Prosthetic Track: Technology Disruptors – See more details

These courses were previously recorded. Join LIVE Q&A immediately following each set of presentations.

Moderator – Carlo Ercoli,DDS

10:00 – 11:00 am

What Is the Next Frontier in Prosthetic Management?

Evanthia Anadioti, DDS; Lee Culp, CDT

The recent unprecedented technological advancements in digital and implant dentistry have affected previously established treatment philosophies and modalities. This presentation illustrates the patient and prosthetic management for Maxillary Unsplinted Implant Overdentures. The evolution of this treatment option after assessment of patients’ quality of life and associated complications from recent clinical cohort publication will be presented.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the quality of life of patients treated with unsplinted implant supported maxillary overdentures as well as associated complications; 2) review step-by-step the surgical and restorative process of unsplinted implant supported maxillary overdentures.

11:00 am – noon

Complex Implant – Prosthetic Rehabilitations

Dean Morton, BDS, MS; Michael Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed), MS

Dr. Dean Morton will discuss a linear thought process focusing on effective data collection and treatment planning, designed to ensure predictable outcomes for patients with complex needs. This presentation will center on team decision-making when treatment options include maintenance of the dentition, extraction of teeth and various prosthetic alternatives.

Dr. Michael Norton’s presentation will build on this theme by focusing on a rare case of a 19-year-old man suffering from Tricho-Dento-Osseous Syndrome, that falls way outside what could be consider “a normative baseline” for implant-based rehabilitation. With a natural dentition congenitally “failing” through malformation, disrupted eruption patterns and amelogenesis imperfecta, difficult decisions about tooth extraction and a plan for alveolar as well as dental rehabilitation push the boundaries of treatment to the limits.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe what constitutes a complex reconstruction; 2) explain the thought processes required to visualize and externalize a clear and precise treatment plan; and 3) discuss the type of procedures and processes necessary to take a complex case through to a successful outcome.

Noon – 12:15 pm

Q&A with Drs. Anadioti, Morton, Norton and Mr. Culp

12:15 – 12:45 pm


12:45 – 1:45 pm

Novel Techniques to Maximize Anterior Esthetics

Harold Baumgarten, DMD; Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT

Immediate tooth replacement therapy and treatment of extraction sockets with implants have become a mainstream treatment modality for single and multiple tooth sites in the esthetic zone. However, achieving primary stability relative to implant diameter and gap distance within the limits of a finite socket dimension is a delicate yet essential balance for survival and esthetics. In addition, esthetic risks and complications exist such as apical socket perforation, loss of labial plate thickness over time, and loss of the interdental papilla due to proximity issues with tooth-to-implant distance following placement. Solutions in treatment, as well as innovations in implant design, will be presented that reinforces the biologic principles in wound healing that ultimately enhances esthetic outcomes in modern day implantology.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss the implant risks and complications in the esthetic zone; 2) explain the biology behind circumferential bone volume for long-term maintenance to prevent ridge collapse, recession, and papillae loss; and 3) describe the inverted body-shift concept in macro implant design.

1:45 – 2:45 pm

Implant Prosthetic Predictability

Todd Schoenbaum, DDS; Chandur Wadhwani, MSD

This program is intended to aid the clinician in identifying and preventing the most common complications of implant restorations. In order to maximize predictability, one must recognize the potential challenges and limitation of various implant restoration modalities. Pre-treatment recognition of the various complications will ensure that clinician and patient alike will be satisfied with treatment outcomes. This lecture will address common complications such as screw loosening, porcelain failure, debonding, peri-implantitis, open interproximal contacts, and occlusal changes. We will explain the science behind the complications and provide solutions and protocols to enhance success.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the five most common challenges of implant restorations; 2) discuss the protocols and techniques to eliminate or minimize these issues; and 3) explain the treatment of the partially edentulous patient.

2:45 – 3:00 pm

Q&A with Drs. Baumgarten, Chu, Schoenbaum and Wadhwani