Surgical Program – Session 1

Orlando | 2/20/2015 – 2/22/2015 | $3,750 Per course

Each surgical session is 22 credit hours.

Patient Evaluation & Treatment Planning
Surgical Session 1’s major objective is treatment planning for the partially edentulous patient. Prosthetic options, patient force factors, bone density, implant positions, implant number of abutments, ideal implant size in each tooth location, and bone volume related treatment options are presented in detail. The surgical procedure and prosthesis type presented in the first session is the replacement of a single posterior missing tooth. CT and radiographic interpretation workshops and hands-on suturing techniques and implant insertion in treatment models are also provided. You can take as a series or individual classes.

Course Topics

  • Rationale for Implants
  • Patient Evaluation and treatment planning
  • 50 Criteria which Influence Implant Supported Prostheses
  • Implant Quality of Health Scale
  • Available Bone Volume
  • Stress
  • Implant Number / Size
  • Implant Suturing
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • CT Scan related Surgical Techniques and Templates
  • Treatment Planning on Mandibular Overdentures and Single Tooth Treatment Options
  • Pre-implant Prosthetics
  • Surgical Placement – Posterior Single tooth
  • Laboratories – Workshops

Course Objectives

  • Recognize and explain the impact of complete and partial edentulism as a national health problem in dentistry.
  • Understand the history of dental implants, recognize the pioneering efforts, and understand the current and future status of implant dentistry.
  • Classify and define the different types and modalities of dental implants.
  • Classify and define different prosthetic options for implant dentistry.
  • Explain the anatomical maxillary and mandibular considerations and limitations in relation to implant placment.
  • Recognize diagnostic imaging procedures for the assessment of available bone quantity and quality.
  • Understand the biological basis (materials, mechanics and implant-tissue interface) and interactions between dental implants and host tissues.
  • Demonstrate and conduct complete dental history and clinical evaluation of implant patients.
  • Assess implant quality-of-health and other matters to obtain and maintain health of soft and hard tissues.
  • Recognize and identify local conditions which may influence the surgical and/or the prosthetic implant treament.
  • Recognize and properly perform referral procedures to medical and dental specialists, when indicated.
  • Complete sequential surgical treatment planning for implant treatment, including alternative treatments.
  • Develop an organized treatment planning approach following the Biomechanical aspects of stress.
  • Treatment theorem including; Prosthetic options, Stress theorum, available bone density, implant design, key implant position, implant size.
  • Describe a protocol for patient preparation; (dental, medical, psychological and financial) prior to placement of implants.
  • Properly perform implant surgical placement procedures for posterior single tooth implants, manage related complications and recognize situations which mandate referral for posterior single tooth surgery.
  • Understand and apply principles for proper hard and soft tissue surgery, such as but not limited to, incision design, flap preparation, osteotomy preparation, controlled pressure and heat generation-implant placement, and suturing for posterior single tooth surgery.
  • Establish an organized approach to implant placement techniques with the abilities to select the appropriate surgical technique and materials in relationship to the bony topography.
  • Describe and prepare surgical procedures with awareness of anatomic landmarks and possible short and long term complications for posterior implant surgery.