These sessions were pre-recorded. Join LIVE Q&A immediately following each presentation.
Moderator – Jacinthe Paquette, DDS
10:00 – 10:30 am
Taking Control Over Challenging Esthetic Cases Using the Power Trio: Ceramics, Implants and Veneers
Victor Clavijo, DDS, MS, PhD
With the popularization of dental implants for single to complex restorations, the importance of treatment planning has been emphasized. We are frequently challenged by malpositioned implants, loss of interdental papillae, soft tissue discoloration, and other problems. The connective zone between the restoration and the soft tissue is one of the most important aspects that will lead to an imperceptible esthetic oral rehabilitation. This lecture will highlight the treatment planning options for highly challenging and demanding esthetic cases by using pink ceramics, implants, and/or veneers analogic and digital workflow.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss treatment planning options for highly challenging and demanding esthetic cases; 2) list the benefits of using pink ceramics, implants, and/or veneers; and 3) explain how digital workflow can improve esthetic outcomes.
10:30 – 11:00 am
Fully-guided Full-arch Immediate Implant Reconstruction: 2021
Michael Pikos, DDS
This clinically based presentation will focus on the integration of restorative, surgical and laboratory disciplines, combined with CBCT technology, to provide a seamless approach for fully guided full arch and full mouth immediate implant reconstruction for the terminal dentition and edentulous patient. This protocol includes placement of a prefabricated computer guided monolithic acrylic bar supported prosthesis for both edentulous and dentate arches. Clinical cases will be presented that will feature indications and protocol for this approach, as well as advantages over the conventional conversion denture protocol.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the indications and protocol for fully guided full arch and full mouth immediate placement with a prefabricated monolithic acrylic bar supported provisional. 2) compare the advantages of this protocol over the conventional conversion denture protocol for full arch and full mouth implant reconstruction. 3) recognize the limitations of this fully guided surgical and prosthetic protocol for full arch immediate implant reconstruction.
11:00 am – noon
The Total Face Approach (TFA) in Modern Implantology: A Novel Diagnostic/Therapeutic Algorithm
Giovanna Perrotti, DDS; Tiziano Testori, MD, DDS, FICD
Choosing the most appropriate prosthesis type like fixed prosthesis with custom abutments and crowns, hybrid prosthesis and overdenture, for complex implant cases is a clinical dilemma for most clinicians. Even though dedicated software facilitates implant planning in the available bone and the accuracy of the surgical phase, the choice of the appropriate treatment plan and future prosthesis type remains the less investigated side of the treatment. The Total Face Approach allows the clinician to rationally choose between different prosthetic designs based on anatomical, esthetic, functional and surgical parameters.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) select the best type of prosthetic design according to the clinical patient situation; 2) plan the most appropriate surgical approach; and 3) avoid miscommunication with the patient.
Noon – 12:15 pm
Q&A with Drs. Clavijo, Pikos, Perrotti and Testori
12:15 – 12:45 pm