2021 Corporate Forums

Corporate Forums

Corporate Forum sessions are open to all Annual Meeting attendees at no charge.

A wide range of Corporate Forum presentations, hosted by a variety of companies, were featured live and unopposed throughout the days on Tuesday, March 9 – Thursday, March 11. Recordings of their presentations will be available on the Academy’s website after the meeting has concluded.  This collection of presenters offers a unique and significant opportunity to view the latest research and developments in the field of craniofacial implant technology.

The topics and presenters are selected by the participating companies without any input from the Academy of Osseointegration and CE credit is not available through AO. Presentation formats and options to interact with presenter will vary between companies.

Participating companies include:

Dentsply Sirona
Geistlich Biomaterials
Nobel Biocare
Snoasis Medical
Zimmer Biomet

Corporate Forums Schedule

Tuesday, March 9 – 6:00 pm

Full Arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: Avoiding Complications
Dr. Michael A. Pikos, DDS

This presentation will focus on the prevention, recognition, and management of surgical complications associated with full arch immediate implant reconstruction cases. It will feature the importance of proper treatment planning along with key principles that should be followed to minimize both intraoperative and postoperative complications.

After this presentation course attendees will:

  1. Understand the importance of proper treatment planning for full arch immediate implant reconstruction cases
  2. Understand key principles to follow to minimize and manage intraoperative complications
  3. Understand key principles to follow to minimize and manage postoperative complications

Tuesday, March 9 – 7:00 pm

Setting New Standards for Immediate Molar Implant Placement and Improving Treatment for Geriatric Patients
Dan Spagnoli, DDS

Recent advancements in technology have led to more options for implant therapy in the molar region. Conventional implants in molar extraction sockets may not provide adequate stability or require less than ideal orientation to gain stability. The purpose of this presentation is to describe guidelines for placing conventional or wide diameter implants in the molar region, while developing the ideal emergence for restoration.

Wednesday, March 10 – 5:00 pm (ET)

Inspiration TALKS with Dentsply Sirona
Moderator: Lisa Thoms, DDS, MSD, FACP

Let’s TALK Implants and Digital Workflows:
As digital technology becomes more pervasive in everyday practice, there is an increased demand to leverage it in an increasing number of clinical situations. Join these world class speakers for an engaging session focused on digital implant workflow solutions to help you achieve simplified, predictable and esthetic clinical outcomes.

Leveraging the Primescan Intra-oral Scanner for Delivery of Screw-Retained Digitally Designed, Implant-Supported Restorations
Michael Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS (Ed)

When most people discuss digital workflow, thoughts turn to planning and impression taking, but the digital workflow is so much more. This presentation will not only focus on the invaluable use of CBCT and digital planning media such as Simplant®, but also on the delivery of high-end implant-supported restorations that benefit from a digitally designed, site-specific, CAD/CAM Atlantis® abutment, supported by a new breed of dental implant, one whose fundamental design is conceived for a digital world. With its one-position only index, the Astra Tech Implant EV® is uniquely geared to benefit from digital impression acquisition, using the new Primescan® intra-oral scanner.

Finally, we can begin to understand the true meaning of a digital workflow, which creates an implant-supported restoration entirely fabricated in the digital medium.

Think Differently About Full Arch Restorations
Mark Ludlow, DMD, MS

Treating the fully edentulous patient with dental implants can be one of the most rewarding endeavors in clinical dentistry. At the same time, it can be one of the most intimidating endeavors from a treatment planning and execution perspective, especially when we try to leverage all of our digital tools. In this presentation, we will explore and simplify the principles that will lead to both surgical and prosthetic success by utilizing our digital tools within every step of the process.

Thursday, March 11 – 5:00 pm (ET)

Inspiration TALKS with Dentsply Sirona
Moderator: Lisa Thoms, DDS, MSD, FACP

Let’s TALK Regeneration:
The era of placing implants with disregard to esthetic outcomes is over. Patients are demanding function and esthetics. Treating sites with soft and hard tissue loss may be challenging, but is often necessary to ensure a successful outcome and meet patient expectations. Please join us in this regenerative session where three world class experts will present cases and discuss different treatment options, including the importance of implant design, graft material selection and application.

Tips for Improving Vertical Tissue Height Using GBR
This presentation will focus primarily on the principles of guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry and provide some insights on how to predictably gain vertical tissue height in small to moderate size defects using GBR. A series of cases have been gathered to illustrate risk assessment and predictable management of various critical size defects.

Enhancement of Ridge Contour with Absorbable Scaffolds
Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS
Deficiencies in ridge contour have a significant impact in implant esthetic outcomes. Hard and/or soft tissue grafts are commonly used to address this type of ridge defect. This presentation will demonstrate the potential of absorbable dual scaffolds for the management of ridge contour deficiencies.

Predictable Regeneration Using OSSIX™ Bone, a Sugar Cross Linked Ossifying Collagen Scaffold.
Matt Fien, DDS
In this session, Dr Fien will discuss the benefits and versatility of OSSIX™ Bone for a wide variety of regenerative procedures. In addition, several cases will be presented that illustrate its superior handling and regenerative potential.

Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 pm (ET)

Digital Assisted Soft Tissue Sculpturing (DASS) Technique for Esthetically Driven Full Arch Implant Restoration with Long-Lasting Clinical Performance
Alessandro Pozzi, DDS, MSc

To introduce a novel digitally assisted and biologically driven surgical and prosthetic technique to achieve the ideal soft and bone tissue interface for full arch implant supported fixed dental prosthesis. DASS technique allows the previsualization of the ideal soft and bone tissue interface and fabricate a CAD-CAM pink free interim prosthesis for immediate loading. The DASS technique is a predictable surgical and prosthetic integrated digital workflow that simplifies the achievement of a scalloped tissue interface, re-establishing the mucosal dimension required for the protection of underlying bone while maintaining tissue health to guarantee long term success. The surgical sculpturing and maturation of the soft and bone tissue is driven and enhanced by the xenogeneic collagen matrix grafting properly positioned in order to achieve a qualitative and quantitative solid interface. The xenogeneic collagen matrix and the interim prosthesis are used as a biologic and prosthetic scaffold to boost the soft tissue healing and sculpturing in order to embrace and integrate a pink free highly esthetic complete arch prosthesis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase the surgical and prosthetic knowledge on the management of the soft tissue interface for pink free complete arch restorations with a digitally assisted protocol.
  2. Introducing disruptive digital innovations to better understanding the surgical and prosthetic requirements of each implant recipient sites in order to take the conduct a personalized decision making and re-configurate a flat into a scalloped soft tissue interface.
  3. Feel confidence and being able to re-establish the proper mucosal dimension for the protection of underlying bone while maintaining tissue health to guarantee long term success
  4. Understanding advanced surgical and prosthetic concept with a clinical case based step by step learning method

Thursday, March 11 – 7:00 pm (ET)

A New Solution for Customized Bone Regeneration for Complex Alveolar Ridge Defects
Mario Roccuzzo, DDS

One of the greatest challenges facing clinicians is to place implants in an ideal position in sites compromised by trauma, periodontal disease and/or severe infection, where significant bone augmentation is necessary. Recent studies have confirmed that implants, placed after vertical augmentation by means of Titanium Meshes and followed by an adequate supportive care program, offer predictable long-term results. This program will show that careful selection of a proper bone-grafting technique and soft tissue augmentation can produce good functional and esthetic results. Furthermore, a modern fully customized CAD/CAM technology to satisfy patient-specific requirements regarding a planned bone augmentation will be presented.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the situations where vertical bone grafting is indicated;
  • Learn how to easily obtain a contoured form-stable titanium grid structure, for customized bone regeneration;
  • Evaluate the most important steps for optimal use of the titanium meshes;
  • Determine the prognostic factors to reduce the risk of complications.

Wednesday, March 10 – 2:00 pm (ET)

Tips and Tricks for Faster, More Predictable Full Arch Cases
Riad Almasri, DDS

This lecture is intended for clinicians who are familiar with the NeoArch® concept, “immediate loading using dental implants for full arch cases”. This presentation will showcase both photography and videography tips and techniques used to facilitate easier and more predictable approaches, how to achieve less surgery time and how to minimize post-op surgical and prosthetic issues.

  • Provide a full-arch surgery in lesser time
  • Basic principles for a better full-arch surgery
  • Surgical protocol to minimize post-surgical prosthetic complications
  • Demonstrations

Wednesday, March 10 – 3:00 pm (ET)

The Digital Immediate Loading Protocol with Double Full Arch Implant Cases: Non-Guided Treatment Protocol
Samantha Siranli, DMD, PhD

Our protocol for the digital immediate loading with terminal dentition cases includes the extraction of all non-salvageable teeth, implant placements, abutment placements and the intraoral scan of the freshly placed abutments, computer aided designs and milling.

The information referred to the esthetics and vertical dimension is gathered with merging the extra-oral 3-D facial scans, 2-D photographs and intra-oral scans prior to surgery. The day of extractions and implant surgery, abutments are scanned and initial designs are merged with anatomical landmarks

Lecture Objectives:
Clinical step by step demonstration of the complete digital flaw;

  • merging the extra-oral facial scans and intra-oral scans for smile design and vertical dimension of occlusion prior to the surgery.
  • intra-oral scans of freshly placed abutments following implant placements.
  • merging the abutment scans to initial intra-oral scans.
  • computer aided design/computer aided milling.
  • finish up touches of milled PMMA prior to insertion the day of the surgery.

Tuesday, March 9 – 3:00 pm (ET)

A Biologically Driven Concept to Design the Emergence Profile Around Dental Implants: Surgical and Prosthetic Considerations to Optimize Hard and Soft Tissue Integration
Giacomo Fabbri, DMD

The emergence profile is a crucial factor to facilitate favorable esthetic outcomes and maintain peri-implant health and stability. It should be evaluated not simply in terms of morphology but as a clinical variable closely related to materials properties, surface chemistry and clinical approaches; in this way, it is possible to achieve a comprehensive planning of this critical factor that can influence significantly the integration, stability and preservation of bone and soft tissues. Soft tissues integration and adherence onto prosthetic components represent paramount elements to preserve and protect bone from contamination and infection. The lecture is conceived to present a prosthetic concept suggested as an operative strategy to preserve peri-implant hard and soft tissues and achieve predictable prosthetic outcomes optimizing soft tissues integration. A comprehensive evaluation of the emergence profile around dental implants to achieve ideal soft tissues adherence branches out into 3 main topics that can be listed in: 1) material, including biocompatibility, decontamination and surface chemistry and quality; 2) morphology, considering the design in the critical and sub-critical area; and 3) clinical approach that included surgical and prosthetic aspects.

Thursday, March 11 – 4:00 pm (ET)

Zirconia in Implant Dentistry – An Update
Markus B. Blatz, DMD, PhD

Zirconium dioxide (zirconia) has become a highly popular material for tooth- and implant-supported restorations. Among the many advantages are the optical and physical properties and arguably even more so, the biological integration, which is especially important for dental implant restorations. In addition, CAD/CAM technologies provide excellent accuracy and precision of fit. However, there are still many questions related to the advantages but also limitations of zirconia, such as: can zirconia be used like a metal, is all zirconia the same, what are the best protocols for zirconia veneering, what are the different types of zirconia and how to select them, how about precision of fit, and what is the soft-tissue response? These questions become even more important for long-span zirconia fixed dental prostheses. Among the most recent developments in this area is the new Nobel Procera Implant bridge, which will be introduced.

This presentation will provide an update zirconia as it is applied in implant dentistry on single-unit restorations up to full-mouth reconstructions and introduce new material options.

Tuesday, March 9 – 8:00 pm (ET)

15 Unique Ways to Utilize a Deepithelialized Dehydrated Amnion Chorion Allograft to Simplify Your Armamentarium and Improve Clinical Outcomes.
Matthew J Fien, DDS

A Purion® processed, deepithelialized dehydrated amnion-chorion allograft (Bioxclude®) is a versatile biomaterial with unique biologic and handling characteristics. In this forum, Dr. Fien will present a multitude of cases that illustrate the many applications of this material and will review new handling instructions to simplify use of Bioxclude® in a plethora of clinical scenarios. The discussion will include the decision process for selecting a single versus double layer barrier technique, including anatomical considerations and best practices to achieve consistent and predictable outcomes.

Wednesday, March 10 – 8:00 pm (ET)

Using Deepithelialized Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Allograft for Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery: A Collaborative Discussion
Dan R. Cullum, DDS
Michael Block, DMD

The rise of placental tissue is forever changing medicine and Snoasis Medical has pioneered this development for over 10 years. Its Purion® processed, deepithelialized amnion-chorion allograft (BioXclude®) delivers multiple extracellular matrix proteins, growth factors, and cytokines to provide a barrier membrane that enhances healing. These lectures will review current evidence-based techniques for minimally invasive and open grafting immediate implant surgery in conjunction with BioXclude. These procedures provide a simple and effective means to reduce treatment timelines while improving predictability and patient satisfaction.

Thursday, March 11 – 8:00 pm (ET)

Set the Stage: Use of Deepithelialized Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Allograft in Both Immediate and Staged Implant Placement
Robert J. Miller, DMD

Guided Bone Regeneration has become an integral part of implant dentistry over the past three decades. This presentation will focus on the unique role Purion® processed deepithelialized dehydrated amnion-chorion allograft (BioXclude®) plays in both simultaneous dental implant placement as well as a staged approach. A comprehensive review of the allograft and a decision tree will be presented, allowing a seamless decision-making process when evaluating the defect for simultaneous implant placement with predictable GBR. Participants will gain a unique understanding of a predictable approach to placement of dental implants in deficient sites with the long-term results demonstrating the overall efficacy of each methodology.

Thursday, March 11 – 9:00 pm (ET)

Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants for Full Arch Immediate Load Reconstruction with Deepithelialized Dehydrated Amnion-Chorion Allograft Adjunct
Dan Holtzclaw, DDS, MS

Lecture will offer a comprehensive overview of immediate load full arch reconstruction of the atrophic maxilla, including pterygoid and zygomatic implant utilization, as well as lateral sinus augmentation. Adjunctive use of amnion-chorion allograft membrane (BioXclude®) in these cases will testify to the versatility and unique handling advantages for every aspect of surgery, including: Schneiderian membrane repair and reinforcement, graft containment, as an adhesion barrier, and an overall carrier of growth factors and cytokines. The inherent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory nature of BioXclude adds to the numerous offered advantages in these applications.

Wednesday, March 10 – 12:00 pm (ET)

Straumann ImmediaXy: Business Impacts of Full Arch Immediate Treatment
Steven Bongard, DDS

Now more than ever, it’s important to understand the business of implant dentistry, and this start with understanding the dental needs of the patient population you are treating. Patients are more savvy and demand immediate results. This session will identify techniques to help you leverage new technologies that help provide immediate treatment therapies and drive patient case acceptance.

Wednesday, March 10 – 1:00 pm (ET)

Zygomatic Implant Redesigned: Rationale and Biomechanical Principles
Edmond Bedrossian, DDS

The evaluation of patients for immediate loading who have with terminal dentition, especially in the maxilla, may at times be challenging. The presence of pneumatized sinuses limits the surgical options for placement of implants for posterior support. As always, treatment planning begins with the “end in mind.” The Determination of the type of final prosthesis, whether a tooth only or hybrid bridge is essential to guide the surgical team in planning the number as well as the distribution of the implants needed along the arch length. The Adoption of the “Zones of the Maxilla”, allows the surgical team to determine whether to use axil, tilted or the zygoma implant. In cases where the Zygoma or the Quad Zygoma is planned, the adoption of the “ZAGA Classification” allows the surgeon to evaluate the contour of the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus as well as the extent of palatal resorption of the maxillary alveolar ridge.

In this presentation, an algorithm to ensure the ability to obtain initial stability of implants in the posterior maxilla will be discussed. The rationale for the modification of the Zygoma implant and its application will also be reviewed. The New Straumann Round and Flat Zygomatic implants address the potential limitations that have been observed by experienced surgeons over the last two decades using zygoma implants. Join Dr. Edmond Bedrossian, one of the experts who helped to develop the Straumann Zygomatic System, in reviewing the treatment planning, prosthetic and the surgical principles of the new solution.

Thursday, March 11 – 2:00 pm (ET)

Digital Workflow in Immediate Implant Situations: In-house Versus Outsourcing Solutions
William Martin, DMD, MS

The replacement of a missing tooth or teeth in patients with immediacy and esthetic demands has become a focal point in today’s implant practice. The utilization of evidenced-based treatment protocols coupled with the integration of digital technology in the planning, placement and restoration of these implants have resulted in a streamlining of the treatment workflow, with end efforts to reduce patient chair-time, increase predictability and overall success. The pressure for the clinician to adopt this digital technology is evident, but it can often be met with resistance due to lack of knowledge or the cost of incorporation. The aim of this presentation is to showcase the advantages of utilizing digital technology in the immediate implant situation and to offer a comparison between incorporation of digital technology via in-house or outsourcing workflows.

Thursday, March 11 – 3:00 pm (ET)

The Straumann Digital Workflow: Connected Solutions With the IOS
Hunter Dawson, DMD, MSD

Digital implant workflows from guided surgery to restoration were at one time a novel idea and pieced together with various forms of disconnected technology. Now in a world where connectivity, efficiency, and consumer experience drives oral health care, Straumann digital workflows will lead the way by providing streamlined and synergistic solutions. From intra oral scanning to 3D-printing, the full digital workflow is now connected and integrated across multiple platforms from the intraoral scanner directly to the guided planning software. In this discussion, Dr. Dawson will highlight the benefits to your practice and your patients that a seamless digital workflow can create for your practice.

Tuesday, March 9 – 12:00 pm (ET)

8 Year Results After Ridge Augmentation With Customized Allograft Bone Blocks
Klaus-Kristian Würzler, MD, DMD

Patients with severe ridge atrophy who want to have an implant-supported restoration may benefit from individualized treatment protocols. Allogenic bone blocks as well as autogenous grafts are the materials of choice in many of these cases. The success or failure of the grafting procedure is determined by the close contact of the graft to the recipient bone surface.

Customized Allograft Blocks are a crucial developmental step in block grafting. A custom block is produced using CAD/CAM technology based on a CBCT/CT scan of the defect area. The preoperative design and fabrication of the individual bone graft reduces the necessity to shape the graft during surgery. This optimization of the procedure reduces the surgical time significantly, leading to less complications.
This lecture focuses on the history and experiences of allograft block grafting in dental surgery. Based on photo and video documentations, histological results and clinical evidence it will be shown why customized allograft bone blocks are a valuable alternative to autogenous bone grafts.

Learning Objectives

  • To better understand allograft processing methods and their impact on post-grafting remodeling.
  • To better understand allograft bone block properties and surgical protocols.
  • To better understand the workflow of designing and milling customized bone blocks.
  • To better understand technical and anatomical limitations.

Tuesday, March 9 – 5:00 pm (ET)

Guided Surgery: 3D Diagnosis, Planning & Clinical Success for Both he Dentate & Edentulous Patient
Jason Kim, DDS, MDS

This course has been designed to explore 3D diagnosis, planning, and clinical success. There will be emphasis on planning single/multiple units, and full arch immediate restorations using Implant Concierge’s digital workflow to create custom surgical guides and provisionalization. Posterior guided surgery in the mandible along with a full arch case will be demonstrated along with a discussion of how to anticipate and avoid complications and pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss CBCT Analysis and 3D Treatment Planning and Diagnosis.
  • Plan and Implement for Single/Multiple Units and Full Arch Immediate Restorations.
  • Understand the workflow for your guided surgery case with 3D planning and how to anticipate and avoid complications and pitfalls.
  • Understand the digital workflow to create custom surgical guides and provisionals through Implant Concierge.
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