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The Utilization of Advanced Flap Management & GBR to Large Alveolar Ridge Defects Premium Member Content

The Utilization of Advanced Flap Management & GBR to Large Alveolar Ridge Defects
Proper flap management is critical and key to obtain tension-free flap closure at large 3D ridge augmentation sites. The objective of this presentation is to highlight the most relevant clinical aspects to reduce tension during wound closure, therefore reducing associated complications, namely flap dehiscences that predispose our patients to post operative infection and reduced bone formation. Several clinical tips will be highlighted via multimedia and video to help the clinician increase their own predictability with these kind of procedures. Clinical cases will be presented to demonstrate the steps discussed in detail.

Presented By:: Robert Carvalho da Silva, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1
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Rehabilitation of the Extreme Atrophic Jaws Premium Member Content

Rehabilitation of the Extreme Atrophic Jaws
In this lecture you will learn several alternatives for the full arch rehabilitation of the jaws with different degrees of resorption. Several cases will be presented step-by-step with high-quality pictures for each technique explained. The main goals are to avoid complex regeneration procedures, to avoid zigomatic surgery and to still be able to perform immediate loading in the most compromised scenarios. All-on-Four technique, palatal approach technique, pterygoid implants and the most recent Subperiosteal Implants are some of the key-concepts presented.

Presented By:: Bernardo Nunes de Sousa, DDS, MSc
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bone Grafting & Implant Dentistry; Classification, Surgical Site Understanding & Membrane Selection Part 1 of 3 Premium Member Content

Bone Grafting & Implant Dentistry; Classification, Surgical Site Understanding & Membrane Selection Part 1 of 3
Once a tooth is extracted, the natural wound-healing cascade paired with irreversible alteration occurs. Hard tissue grafting techniques combined with the sound understanding of the surgical site theater will help the practitioner to make the proper decision in order to successfully treat their patient. The usage of biological modifiers and surgical barriers are proposed to assist in improving the predictability of the advance surgical care.

Presented By:: Alexandre-Amir Aalam, DDS, FICD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Autogenous Bone Harvesting Today Premium Member Content

Autogenous Bone Harvesting Today
This lecture focuses on autologous bone block harvesting techniques as described by Prof. Khoury: from the donor site identification and harvesting techniques, to an analysis on how computer-guided 3D technology can help the surgeon performing safe and effective mandible bone harvesting procedures.

Presented By:: Luca De Stavola, DMD
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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Recombinant Platelet Derived Growth Factors in Regenerative Therapies: No Blood Required Premium Member Content

Recombinant Platelet Derived Growth Factors in Regenerative Therapies: No Blood Required
This presentation will go into detail about the different types of growth factors, comparisons of other biologics such as PRP, PRF, rhPDGF, PDGF, Amnion tissue, Emdogain and how you can incorporate these into your practice to increase clinical success. Much emphasis on piblished literature review as well as clinical cases.

Presented By:: Samuel E. Lynch, DMD, DMSc;Robert A. Horowitz, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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New Concepts in the Management of the Deficient Posterior Maxilla Premium Member Content

New Concepts in the Management of the Deficient Posterior Maxilla
Poor bone quality and anatomic deficiencies have traditionally limited posterior maxillary tooth replacement. The goal of this presentation is to discuss advantages of contemporary treatment options, instruments and materials that have been developed to overcome the common challenges that the clinician encounters when planning for posterior maxillary implant rehabilitation. Advantages, limitations, and realistic short- and long-term expectations will be discussed.

Presented By:: Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bone Augmentation & Vascular Enhancement Concepts: It’s Time to Make it Simple! Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation & Vascular Enhancement Concepts: It’s Time to Make it Simple!
Growing bone is fascinating, and clinicians have developed many techniques in that matter, most of them restricted to an elite. Yes, it does take a lot of skills to harvest bone blocks, to stabilize them with screws etc, and without forgetting the soft tissue handling as it can be a real challenge to cover the bone graft especially for a vertical augmentation. The purpose of this presentation is to make the participant think biology first and not mechanic first. A biological thinking will dramatically simplify vertical and/or horizontal bone augmentation procedures. We will also be introducing a new approach for the simplification of soft tissue handling: the Soft Brushing Technique, that will allow the coronal advancement of both buccal and lingual flaps, but also the palatal flap without the need for periosteal releasing incisions.

Presented By:: Jérôme Surmenian, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Contining Education Unit)
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Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
When considering implant therapy in the esthetic zone, replicating the natural soft tissue frame may present challenges for the treating clinician. This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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A GRAFT-LESS Approach to Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

A GRAFT-LESS Approach to Implant Dentistry
Vertical bone augmentation techniques are more invasive and success rates often vary according to the surgical expertise of the clinician. There has been a trend over time towards minimally invasive treatment options in implant dentistry. This approach attempts to avoid more complicated procedures involving bone augmentation for implant placement. This presentation discusses a “graft less” treatment philosophy that emphasizes the use of less demanding augmentation techniques for the purpose of placing short implants in atrophic posterior sites.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Piezosurgery on Impacted Teeth Premium Member Content

Piezosurgery on Impacted Teeth
In the latest years, Oral surgery has strongly suffered of the technological innovations introduced in this field. In particular, the use of ultrasound applied to surgery has changed some of the most frequent clinical procedures, such as the extraction of third parties molars included, thus spreading an innovative concept in all dentistry: piezoelectric surgery or piezosurgery. So taking care of about 10 years of simple and complex extractive surgery I had the need to elaborate a lecture in which they are described in a simple and linear way the surgical techniques for the avulsion of the dental elements included, to provide a repeatable and predictable approach and method in order to reduce their invasiveness and traumaticity procedures

Presented By:: Prof. Dott. Angelo Cardarelli
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Minimally Invasive Technique for the Atrophic Jaw Rehabilitation with a Reduced Number of Implants Premium Member Content

Minimally Invasive Technique for the Atrophic Jaw Rehabilitation with a Reduced Number of Implants
THE PURPOSE OF THIS LECTURE IS TO PRESENT AN ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUE TO NORMAL SINUS LIFT IN THE UPPER JAW AND BONE GRAFT IN THE MANDIBLE WITH MINIMAL INVASIVE APPROACH TO REDUCE BIOLOGICAL COSTS , WITHOUT BONE REGENERATION WITH IMMEDIATE LOADING , IMMEDIATE AESTHETIC AND IMMEDIATE FUNCTION.

Presented By:: Prof. Dott. Angelo Cardarelli
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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CadCam Customized 3D-Printed Subperiosteal Implant Premium Member Content

CadCam Customized 3D-Printed Subperiosteal Implant
When considering the future of implants, it appears justified to reconsider the old concepts in light of the availability of contemporary technologies, such as computer-aided design, softwares and programs design, virtual stress– strain testing, and 3D printing of titanium alloy. With the employment of these modern technologies, the concept of a “high-tech” subperiosteal implant has gradually emerged. Biological design of subperiosteal implant is mandatory for the success of the treatment, guidelines on architectural changes, topological optimization, and biofunctionalization will be explained. This new era of a “high-tech” customized 3D printed subperiosteal implant leads us to consider this technique s a valuable treatment option for atrophic jaws, avoiding more invasive procedures and giving the possibility of immediate loading, improving the patient’s quality of life.

Presented By:: Vladimir Garcia Lozada, DDS, MS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Modern Flap Management in Bone Augmentation Premium Member Content

Modern Flap Management in Bone Augmentation
What does it mean “Modern”? Less traumatic? More predictable? More biology? Less incisions? Let’s see what modern means from a biological and from a surgical standpoint. How can we achieve a full passive closure from the flaps without damaging the blood supply? Can we take care of the oxidative stress? Can PRF help us in these matters? Surgically, the management of anatomical elements such as the mylo-hyoid muscle and the mental foramen will be discussed and a simplification protocol will also be presented. No doubt, “modern” flap management raises a lot of questions!

Presented By:: Jérôme Surmenian, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Biological Bone Augmentation- Only for REAL BONE BUILDERS Premium Member Content

Biological Bone Augmentation- Only for REAL BONE BUILDERS
This webinar is addressed to all clinicians, who want to learn safe and predictable bone harvesting and augmentation techniques for different clinical situations. Clear guidelines for the use of augmentative procedures like the Split bone technique by Prof. Khoury and Biological Bone Augmentation with pure autogenous bone and advanced soft tissue management in order to achieve predicable results will be provided.

Presented By:: Frank Zastrow, DDS, M.Sc.
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Ridge Expansion, GBR & Meshes: Decision Making in Clinical Practice Premium Member Content

Ridge Expansion, GBR & Meshes: Decision Making in Clinical Practice
A variety of bone augmentation procedures are currently available at use to the clinician. Techniques of variable complexity can essentially yield favorable results. The choice of technique to utilize however, is often based on defect site presentation and operator comfort level. This presentation will focus on the use of ridge expansion, guided bone regeneration (GBR), and titanium mesh. Merits and indications of each technique will be discussed, and clinical cases will be presented that showcase the decision making process involved in treatment planning.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Autologous Bone vs. Bioactive Modifiers/BMP-2: A Clinical Update in Bone Regeneration - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Autologous Bone vs. Bioactive Modifiers/BMP-2: A Clinical Update in Bone Regeneration - Part 1 of 2
There are several techniques and materials available for implant site development. The choice may depend on a number of factors including size of the defect, osseous morphology, costs and surgeon or patient preferences. Autogenous bone has long been considered the gold standard of graft materials. The trend today is to reduce patient morbidity but still provide predictable outcomes. This lecture will discuss the use of autogenous bone versus using bioactive modifiers such as platelet concentrates, rhPDGF and rhBMP-2 as replacement for the need to harvest bone.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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“The Full Arch Patient”; A Fully Digital Affair Premium Member Content

“The Full Arch Patient”; A Fully Digital Affair
Guided Surgery (GS) is a concept where you are guided by the rehabilitation needs of your patient to perform the implant surgery procedure based on all the info that we process via planning software that are loaded with digital files coming from intra-oral scanning (IOS) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). After planning the case, we print a surgical guide or stent to perform the surgery, this technique allows us to do it flap or flapless in a complete secure environment, quicker and more precise if we compare to "freehand" surgery. However, we have to be careful because not all the systems are the same; those who use scoops as reductors are less precise than the "scoopless", no matter which system we use we have to be clear to understand that all the classic concepts of osseointegration are not erased by guided surgery, especially bone physiology.

Presented By:: Orlando Alvarez Del C., DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success Premium Member Content

Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success
This presentation will cover the critical aspects to consider for deciding the sequence and implementation of combination therapies. Successful esthetic zone treatment must begin with a well thought-out space management plan. This plan involves a three dimensional adjustment of the periodontal attachment, with a possibility of root submergence and partial extraction technique. Following this, a decision is made concerning the timing and position of implant placement, and an adequate hard tissue foundation can be restored using GBR with titanium mesh and collagen membrane. On top of this base a more efficient soft tissue augmentation and adjustment completes the requirements for success in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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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Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique Premium Member Content

Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique
This lecture is focused on an effective regenerative approach, but at low knowledge. The goal is to provide a new skill in favor of well-established techniques. The Fibrin Sealant (FS) is an additional clot of human origin. It has adhesive, sealant and inductive action stimulating hard and soft-tissue regeneration. The FS, mixed with bone chips and biomaterials, allows a better handling of the graft that, becoming plastic and moldable, adapts perfectly to bony defects without dispersion of granules. It’s effective also on wound protection achieving a faster healing of soft-tissue. This approach is excellent in the socket preservation and in the peri-implant regeneration on "closed" sites where the implants are inside the defects.

Presented By:: Vincenzo Foti, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Modern Age of Regeneration: Tenting, Fixating and Space Creation Premium Member Content

The Modern Age of Regeneration: Tenting, Fixating and Space Creation
Regeneration requires a common biological thread for predictable results. Space Maintenance, Graft Stability, Bone Biologics, and Wound Management. This presentation will describe the importance of each critical step in regeneration and introduce a new technical system to assist the surgeon in managing and stabilizing the space required for optimal bone regeneration. Flap design, release, biologics selection and enhancement as well as bone stabilization, fixation, and secure membrane adaptation will be further highlighted as to it's critical value in the final results.

Presented By:: Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Combined Augmentation Therapies in the Esthetic Zone
The esthetic zone presents a far bigger challenge than any other area of the mouth. It is the one area that a patient has the ability to really scrutinize the work that has been done and anything that does not pass muster will quickly create problems in our practices. Uncompromising treatment planning is therefore essential to ensure the long term aesthetic stability of our esthetic cases. Treatment planning involves both bone and soft tissue therapy as both are critical for the stability. This lecture will highlife the importance of different treatment options as well as show numerous new techniques that are possible to achieve the results that both our patients and practitioners are proud of.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Managing Esthetic Implant Complications Premium Member Content

Managing Esthetic Implant Complications
Dental implant success today is judged not only by osseointegration but also by bone, tissue stability and of course long term esthetic results. Cosmetic predictability can often be difficult to attain, and esthetic implant failures can be multifactorial and patient management issues. Once esthetic implant failures occur, many cannot be fully corrected. Some complications must be addressed by an interdisciplinary dental team. In this summary of case reports, surgical considerations are provided, including cases of facial asymmetry/recession due to facial implant placement or bone loss resulting from technique/treatment failures, as well as papillary deficiencies. Restorative considerations for correcting failures are also discussed.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge Premium Member Content

Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge
After tooth extraction, bone resorption of varying amounts always occurs as the edentulous site of the alveolar process undergoes both qualitative and quantitative changes. Different techniques have been presented in literature in order to preserve the post-extraction site, including the use of barrier membranes, tri-dimensional matrix and bone fillers. An “open-healing” approach is nowadays commonly used, combining a proper management of soft tissues with biological integration of biomaterials. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues. An innovative volume-stable collagen matrix provides the opportunity to treat soft tissue defects around implants as an alternative to connective tissue graft.

Presented By:: Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Current Concepts in Bioactivity and Regeneration Premium Member Content

Current Concepts in Bioactivity and Regeneration
In this lecture, tips on how to deal with the different types of extraction socket, mostly infected, will be presented. The use of plasma rich in growth factors and the Endoret® (PRGF®) fibrin membrane is a key factor to enhance socket regeneration, post-operative recovery and minimize/treat complications.

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Autogenous Bone Harvesting Today Premium Member Content

Autogenous Bone Harvesting Today
This lecture focuses on autologous bone block harvesting techniques as described by Prof. Khoury: from the donor site identification and harvesting techniques, to an analysis on how computer-guided 3D technology can help the surgeon performing safe and effective mandible bone harvesting procedures.

Presented By:: Luca De Stavola, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Wonderful Bone Regeneration Story: Revolution, Evolution & Evaluation Premium Member Content

The Wonderful Bone Regeneration Story: Revolution, Evolution & Evaluation
The last thirty years have given Clinicians the opportunity to be witness of the wonderful Bone Regeneration Story. The amazing function of the Periodontal Ligament Fibroblast in the wound healing, the first steps of Guided Tissue Regeneration and later the evolution to Guided Bone Regeneration and Implant Therapy, have been Revolutions in our daily practice and becomes landmarks for a whole generation of dentists

Presented By:: Bernard Dahan, DDS, DCD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Microsurgical Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Teeth & Implants - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Microsurgical Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Teeth & Implants - Part 1 of 2
This presentation is focused in the importance of soft tissue grafting techniques around teeth and implants and how to do it in a predictable, modern and a minimally invasive way. We present many different techniques illustrated with clinical cases.

Presented By:: Ramon Gomez Meda, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Alternative & New Tendencies for Alveolar Reconstruction in Modern Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Alternative & New Tendencies for Alveolar Reconstruction in Modern Implant Dentistry
Knowledge of bone biology and physiology are crucial for successful dento-alveolar reconstruction. The presentation will review the natural healing process of the bone and the sequence of events needed for proper regeneration. This process will then be discussed and compare with the present materials and technologies available in the market including alloplastics and allogenic materials. The role of the Stem Cells and rh-BMP2 will be exposed as part of these new trends in alveolar reconstruction for modern implant dentistry. Multiple cases will be presented demonstrating the versatility and outcomes in different clinical situations based on biological, bio-mechanics, and implant aesthetic needs.

Presented By:: Alejandro Vivas-Rojo, DDS, MS;Jesus A. Gomez, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Protocols for Aesthetic Zone Management: From Maintenance to 3D Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Protocols for Aesthetic Zone Management: From Maintenance to 3D Reconstruction
Managing aesthetic zone with dental implants is one of the most challenging and demanding treatments in dentistry due to biological limitations. 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
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Eduication Credit)
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Autologous Bone vs. Bioactive Modifiers/BMP-2: A Clinical Update in Bone Regeneration - Part 2 of 2 Premium Member Content

Autologous Bone vs. Bioactive Modifiers/BMP-2: A Clinical Update in Bone Regeneration - Part 2 of 2
There are several techniques and materials available for implant site development. The choice may depend on a number of factors including size of the defect, osseous morphology, costs and surgeon or patient preferences. Autogenous bone has long been considered the gold standard of graft materials. The trend today is to reduce patient morbidity but still provide predictable outcomes. This lecture will discuss the use of autogenous bone versus using bioactive modifiers such as platelet concentrates, rhPDGF and rhBMP-2 as replacement for the need to harvest bone.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Eduication Credit)
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Surgical Management of Posterior Maxilla Premium Member Content

Surgical Management of Posterior Maxilla
Replacement of missing teeth with dental Implants in the posterior maxilla presents unique challenges due to maxillary sinus, less quality of bone, and increased occlusal load. The surgical objectives to meet functional and aesthetic goals include enhancement of both quantity and quality of bone as well as ideal placement of dental implants for restorations that mimic nature. In this presentation, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi discusses current surgical techniques in implant site development in the posterior maxilla including extraction site grafting, sinus lift, bi-directional bone graft, and osseodensification for bone management.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Modern Implant Dentistry: Rules of Engagement in the Esthetic Zone - Part 1 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 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Surgical Bioengineering in the Management of the Atrophic Jaw Premium Member Content

Surgical Bioengineering in the Management of the Atrophic Jaw
This lecture presentation will describe the behavior 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 Fernandez Ruiz
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge Premium Member Content

Current Concepts for the Preservation of the Post-Extraction Alveolar Ridge
Different techniques have been presented in literature in order to preserve the post-extraction site; including the use of barrier membranes, tri-dimensional matrix and bone fillers. An “open-healing” approach is nowadays commonly used, combining a proper management of soft tissues with biological integration of biomaterials. Once hard tissue has been successfully augmented, an adequate soft tissue thickness becomes mandatory in order to create healthy and stable peri-implant tissues. An innovative volume-stable collagen matrix provides the opportunity to treat soft tissue defects around implants as an alternative to connective tissue graft.

Presented By:: Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Surgical & Restorative Management in the Aesthetic Zone Premium Member Content

Surgical & Restorative Management in the Aesthetic Zone
Very often anterior tissue and tooth deficiencies require a multi-disciplinary approach to correct. This presentation reviews several classic techniques in managing these challenging cases including; Orthodontic extrusion, soft tissue and hard tissue augmentation and restorative selection. A quantifiable strategy and case selection is presented as well as several options that should be considered.

Presented By:: Ramon Gomez Meda, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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The Dual Zone Approach to Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone Premium Member Content

The Dual Zone Approach to Tooth Replacement in the Esthetic Zone
Improvements in implant designs have helped advance successful immediate anterior implant placement into fresh extraction sockets. Clinical techniques described in this presentation will enable practitioners to achieve predictable esthetic success using a method that limits the amount of buccal contour change of the extraction site ridge and potentially enhances the thickness of the peri-implant soft tissues coronal to the implant-abutment interface. This approach involves atraumatic tooth removal without flap elevation, and placing a bone graft into the residual gap around an immediate fresh-socket anterior implant with a screw-retained provisional restoration acting as a prosthetic socket seal device. Long term follow up and evidence from scientific literature to support this concept will be described.

Presented By:: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Partial Extraction Therapy and Immediate Loading in Clinical Practice: Synergy for Success Premium Member Content

Partial Extraction Therapy and Immediate Loading in Clinical Practice: Synergy for Success
This presentation will focus on the application of PET techniques and immediate loading in daily practice. A brief introduction will be presented outlining the concepts, and the benefits in combining both techniques. This will be followed with a review of clinical cases ranging from single unit to full arch implant rehabilitations. Lastly, recommendations will be presented to the viewer in order to facilitate incorporation of these techniques into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Positive & Negative Factors in Stem Cells & Wound Healing: Solutions for Long Term Stability Premium Member Content

Positive & Negative Factors in Stem Cells & Wound Healing: Solutions for Long Term Stability
The main factor for soft and hard tissue healing is the speed and quality of new vascularization. This lecture will present all the positive and negative factors who control the angiogenesis, blood supply and bone metabolism: -Biological factors as vit. D and cholesterol have to be checked before the surgery -The management of the flaps with sutures is one the main factor for the bone and soft tissue maintenance.. -The soft brushing technique is a new technique which increases the flap without periosteal incision nor bleeding. -Careful Implant placement without too much torque, specially in cortical bone or grafted bone at the re-entry.. -The A-PRF liquid and i-PRF are solutions to reduce the mobility of the granules (sticky bone) with an improvement of angiogenesis The use of growth factors is a stimulation of angiogenesis. The prevention of the negative factors will allow us to achieve the long term stability.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology Premium Member Content

Advances in Hard and Soft Tissue Management Using 3D Printing Technology
It is becoming rare today to come across simple cases in Periodontics; our specialty has come to face complex cases where hard and soft tissue deficiencies are quite common. These suggested protocols and schematic approaches were developed to help the surgical practitioner visualize and divide the problem into a predictable step-by-step workflow. The utilization of 3-D printed CBCT studies of the treatment planned surgical sites was shown to be integral in patient care and clinical outcomes. Every step is dictated by biology; all incision designs, flap management techniques, and biomaterials used have been selected to maximize the blood supply in the area and minimize trauma to the vascular network that nourishes our surgical site.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS;Adlof Urtula, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Current Concepts in Bioactivity and Regeneration Premium Member Content

Current Concepts in Bioactivity and Regeneration
In this lecture, tips on how to deal with the different types of extraction socket, mostly infected, will be presented. The use of plasma rich in growth factors and the Endoret® (PRGF®) fibrin membrane is a key factor to enhance socket regeneration, post-operative recovery and minimize/treat complications.

Presented By:: Eduardo Anitua, MD, DDS, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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Bone Augmentation & Vascular Enhancement Concepts: It’s Time to Make it Simple! Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation & Vascular Enhancement Concepts: It’s Time to Make it Simple!
The purpose of this presentation is to make the participant think biology first and not mechanic first. A biological thinking will dramatically simplify vertical and/or horizontal bone augmentation procedures. We will also be introducing a new approach for the simplification of soft tissue handling: the Soft Brushing Technique, that will allow the coronal advancement of both buccal and lingual flaps, but also the palatal flap without the need for periosteal releasing incisions.

Presented By:: Jérôme Surmenian, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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The Wonderful Bone Regeneration Story: Revolution, Evolution & Evaluation Premium Member Content

The Wonderful Bone Regeneration Story: Revolution, Evolution & Evaluation
With a personal approach, this lecture will take into consideration the developments of the last thirty years. Several clinical cases and new concepts like "Place, Press and Close" will be presented. After Revolutions and Evolutions, isn't it time for Evaluation of our techniques to improve Predictability and Quality of Life of our Patients?

Presented By:: Bernard Dahan, DDS, DCD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
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A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 1 of 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bone Graft Cements: A New Advance to Augmentation Solutions Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Cements: A New Advance to Augmentation Solutions
The purpose of this lecture is to shed light on the evolution of raw materials in order to find the ultimate bone graft cement, exploring the potential and the new opportunities of using cement-based augmentation materials in the maxillofacial and dental fields, and emphasizing the advantages, disadvantages and methods of use from the scientific and clinical points of view.

Presented By:: Amos Yahav, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique Premium Member Content

Fibrin-Guided Bone Regeneration: Guidelines of a Simple, Predictable, & Low Risk Technique
This lecture is focused on an effective regenerative approach, but at low knowledge. The goal is to provide a new skill in favor of well-established techniques. The Fibrin Sealant (FS) is an additional clot of human origin. It has adhesive, sealant and inductive action stimulating hard and soft-tissue regeneration. The FS, mixed with bone chips and biomaterials, allows a better handling of the graft that, becoming plastic and moldable, adapts perfectly to bony defects without dispersion of granules. It’s effective also on wound protection achieving a faster healing of soft-tissue. This approach is excellent in the socket preservation and in the peri-implant regeneration on "closed" sites where the implants are inside the defects.

Presented By:: Vincenzo Foti, MD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Site Preparation & Osseodensification in Bone Management Premium Member Content

Site Preparation & Osseodensification in Bone Management
Today's implant arena involves not only the understanding of procedures but also the science behind wound healing. Often new technologies and instrumentation evolves that have a significant impact on what we are able to do clinically. Piezosurgical devices, periotomes, osteotomes, hydraulic sinus devices, neurosurgical drills, and the "PET" (Partial Extraction Therapies) system are just a short list of those that have made surgery more efficient and less traumatic for our patients. Osseodensification is another concept that can be added to this long list. This lecture will speak about new age bone management concepts and how these technologies may be able to assist us. Potential issues and focus on use will be touched upon as well.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible Premium Member Content

Interpositional Bone Grafts to Treat the Posterior Atrophic Mandible
This presentation analyzes the interpositional bone graft or inlay technique, discussing the reconstructive surgical approach. Horizontal osteotomy with the interposition of bone in the form of a “sandwich” involves raising a coronal osteotomized segment of the mandible, which is still attached to the lingual periosteum, and interpositioning a block bone graft. This technique guarantees a dual vascular supply to the inlay graft from the lingual periosteum and from the residual bone; it also allows optimum use of the native basal bone, which should be less prone to resorption. The advantages and disadvantages of the inlay technique are compared with other commonly used augmentation techniques in the management of posterior mandibular atrophies.

Presented By:: Pietro Felice, MD, PhD, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success Premium Member Content

Combination Therapies in the Esthetic Zone: Steps for Success
This presentation will cover the critical aspects to consider for deciding the sequence and implementation of combination therapies. Successful esthetic zone treatment must begin with a well thought-out space management plan. This plan involves a three dimensional adjustment of the periodontal attachment, with a possibility of root submergence and partial extraction technique. Following this, a decision is made concerning the timing and position of implant placement, and an adequate hard tissue foundation can be restored using GBR with titanium mesh and collagen membrane. On top of this base a more efficient soft tissue augmentation and adjustment completes the requirements for success in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Tomohiro Ishikawa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Alternative & New Tendencies for Alveolar Reconstruction in Modern Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Alternative & New Tendencies for Alveolar Reconstruction in Modern Implant Dentistry
Knowledge of bone biology and physiology are crucial for successful dento-alveolar reconstruction. The presentation will review the natural healing process of the bone and the sequence of events needed for proper regeneration. This process will then be discussed and compare with the present materials and technologies available in the market including alloplastics and allogenic materials. The role of the Stem Cells and rh-BMP2 will be exposed as part of these new trends in alveolar reconstruction for modern implant dentistry. Multiple cases will be presented demonstrating the versatility and outcomes in different clinical situations based on biological, bio-mechanics, and implant aesthetic needs.

Presented By:: Alejandro Vivas-Rojo, DDS, MS;Jesus A. Gomez, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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The Next Challenge in Implant Dentistry: The Rise in Peri-implantitis and What Can We do About It? Premium Member Content

The Next Challenge in Implant Dentistry: The Rise in Peri-implantitis and What Can We do About It?
In this presentation, Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi will discuss etiologies for implant failure due to peri-implantitis, its preventive measures, and what treatment modalities work best. He will also describe a new classification to help clinicians choose the optimal treatment approach.

Presented By:: H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Negative Factors for Soft & Hard Tissue Maintenance Premium Member Content

Negative Factors for Soft & Hard Tissue Maintenance
Maintaining the bone is the most difficult challenge in implantology (bone grafted or native bone around implants). If a tissue want to live long, it has to follow 2 conditions: The first condition is to organize a full blood supply.. However, it’s not enough. The solution for the long term stability is to try to organize the stability of the blood supply.. by the respect of several biologic conditions. Almost of these conditions are explained in this lecture. We introduce here the new concept to avoid the reduction of blood supply by the periosteal incision: the soft brushing technique is the first technique which allows a very large increase of the flap without any incision: the flap closure without tension but without any incision.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Immediate Implants: Partial / Full Arch Rehabilitation & GBR - Part 2 Premium Member Content

Immediate Implants: Partial / Full Arch Rehabilitation & GBR - Part 2
By scientific studies produced in recent years has been confirmed, in selected cases, the validity of the post-extraction implants. The use of this method implies a lower emotional impact, a single surgery and a healing often better for the patient. We will be discussed traumatic extraction methods, perfect insertion of the implants with or without bone regeneration with bone substitutes and membranes and the opportunity to combine an advanced method as immediate implant with the execution of an immediate loading to restore aesthetics in more complex cases.

Presented By:: Alfonso Coscarella, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations Premium Member Content

Achieving Stable Esthetic Results with Implant Supported Restorations
We will discuss basic concept regarding immediate implant placement and guided bone regeneration procedure related to the esthetic zone before focusing on the soft tissue management. We will describe the prosthetic procedures which are performed before, during and after the surgical procedures. Provisional restorations, impression techniques, prosthetic profiles and restorative materials will be presented. The purpose of the presentation is to provide a check list that will guide the clinician developing a proper analysis and diagnosis for the successful esthetic result with implant supported restoration.

Presented By:: Gianluca Paniz, DDS, MS, FACP;Luca Gobbato, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist Premium Member Content

Bone Reconstruction: A New Algorithm for the Implantologist
Bone augmentation is often required to place an adequate number of dental implants in ideal positions for prosthetic support. In addition to biomechanical demands bone augmentation can also provide proper ridge contour for improved esthetic outcomes. Disadvantages of bone augmentation techniques include increase morbidity, surgical time, costs and treatment length. As such a trend has develop towards treatment approaches that avoid bone grafting including shorter and narrower implants, angled implants and/or fewer implants for prosthetic support. This presentation will look at various bone augmentation techniques, methods to minimize the morbidity of bone grafting and guide clinicians on implant rehabilitation with grafting versus non-grafting approaches.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2 Premium Member Content

A Defined Algorithm for Regenerative Success Part 2
These presentations will focus open the above concepts but prioritize the diagnostic phase and surgical common denominators required for a successful regenerative outcome. Flap design, space maintenance, bone and membrane selections and tension free closure provides the template for all the new age materials and technologies to be successful in clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 2 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Maxillary Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic maxillary alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as short implants, maxillary sinus augmentation, sub-nasal elevation procedure, connective tissue grafting and soft tissue manipulation, Le-Fort I down fracture/osteotomy and the use of progenitor cells: bone marrow aspirating concentrated. A description of surgical donor harvest sites in the mandible will also be performed as well as post-op healing of these sites. Additional time will be spent reviewing causes of failure with bone blocks and implants placed into these sites.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, 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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Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics Premium Member Content

Is There One or More Reasons to Optimize the PRF & PRP Protocols? Future Trends in Dentistry, Orthopedics and Facial Aesthetics
The “Advanced” PRF (A-PRF) and “Injectable” PRF (I-PRF) protocols were designed with this new concept. Indications are numerous in all medical fields where we need regeneration: bone, cartilage, skin etc... However, the use of growth factors is not a guarantee of long term stability, as they are active only at the beginning of the process. Numerous rules of tissue engineering have to be applied to maintain the regenerated bone through an adequate blood supply: this lecture is an enlightenment on the biological and mechanical conditions for long term stability of the bone: “grafted bone” or “bone around implants”.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy Premium Member Content

Challenges & Management of Peri-Implant Pink Esthetics in Anterior Implant Therapy
This presentation will highlight different clinical scenarios in which the lack of hard and soft tissue volume may pose difficulties in achieving ideal peri-implant esthetics, in addition to available clinical strategies on how to manage and minimize hard and soft tissue deficiencies when dealing with implant therapy in the esthetic zone.

Presented By:: Sherif Yousri Said, BDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface Premium Member Content

Regenerative Procedures for Implant Site Optimization: Establishing the Perio-Implant Interface
Emerging concepts in implant dentistry have allowed bone preservation to become a reality, thus reducing the need for extensive augmentation procedures. Nevertheless, clinicians are still confronted with atrophic defects that require complex regenerative strategies for dental implant rehabilitation. This presentation will focus on some of the essential elements for a predictable regenerative protocol in implant site development. A discussion will include the use of defect topography as a guide in choosing a suitable augmentation technique. Several considerations that allow for tension free wound closure will be reviewed. Furthermore, an evidence based approach in graft material selection will be presented. Clinical cases will then be reviewed, to demonstrate how to integrate the presented principles into daily clinical practice.

Presented By:: Ehab Moussa, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist Premium Member Content

Hard and Soft Tissue Augmentation: Optimizing Esthetic Results for the Restorative Dentist
Contemporary patient expectations have made esthetics a major requisite of all treatment plans, especially in situations where there is a high smile line. Although new restorative materials have highly improved predictability and esthetic outcomes, soft and hard tissue management play a fundamental role when working in esthetic areas. To achieve ideal esthetics, preservation of the natural soft and hard tissue architecture is a primary clinical objective. These new proposed techniques illustrate the importance of pre-prosthetic soft and hard tissue management when working in highly esthetic compromised areas.

Presented By:: Giuseppe Cicero, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations Premium Member Content

Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
Titanium mesh has been used in reconstructive surgery and ridge augmentation for several years. The traditional technique involves using cancellous autogenous bone under the mesh scaffold. More recently growth factors and bone substitutes have been utilized as autograft replacements. There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. However, the difficulty in removing the mesh has led to a search for other space maintenance scaffolds including tenting screws, dense preshaped collagen and porous high-density polyethylene. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy Premium Member Content

Bone Graft Solutions in the Treatment of a Defective & Deficient Ridges; Advantages of Combined Therapy
More patients are treated with implants than ever before. Unfortunately, many have insufficient bone available to support an implant prosthesis. This presentation describes the utilization of several different augmentation approaches for the severely resorbed ridge and dentally handicapped fully endentulous patient. Current concepts related to autogenous bone harvest, 3D bone augmentation combined with blood born bioactive modifiers and digital planning are defined. Video and high resolution images are utilized to further describe these approaches.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Use of SonicWeld® Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration Premium Member Content

The Use of SonicWeld® Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration
KLS Martin has developed a unique bioresorbable guided bone regeneration barrier which can be molded into any desired three-dimensional form. Using a combination of thermoplastic and ultrasonic energies, these barriers have been successfully used to create the proper environment for both large lateral and vertical ridge augmentations for situations previously only treated with block grafting or distraction. This course will outline the basic science, clinical techniques and outcomes of the SonicWeld technique.

Presented By:: Kevin George Murphy, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study 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 Fernandez Ruiz
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Advances in Bone Augmentation and Related Armamentarium Premium Member Content

Advances in Bone Augmentation and Related Armamentarium
The ability to predictably and successfully augment bone volume is a critical surgical and technical requirement for any clinician involved in implant dentistry. This presentation outlines the evolution of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols in bone augmentation as well as introducing new and novel biologics and armamentarium being made available for clinicians to be more efficient and efficacious in this important endeavor.

Presented By:: Dr. Jan Kielhorn
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies Premium Member Content

Creative Ridge Expansion Solutions Utilizing Ultrasonic Technologies
Management of the narrow ridge is a common challenge in modern prosthetically-driven implant dentistry. Treatment using a simple and highly predictable procedure for alveolar ridge expansion can be employed using new techniques and technologies which will be introduced on this presentation.

Presented By:: Isaac D Tawil, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry
This course will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy. Extraction site management, labial bone enhancement as well as current gingival augmentation techniques will be featured. These highly acclaimed clinicians and educators will team up to provide a glimpse of their upcoming LIVE Synergy VI conference June 11th - 14th, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study 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.

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Presentation Style: Online Self-Study 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 Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 1 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Mandibular Ridge Premium Member Content

Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques: Part 1 - Autogenous Bone Blocks in the Reconstruction of the Atrophic Mandibular Ridge
This lecture will describe the use of autologous onlay block bone grafting for reconstruction of moderate to severe atrophic posterior mandibular alveolar ridge. This will include a discussion of the various options to this form of grafting, such as Short implants, Lingual positioning, nerve re-positioning, distraction osteogenesis, and GBR. The Mutli-Tier onlay Bone Graft Technique will be highlighted in this presentation. Additionally, a review of a recently submitted research paper of long term follow up of implants placed into autologous bone blocks harvested from the mandibular ramus, retromolar and sympheseal areas will be discussed. A description of surgical donor harvest sites in the mandible will also be performed as well as post op healing of these sites. Additional time will be spent reviewing causes of failure with bone blocks and implants placed into these sites.

Presented By:: Devorah Schwartz-Arad, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations Premium Member Content

Titanium Mesh and rhBMP-2 in Ridge Augmentation: Options and Limitations
Titanium mesh has been used in reconstructive surgery and ridge augmentation for several years. The traditional technique involves using cancellous autogenous bone under the mesh scaffold. More recently growth factors and bone substitutes have been utilized as autograft replacements. There are several advantages to using titanium mesh for space maintenance including strength, ease of use, low cost and biocompatibility. However, the difficulty in removing the mesh has led to a search for other space maintenance scaffolds including tenting screws, dense preshaped collagen and porous high-density polyethylene. This webinar will discuss the use of rhBMP-2 for managing horizontal and vertical bone deficiencies with various scaffolds.

Presented By:: Craig M Misch, DDS, MDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Biologic Strategies to Enhance Clinical and Aesthetic Success in Oral Implantology Premium Member Content

Biologic Strategies to Enhance Clinical and Aesthetic Success in Oral Implantology
This webinar will discuss clinical strategies for treatment of the complex implant site involving bone grafting and implant placement. Our understanding of cellular pathways, and our ability to control the wound response, expands our capacity to effect better aesthetic outcomes and compress treatment time. The reduction of the inflammatory phase of tissue regeneration speeds up osseointegration, prevents crestal bone loss, maintains papillary form, increases the density of peri-implant bone and increases tissue biotype. This enhanced tissue response allows us to predictably treat even the most complex surgical cases, compress time to final reconstruction, and to maintain these favorable tissue outcomes over an extended period of time. The use of dental implants with advanced biologic features and the incorporation autologous growth factors will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Robert J. Miller, DDS, FACD, DABOI
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit)
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Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration Premium Member Content

Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration
The aim of dentistry is to provide esthetics and function for our patients. Using hard and soft tissue regeneration techniques we have the ability to rebuild what has been lost to disease or trauma. Whether we are regenerating lost tissue around teeth or developing an ideal implant site, growth factors are a powerful asset that help make regenerative procedures more predictable while reducing patient morbidity. This webinar review regeneration techniques and will discuss the popular growth factors available today and demonstrate their clinical use.

Presented By:: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Extraction and Bone Grafting Techniques to Optimize Site Preservation Premium Member Content

Extraction and Bone Grafting Techniques to Optimize Site Preservation
Implant placement is dependent upon bone quantity and quality. The ideal opportunity for bone preservation exists at the time of tooth extraction. All too often this opportunity is lost. Extraction techniques will be demonstrated that not only preserve but augment the amount of alveolar bone. The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery Premium Member Content

BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery
Biological modifiers and growth factors are substances that the body produces naturally in response to injury or disease. The use of these substances in regenerative procedures has made hard and soft tissue regeneration more predictable while accelerating healing and decreasing patient morbidity. This webinar will review the wound healing process and the role that growth factors play in regeneration. BMP, PRP, PRF and PRGF will be reviewed and their clinical applications will be demonstrated. At the end of this webinar the participant will have a good understanding of the differences between these biological modifiers and their benefits.

Presented By:: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Contemporary and Future Trends in Advanced Bone Augmentation Premium Member Content

Contemporary and Future Trends in Advanced Bone Augmentation
Modern grafting technologies are changing at a rapid pace. To stay current we must engage new technologies and research to better face the challenges of our diverse patient population. This presentation will focus on new strategies and technologies to manage both Vertical and Horizontal Deficiencies in the partially edentulous patient. New membrane technologies, bioactive modifiers and materials will be a focus.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry Premium Member Content

Partners in Synergy - The Webinar Event; Augmentation Strategies in Implant Dentistry
This course will highlight the current available regenerative techniques and protocols to maximize the esthetic results of tooth replacement therapy. Extraction site management, labial bone enhancement as well as current gingival augmentation techniques will be featured. These highly acclaimed clinicians and educators will team up to provide a glimpse of their upcoming LIVE Synergy VI conference June 27th - 30th, 2013 in Orlando, Florida

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation. Specifically, while successful bone augmentation requires the standard surgical parameters of space maintenance, low pressure on the grafts and tension-free flap closure, optimization of this goal requires management and enhancement of the local biological conditions with growth factors. Towards that end, platelet concentrates through the constant release of growth factors are able to promote and enhance new vascularization, provide plasma protein, normal lipidemia, as well as increased collagen and fibrin activity.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Simultaneous Autogenous Block Grafting and Implant Placement: A Predictable and More Efficient Method to Augment the Buccal Bone Premium Member Content

Simultaneous Autogenous Block Grafting and Implant Placement: A Predictable and More Efficient Method to Augment the Buccal Bone
This lecture will give you all the necessary guidelines and surgical pearls associated with simultaneous bone block and immediate implant placement as well as deal with any complications should they arise.

Presented By:: Howard Gluckman, BDS, MChD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques Premium Member Content

Vertical Bone Augmentation: Current Concepts and Techniques
This lecture will review several approaches used for vertical bone augmentation and discuss the benefits and limitations of each. There will be special emphasis on the titanium mesh and interpositional osteotomy techniques.

Presented By:: David Dara Yarmand, DDS, MD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Gaining Horizontal and Vertical Bone with Mineralized Bone Particulate, rh-BMP2 and Resorbable Ultrasonic-Applied Rigid Barriers Premium Member Content

Gaining Horizontal and Vertical Bone with Mineralized Bone Particulate, rh-BMP2 and Resorbable Ultrasonic-Applied Rigid Barriers
The use of titanium mesh has been well described, but so has the complications of removal and exposure. Bioresorbable barriers are now available which can be molded into any desired three-dimensional form, creating a rigid and resorbable construct that is secured to to the bone using ultrasonic energy. This unique solution has been successfully used to create the proper environment for both large lateral and vertical ridge augmentations for situations previously only treated with block grafting or distraction. Dr. Cummings will share his experience as well as the key soft tissue techniques that are critical for the success of any large augmentation.

Presented By:: Lewis C. Cummings, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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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.

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Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice Premium Member Content

Creative Next Generation Surgical Tools and Solutions for the Implant Practice
Modern Bone Grafting has become more predictable than ever before. Recent developments in CBCT 3D Diagnosis and the utilization of bioactive modifiers such as PRGF, PRF and BMP-2 have stimulated further advances in surgical techniques as well as a New Age Surgical Armamentarium to maximize the efficiencies and success of these sophisticated procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy Premium Member Content

Tissue Engineering and Platelet Derived Growth Factors: Evidence Based Therapy
Platelet derived growth factors are now routinely utilized in reconstructive therapy. This presentation describes very detailed and evidence based guidelines for clinicians interested in enhancing their abilities in tissue engineering, especially as it relates to bone augmentation.

Presented By:: Joseph Choukroun, MD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1
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Managing 3D Shape and Space in Bone Augmentation: Putty Assisted Regeneration Premium Member Content

Managing 3D Shape and Space in Bone Augmentation: Putty Assisted Regeneration
This presentation will demonstrate the utilization of Novabone in several different applications to include ridge preservation and sinus grafting and immediate implant placement.

Presented By:: Richard Martin, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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SGFBR (Screw Guided Fast Bone Regeneration) Horizontal & Vertical Bone Augmentation of the Atrophic Mandible Premium Member Content

SGFBR (Screw Guided Fast Bone Regeneration) Horizontal & Vertical Bone Augmentation of the Atrophic Mandible
This presentation will highlight a less invasive surgical option to autogenous block transplantation and has displayed a very high success rate.

Presented By:: Roland Török, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics Premium Member Content

New Age Esthetics: Integration of Tissue Reconstruction, Tooth Replacement and Ceramics
Dr. Miguel Stanley exhibits detailed clinical cases that represent his "No Half Smiles" philosophy integrating site development, tooth replacement and esthetic composition.

Presented By:: Miguel Stanley, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Optimum Implant Esthetics Through Extraction Socket Preservation Techniques Premium Member Content

Optimum Implant Esthetics Through Extraction Socket Preservation Techniques
This presentation will focus on ideal implant placement through maintaining the bucco-lingual dimension of bone following extraction through extraction socket preservation techniques.

Presented By:: Mario A. Vilardi, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery Premium Member Content

BMP, PRP, PRGF and PRF; At the Edge of Regenerative Surgery
This webinar will review the wound healing process and the role that growth factors play in regeneration. BMP, PRP, PRF and PRGF will be reviewed and their clinical applications will be demonstrated.

Presented By:: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Bone Augmentation & Bioengineering in the Clinical Implant Practice Premium Member Content

Bone Augmentation & Bioengineering in the Clinical Implant Practice
This webinar will introduce efficient and predictable bone graft solutions as well as bioactive modifiers that can be immediately incorporated into clinical practice.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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The Use of SonicWeld Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration Premium Member Content

The Use of SonicWeld Ultrasonically Fabricated Barriers for Enhanced Outcomes in Guided Bone Regeneration
This video will outline the basic science, clinical techniques and outcomes of the SonicWeld technique.

Presented By:: Kevin George Murphy, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques Premium Member Content

Managing the Extraction Site - Optimal Preservation and Enhancement Techniques
The importance of piezosurgery, atraumatic surgical technique, the use of bone grafts, resorbable membranes and growth factors will be elucidated along with soft tissue enhancement.

Presented By:: Michael Sonick, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products Premium Member Content

Increase Surgical Implant and Regenerative Success by Going 3D and Using Innovative Products
Detailed videos using 3D planning software as well as innovative products by a speaker with an extensive background in implant and regenerative surgical procedures.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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Osseointegration & Augmentation Premium Member Content

Osseointegration & Augmentation
A 4 part course worth 1 CEU.

Presented By:: Maurice Salama, DMD;Ziv Mazor, DMD;Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MSD, PhD
Presentation Style: Online Self-Study Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
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