connected and tooth-connected implant-supported fixed-detachable mandibular partial dentures. Twenty partially edentulous patients with mandibular Kennedy Class II configurations were equally divided into two groups receiving a three-unit, fixed-detachable, screw-retained partial denture. The implant-tooth-supported prosthesis provided an equally predictable treatment option compared to the totally implant-supported prosthesis in terms of implant survival and loss of marginal bone.

Author(s): Tamer Mohamed Nasr Mostafa, BDS, MSc, PhD; Mohamed M. El-Sheikh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Fadel El-Said Abd El Fattah, BDS, MSc, PhD
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Manejo Integral de Maloclusion Clase III en Adulto, con Requerimientos Periodontales y Protesicos; Reporte de un caso clinico

Manejo Integral de Maloclusion Clase III en Adulto, con Requerimientos Periodontales y Protesicos; Reporte de un caso clinico
En nuestra clinica observamos un aumento de pacientes adultos con problemas esqueletales, compromiso periodontal y necesidades protesicas. Debemos recurrir a la interconsulta con el periodoncista, protesista y cirujano maxilofacial, para la correccion del caso, prestando especial atencion al componente dentario, esqueletal y los tejidos blandos faciales del paciente. La cirugia ortognatica, que generalmente la realizamos luego de una preparacion ortodoncica, permite corregir discrepancias en el adulto y restaurar la funcion y estetica en los tres planos del espacio. Realizada la correccion oclusal, procedemos a sustituir dientes ausentes, mediante implantes y protesis fijas. El Periodoncista, mantiene un control constante de la salud de los tejidos de soporte, durante todas las fases de la terapia multidisciplinaria.

Author(s): Miguel Hirschhaut, DDS;Jorge Ravelo, DDS
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Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment Premium Member Content

Peri-Implantitis: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment
The dental implant therapy has evolved both in implant surface and design. The reason for the initial crestal bone loss has been proven and the risks of having a peri-implantitis have increased due to the early exposure of roughened surface. The prevalence of peri-implantitis is at a range of 28 to 56%. The role of dental professionals nowadays is to know how to interpret the signs of inflammation and establish the diagnosis of peri-implantitis, which is the most challenging, and be able to treat it properly since this is becoming a more needed therapy.

Presented By:: Edgard El Chaar, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Fresh Frozen Allograft Bone plus Bone Marrow Aspiration as a NEW Alternative to Autogenous Bone Augmentation - Part 2 of 2
This lecture presentation will describe the behaviour and utilization of of fresh frozen allograft vs. autogenous bone in major bone augmentation cases. The advantages and disadvantages as well as the potential of adding bone marrow aspirate to fresh frozen bone will be further highlighted. In depth review of how to manage and use this new technique in clinical practice will be clearly explained.

Presented By:: Dr. JUAN ALBERTO FERNÁNDEZ RUIZ
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation: The MFAQs (Most Frequently Asked Questions) Premium Member Content

Transcrestal Sinus Floor Elevation: The MFAQs (Most Frequently Asked Questions)
As a less invasive alternative to the lateral window osteotomy, many clinicians are anxious to expand its clinical utilization, but are reluctant to do so, based on perceived limitations and confusion generated by the myriad of reported modifications, all proclaiming simplicity with more sinus elevation at reduced risk. While improving upon the original osteotome technique they have not yet eliminated the need for a more invasive lateral approach, especially at sites with very limited (1-2 mm) sub-antral bone. Extensive analysis of the existing research and long-term clinical experience will provide the answers to the most pertinent questions surrounding the transcrestal approach including but not limited to: patient selection, clinical limitations, instrumentation, graft selection/necessity and management of membrane perforations.

Presented By:: Michael Toffler, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Digital Dentures: Revolutionizing Treatment for the Edentulous Patient Premium Member Content

Digital Dentures: Revolutionizing Treatment for the Edentulous Patient
While the number of edentulous patients is increasing every year, the access to care is decreasing. In order to streamline the complete denture process, more companies are incorporating CAD/CAM. This lecture will review how digital technology is changing complete dentures, and how it can be incorporated into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Wendy AuClair, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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