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These courses were pre-recorded and available ON DEMAND at any time during and after the meeting.

Paired Approach to Soft and Hard Tissue Complex for Anterior Immediate Implant Placement

Michi Katafuchi, DDS, MSD, PhD

Immediate implant placement after tooth extraction is an established method. Flapless implant placement has successfully been documented, especially in the esthetic zone. The question arises if the buccal plate lasts when it is thin, and a buccal bone concavity is present. This presentation is to propose a technique, Paired Approach, that increases peri-implant tissue thickness for the crestal area of the immediate implant without opening a full thickness flap and accesses the bone concavity to augment the bone. This approach may contribute to maintaining esthetics, promoting peri-implant health and reducing the risks for peri-implantitis.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the clinical scenario to perform the Paired Approach technique for anterior immediate implant placement; 2) explain the step-by-step surgical procedure for the proposed Paired Approach; and 3) discuss complications related to Paired Approach.

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Full-arch Rehabilitation for Class III Malocclusion Patients

Ye Shi, DDS

Patient’s dental classification and skeletal classifications may not always coincide and treatments will vary depending on the appropriate diagnosis. To treat severe Class III malocclusion, orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontic therapy will be needed. Orthodontic therapy only can be utilized to camouflage mild to moderate Class III malocclusions. However, as teeth are extracted and the dentoalveolar resorption process begins, it becomes more challenging to restore the function and esthetics for the patient to that of their initial dental classification. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary treatment is imperative to have a favorable outcome for these mutilated Class III malocclusion patients. Patients that present with edentulous spaces can greatly benefit from dental implants and prostheses as tooth replacement is required. This lecture will discuss treatment modalities to deal with the mutilated Class III malocclusion patients for full-arch rehabilitation. It will address clinical guidelines to help clinicians to correctly diagnose these patients so that an appropriate treatment for Class III patients can be selected. Understanding the differences between skeletal, dental and mutilated dentition is imperative to successfully treat malocclusion patients and to reduce the risks of adverse treatments.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1)provide a brief overview on the etiology and diagnoses of skeletal and dental classifications, and mutilated dentitions of varying severities; 2) identify possible solutions to treating the mutilated Class III patients; and 3) list the indications and contraindications for such treatments.

Social Media: The New Standard in Dental Education?

Wesley Mullins, DDS; Jonathan Rogers, DMD

Social media has taken the world by storm and has changed the way people acquire and consume information. We have seen a tremendous impact on dental education through the ready availability of photos, videos and opinions on how to best treat patients. Now, a clinician can easily be inundated with information from these outlets or individuals, some of whom claim that they are experts in various aspects of clinical treatment. We will discuss the effects of this phenomenon on dental education and explore the pros and cons of this new way to “learn.” Is social media pushing our profession away from evidence-based decision making or is there a potential for this to help our profession and improve outcomes for our patients?

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) identify the current state of social media in implant dentistry and its impact on education; 2) describe the risk and benefits of social media as an educational platform; 3) explain ways we can leverage social media to improve standards in implant dentistry; and 4) discuss how social media could impact the future of implant dentistry.