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Moderator – Jay Malmquist, DMD
12:45 – 1:15 pm
Long-term Complications With Implant Dentistry
Fereidoun Daftary, DDS
This lecture discusses the long-term complications of implant supported restoration due to craniofacial changes and the alternative treatment options in the aesthetic zone.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) describe the elements contributing to craniofacial changes; 2) recognizing the patients with a higher risk; and 3) explain the treatment alternative.
1:15 – 1:45 pm
Inter-implant Papilla Management With Root Shield: What We Know, What We Do Not Know, and What We Think We Know
Joseph Kan, DDS, MS
Leaving a piece of root fragment (root shield) to maintain buccal and proximity tissue for esthetics has gathered a lot of interest since it was first advocated in 2010. To many, this is a standard of care, while many others consider it a risky treatment option. This presentation will discuss the author’s experience with this procedure over the past decade.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) discuss guidelines for root shield; 2) explain complications involved with root shield and how to manage them; and 3) determine whether or not root shield is a viable option.
1:45 – 2:15 pm
Platform Switching: Promise or Panacea?
Tomas Linkevičius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD
This lecture will focus on this special design feature of implant and lead through its influence on crestal bone stability. We will see if it is a panacea, or maybe just a simple promise, difficult to keep.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) review how the gingiva, teeth, and bone interface to harmoniously create idealized implant esthetics; 2) discuss the role that the position of the implant fixture and the characteristics of the abutment play in maintaining and idealizing soft tissue contours; and 3) utilize digital surgical modalities to optimize implant placement and digital restorative modalities to register provisional contours and seamlessly transfer them to final restorations.
2:15 – 2:30 pm
Q&A with Drs. Daftary, Kan and Linkevičius