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Immediate Implants Episode 1: Indications & Diagnosis

Learn the indications, contraindications, assessment and diagnosis of immediate implant placement and provisionalization in the first of a 5-part series on this controversial topic. Moderator Joe Kan, Jose Navarro and the expert panel share many clinical insights. 

Immediate implant placement
Immediate loading / provisionalization
Anterior hard & soft tissue management
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Prevention and management of biological complications

Contrasting the ideal clinical situation with peri-implant disease, experts elucidate our understanding of peri-implant disease and its impact. Learn how to prevent, diagnose and treat biological complications in this highly interactive session moderated by France Lambert.

Peri-implant therapy
Peri-implantitis
Prosthetic strategies
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Sanda Moldovan: Decision-making process for completely edentulating patients

With more than 178 million Americans missing at least one tooth, there's a great need for identifying dental implant solutions with long-term stability. Instead of treating tooth by tooth, the dental practitioner should assess the mouth functioning as a whole.

 

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Edentulous treatments
Local factors
Patient assessment
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Saj Jivraj, Hooman Zarrinkelk: Clinical applications of the Zygoma treatment concept in daily practice. Prosthetic and surgical decision-making protocols

Treatment of the severely compromised patient involves many esthetic and biomechanical challenges. This presentation will discuss esthetic and biomechanical principles that need to be considered for long-term success. Emphasis will be placed on material combinations, patient...

Implant designs
Edentulous treatments
Implants in compromised sites
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Rishi Patel - Evaluation of the 'transition line' for an aesthetic outcome

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the restorative treatment planning to ensure a successful aesthetic outcome in the maxilla. Guidelines will be provided for the assessment of space requirements and the selection of a treatment modality for the fixed...

Radiology
Prosthetic materials
Implant prosthetics
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Glenn Liddelow: Avoiding surgical pitfalls with the All-on-4® treatment concept

The All-on-4® treatment concept has now become a routine, highly successful clinical procedure. However, there are a number of common surgical complications that can be avoided through proper planning and surgical technique. This lecture will address aspects of planning to avoid...

Radiology
Digital workflow
Edentulous treatments
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Åsa Sjöholm, Nicole Winitsky: Treatment planning utilizing digital tools

When working with complex cases is it very important to operate as one team. Only when all professionals are working towards the same goal and focused on the patient can the optimal treatment results be achieved.

 

The speakers will show you cases and share their thoughts about when...

Radiology
CAD/CAM
Anterior implants
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Alfred Lau: Immediate implants in the esthetic zone - keys to success

Dr. Lau reviews success factors for immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone from a surgical perspective. He presents the BALS rule (biotype, angulation and position, level of bone and support of prosthesis) and walks the audience through the importance of each factor. A...

Radiology
Immediate implant placement
Anterior implants
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Kenji Higuchi: Treatment planning for successful and predictable outcomes

Practitioners need to understand what patient's wants and needs are, and the ability to communicate with the patient is the foundation for a successful treatmant. The lectue focusses on the educational objectives on how to use effective communication skills with patients and to...

Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures
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Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

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Skeletal consequences of edentulism

Teeth loss in the maxilla initiates residual ridge/alveolar resorption, especially in the anterior region, which is flared labially. The consequences of this resorption is a gradual medial or palatal shift of the crest of the maxilla. This...

Patient assessment
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Treatment guidelines

Single tooth

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Anterior and posterior location considerations

Missing single teeth imply a variety of bone sites for implant placement. Incisor regions are frequently impeded by inadequate mesio-distal and/or bucco-lingual bone dimensions, whereas second bicuspid/molar regions are generally affected by inadequate...

Radiology
Patient assessment
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Treatment guidelines

Single tooth

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Patient communication requirements

The process of informed consent requires a thorough communication between healthcare professional and patient. The communication should minimally comprise...

Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures
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Treatment guidelines

Single tooth

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Alternative treatment options

There are several treatment options for a single missing tooth; the most common are an implant-supported crown, a 3-unit fixed partial denture supported by two natural teeth, a fixed resin-bonded fixed partial denture, a removable partial denture...

Patient assessment
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Treatment guidelines

Single tooth

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Benefits and limitations of single implant treatment

The application of implants for single-tooth replacements has evolved into a viable surgical and prosthodontic treatment option with reporting of excellent implant survival rates and satisfied patients. Psychological benefits of restoring the dental...

Diagnosis and treatment planning
Patient assessment
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Treatment guidelines

Single tooth

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General patient history

It is helpful if a clinician is situated so that his/her eyes are at the level of the patient's eyes. For example, if the patient is seated, the clinician should also be seated. It is beneficial if the interview between clinician and...

Systemic factors
Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures