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Course Dates
Las Vegas | 8/15/2014 – 8/17/2014 | $3,750 Per course

Session 2 & 3 Information

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
Prosthetic Course I will discuss the rationale for implants and complete and partial edentulism as a national health problem. Clinicians will learn how to build treatment plans based on patient evaluation, bone density, prosthetic options and economics. They will learn to utilize the latest technology in computerized tomography and recognize the stress factors as they relate to biomechanics and treatment planning. Clinicians will be taught treatment plan modifications and options as they relate to implant success and failure. Hands-on laboratory workshops will demonstrate and let clinicians practice applications in a controlled learning environment.

Course Topics

  • Rationale for Implants
  • Prosthetic Options
  • Bone Volume – Available Bone
  • Posterior Single Tooth Implant
  • Stress Factors
  • Treatment Plan Modifiers
  • Implant Success and Failure
  • Radiographic Diagnostic Interpretation
  • Stress and Treatment Planning
  • Pre-implant Prosthodontics
  • Bone Density and Treatment Planning
  • Templates and Study Casts
  • Biomaterials and Biomechanics
  • Treatment Planning Session
  • Implant Number / Prosthesis
  • Implant Economics
  • Laboratories – workshops
  • Computerized Tomography Workshop

Course Objectives

  • Understand the histroy 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 placement.
  • 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 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 treatment.
  • Develop treatment planning skills specific to implant restorations.
  • Recognize and properly perform referral procedures to medical and dental specialists, when indicated.
  • Complete sequential treatment surgical planning for implant treatment, including alternative treatments.
  • Describe a protocol for preparation; dentally, medically, psychologically and financially, 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.
  • Establish an organized approach to ridge atrophy management with the abilities to select the appropriate implant modality in relationship to the bony anatomy.
  • Select and fabricate surgical templates with different designs for each specific surgical indication.